Earlier this week, the Nonprofit Research Collaborative released the results of its most recent Nonprofit Fundraising Study, which covers charitable receipts of U.S. nonprofit organizations during the 2011 calendar year. More than 1,600 nonprofits responded to the survey representing organizations with both large and small budgets and across all sectors from Arts, Culture and Humanities to Religion.
The study found that 53% of nonprofits surveyed showed an increase in charitable receipts by the end of 2011, as compared to 2010. This is the first time in more than five years that the majority of survey respondents reported an increase in charitable giving. In addition, nearly 59% of nonprofits surveyed met their fundraising goal for 2011. As far as an outlook for 2012, the survey produced optimistic results with 71% of respondents expecting to raise more money this year than they did in 2011.
We encourage you to check out the full report which looks at other areas of fundraising including, board participation, fundraising approaches and much more.