Who Raises Contributions for America's Nonprofit Organizations?

Brief

Who Raises Contributions for America's Nonprofit Organizations?

July 23, 2004

Abstract

This brief summarizes findings from a U.S. national survey of nonprofit organizations in the fall of 2001. It describes the recent growth of use of staff members whose primary responsibility is fundraising. Even in organizations with such a staff member, involvement of other staff, volunteers, and board members in fundraising is common. Additionally, some organizations receive fundraising support from partner organizations, either other community organizations that share their funds or professional solicitation firms that conduct fundraising campaigns. The brief is a summary of a longer paper. The overhead cost project is a collaboration with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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