2013 Michigan Fundraising Conditions Survey Released--On Monday, April 1 we released the results of our 2013 fundraising conditions survey. This year's results were generally encouraging but probably not as encouraging as last year's. The 2013 Survey revealed a mixed outlook for fundraising in Michigan with reasons for both concern and optimism.
Two new questions provided some especially interesting results:
Links below will take you to:
- Almost 40% of respondents reported that their organizations did not achieve its 2012 fundraising goal.
- Michigan organizations have a significantly different pattern of giving by source than observed in the Giving USA series of reports.
Our initial report on the 2013 survey and data supplement for that report.
An MLive article on this year's survey.
A podcast of the Wednesday 4/3/13 edition of Michigan Radio's Stateside program.
Results from the 2012 Michigan Fundraising Conditions Study - Follow the links immediately below for access to the full report text (including detailed results by type, location and size of organization) as well as the slides used at the presentation event. A summary of our finding appears here. Click here for the full report and here for an MLive article on our 2012 survey.
It's time for renewed focus on fundraising -- Crain's Detroit Business (June 10, 2012) -- Julie and Mike revisited the 2012 Fundraising Conditions Survey data and noted an unfortunate tendency on the part of the groups surveyed to shy away from some of the fundraising techniques most closely associated with successful major gifts fundraising. Link to the article.
As economy improves, nonprofits will still feel the pinch -- In early January, Mike Montgomery had a guest commentary in the Detroit Free Press that analyzed the "new normal" for fundraising. To see the article, click here.