Fundraisers Optimistic for 2019
Just under 90 percent of fundraisers expect to raise more money in 2019 than they did last year, according to a new survey from AFP. Other highlights, courtesy of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, include the following:
Slightly more than one-third of survey takers said the economy had a positive impact on their fundraising; roughly the same percentage said it had little or no impact.
Fifty-four percent said the new federal tax law, signed by President Trump in December 2017, had little or no impact on their fundraising. Only 9 percent reported that the new tax code had a positive impact on 2018 giving.
Seventy-three percent said that few or none of their donors expressed confusion or uncertainty about the changes in the tax code.
Only 18 percent said they saw decreases in their support last year. But fewer — 13 percent — expect to see decreases this year.
Are you as optimistic for this year?