Our team is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest trends in charitable giving. Here are a few picks for deeper reading that may be of particular interest to nonprofit leaders.

The most recently-revised Code of Governance for charities is worth reviewing as a quick check-in as you review your board governance priorities. Nothing is a surprise; rather, the Code validates what high-performing organizations are already doing.

Generational differences in giving are illuminated in this recent study. Millennials are now giving more than Gen Xers! In other research results, volunteerism continues to emerge as an important factor to engage donors.

Many nonprofits are predicting a tough fundraising year, and that adds to the stress of declining revenues and increasing demands on charities’ budgets. Now is not the time to give up on fundraising, though. More than ever, charities need to stay focused on engaging donors in the organization’s important work.