What has historically been the largest recipient of Americans’ generosity – houses of worship and religious institutions – is now losing ground to secular causes, such as education and social services.
Willow Grove, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
Robert I. Evans, Founder and Managing Director of the Philadelphia fundraising firm The EHL Consulting Group, will join the Reform Synagogue Development Professionals (RSDP) to present a special webinar discussing the critical implications for Jewish nonprofit strategies, based on the results of Giving USA’s most recent findings and coupled with information from other recent reports.
The webinar on the state of giving in the United States will be held on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. The event is designed for development professionals who work with Reform synagogues, and is invitation-only. The event will be moderated by Mandy Eisner, the Reform Synagogue Development Professionals’ Vice President for Programming and the Director of Development for Congregation Beth Am.
The Giving USA Annual Report for 2011, which was released earlier this year, is the only historically-reliable source of data about charitable giving that estimates how much was given by four distinct types of donors, and also reports on estimated contributions for 10 different categories of nonprofits.
“There are critical implications for Jewish fundraisers within the Report,” states Mr. Evans. “For the first time in many years, giving to religious organizations decreased. What has historically been the largest recipient of Americans’ generosity – houses of worship and religious institutions – is now losing ground to secular causes, such as education and social services. What does this mean for development professionals working with houses of worship and how are donor priorities changing?”
Mr. Evans is an expert in the field of philanthropy and will offer his perspective on how the Report’s results impact current giving patterns to Jewish nonprofits, influence the success of contemporary fundraising campaigns, and what this means for the development strategies of local and national Jewish organizations.
EHL Consulting Group
The EHL Consulting Group is a nonprofit fundraising consultant firm located in suburban Philadelphia, and is one of only 38 fundraising management firms that belong to the Giving Institute. Founded in 1991, the Philadelphia fundraising firm guides nonprofit organizations across the United States and around the world in understanding and implementing the most effective ways to raise money and sustain support. For more information visit http://www.ehlconsulting.com