CCS is pleased to share the news, views, and tools you may have missed this past week!

  1. American’s generosity reached new heights in 2016. Individual giving continues to rise along with giving to all recognized non-profit sectors! Read more about the major trends revealed in the Giving USA 2017 report at Philanthropy Now.
  2. Tips for thriving in a competitive non-profit landscape. While gifts surge for more politically aligned organizations, less political non-profits are finding new ways to engage current and new donors.  The Boston Globe uncovers some of these practical strategies.
  3. EasyJet Founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou signs the Giving Pledge. The founder of the British Airline has committed half of his estate to The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. According to UK Fundraising, Stelios will also spend a significant portion of his annual income on good causes and a third of his work week managing charitable projects.
  4. And the award goes to…This week Charity Navigator declared San Diego the most philanthropic city in the U.S. The annual study compares the median performance and size of the largest non-profits in the 30 largest metropolitan markets, which account for 62 percent of the 8,219 charities evaluated by the Glen Rock, N.J.-based non-profit. The NonProfit Times outlines how other philanthropic cities stack up.
  5.  Should your add service users to your board?  Joel Rose, Chief Executive of Cardiomyopathy UK, believes that boards of trustees would benefit from including more service users. Read his editorial at The Guardian.

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