During our November 2019 State of Nonprofits Webinar, we asked the 489 nonprofit professionals who attended a number of questions. Here’s what they told us:

Of the 205 attendees who answered, the majority said “about the same as always,” or “better than usual” in response to “How did your organization do in 2018 from a fundraising perspective?”

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Of the 237 attendees who answered, the majority said “about the same as always,” or “optimistic” in response to “What is your outlook regarding future fundraising for your organization?”

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Of the 196 attendees who answered, the majority said “global economic growth,” or “protectionist/currency policies” in response to “What current event are you most concerned about in the investment markets?”

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Of the 239 attendees who answered, the majority said “somewhat,” or “mildly” in response to “I am ________ concerned about the next recession.”

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Of the 204 attendees who answered, the majority responded “Fundraising/Philanthropy,” in response to “What is the greatest challenge facing your organization?”

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For more information, please contact your PNC Investment Advisor or our Nonprofit Solutions Director, Henri Cancio-Fitzgerald, at 704-551-2843 or henri.fitzgerald@pnc.com.

 

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How did your organization do in 2018 from a fundraising perspective?

Answers Percentages Count
Significantly worse than usual 0% 1
Worse than usual 11% 24
About the same as always 48% 104
Better than usual 30% 65
Significantly better than usual 5% 11


What is your outlook regarding future fundraising for your organization?

Answers Percentages Count
Very pessimistic 0% 0
Pessimistic 8% 20
About the same as always 32% 81
Optimistic 47% 121
Very Optimistic 6% 15


What current event are you most concerned about in the investment markets?

Answers Percentages Count
The Fed's mid-cycle adjustment 8% 16
Negative Interest Rates 10% 22
Corporate Earnings Backdrop 12% 25
Protectionists/currency policies 26% 54
Global economic growth 38% 79


I am _____ concerned about the next recession.

Answers Percentages Count
Not at all 4% 10
Mildly 29% 74
Somewhat 45% 115
Very 16% 40


What is the greatest challenge facing your organization?

Regulatory 2
Active vs. Passive 8
Liquidity  8
Responsible Investing 12
Cybersecurity/Fraud 13
Risk Management 16
Asset Allocation 21
Spending/Distribution 25
Board Oversight/Succession Planning 25
Fundraising/Philanthropy 73