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SHOP – The Burk Donor Survey 2016

Price: $89.00

  • 115 Pages
  • 74 graphs and charts
  • 47 practical recommendations
  • 100+ thought-provoking quotes from donors
  • compelling narrative by author and fundraising expert, Penelope Burk
  • evidence-based information to help decision-makers make the best use of talent and resources
  • PLUS how donors gave last year and which donors are most likely to give more in 2016 — important information for year-end fundraising

FREE! Download the 2016 Executive Summary


Previous research also available for a free download;

2014 Executive Summary
– Burk Donor Survey

2013 Executive Summary
– Burk Donor Survey

2012 Executive Summary
– Cygnus Donor Survey

2011 Executive Summary
– Cygnus Donor Survey

2010 Executive Summary
– Cygnus Donor Survey

2009 Executive Summary
– Philanthropy in a Turbulent Economy

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The Burk Donor Survey 2016

Where philanthropy is headed in 2016 (US Edition)

For the Canadian Edition, click here.

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The 2016 Burk Donor Survey is the seventh annual research project studying Americans’ philanthropy and, specifically, how fundraising practices and beliefs affect the financial wellbeing of not-for-profit organizations. The study is designed by author, researcher and fundraising expert, Penelope Burk, and published by her Chicago-based company, Cygnus Applied Research, Inc. The Burk Donor Survey charts changes in giving year-to-year as well as how donors intend to give in the coming twelve-month period. Most important, each edition of the Survey features an investigation of donors’ opinions about certain fundraising themes and issues that impact philanthropy so that Development professionals and not-for-profit leaders can adjust their practices to meet donors’ changing needs and preferences.


Some highlights of the 2016 Burk Donor Survey: 

  • The top three ways to inspire donors to give more generously this year;
  • How to satisfy the majority of donors who research charitable organizations before making giving decisions;
  • Why middle-age donors support far fewer causes than do older donors and how this impacts your fundraising strategy;
  • Why a surprising number of donors decided not to give to a cause last year after visiting its website;
  • How to structure truly rewarding volunteer experiences;
  • How to get the best people to serve on your Board;
  • How social media has changed fundraising in the last five years;
  • How to focus your social media strategy to sustain followers’ interest;
  • Why the majority of alumni have never given to their university or college;
  • How to convert non-giving alumni to active donors;
  • The hidden potential among young donors and how to position your organization for success with the next generation of philanthropists

Purchase all 7 US reports and save $295!

In this bundle, you will receive the digital downloads of;


– 2016 Burk Donor Survey – (Retail $89)
– 2014 Burk Donor Survey – (Retail $75)
– 2013 Burk Donor Survey –  (Retail $75)
– 2012 Cygnus Donor Survey – (Retail $75)
– 2011 Cygnus Donor Survey – (Retail $50)
– 2010 Cygnus Donor Survey – (Retail $50)
– 2009 Philanthropy in a Turbulent Economy (Retail $40)

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