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Fundraising Effectiveness Project

Fundraising Effectiveness Project

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) is a collaboration of fundraising data providers, researchers, analysts, associations, and consultants aiming to empower the social sector to track and evaluate trends in US giving. The project offers one of the only views of current fundraising data in aggregate to provide the most recent trends on the philanthropic ecosystem. 

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Project Outputs

The FEP publishes quarterly benchmark reports. Each report includes year-to-date and year-over-year data.

Data Contained

The data includes donation data and organization metadata (including cause area and  geolocational data) uploaded on a monthly basis.

Update Schedule

Industry partners provide data on a monthly basis. FEP reports are generated on a quarterly basis (approximate release dates: Q1 in Jul, Q2 in Oct, Q3 in Jan, Q4 in Apr).

Designed For

Social sector platforms, researchers, nonprofit staff, and consultants.

Use Case Example

 A nonprofit professional wants to understand whether donor and donation counts have gone up or down year-over-year to inform their fundraising practices. 

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