The Rotary Foundation moves up in survey of top nonprofit organizations
An Interactor takes part in an immunization campaign. The Chronicle of Philanthropy
cited the efforts of Interactors and Rotaractors in raising money for polio eradication in its survey which ranked The Rotary Foundation 61st among fundraising charities.
The Rotary Foundation has moved up 14 places in the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual survey of the top 400 fundraising charities in the United States.
In the survey, based on fiscal year 2010, the Foundation is 61st on the list of charities that raise funds from private sources, compared with 75th the previous year. Funds raised for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge contributed to the ranking.
The Chronicle, which covers nonprofit news around the world, ranks the fundraising performance of charities based on cash donations, as well as gifts of stock, real estate, art, medicine, food, and other noncash items.
An article published on 16 October provides an overview of the survey and highlights the Foundation's fundraising efforts for polio eradication, particularly among younger donors.
"This is a reflection of yet another outstanding year of fundraising for our Foundation," says John T. Osterlund, Foundation general manager.
The article also notes that Rotaractors raised nearly $192,000 and Interactors nearly $274,000 for the challenge over the year.
Osterlund said involving young donors served as a creative fundraising approach and raised significant dollars.
Based in Washington, D.C., the Chronicle is considered the top news source for charity leaders, foundation executives, fundraisers, and others involved in philanthropy.