In her words: Last week she quizzed her colleagues about donations and the importance of tax deductions.
Of those that responded:
* 75.5% made a charitable donation in the last twelve months (excluding a response to QLD/VIC floods and/or cyclone Yasi)
* 52% made a charitable donation of funds in response to QLD/VIC floods and/or cyclone Yasi
* 71.4% said that for any donation made obtaining a tax deduction was not important
* 64% said the availability of a tax deduction would not influence which charity they gave funds to
Due to the feedback and success of that quiz Stacey will be implementing a weekly pop quiz on topics relevant to the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. The link to the quiz will be sent out on a Tuesday morning via twitter from @thomstac and will stay open for 24 hours. Results will be tweeted the following day.
Today’s quiz is on the 5 Ps of wise giving.
It contains only two questions and should take no more than 1 minute to complete. Please complete this quiz on the link here and forward it by email or other means to any friends or colleagues who would also be interested in the topic and able to complete it by 10 am Wednesday 16 February.
The quizzes are generated by Stacey Thomas who is the Research Manager at the Myer Family Office, but these surveys are not for MFO research purposes but are about generating interesting discussion and debate while providing insight into the Australian sector. Stacey is preparing these as part of her own general interest in the sector. If you wish to contact her, please use twitter – @thomstac.
Thanks for having a look at this and participating and let me know what you think of this kind of review/survey.
Results from @thomstac:
#popquiz results are in!
There were 36 respondents.
Sectors: 33.3% #philanthropy, 22.2% NFP, 16.7% private, 13.9% govt., 11.1% other, 2.8% self-employed
what’s most important when deciding which charity to donate or grant to? Passion – being passionate about the cause 63.9%
what’s least important to respondents when deciding? 50% say planning in advance the method of giving including amount