As you know, I’m a fundraising “nerd” and I just love numbers. This morning when I couldn’t sleep, I turned on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and watched these news programs starting around 3 am. What I found was fascinating.
First, we’ve had the best first quarter of any year since 1998. First quarter of 2012 is the best we’ve had in 14 years with the Dow over 13,000.
Second, gas continues to inch up and is nearly $4.00 per gallon.
Third, market capitalization of Apple was $648,000,000,000 (that’s $640 billion) making it the most valued company in the world.
Fourth, Wisconsin’s primary is next Tuesday, the Republican’s are narrowing down their nominee, and this year political actions committee’s and candidate committee’s will spend $6,000,000,000 (that’s $6 billion).
Finally, nonprofits are doing more with fewer nonprofits according to the Chronicle on Philanthropy. Looks like the recession’s taken a hit for a couple hundred thousand nonprofits. See the link below.
If I can help you with your fundraising numbers, let me know. Have a great weekend!