Which type of donation, restricted or unrestricted, is most important to the well-being of a nonprofit organization?

Both are vitally important to the well-being of a nonprofit. Donations that are specifically designated to a program, a scholarship or a service ensure that these important efforts are there when they are needed. Unrestricted gifts more often support operations such as administration and fundraising…functions that may not be exciting, but which are extremely important to ensure good management and future sustainability of the organization.