Thirty-six leading U.S.-philanthropy experts, including nonprofit leaders, technology suppliers and consultants, and associations, recently gathered to discuss how the nonprofit sector can work together to grow the level of individual giving by Americans. The Growing Philanthropy Summit, held recently in Washington D.C., was sponsored by Blackbaud, Inc. and SHartsook Companies and was hosted by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana … [Read more...] about Nonprofit Leaders to Set Recommendations for Growing US Philanthropy
Blackbaud, Inc. has announced the release of a report focused on fundraising trends based on monthly findings from The Blackbaud Index and featuring commentary from Drakes Bay Fundraising and CARE USA. Additionally, Blackbaud announced the release of a new specialty index focused on international affairs organizations. These organizations are defined by Giving USA as international aid, development and relief, as well as policy and analysis … [Read more...] about US Fundraising Rises for 10th Consecutive Month
by Patrick M. Rooney Giving is up after two years of significant declines during the worst recession since the Great Depression. But what does that mean? Is it just a glimmer of hope, or does it warrant a sigh of relief? Will the recession have a lingering effect on American’s giving habits? Will the uptick become a sustained upturn? Giving grew an estimated 2.1 percent in real terms in 2010. That’s great news, and it’s reasonable given … [Read more...] about Is Philanthropy Facing a New Normal, or a Return to the Norm?
Giving USA Foundation (TM) and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, today announced that total charitable contributions from American individuals, corporations and foundations were an estimated $290.89 billion in 2010, up from a revised estimate of $280.30 billion for 2009. The 2010 estimate represents growth of 3.8 percent in current dollars and 2.1 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars. Giving to religion, … [Read more...] about Giving USA: the Numbers
According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 275,000 nonprofits have lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file legally required documents for three consecutive years. Many of the groups that lost their exemptions are charities, and donors to those organizations cannot claim a charitable deduction for gifts to the groups after the IRS makes the list official. Most of the organizations knocked off the charity rolls are believed to … [Read more...] about 275k Nonprofits Have U.S. Tax Exempt Status Revoked