By Avrum Lapin Many of us involved in the “day-to-day” of fundraising are acutely aware of and attuned to the latest reporting on philanthropic giving and trends in the marketplace. However, we rarely peek behind the curtain and assess what cultural, demographic and economic shifts are responsible for causing or affecting trends in the first place. One good example of this is the GivingUSA 2015 Report, which shows that overall online giving … [Read more...] about Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Trends that Are Shaping Philanthropy Today
The strong report on giving reflects that total estimated giving was at its highest levels ever in both 2014 and 2015 By Robert I. Evans Charitable giving by U.S. donors reached $373.25 billion in 2015, reflecting another 4.1% increase over 2014 levels, according to Giving USA, the longest running and most accurate report on philanthropy in America, as it released its 61st annual report today. The strong report on giving reflects that … [Read more...] about U.S. Giving Reaches New Highs; Unprecedented Increases
Charitable Giving Reaches an All-Time High! By Robert Evans Charitable giving to religious organizations has rebounded from the lean years of the Great Recession - and then some. In fact, philanthropy has reached an all-time high, both in real dollars and inflation-adjusted dollars. Giving USA’s annual survey reports that contributions to houses of worship reached $114.90 billion, or 32 percent of all giving. (Faith-based social … [Read more...] about What is the Jewish Community Doing to Take Advantage of Record Levels of Generosity?
by Robert Evans The numbers are out today and we now have comprehensive, reliable 2013 data about American philanthropy, painting a picture in broad brush strokes of how Americans gave and what kinds of causes donors supported. Measured as whole, the nonprofit community should be mildly encouraged by the results of the Giving USA 2014 Annual Report on Philanthropy. Although given our nation’s history and culture of generosity, the report … [Read more...] about U.S. Giving in 2013 Rose Significantly but Challenges Persist
Because of the sustained increases in overall charitable giving in recent years and rising donor confidence, it now appears possible that total giving could make a full recovery to its pre-recession record high sooner than anticipated. by Gene Tempel, Ed.D. If there was any doubt that Americans are committed to and resilient in their charitable giving, our estimates for giving in 2013 should lay those concerns to rest. Giving from three … [Read more...] about Perspectives from the Dean about Giving USA 2014