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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Perspectives from the Dean about Giving USA 2014
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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Giving USA: the Numbers