What Fundraising Professionals Are Saying

“I often talk about the Giving USA Executive Summary information with family foundation and nonprofit boards. The data is invaluable in building knowledge and deconstructing myths about giving. It’s an essential part of my toolkit for building a culture of philanthropy.”

Susan Ingmire
President
Ignite Philanthropy Advisors

“Giving USA is critical resource in tracking trends in the sector, in particular because of the long-term view it provides. In addition to giving us a rich view both of fluctuations in giving sources and distribution patterns, it also provides an estimate for giving to religious organizations. This is important because it can often be a blind spot in research because these organizations aren’t required to file an annual financial report with the IRS.”

Amy Comer
Director
Customer & Market Insights, Blackbaud, Inc.

“I look forward to the Giving USA report every year to better help me work with not for profit organizations and our private foundation clients. The data helps me to better understand the philanthropic world around me and, many times, confirms what I see on a day to day basis. We can better serve our clients when we have research data. It helps us to better explain and structure gifts to meet both the needs of our individual clients and the missions they wish to advance.”

Heidi B. Jark
Managing Director & Vice President
The Foundation Office at Fifth Third Bank

“Giving USA is the main source for our industry’s most reliable charitable giving information. They identify trends, provide great data and embrace the spirit for how Americans engage in making the world a better place. Every philanthropic professional I know uses the data and quotes it regularly. I eagerly await to see what their findings will report every June. On behalf of the working professionals I express my gratitude to them for their scientific and disciplined approach to their work.”

Eileen Heisman
CEO
National Philanthropic Trust

Latest Insights

Ensuring Sustainability with Diverse Revenue Streams

Published April 15, 2019

By Rachel Hutchisson, Chair of The Giving Institute, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy at Blackbaud Diverse revenue streams and individual fundraising play a key role in a healthy funding mix. As we shared in our recent report from the Blackbaud Institute, The Right Mix, dependence on any one source of giving could affect […]

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The Role of Social Norms

Published April 8, 2019

By Kelsey Crouch-Dodson, Project Manager, Bentz Whaley Flessner The newest report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Encouraging Giving to Women’s & Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms, explores the intersection of social norms, gender, and charitable giving. This study analyzes how current giving behavior of others, future outlooks on giving, and gender affect donor […]

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3 Concrete Strategies to Address The Donor Retention Crisis

Published

By Jeff Gordy, President, Neon One If you’ve been reading the news as of late regarding charitable giving, you may have seen a lot of chatter about how smaller donors have been dropping away from organizations while overall giving increased slightly from 2017 to 2018. This information is being driven by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, […]

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Leading Supporters of Giving USA 2018

  • Blackbaud
  • Campbell and Company
  • Dunham+Company
  • Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc.
  • Grenzebach Glier and Associates
  • Marts and Lundy
  • Schwab Charitable
  • Bentz Whaley Flessner
  • Community Brands
  • Curtis Group
  • Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc.
  • The Alford Group

We acknowledge our Platinum Sponsors, CCS Fundraising and DonorPerfect, for their generous support of this year’s publication.

  • CCS Fundraising
  • Donor Perfect

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November 07, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT

Live Webcast: The Evolution of Workplace Giving

LIVE WEBCAST: The Evolution of Workplace Giving November 7 12:00 – 1:00PM ET (11:00am-12:00PM CT) Price: Complimentary Register here  Join Giving USA Foundation and The Giving Institute as experts explore the research and trends in workplace giving as revealed in Giving USA’s latest Special Report, “The Evolution of Workplace Giving.” Giving USA’s special report on […]

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