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
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
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
National Philanthropic Trust

Latest Insights

How Well Do Human Services Organizations Do at Fundraising, Compared to Other Charities?

Published August 11, 2016

Human Services organizations (HSOs)—food banks, homeless shelters, youth services, sports organizations, family and legal services—are the organizations that many people think of when they think about the nonprofit sector. In 2014, HSOs constituted the largest percentage of all public charities (35.5 percent), but they received 11.7 percent of all charitable contributions. While some well-known HSOs […]

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See the numbers – ‘Giving USA 2016’ Infographic

Published June 23, 2016

Who gave and who received in 2015? See the numbers and major giving trends on Giving USA‘s infographic. [Click to view full-size]

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Giving USA: 2015 Was America’s Most-Generous Year Ever

Published June 13, 2016

Charitable donations hit record for second year in a row, at estimated $373.25 billion. Donations from America’s individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015, setting a record for the second year in a row, reports Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015, released today. That […]

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    June 16, 2017

    LIVE EVENT – “501(c) Success: Giving USA with Dr. Patrick Rooney”

    This program is brought to you  by Giving Institute member firm, Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc. in partnership with U.S. Trust (Bank of America Private Wealth Management) and Nonprofit Connect. Location: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road Kansas City, MO 64110 Date/Time Information: Friday, June 16, 2017 7:30 – 9:00 AM Learn more and register

    June 28, 2017

    WEBINAR by DonorSearch – “Flash Class: Giving USA 2017 – The State of the Industry”

    Where are donors giving? How do national trends compare with what’s going on in your area? Is your organization keeping up with its peers? DonorSearch and The Curtis Group, both members of The Giving Institute, are sponsoring this exclusive event, offering insight into the state of philanthropy in 2017, based on the latest Giving USA […]

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