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

Jump Start Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 5 Strategies

Published June 13, 2018

By Bob Happy, President, Averill Fundraising Solutions For nonprofits large and small, feasibility studies are a staple of most of your major fundraising efforts. Whether you’re planning a capital campaign or creating a new annual fundraising plan, conducting a feasibility study is generally seen as a cornerstone of campaign planning. Yet, although most nonprofits agree […]

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Giving USA 2018

Giving USA 2018: Americans Gave $410.02 Billion to Charity in 2017, Crossing the $400 Billion Mark for the First Time

Published June 12, 2018

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Stock market, economic conditions helped drive solid growth in contributions across the board CHICAGO [June 12, 2018]— Powered by a booming stock market and a strong economy, charitable giving by American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations to U.S. charities surged to an estimated $410.02 billion in 2017, according to Giving USA 2018: […]

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GUSA 2018 Infographic

See the numbers – Giving USA 2018 Infographic

Published

Who gave and who received in 2017? See the numbers and major giving trends on Giving USA‘s infographic. [Click to view full-size]

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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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July 23, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT

An In-Depth Look at Giving USA for 2018 Purchasers

LIVE WEBINAR: An In-Depth Look at Giving USA for 2018 Purchasers July 23 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT Purchasers will receive an email to register Exclusive to purchasers of Giving USA 2018 products (Digital Package, PaperBack Package or PowerPoint), this July 23 Webinar presentation will feature Giving USA experts, explaining the important findings from this year’s report and what […]

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