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

Giving USA 2019 : Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 amid complex year for charitable giving

Published June 18, 2019

Shaped by a mixture of countervailing economic and policy factors, total contributions grew 0.7% in current dollars, declined 1.7% adjusted for inflation CHICAGO [June 18, 2019] — Amid a complex climate for charitable giving, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities in 2018, according to Giving USA 2019: […]

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What Giving USA Can Do for You

Published May 16, 2019

Pre-Order My Copy Now Whether you’re a member of a development team, CEO, board member, nonprofit consultant, or educator, Giving USA 2019 is an essential tool for success. It’s more than an intelligence report—it’s a guide to informed fundraising. Giving USA 2019 is filled with opportunities to benchmark your nonprofit against national trends. The Practitioner […]

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Giving Large, Giving Young and Giving to Solve Problems Donors Know First-Hand

Published

By James M. Brasher III Founding Principal of Development Counsel . Like all of you, I read the daily digest of grants made by various donors. Using this data, I have been trying to help my clients rethink how they might get significant gifts from sources that they had not considered previously. Major donations, like […]

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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
  • The Alford Group
  • Bentz Whaley Flessner
  • Curtis Group
  • Phoenix Philanthropy
  • QGiv
  • TrueSense Marketing

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

  • CCS Fundraising
  • Donor Perfect

Latest Events

June 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

The Curtis Group | Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 (AFP Hampton Roads Chapter)

The Curtis Group | Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 (AFP Hampton Roads Chapter)   Where: Town Center City Club 222 Central Park Ave # 230 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 USA When: June 18, 2019 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM The Curtis Group is proud to present the results […]

June 18, 2019 at 1:30p.m.-4:30p.m.

The Phoenix Philanthropy Group Giving USA Report | AFP Greater AZ Giving USA

Where: AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park 1300 N College Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85281 When: Tuesday, June 18th Registration Begins at 1:30 pm Program 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Report Presentation by Richard L. Tollefson, Jr ., Founder & President, The Phoenix Philanthropy Group Fundraising Effectiveness Project presentation by Erik Daubert , Associate Scholar at […]

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