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

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Published September 5, 2019

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Published August 6, 2019

By Angela E. White, CFRE Senior Consultant and CEO of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates. Building a systematic major gifts program can have a dramatic impact on your fundraising ROI (Return on Investment). Establishing a major gifts program that is systematic involves creating a purposeful, organized, and ongoing program for identifying and cultivating relationships with donors […]

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

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