Decoding Donor-Advised Funds: From Data to Practical

Published May 23, 2018

By Keith Curtis, Founder and President, The Curtis Group Donor-advised funds began in the 1930s, but in recent years these funds have become the fastest growing vehicle in philanthropy. Contributions to donor-advised funds grew at three times the rate of total charitable giving in 2016 according to the National Philanthropic Trust. Donor-advised funds defined: Donor-advised funds […]

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 3 Tips to Maximize Your Campaign

Published April 25, 2018

By Abigail Jarvis, Director of Content, Qgiv It’s really no surprise that peer-to-peer fundraising has seen a boost in popularity alongside the rise of social media. After all, this fundraising strategy relies on social networking. Social media makes it easier than ever for your supporters to directly appeal to their social networks! But the value […]

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Tax Reform’s Effects on Philanthropy: Assessing the Landscape Four Months Later

Published April 4, 2018

By Peter Fissinger, President and CEO, Campbell & Company Nearly four months ago, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), legislation that could impact charitable giving in a number of significant ways. By now, we’ve all heard the projections: itemizers could decrease by 27 million and giving could drop by as […]

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JUST RELEASED: Special Report, The Data on Donor-Advised Funds: New Insights You Need to Know

Published February 28, 2018

Where do donor-advised fund grants go? Education and religion attract the most dollars, Special Report on Donor-Advised Funds from Giving USA Foundation™ and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds CHICAGO—Donor-advised funds are frequently identified as one of the fastest-growing vehicles for charitable giving, but the question of where those donor-advised fund grant dollars […]

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Giving USA Special Report on Giving to Religion

Published October 24, 2017

Religiously affiliated people more likely to donate, whether to place of worship or other charitable organizations, new report finds. Special Report on Giving to Religion from Giving USA Foundation™ and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy explores religious giving in an era of declining affiliation and attendance. At a time when affiliation with a religion […]

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Giving USA 2017 Infographic

See the numbers – Giving USA 2017 Infographic

Published June 12, 2017

Who gave and who received in 2016? See the numbers and major giving trends on Giving USA‘s infographic. [Click to view full-size]

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Giving USA 2017

Giving USA 2017: Total Charitable Donations Rise to New High of $390.05 Billion

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Giving by individuals grows nearly 4 percent, driving the rise in total giving; contributions to all nine major philanthropy subsectors increase—the sixth time in the last four decades. American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, according to Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report […]

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Giving and the Golden Years

Philanthropy May be Imperative for the Future of Aging Services

Published February 17, 2017

A Giving USA report looks at the importance of philanthropy in the aging services sector By 2060, it is estimated that the population of Americans over 65 will climb to 98.2 million – double the estimated population in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But a report from Giving USA Foundation questions how aging […]

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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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