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 11, 2018

Operate more like a business while staying true to your organization’s mission Some people don’t like to think about running their nonprofit like a business. Nonprofits are different, after all, they have no shareholders and are not ‘supposed’ to make a profit. But when it comes to managing nonprofit finances, the most successful nonprofits focus […]

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Major Gift Metrics Blog

Important Considerations for Establishing Major Gift Metrics

Published August 28, 2018

By John T. Keith, J.D., Consultant, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates Fundraising success is increasingly a vital component of an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission.  Campaigns have increased in prevalence and frequency and often are dependent upon 90% of the dollars being contributed by 10% of the donors.  (In higher education, this can reach 95% […]

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Next Level Donors: Three Strategies to Inspire Annual Donors to Give More

Published August 22, 2018

By Ryan McCarvill, Content Manager, iWave Congratulations!  You secured another $10,000 gift from longtime donor, Jane Smith.  Years ago, you worked hard to solicit Jane’s first major gift to your organization.  And now it only takes a few touchpoints during the year to secure the same gift amount year over year.  In fact, when you […]

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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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