Americans Continue Long History of Generosity: What can you learn from Giving USA 2020?

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder & President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA.

Americans Continue Long History of Generosity: What can you learn from Giving USA 2020? By Keith Curtis, President and Founder There is no denying it. 2020 has been a challenging year for so many of us. So, on this release day of Giving USA 2020, what is the headline? First and foremost, Giving USA 2020:… Read more »

Let’s Talk Fundraising: Giving USA 2020

Posted , by Victoria Dietz, Vice President. Topic: Crisis Fundraising, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA.

Watch our latest edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising where Wendy McGrady and Victoria Dietz discuss this report and how you can use it during these challenging fundraising times. Giving USA 2020: Using National Data to Advance Your Fundraising in Challenging Times from The Curtis Group on Vimeo.    

Hear Us Speak on Giving USA 2020

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Hear Us Speak on Giving USA 2020: Using National Data to Advance Your Fundraising in Challenging Times As we navigate these uncharted waters and the uncertainty in our world today and how it might impact giving, what can Giving USA 2020 do for you? This interactive presentation will provide you with: Just released data and… Read more »

Giving USA 2019: Giving reached $427 billion amid a complex year!

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Donor Retention, Donors, Fundraising, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Donors, Major Gifts Programs.

On the heels of a decade of unprecedented growth, we celebrate the year for what it was – a complex year with incredible generosity. I could spend hours talking to you (but I won’t) about studies, statistics, shifts in giving patterns, the impact of the economy, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, public policy, and… Read more »

Giving USA 2018: Giving reached over $400 billion!

Posted , by Keith Curtis, Founder, President. Topic: Donor Communication, Donor Retention, Giving USA, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Major Gifts Programs.

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: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017, released today. Giving USA is the longest-running and most comprehensive report of its kind… Read more »

Wendy shares highlights from “Giving to Religion” forum

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Giving USA.

I recently attended the Gurin Forum presented by Giving USA Foundation in Chicago, where recent research on giving to religion (commissioned by Giving USA and conducted by the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University) was presented. Giving USA has continually shown giving to religion shrinking as a part of overall giving. This forum took a deeper dive into that trend.  The… Read more »

Positive trends seen in giving to community colleges

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, Executive Vice President. Topic: Giving USA, Higher Education, Philanthropy Research & Events.

Good news for higher-ed advancement professionals—your hard work and investments in your fundraising program are paying off! As institutional budgets continue to shrink and the role of private philanthropy becomes more important than ever, it appears that your efforts are showing results. Last month, our president Keith Curtis, immediate past chair of Giving USA Foundation, shared with you the overall… Read more »

Positive trends seen in giving to arts, culture & humanities

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Arts & Culture, Giving USA, Philanthropy Research & Events.

With a banner year for giving to arts, culture and humanities, these organizations have employed a variety of innovative tactics to engage donors and increase the contributed revenue that supports their missions. This investment in arts fundraising has resulted in a measurable boost in success. As immediate past chair of Giving USA Foundation, last month I shared with you the overall… Read more »

Giving USA 2017: Donations reach new high of $390 billion!

Posted , by Keith Curtis, President. Topic: Giving USA.

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 on Philanthropy for the Year 2016, released today. Giving USA is the longest-running and most comprehensive report of its kind in America. It is published by Giving USA Foundation, a public… Read more »