Giving USA 2012 Snapshot

Posted , by Lauren B. Fenn, campaign consultant. Topic: Giving USA.

As one of 40 members of the Giving Institute, each June we anxiously await the early release of the Giving USA report–the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in America. This year marks Giving USA’s 57th consecutive annual report. In 2011, U.S. Charitable giving totaled $298.4 billion, a four percent increase, and the second… Read more »

Giving USA Spotlight: Relationship Cultivation Using Social Media

Posted , by Erin Phillips, Campaign Consultant. Topic: Donor Retention, Giving USA.

As most nonprofits are wrapping up the final week of their annual giving campaign and gearing up for the New Year, we wanted to share some valuable information from the latest edition of the 2011 Giving USA Spotlight series. The third and final issue of the year, entitled, “Relationship Cultivation Using Social Media” offers good… Read more »

Curtis Group Webinar Helps Spread the Word on Philanthropy

Posted , by Keith Curtis. Topic: Giving USA.

It struck me today as we presented our first Curtis Group-sponsored webinar to over 100 individuals from South Carolina all the way to New York and as far west as Indiana, about the ever-changing world in which we live. I began working as a fundraising consultant over 25 years ago and founded The Curtis Group… Read more »

Giving USA 2010: How It Can Help You

Posted , by Nancy Chapman. Topic: Giving USA.

Now that we’ve had a chance to digest and discuss the data from Giving USA 2010, here are the most important takeaways for nonprofits. It’s no surprise that charitable giving declined in 2009. What did surprise us is that it dropped by only 3.6 percent, given last year’s economy and job market. And giving by… Read more »

Giving USA 2010 Released

Posted , by Nancy Chapman. Topic: Giving USA.

Giving USA 2010,┬áthe annual report on philanthropy for 2009 published by Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, was released today. You can get a free executive summary of the report here. As a Giving USA board member,┬áKeith was interviewed today by The Virginian-Pilot and Richmond Times-Dispatch to talk about the… Read more »

Special Report: Outlook for Charitable Giving Recovery More Optimistic

Posted , by Keith Curtis. Topic: Giving USA.

Recovery in charitable giving might occur faster than it did in prior economic downturns, according to a new report from Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. In their latest “Giving USA Spotlight” issued this week, researchers note three factors that could make the difference: – Income is higher per capita… Read more »