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Trends in Giving: New Reports on U.S. Philanthropy

Posted July 13th, 2018

A number of recently released reports provide different perspectives on trends currently affecting charitable giving in the United States. Two of the most broadly followed reports, Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017 and the 2017 Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey, both revealed record levels of charitable giving for …Read More

Family Finances and Philanthropy

Posted July 13th, 2018

Last fall, the Federal Reserve Bulletin examined changes in family finances from 2013 to 2016 based on the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances. The report found broad-based gains in income and net worth since 2013. Because donors give from discretionary income and assets, these trends should be of interest to fundraisers. Real growth of income and wealth …Read More

New Transfer of Wealth Study

Posted July 13th, 2018

by Barlow T. Mann A new study suggests the long-promised transfer of wealth may now be upon us. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has recently collaborated with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship/LOCUS (Center) to create a new study, $9 Trillion and Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth. While recent Giving USA reports …Read More

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