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Study Shows Affluent Americans Changed Giving Behavior...

Americans’ generosity didn’t waver during the 2020 phrase of the COVID-19 pandemic but there were dramatic shifts in behavior. Near 90% of affluent Americans gave to charity during 2020 and 47% donating to charitable organizations or financially supported individuals or businesses in direct response to the pandemic.   The behavioral shifts were seen in an […]

At Least 10 States Going After Donor Disclosure...

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a key donor disclosure case that’s made its way through the California courts during the past decade. The issue of donor disclosure isn’t going away and has been popping up at the state level this year. In Michigan, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson determined that a […]

There’s More Room For Big Gifts In 2021...

Major donor giving jumped by 21% between 2019 and 2020, according to the Major Donor Generosity Report from Atlanta-based donor fundraising consultancy Westfall Gold. That’s not a ceiling. The report’s authors believe there are more potential major contributors within nonprofits’ donor files. The jump in major donations was spurred, in part, by a robust stock […]

Individual Giving Going Cold In Sunny Florida...

Individual giving across Florida has been in decline the past decade, except for affluent counties in the southeast and southwest parts of the state, raising concerns about the sustainability of current giving levels as more giving has come from higher-income households. “A Decade of Charitable Giving Trends,” a 28-page report by the Florida Nonprofit Alliance […]

Collaborative Household Philanthropy Decisions Drop 11.4%...

Almost 62% of giving decisions by households are made together. That sounds like a lot but it’s down from 73.4% in 2005, according to a new report. And forget the spouse’s ex. The baggage might be their philanthropy. Women Give 2021: How Households Make Giving Decisions provides the first new data in 15 years about […]

Pandemic Prods Mortality In Millennials...

Just 7% of Millennials in a recent study have left money or a portion of their estate to charities but 17% cited 2020 or the pandemic as the reason they decided to create an estate plan. Trust & Will, a San Diego-based online estate planning firm, analyzed data from 17,925 individuals 25 to 40-years old-as […]

Hunger, Homelessness Getting Majority of Workplace Giving...

Younger U.S. professionals were more likely to give via workplace giving programs and significantly more likely to support racial and social equity causes than older professionals, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 working professionals who donated in the last year from professional services firm Deloitte. Nearly six in 10 (58%) young professionals […]

National Philanthropic Trust Donors Granted 171% More...

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, account holders at the National Philanthropic Trust (NPTrust) granted $4.47 billion to charities during 2020, an increase of 171% over 2019. Donors recommended 85,837 grants to nonprofits, across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, an increase of 37% compared to 2019. Grants increased in value and volume among […]

Donor Retention Saved Some Fundraisers During 2020...

The most significant driver of overall fundraising results during 2020 was donor retention. And, Canadian fundraising got hit a lot harder than those in the United States when it came to overall giving. Understanding the correlation between donor retention and growth in giving proved difficult when looking at the individual organization level due to the […]

Donors Gave $3.7 Billion Via Schwab Charitable...

Donors to Schwab Charitable recommended $3.7 billion through 830,000 grants to almost 100,000 organizations during 2020 — an increase of 35 percent in dollars granted and 39 percent in the number of grants compared to 2019. The San Francisco-based donor-advised fund (DAF) released its 2020 giving report today. In a survey of donors conducted this […]