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COVID, Global Outlook Fuel Boom in Chinese Philanthropy...

The COVID crisis hit China just as a new philanthropic donor class had begun emerging. In some cases, Chinese philanthropists want to fund good works for purely altruistic reasons. In others, donors have sought to curry political favor by donating to causes in line with government priorities. No matter what the reason, the yuan are […]

Utah, Oregon Get High Philanthropy Grades...

Utah and Oregon were among the most charitable states in the union, according to a study by Wallethub. Utah ranked as the most charitable, with an overall score of 72.27. The Beehive State ranked No. 2 for volunteering and service, behind only Oregon, and No. 9 for charitable giving. Minnesota ranked second overall, with a […]

New Data Shows Small NPO Fundraising Hammered...

Data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other aggregators show that the vast majority of nonprofits raise $1 million or less each year. And data in a new report from DonorPerfect, a division of SofterWare, Inc., in Fort Washington, Pa., shows that the smallest of those nonprofits really have been clobbered during the pandemic. Starting […]

Giving To Women & Girls Hit $7.1 Billion...

The nearly 47,000 nonprofits in the United States dedicated to women and girls received a collective $7.1 billion in charitable contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations during 2017, or 1.6% of overall giving. Philanthropic support for women’s and girls’ organizations grew 36.4% from 2012 to 2017, on par with other charitable organizations, but certain types […]

Data Shows Corporations Do Well By Doing Good...

If corporations are people, they are increasingly being socially responsible citizens. Workplaces and employees have stepped up in a time of racial disharmony, pandemic-related strains on the social net and overall increased need, according to Giving in Numbers:2020 Edition, a new study from New York City-based Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose. Officials at 93 percent […]

Healthcare, Social Justice Might Lead #GivingTuesday...

More than half of Americans (54%) are familiar with or at least have heard of Giving Tuesday, according to a new survey. It’s the highest level of awareness since technology firm Classy began conducting its annual report on giving in 2018. “Why America Gives 2020: How the COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Justice Movement Have Changed […]

Donors’ Reliance On Trust Declines Again...

The importance placed on trust before giving has eroded during each of the past three years, with participants who place “high importance” on trust dropping from 73 percent to 63.6 percent. Relying on trust metrics declined during a period when giving increased, including the first half of 2020.  Those are some of the findings from […]

Studies Show Giving, Engagement Increase Post Crisis...

Charitable activity rose in the years after a major crisis, even in areas most affected, according to a report that examined three recent crises in the United States. “Community In Crisis: A Look at How U.S. Charitable Actions and Civic Engagement Change in Times of Crisis,” is a report by Nathan Dietz and Robert Grimm […]

2019 A Great Year of Community, Private Foundations...

Private and community foundations reported average annual returns in 2019 of almost 20 percent, a huge rebound from 2018 when one-year returns were negative. It was their best showing in a decade. Private foundations reported an average return of 17.4 percent and community foundations reported an average of 18.2 percent, according to the 2019 Council […]

10% Of Bequests Surprise Charities...

For the United Way of Yavapai County, it was like winning the lottery. The Prescott, Ariz.-based affiliate, located about 100 miles north of Phoenix, received an unexpected $3-million bequest during 2019. “We had no idea until we got a letter from the estate’s attorney,” sometime about late October or early November of 2019,” Executive Director […]