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Americans Gave Record $373.25 Billion To Charity Last Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact

The U.S. shattered charity records last year, which was due mostly to a recovering economic environment and stabilizing household finances, according ...

Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

According to Giving USA, total charitable giving in the U.S. reached $373.25 billion in 2015, a 4.1% increase in current dollars and a 4.0% increase i...

Small Nonprofits, Big Nonprofits: The Where to Give Dilemma

Melissa Kushner | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

According to Giving USA, donations reached nearly $360 billion in 2014, the highest amount since the 2007 recession. With text to donate, high-profile endorsements, and online crowdfunding, it's never been easier for individuals to choose and contribute to a cause.

The New Normal: Mega Donors and Fewer Recipients

John E. Kobara | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
John E. Kobara

The recently released annual report on American philanthropy, Giving USA, cites a 5.4 percent surge in charitable giving last year to $358.4 billion, reaching above pre-recession levels.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Surpasses All Past Records in 2014

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

It feels like 2007...at least in the nonprofit world as that was the height of the philanthropic contribution levels. And yes, seven years after the devastating recession, charitable donation levels have exceeded the banner year of 2007 for the first time.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

Measuring Success in the Social Sector: Depends on Who's Asking

Atul Tandon | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Atul Tandon

This enormous sector is in the midst of a revolution unprecedented in our nation's history. Within a few years -- certainly within a generation -- most Americans' views of the success or failure of charities likely will change.

What Nonprofits Need Most

Sylia Obagi | Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact
Sylia Obagi

Most nonprofit leaders don't think of income generation as their top priority. Their purpose is to serve, they reason. Raising money is secondary. T...

Corporate Donations Grew 12% Last Year, Individual Donors Lagged: Report

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact

* Giving USA report shows donations up 3.5 pct, still lag 2007 peak * Corporate gifts up 12.2 pct, bequests down * Envi...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remember Your Charitable Donations Still Count in this Year's Tax Return

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As many of us scurry to gather our receipts and recollect the donations we made in 2012, there is a chorus of folks who say that the predicted elimination of the deductibility of charitable donations will result in fewer people giving or people giving less. My response is that it will not.

Why It's OK To Be A Selfish Giver

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The world reverberates with crashing economies and toppling dictatorships from Detroit to Italy, Egypt to Syria; and one vital outcome of these change...

Arts Giving Increased 5.7% In 2010

Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts

According to the 2011 Giving USA report, contributions to the arts increased by 5.7% in 2010 (4.1% adjusted for inflation), and increased their share ...