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Reflections on Giving in 2018

In light of the recent publication of the Snapshot of Today’s Philanthropic Landscape, which contains data from Giving USA and other sources, several CCS Fundraising executives hosted a webinar to discuss the changing landscape of charitable giving in the US, and what organizations can do to prepare for the future. In this post, we recap […]

A Quick Guide to Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a hot topic these days, so much so that they now have their own chapter in Giving USA 2017.  A powerful giving vehicle that has grown in popularity for the past six years, the largest DAF sponsor, Fidelity Charitable, just overtook The United Way on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 400 list. […]

Another Outstanding Year for Philanthropy! Highlights from Giving USA 2017

Today marks the release of this year’s Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Giving USA, the largest and most comprehensive annual giving report in the market, is produced and released through a collaboration of The Giving Institute and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. For fundraisers, this report represents an annual performance […]

Are Gifts to Religion Really Decreasing, or Experiencing Reallocation?

The June 2016 release of Giving USA report showed strong growth throughout 2015 in contributions to every nonprofit subsector, except religion. At $119.30 billion, philanthropic giving in this category represented 32% of total contributions. While this is a 2.7% increase in gifts to religion compared to 2014, Giving USA history shows a steady decline in […]