Growth in charitable giving in the United States slowed in 2018, possibly as a result of the 2017 tax reform bill, according to an annual report that tracks American giving patterns. But the decline wasn’t as big as many predicted.
A surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires fueled a big increase in giving in 2017, according to the annual Giving USA report by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.
Some local entities have increased their attention on retaining existing staff, encouraging volunteers to move into paid positions and expanding their searches when jobs become available by targeting recent graduates or community clubs or schools.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is in the midst of practicing one of the skills it teaches—fundraising for a capital campaign&mdash.
The 2016 graduating class includes 66 students earning doctorate, masters and bachelors degrees as well as graduate certificates in philanthropic studies.
The funds will go toward a three-year project at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute that will focus on the factors that influence men and women to make charitable donations.
Indiana residents ranked 17th in rate of giving in the study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, donating $32.60 for every $1,000 they earned in 2012. That was up from $31.70 in 2006.
Charitable giving in the United States continues to recover from its recession-induced slump, reaching an estimated $335.2 billion last year, a new study concludes.
Cynthia Simon Skjodt, the daughter of late shopping mall magnate Melvin Simon, is donating $1.5 million to the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in honor of her father, the school announced Wednesday morning.
Americans gave an estimated $316.2 billion to charity last year, continuing a string of small philanthropic gains. What cause got the bulk of the bounty?
IUPUI economics professor Richard Steinberg stands by his philanthropic theory, despite seeing his fundraising principles speared by a charity watchdog group and then by a cable news network. At issue is his belief that charities are justified in spending heavily on fundraising, because doing so positions them for long-term success.
Charitable giving grew 4 percent nationally in 2011, but the increase was less than 1 percent after adjusting for inflation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Giving USA Foundation and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Only 36 percent correctly answered all three assessment questions on a test.
Researchers say the study was the first to examine return-on-investment from donating merchandize vs. liquidating or destroying it.
Nationwide, Americans gave $346 billion to charitable causes in 2011, an increase of 7.5 percent over the previous year. Hoosiers gave $6.4 billion last year, a bump of 6.4 percent from the previous year, according to Atlas of Giving.
Not-for-profit-sector lobbyists are fighting President Obama’s proposal to limit the tax deduction for charitable donations. Yet some local fundraisers who could be affected by it aren’t concerned.
School at IU will examine link between participation levels and unemployment.