News for Donors


August 24, 2015 | AUTHOR:

Trends in Philanthropy: Global Giving

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For a long time, donors supported charities that were close to home or with which they were very familiar, like their alma mater or religious institution. Now, donors are giving globally, supporting issues that go beyond their community. This is Part I in a blog series on Trends in Philanthropy.

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June 16, 2015 | AUTHOR: Danielle Curtis

Good News for Giving: Record High Numbers in Giving USA’s 2015 Report

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Today, the Giving USA Foundation released Giving USA 2015, its 60th annual report on giving. This year’s edition of Giving USA reports that American philanthropy is growing stronger and reaching new highs. In 2014, Americans surpassed the peak--last seen before the Great Recession--giving an estimated $358.38 billion to charity, a 5.4 percent increase from the prior year.

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April 29, 2015 | AUTHOR:

Nepal Earthquake: How to Help

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The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which responds to complex emergencies and natural disasters, estimates that the devastating earthquake in Nepal left 3 million people are in need of food aid, 24,000 people are displaced and $415 million in immediate humanitarian relieft. As more information comes in about the widespread effects of the earthquake, donors are searching for ways to help.

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April 21, 2015 | AUTHOR:

Rad Girl Awards

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Ten percent of the United States work force is employed by nonprofits. The work we do is compelling, interesting, inspiring and important. I am proud to play a small role in shaping the next generation of nonprofit leaders and delighted to be among the first Rad Girls.

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February 17, 2015 | AUTHOR:

Philanthropy: LOVE of Mankind

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Philanthropy means “love of mankind.” Emphasizing numbers over people, or impact over instinct dilutes the definition and driving force of charitable giving. These things must complement each other—not compete.

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December 15, 2014 | AUTHOR:

Charitable giving tips for the holidays

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Americans are generous year-round, but we really open our hearts--and wallets--during the holiday giving season. Charities increase their solicitations this time of year as a result. Before you answer each request that comes your way, consider these five tips for charitable giving.

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November 12, 2014 | AUTHOR:

NPT Releases Annual Donor-Advised Fund Report

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NPT released its annual Donor-Advised Fund Report today. The findings in key metrics—including the number of DAF accounts, grants from DAFs, contributions to DAFs and charitable assets under management—all grew considerably. In fact, most data points hit record numbers for the third year in a row.

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June 18, 2014 | AUTHOR:

Giving USA Releases Good News

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On Tuesday, Giving USA—the country’s preeminent source for charitable statistics—released its annual report on giving. Giving is on the rise and is poised to match pre-recession levels in the next two years, if not next year. Now is the time for donors to begin thinking strategically about their philanthropic efforts.

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