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November 15, 2016 | AUTHOR:

NPT Releases Our 2016 Donor-Advised Fund Report

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National Philanthropic Trust is proud to release our 10th annual Donor-Advised Fund Report. For the sixth consecutive year, there was growth in all key metrics—number of individual donor-advised funds (DAFs), total grant dollars from them, total contributions to them and total charitable assets in them.

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July 27, 2016 | AUTHOR:

Top 10 DAF Charities by Grants

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NPT has been tracking data for over 1,000 charities that sponsor donor-advised funds (DAFs) for the last several years. Here are the charities that granted the most from DAFs over the past two years.

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June 08, 2016 | AUTHOR:

Millennials and their Influence on Philanthropy

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Charitable giving is one place where Millennials are already making their mark. Understanding what drives Millennials in their daily lives will help those who work with them, advise them or want to tap into their fundraising potential understand how to speak to them. 

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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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