National Philanthropic Trust's Blog
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.
#GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. It’s gone global and increasingly viral. It is here to stay.
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.
The ebola outbreak is more far-reaching and concerns about its spread have become global. With three confirmed cases in the US, fighting ebola is now receiving more widespread attention—and charitable dollars—among Americans.
Giving to Support the Ebola Crisis
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Council on Foundations’ work to support philanthropic organizations as they expand, enhance and sustain their ability to change the world.
A new report called Connected to Give put statistics behind a trend that many charitable organizations have been paying attention to in recent years: the popularity of giving circles.
The fastest-growing giving vehicle, donor-advised funds, can be a lower-cost but less flexible alternative to private foundations.
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.