Giving USA 2014
Giving figures and other research are critical for fundraising success, and Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States.
You may be wondering, how do fundraisers use Giving USA anyway? Not only can you use it to train board members and track reports about similar types of charities, but you can even use it as a resource to respond to media inquiries and do your own nonprofit benchmarking.
How to Order
You can order Giving USA 2014 products, covering philanthropy in 2013, with the 30 percent discount at www.GivingUSAReports.org using code AFP1430.
Andrew Watt, FlnstF, AFP President and CEO, on the Giving USA 2014 Report
Hear from Tom Mesaros, Giving USA.
Hear from Rachel Hutchisson from Blackbaud about the ins and outs of Giving USA and how charities can take advantage of the incredible data for their fundraising, as well as how the profession can use it to help preserve the charitable deduction.
Resources from 2014
Giving Gets Its Groove Back—But Grooves a Little Differently: http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/ReportsResearchDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=25239
2014 Products for Giving USA 2013, including a free highlights report – June 17, 2014 (Giving USA Reports): http://store.givingusareports.org/2014-Products-C29.aspx?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite
Giving USA: Americans Gave $335.17 Billion to Charity in 2013; Total Approaches Pre-Recession Peak – June 17, 2014 (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy): http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/news/article/giving-usa-2014?utm_content=bufferfe421&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Giving USA 2014: Infographic – June 17, 2014 (Benefactor Group) http://benefactorgroup.com/giving-usa-2014/
Charities Try New Strategies as Fundraising Rebounds – June 17, 2014 (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Try-New-Strategies/147167/
The Wealth Gap and the Giving Recover: Giving USA’s Latest Numbers - June 17, 2014 (Nonprofit Quarterly) https://nonprofitquarterly.org/philanthropy/24366-main-street-charities-and-the-giving-recovery-giving-usa-releases-its-2014-numbers.html
Giving Gets Its Groove Back—But Grooves a Little Differently - June 18, 2014 (AFP) http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/ReportsResearchDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=25239
Giving USA 2014 Report: What You Need To Know – June, 2014 (Bloomerang) https://bloomerang.co/blog/giving-usa-2014-report-what-you-need-to-know/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite
Religious Giving: Not Yet Reviving – June, 2014 (IUPUI –Lake Institute on Faith & Giving) http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/files/file/june2014-2_insights_posted_3.pdf
Resources from 2013
See how you can use the Giving USA numbers from previous years. Here’s AFP’s (and others’) take on the 2012 data: http://www.afpnet.org/Audiences/ReportsResearchDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=18427
And here’s the official release about the 2012 data from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/news/article/giving-usa-2013
We’ll be adding more resources once the 2013 data is released, so check back here for more information, ideas and perspective on Giving USA 2014 and charitable giving.
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