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FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS

  • Average salaries
    • U.S.:
      • 2005: $67,181
      • 2004: $80,685
      • Men: $76,148
      • Women: $62,980
    • Canada:
      • 2005: $65,768
      • Men: $75,254
      • Women: $63,055
  • Turnover rate
    • U.S.:
      • 2005: 27 percent
      • 2004: 23 percent
    • Canada:
      • 2005: 36 percent
      • 2004: 32 percent

Source: Association of Fundraising Professionals


HIGH NET-WORTH HOUSEHOLDS

(Incomes over $200,000 or assets over $1 million)

  • 3.1 percent of U.S. households
  • Contribute two-thirds of all charity from U.S. households
  • Average total giving: $120,651
    • Excluding giving to foundations and funds: $82,850
  • Nearly 98 percent of high net-worth households give to charity
    • Over 67 percent of all U.S. households give to charity
  • 72 percent of high net-worth households give to religion
    • 45 percent of all U.S. households give to religion

Source: Bank of America Study of High Net-Worth Philanthropy, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University


WEALTH TRANSFER

  • At least $41 trillion expected to be transferred
    • Over 55 years between generations through:
      • Taxes
      • Charitable bequests
      • Gifts to heirs
      • Costs for settling estates.
  • At least $6 trillion of total expected to go to charity

Source: Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, Boston College

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