Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

Jan 5, 2012

Wealthy women control charitable checkbooks

In virtually all wealthy households, women play a major role in deciding which charitable organizations the family will support, so understanding the motivations and giving behaviors of wealthy women is important for nonprofits, a new study says.

Oct 28, 2011

‘Modest’ drop seen from proposed tax changes

Proposals by the Obama administration to reduce the charitable tax deduction for wealthy households and increase the marginal income tax rates they pay would, by themselves, have a “modest negative effect” on charitable giving, a new study says.

Sep 16, 2011

Indiana nonprofit employment grows

Nonprofit jobs and wages in Indiana grew between 2005 and 2009, a time when total employment and for-profit employment in the state fell, with nonprofits also narrowing their wage gap with for-profits, a new report says.

Jan 19, 2011

Donor identity can be key to fundraising

A new academic discipline known as philanthropic psychology is emerging that looks at the manifold and often complex motives for giving.

Dec 23, 2010

Women more likely to donate than men

Across all charity types, women are at least as likely as men to donate, and for eight of 11 categories, they are significantly more likely to give, a new study says.

Dec 6, 2010

Slide in fundraising slows

Compared to last year, the decline in fundraising revenue spurred by the recession is slowing but still has not rebounded to pre-recession levels, a new study says.

Nov 17, 2010

Wealthy making smaller gifts

Over half of high-net-worth Americans are making their largest charitable gift to fund nonprofit operations, a new study says. Wealthy Americans also are volunteering more, and those who volunteer more are giving more.

Oct 25, 2010

Women more charitable than men

Women at nearly all income levels are more likely to give to charity than men at the same income levels, and to give a lot more on average, a new study says.

Aug 27, 2010

Undergrad philanthropy program gets director

Julie Hatcher, a scholar in the field of service learning and service engagement in higher education, has been named to direct the first undergraduate program in the U.S. in philanthropic studies.

Jun 9, 2010

Giving in U.S. falls 3.6 percent

Charitable giving in the U.S. fell an estimated 3.6 percent to $303.75 billion in 2009 from a revised total of $315.08 billion in 2008, or 3.2 percent when adjusted for inflation, a new report says.