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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.