CHICAGO, September 22, 2009 — Donors to charitable organizations give more when they are asked in person and when someone they know makes the request, a new study commissioned by Chicago-based consulting firm Campbell & Company and conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds.
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INDIANAPOLIS, August 3, 2009 — The fundraising climate for U.S. charities continued to decline in the first half of 2009, according to the latest Philanthropic Giving Index (PGI) released today by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
July 27, 2009, U.S. News & World Report — For a new generation of philanthropists, giving to charity isn't just about writing checks. Instead, the focus is on volunteering, socializing, and networking -- while also contributing to good causes. "Many Generation X-ers are more interested in social advocacy and engagement philanthropy," says Dwight Burlingame, associate executive director at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. That means they are more likely to want to work directly with organizations instead of just donating money, he explains.
GLENVIEW, Ill., June 10, 2009 — Charitable giving in the United States exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row in 2008, according to Giving USA 2009. Donations to charitable causes in the United States reached an estimated $307.65 billion in 2008, a 2 percent drop in current dollars over 2007.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 3, 2009 — Patrick M. Rooney, Ph.D., has been selected as the next executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University following a nationwide search, Charles R. Bantz, Chancellor of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), announced today.
CHICAGO, MAY 21, 2009 — Campbell & Company, a national consulting firm that provides advancement planning, fundraising, marketing communications and talent management to nonprofit organizations, presents a Webinar titled, “First Look: Giving USA 2009, Changing Data Into Action” on June 11, 2009 at noon CDT. Registration for this webinar is free. Attendees can join others from across the country from their desk or conference room.
April 28, 2009, Partnership For Philanthropic Planning — As a public service to the nonprofit sector, the Center on Philanthropy is offering a special bulletin: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Act Appropriation Beneficial to the Nonprofit Sector and Key Resources for Organizations to Approach and Access Funding Sources. Written and researched by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University--and published in conjunction with Giving USA Foundation--the Bulletin provides timely information on how charitable and philanthropic organizations can apply for funding through the Act, also known as the stimulus package. The Bulletin contains hotlinks to numerous sites and resources.
President Obama last night defended his controversial budget proposal to cut the rate for charitable tax deductions for wealthy people, arguing that the policy shift would not have an adverse effect on charitable giving.
President Obama defends his proposal to cut the tax deductions that wealthy Americans can claim for their charitable donations by arguing that the shift would not have an adverse effect on giving, but two independent analyses concluded that the proposal could result in a drop of as much as $3.87 billion for the already reeling nonprofit sector.