Cary Silvers

2005 Giving Marked by Disaster-related Spikes Jan. 3, 2006 By Abny Santicola, associate editor, FundRaising Success Spikes in giving, especially online, due to the December 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina make it difficult to use 2005 as a predictor for charitable giving in 2006, says Cary Silvers, vice president of consumer trends with Roper Reports, a division of worldwide market research firm Gfk NOP. A telephone survey, the results of which appeared in "Roper Reports Public Pulse" in November, found that almost half of Americans surveyed gave more to charity in 2005 than usual, largely due to natural disasters. Silvers says events

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