Tapping Into Social Norms to Encourage Charitable Giving

By Jill Richards on 03/14/2019

There’s an indisputable link between charitable giving and the social norms that guide our behavior. People are more likely to engage in giving when others do so as well.

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What the Giving USA Report Means for Foundations

By Dawn Lauter on 07/19/2018

The Giving USA annual report on the state of philanthropy, which was released last month, reveals that Americans are giving more than ever (including when measured using inflation-adjusted dollars): $410 billion in 2017. (From 2007 through 2017, giving went up $99 billion in current dollars.) As in previous years, the types of organizations that received that money were mostly religious ($127 billion) and educational ($59 billion). Meanwhile, donations to foundations were up 15.5% and, of all types of recipient, foundations saw the highest growth rate over two years.

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#GiveOUTDay 2017: Funding Equality and Justice for the LGBTQ Community

By Aaron Lester on 04/20/2017

When Give OUT Day was founded in 2013, it rose out of a sense of urgency and acute need. Its mission – to bring the LGBTQ community’s nonprofits and allies together across the country on a single day dedicated to giving – remains as critical today as it was five years ago.

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What It Means To Give On #GivingTuesday

By Jason Ricci on 11/23/2016


What does it mean to give?

For such a small word, it is incredibly powerful. It’s a word we put a lot of thought into around here.

That’s why we’re thrilled to participate this year in the unifying day of giving that is #GivingTuesday – a day that unites charities, corporations, small businesses, and individuals from across the globe to show that collectively we can leave the world a better place than we found it.

A day of unity is just what we need right now.

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#Nationalphilanthropyday: Reflections on the Formidable Power of Philanthropy

By Chloe Rowshani on 11/15/2016

Philanthropy is more than just a charitable donation, with no expectation of returns. It is a desire to give in the hopes of improving the lives of all beings on earth. It is action prompted by a love for humanity. And now, more than ever, it is a source of hope.

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