The 2017 Giving USA report still surprised us. Nonprofits should mobilize to answer this historic call! - From Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly
The numbers in this report begin to tell the story, though, and the first important finding is that even with all the dollars pouring into the coffers of groups like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood after the election, other kinds of organizations did not appear to suffer for it.
The first finding puts to bed the spate of alarmist articles suggesting that the outpouring of donations to “resistance-oriented” groups would reduce the donations to other kinds of advocacy or to service-oriented groups.
Rooney, Ph.D., associate dean for academic affairs and research at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, points out that the highest increases among recipient groups were in the environment, health, international affairs, and the arts.
The research found that the overall 2.7 percent increase in charitable giving from all sources was primarily driven by a four percent increase in individual giving.
Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.