Volunteerism rate in US at lowest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking it — from 27.6% in 2002 to 25.4% in 2013.
“Last year, the percentage of people in America donating time to charity hit its lowest level since the government began tracking volunteerism.… MORE >>
Report from NY attorney general Schneiderman says telemarketers raised record $250m in 2013; claims nonprofits received only about 38% of it.
“While the person who calls you to ask for a charitable donation is probably representing a non-profit organization, that telemarketer may be employed by a for-profit fundraising company hired by the charity.… MORE >>
UK report urges native charities to “build a culture of charitable giving that plays to our strengths,” not just seek to emulate American tradition of generosity.… MORE >>
The 2012-13 fundraising year was best on record for California State University System: Including pledges, giving was up 14%, for total $338m.
“The California State University’s recent annual report on philanthropy for 2012-13 shows that the system pulled in $338 million in gift commitments, up 14% from the previous year.… MORE >>
Thanks to contributions of $113 million to just over 19,000 nonprofits in 2013, the employees of Microsoft have set a new record for themselves.
“Microsoft employees donated more money than ever in 2013, raising $113 million for 19,123 non-profit organizations and charitable causes.… MORE >>
Moneywatch looks at Chronicle… MORE >> list, says “the super-rich skimping” because total wealth increased 17% but charitable giving only increased 4%.
“On the one hand, the country’s biggest donors are giving more money to charities as the economy stabilizes.
“The rebound of educational giving”: American colleges and universities received close to $34 billion in donations last year, up 9% over 2012.
“Charitable donations to colleges and universities climbed 9 percent in 2013 to hit an all-time high of nearly $34 billion, a new report says, another sign that the economy is on the rebound.This is good news for institutions of higher education of all sizes, says Ann Kaplan, director of the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education survey.… MORE >>
Chronicle of Philanthropy released much-ballyhooed “Philanthropy 50,” and Californians claim 15 of those spots, with nearly $3b in gifts.
“Fifteen of this year’s top 50 donors live in California, collectively contributing $2.8 billion.… MORE >>
NY United Way chapter finds its contributions in significant decline; is it the economy, or do people prefer giving directly to charities?
“The United Way is one of America’s largest charitable organizations, helping to sustain thousands of small nonprofits that in turn help millions of people.… MORE >>
Blackbaud’s statistics show charitable giving was up nearly 5% in 2013, spurred in part by “double-digit gains” for online donations.
“A new report from nonprofit software and services provider Blackbaud shows that giving is growing – especially online.… MORE >>