A quick snapshot of America’s charitable giving habits is at Gallup: 83% of us gave money to charity, and 65% volunteered in some capacity.
“To mark the solemn one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the victims’ families have joined in asking Americans to honor their loved ones on Dec.… MORE >>
In GA at least, federal shutdown had little impact on the charitable contributions of government workers, and one area United Way even set new record.
“Despite the government screeching to a halt this fall, many federal workers and contractors didn’t stop giving to area charitable campaigns.… MORE >>
Here’s a snapshot of how Giving Tuesday 2013 went down: 10,000 nonprofits participated, Blackbaud processed $19.2 million in donations.
“The noncommercial alternative to Black Friday involved a much larger number of charitable nonprofits this year, and the results suggest that the social-media-driven event might point to the future of donation drives.… MORE >>
USA Today… MORE >> with some bullet points on the new phenomenon: online giving was up 50% on last year’s first Giving Tuesday over same day in 2011.
Grants to media skyrocketed 21% over 2 years, to a record $2 billion; public television and DC’s Newseum in top 5.
“Foundations awarded nearly $2 billion in grants to the media from 2009 to 2011, part of a growing trend of philanthropy support for journalism and telecommunications, a new report found.… MORE >>
National Philanthropy Day was 11/15; Bank commemorated day with study showing Wisconsonians will give $3,000 more this year than US average.
“Wealthy Wisconsin philanthropists will likely donate an average of $11,830 to nonprofits and charitable causes in the coming year, almost $3,000 more than the national average, according to a recent study released by BMO Private Bank.… MORE >>
It’s that time of the year again: Forbes publishes its list of “America’s 50 Top Givers,” and it’s no surprise who’s in first place.… MORE >>
Here’s a slideshow list of Silicon Valley’s most generous corporations; thus far, 2013 giving has jumped nearly 30 percent over last year.
“Silicon Valley’s corporate philanthropy tracked the region’s economic gains last year, with giving increasing by double-digit percentages.… MORE >>
HI’s most charitable companies: List includes local companies and shipping giant Matson, and tally took into account employee giving rates too.
“Corporate giving is vital to Hawaii’s charities and vital to Hawaii itself.… MORE >>
Nearly 10% of what nonprofit sector raised in 2011 was from online donations, and 79% of millennials have given to charity through smartphone donations.
“The emergence of philanthropic social media is transforming the way society is giving back to the nonprofit sector through avenues such as Facebook and Twitter, making charity a more interactive experience than ever.… MORE >>