Category: Research & Reports

Headline speaks for itself

“Nonprofits Worth $887.3 Billion To U.S. Economy”: Nonprofit Times notes there are now approximately 1.44 m nonprofits, an increase of 8.6% in 10 years. “The tax-exempt sector in the United States represented 5.4 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) during 2012, contributing $887.3 billion to the economy.… MORE >>

When $33K lands you on “highest paid” list

Are you wondering who the highest-paid nonproft executives in Central Florida are? Here’s a 22-person list, and salaries range from $33K to $370K. “Central Florida has a number of nonprofit organizations that serve the communities in which they’re located in numerous ways.… MORE >>

2014’s Philanthropy 400

The leaves are changing, the air is brisk, and it’s time for the Chronicle’s Philanthropy 400; this year’s study shows harbingers of a “shake up in the nonprofit world”.… MORE >>

Lackluster response

What’s been the public response to charity solicitations for fighting Ebola? Less than robust, say experts, who aren’t sure if confusion or fear is to blame.… MORE >>

Christian giving in an age of affluence

Annual Empty Tomb report on Christian giving is out: Author says one way to reverse declining rates is for pastors to address charity from the pulpits.… MORE >>

Keeping up with the Joneses

The recently released Chronicle report on U.S. giving has a new interactive feature where you can type in a zip code and see how charitable its residents are.… MORE >>

Phaltering philanthropy

Everyone’s talking about state rankings in Chronicle report, but how about the cities: Philadelphians are worried, noticing they’ve taken second-biggest dip. “Among the nation’s 50 biggest cities, Philadelphia had the second-biggest drop in charitable giving from 2006 to 2012, according to a new report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.… MORE >>

Take that, NY and CA

Numbers have been tallied, and America’s most charitable states are not the richest: Top five are Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. “An analysis from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which uses data on tax returns, found that Utah was the most charitable state in 2012, as measured by giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income.… MORE >>

Why so reluctant, India?

Why are India’s billionaires “so bad at charity”? One explanation: Study suggests that heirs are less likely to be charitable than the self-made. “Ever wondered why Indian billionaires are so bad at charity?… MORE >>

Things are looking up

Charitable deduction total for 2012 is nearly back to 2007’s pre-recession level; even still, the future may look different than the past. “The Internal Revenue Service recently reported on the amount of income tax deductions U.S.… MORE >>
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