Research & Reports

Americans are more rooted as migration declines among younger generations

Access to internet, among other trends, is leading to decreased migration as more Americans stay put in their hometowns.

Hurricane Michael recovery efforts point to the power of local generosity after overlooked disasters

Two main suggestions for those wishing to help support survivors of disasters reevaluate how they choose to respond.


How NYC nonprofits use public money to promote their political agendas

Next time you see protesters picketing something in Manhattan, be aware that a third—or more—of their salaries comes from New York City and the state of New York.

Nonprofit employment is rising, in raw numbers and at a rapid rate

Those who care about the sector should be a little unsettled.


Two cheers for Giving USA

While Giving USA’s annual reports fulfill a need for serious study of the charitable sector, fundraising professionals would do best to ignore all the buzz and focus on data that is more relevant to their specific organizations.

What can government do to increase America’s social capital?

The latest report from Congress’ Social Capital Project lays the foundation for strengthening families, communities, and civil society.


A decrease in charity: troubling trends from Giving USA’s latest report

Giving USA’s annual report on philanthropy for the year 2018 presents a complex climate for fundraisers and concerns for lovers of American civil society.

A call for nonprofits: you can now rely on hard data to measure your fundraising performance

Nonprofits can now take a survey to measure their performance and compare their fundraising programs against the highest performing organizations in their sectors.


Charities take digital money now – and the risks that go with it

Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.

Creeping credentialism and the bureaucratization of charity

Expertly deflating the pretensions of those who would make fundraising a bureaucratic and esoteric profession, this book takes on the creeping trend of professionalization in philanthropy.




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