Giving Numbers: Reflections on Why, What, and How We Are Counting

There are two main, and contradictory, trends in American giving: its steady ascent, and
its relative flatness of growth. This historical reflection of U.S. philanthropy delves into what Soskis, of the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, calls “one of the great, enduring mysteries of philanthropy.”

Gender of Firstborn Child Affects Family Giving

We are not sure exactly how you should make use of this information, but a new report released today by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy comes to the conclusion that in two-parent families, the gender of a family’s firstborn child drives the likelihood the parents will give and to what causes.