The Growth in Total Household Giving Is Camouflaging a Decline in Giving by Small and Medium Donors: What Can We Do about It?

SPECIAL NPQ POLICY FEATURE: New research demonstrates that small and mid-size donations are falling even as charitable dollars continue to grow, increasing nonprofit dependence on the wealthy few. These facts should give us all pause and make us consider prioritizing the universal charitable deduction as sector-wide policy.

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.”