A Snapshot of 2011 Giving Trends
Here’s a sampling of some of the news from the Chronicle of Philanthropy November 17, 2011 issue, and my insights:
What Can We Learn About How Much the Wealthy Give?
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have generated quite the buzz by encouraging billionaires to have 50% of their wealth to charity. In…
Church Giving Down Compared to Non Profits
A recent study by Empty Tomb, an Illinois based research organization shows some troubling signs for church giving. From 2007 to 2008,…
How the Aging Population Will Affect Giving
People are getting older. Birth rates are declining. Those are two really big statements that could easily be overlooked. What’s the significance…
Pay Attention to Female Donors
If you are a development director, who do you want to meet with—the husband, the wife or both?