Americans gave an estimated $358.38-billion to charity in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the 2008 Great Recession. That total slightly exceeded the benchmark year in 2007, when giving hit an estimated inflation-adjusted total of $355.17-billion.
On June 16, the Giving USA Foundation released Giving USA 2015, its annual yearbook on nonprofit giving for the year 2014. As an annual tradition, our Firm shared these findings with our colleagues and the local nonprofit community with an in-depth preview of the Annual Survey of Giving. This year’s event was co-hosted by the Shepherd Center Foundation in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Atlanta Chapter. What follows is a snapshot of information presented by Alexander Haas President & CEO David H. King, a board member of the Giving USA Foundation and chair of the Giving Institute.