Tag: Giving USA

The Golden Age of Philanthropy?

It would be hard to argue that the 1870’s to the 1890’s were not the golden age of philanthropy in America. In a little over two decades, the number of millionaires in the United States grew from 100 to 4,047. Mega gifts from philanthropists like Andrew Carnegie, Ezra Cornell, Johns Hopkins, John Rockefeller, and Jane… Read more »

Is The Donor Universe Shrinking?

Scientists have argued for years over whether or not the universe is expanding or shrinking. With the recent arrival of the Giving USA statistics for 2013, many nonprofit leaders are asking the same question about another type of universe –the “universe” of prospective donors to our non-profit organizations. For some of these leaders, there may… Read more »

Giving To The Arts – What Goes Down, Must Come Up?

  You know the saying that what goes up must come down. This year, we’ve learned the inverse is true when it comes to giving to the arts. What has been down is now coming up! The 2013 Giving USA results show an increase of 7.8 percent, and that’s not even the best part. In… Read more »

Giving Trends: The Past Forty Years

By Sandra Kidd The year 1972 was a very big one. Innovations were created and events occurred that would greatly influence the future of our country. In the technology world, the compact disc was introduced by the RCA Company, the first video disc was released by Phillips, the video game market was launched by Atari,… Read more »