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Charitable Giving Continues to Be a Victim of Recession

Philanthropy NewsThe amount of money donated to charity has been inching up in recent years, but a new report finds that Americans still aren't giving as generously as they were before the recession began.

U.S. giving to charities totaled $316.23 billion in 2012, according to a report prepared by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and released this week by Giving USA.

How to Get Grants in a Down Economy

Check WritingCompanies and foundations are seeking to transform how they work with charities, no longer simply writing checks to good causes, said philanthropy leaders at Friday’s Fundraising Day in New York.

For example, Bank of America now seeks out organizations that help demonstrate it is a sound and caring business, said Andrew Plepler, the bank’s head of global corporate social responsibility in a keynote speech.

Fundraising Expert Says the Lackluster Economy Does Not Reduce Gift Giving

Philanthropy and RecessionThe long recession has hit many nonprofit organizations where it hurts.
But if you listen to Tony Myers, PhD, CFRE, who started his own philanthropy consulting firm (Myers and Associates) after a long career in development and major gifts in higher education, you would never know it.

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