Giving USA released their annual report on trends in American philanthropy for 2018.
The chart below provides a great summary of their findings.
As Gregory Warner notes in his recent article, total giving actually increased by .7%. Even given the inflation-adjusted decline, giving still remained at 2.1% of GDP. The inflation-adjusted decline is far less than the Chronicle on Philanthropy told us it would be.
Fundraisers should be about seizing the opportunity, not projecting worry.
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