Philanthropy News Blog

A roundup of philanthropic news.

This Week in Philanthropy: October 24 – October 30

It Was a Very Good Year: How Did a Regional Public University Make Fundraising History?

The University of Alabama (UA) School of Law received a four-year, $26.5 million donation, the largest in its 187-year history, from prominent business executive and attorney Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr.

Full article text is available via Inside Philanthropy, 10/24/2018

Trust is Essential in Donor Strategies with Grassroots Groups

Grassroots activism through social movements offers the best hope for meaningful change in the fight for equality and dignity, and donors need to build trust and create approaches that support this mobilization

Full article text is available via OpenGlobalRights, 10/25/2018

Average Giving by HNW Americans Rose 15 Percent Between 2015 and 2017

High-net-worth households in the United States gave $29,269 to charity on average in 2017, up 15 percent from 2015, a report from U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.

Full article text is available via Philanthropy News Digest, 10/29/2018

The Changing Face of America’s Wealthiest Clients

The ranks of America’s billionaires are growing — by 53 individuals, to be exact, with about $125 billion in combined fortunes. But the people who make up the country’s uber-rich are changing, according to a new report by UBS and PwC.

Full article text is available via On Wall Street, 10/29/2018

America’s Favorite Charities 2018

This interactive table features the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of charities.

Full article text is available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 10/30/2018

Training Yields Big Payoff in Giving

How the Boys & Girls Clubs of America doubled its revenue from individuals.

Full article text is available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 10/30/2018

The Art of the Giant Campaign

Harvard’s five-year drive netted $9.6 billion, while the University of Michigan cleared $5 billion. Here’s how they did it.

Full article text is available via The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 10/30/2018

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