Americans continue generous giving

Estimated giving in 2007 grew about 3.9 percent from the previous year according to a recent press release from Giving USA, a group that has measured these statistics for decades. It appears that Americans gave about $306.39 billion. This in a year that had rising gas...

Economic impact on fundraising

Last week, I posted a bit about the counter-intuitive relationship of the economy and people’s generousity here in Maine. Now planned giving guru Robert Sharpe’s April Newsletter comments on it from a much better researched perspective! Here’s a bit:...

It’s NOT the economy, stupid!

Just read this in MaineBiz: Report: Maine philanthropy has grown Maine philanthropy has increased dramatically in recent years, according to a new report from the Maine Community Foundation and the Maine Philanthropy Center. “Giving in Maine: A Report on...
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