Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB)
today announced the release of Growing Philanthropy in the United
States, a report
featuring recommendations defined to increase charitable giving to
nonprofit organizations. Co-authored by Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang of
Indiana University, the report is presented by Indiana University,
Blackbaud, Hartsook Companies, and Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising
and is based on research from the Growing Philanthropy Summit.
- Download the Growing Philanthropy recommendations at www.blackbaud.com/growingphilanthropy.
"Despite an increasing effort on the part of nonprofits, individuals
today give no more than their predecessors did over four decades ago,"
said Adrian Sargeant, co-author of the report and Hartsook Professor of
Fundraising, Indiana University. "Forty years of increasingly
sophisticated fundraising practice, the development of planned giving
vehicles, the appearance of the Internet, and the rise of new digital
channels have done nothing to move the needle on giving.