The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, in partnership with Marts & Lundy, is releasing a groundbreaking research project that predicts future philanthropic giving.
The Philanthropy Outlook projects that charitable giving is expected to grow by 4.8 percent in 2015 and 4.9 percent in 2016. Contributions from individuals/households, estates, corporations and foundations all are predicted to rise in both years.
The nonprofit sector has a significant impact on our society and economy, yet nonprofits lack the tools and resources business and government have to assess the outlook for their fields. Nonprofits need information about giving trends to develop effective fundraising strategies. The Philanthropy Outlook enables fundraisers to gauge the future philanthropic climate and develop strategies tailored to that environment.
We hope that these forward-looking predictions along with historical data will inspire new conversations that can inform decisions and enhance our collective ability to grow philanthropic giving in the U.S.