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NEWS! from the world of nonprofit advancement.
Group Estimates Philanthropy Rose 13% in 2013, Clashing with 'Giving USA'
Charitable giving rose 13 percent last year, says a new study scheduled to be released Tuesday by a philanthropy research group that is trying to deliver estimates of donations far earlier than “Giving USA,” which has for decades been the most-cited source of data on how much Americans donate.
But that figure stunned some charity experts, who say it seems higher than what anecdotal reports suggest. It also attracted a slam from the authors of “Giving USA,” who say the estimates are so inaccurate they will skew American’s understanding of the state of philanthropy.
While “Giving USA” has not yet calculated how much giving changed in 2013, the two organizations disagreed on the total donated in 2012—to the tune of $50-billion.Read more...