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DEC 17, 2014
Academic
IUPUI Charitable Giving Class Awards Grants to Indianapolis CharitiesIU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy students in the Learning by Giving class gave $10,000 to Indianapolis community organizations.
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DEC 03, 2014
Research
Significant growth in online giving seen on #GivingTuesday 2014, initial data from major donation processing platforms showIn just its third year, Tuesday's national day of charitable giving -- known as #GivingTuesday -- attracted widespread participation, with $34.9 million raised online via five major donation processing platforms, according to initial estimates tallied by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and supported by the Case Foundation. Very early reporting of the amount for offline donations processed by some these platforms as of noon on December 3 included an additional $10.8 million raised offline, for a combined $45.7 million. Giving results for #GivingTuesday 2014 are expected to grow substantially as offline donations continue to be processed.
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NOV 13, 2014
Events & Awards
Seiler Selected 2014 Outstanding Fundraising ProfessionalTimothy L. Seiler, Ph.D., CFRE, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Indiana Chapter.
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NOV 12, 2014
Women & Philanthropy
Young, Single Women Who Are Religiously Unaffiliated Are Generous Charitable GiversNonprofits seeking new and generous donors should look to a seemingly unlikely source: young, single women who are not religious, a new study by the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds. Gender and generational differences seen in the study demonstrate that religiosity is not a one-size-fits-all predictor of giving.
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NOV 10, 2014
Gift Announcements
Stead Family Establishes Chair in International PhilanthropyGlobal understanding of philanthropy across borders and within cultures around the world will be significantly advanced by the creation of the Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy. The gift is the school's 10th endowed chair in philanthropy, the most at any university. The school is creating a Stead Family Medal in honor of their generosity.
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NOV 03, 2014
Research
International Million Dollar Donors Report Examines Giving in Seven RegionsWealthy donors in seven regions around the world gave 1,995 gifts totaling $26.3 billion in 2013, according to the second international Million Dollar Donors Report released today by Coutts in association with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. U.S. million dollar giving rose to its highest level since 2008.
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OCT 28, 2014
Events & Awards
China's evolving philanthropy sector is focus of two-day summit in Indianapolis Philanthropists, scholars and business people from around the world are gathering for a summit on the present and future role of philanthropy in China, hosted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and IU Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business.
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OCT 21, 2014
Research
2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy Finds 28 Percent Increase in Charitable ContributionThis biennial survey finds wealthy donors' giving is up and the future looks bright. Eighty-five percent of donors plan to give as much or more in the next 3-5 years than they have in the past.
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