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JUL 25, 2014
Events & Awards
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy founding dean Gene Tempel receives the David R. Jones Award.
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JUN 17, 2014
Research
Giving USA: Americans Gave $335.17 Billion to Charity in 2013; Total Approaches Pre-Recession PeakAt an estimated $335.17 billion, total charitable giving from U.S. individuals, corporations, foundations and bequests in 2013 approached the peak seen before the worst of the Great Recession, adjusted for inflation, according to research released today by Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. When measured in current dollars, 2013 marked the fourth straight year of increased giving. As reported in Giving USA 2014: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2013, total giving has increased 22.0 percent since the official end of the recession in 2009 (12.3 percent when adjusted for inflation).
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JUN 03, 2014
Women & Philanthropy
Women's Philanthropy Researcher Earns Doctoral FellowshipMegan E. Springate, a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, is the recipient of the 2014 Women's Philanthropy Institute (WPI) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, WPI officials announced today. The award will help Springate complete her dissertation on women's holiday houses, which were founded in turn of the 20th century America to provide working women affordable and healthy vacations from urban factory life.
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MAY 29, 2014
Faith & Philanthropy
King to lead Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, Enright to become Senior FellowDavid P. King, a nationally acclaimed religious scholar, has been selected to lead Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Founding Dean Gene Tempel announced today. King will become the institute’s Karen Lake Buttrey Director, succeeding William G. Enright, an integral leader of Lake Institute since its inception. Enright will become Senior Fellow at Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and will play a central role in building its rapidly expanding Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) program. Both appointments will be effective July 1, 2014.
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MAY 09, 2014
Academic
Jean Case, CEO of Case Foundation, to headline Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy graduation, receive honorary IU degreeJean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, will be the keynote speaker for the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's school-wide graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 11. Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will present Case with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Indiana University during Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) commencement ceremonies that day.
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MAY 01, 2014
Gift Announcements
New Hartsook Institute for Applied Fundraising Research Will Help Nonprofits Improve FundraisingNonprofits will be better able to improve their fundraising by integrating the latest research into their efforts as a result of gifts from national fundraising executive Robert F. Hartsook, JD, EdD, founder and chairman of the Hartsook Companies, Inc., to the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, school officials are announcing today. Hartsook and the school are creating the Hartsook Institute for Applied Fundraising Research to advance research by assessing the results of new fundraising ideas, translating research into practice, and applying research in real-life situations.
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MAY 01, 2014
Research
Nonprofit Membership Organizations Falter Post Recession in IndianaThe Great Recession and subsequent recovery appear to have taken a heavy toll on nonprofit organizations that rely on members for voluntary and financial support, a new Indiana University report shows.Nonprofit membership organizations in Indiana lost more than 1,000 employees and over $15.6 million (adjusted for inflation) in payroll from 2007 to 2011. Those organizations include trade unions, political groups, business associations and fundraising organizations. Researchers point out that membership organizations may face special challenges in attracting participants and donors as compared to other nonprofit industries, such as health and education, which are considered necessities even during recessions.
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APR 09, 2014
Gift Announcements
Maureen and Jim Hackett to be honored at IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy AwardsPhilanthropists Maureen and Jim Hackett will be honored by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy April 9 during the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Spirit of Philanthropy Awards ceremony in Indianapolis.
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