Fundraising Data, Surveys, & Reports
Data is an increasingly prevalent tool in determining fundraising performance. Featured below are various statistical resources and metrics databases compiled by GG+A and other philanthropic management research institutions.
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy – 2012 Report on Giving, U.S.
The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) has published the Annual Report on Giving for 27 years. Based on the FY 2011 survey, total funds received by health care institutions increased over the previous fiscal year by 8.2% for a total amount of $8.941 billion. Visit the AHP website to download the 2012 Fact Sheet or order the report
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy – 2011 Report on Giving, Canada
Bank of America – 2011 Study of High Net Worth Women's Philanthropy and The Impact of Women's Giving Networks
Bank of America - The 2012 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy: Issues Driving Charitable Activities Among Wealthy Households
Conducted for Bank of America by The Center on Philanthropy, this new study builds on the previous studies issued in 2006, 2008, and 2010. Its aim is to identify key trends and to provide deeper insights into the motivations and attitudes of wealthy donors. Read the press release here and download the report here
Billion-Dollar Campaigns in Higher Education – Current and Completed – March 2012
Using publicly available data as well as information from the Chronicle of Higher Education, GG+A philanthropic management researchers compiled this ongoing list of current and completed billion-dollar campaigns in Higher Education institutions. This list reflects the increasing frequency of the once rare billion-dollar capital campaign.
Download a PDF of the Billion-Dollar Campaign List
Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians: Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating 2010
In 2010, nearly 24 million people, or 84% of the population aged 15 and over, made a financial donation to a charitable or non-profit organization. Canadians donated a total of $10.6 billion (Canadian) in 2010. Both the percentage of the population donating and the total amount of donations were relatively unchanged from 2007. Download the Canada Survey of Giving (PDF)
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) – UK Giving 2011
This survey gives an overview of individual charitable giving in the UK from 2010-2011. It provides data on how much is given and who the donors are. Download a copy of the report at the CAF website
The Chronicle of Philanthropy – Philanthropy 50
This annual ranking, compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, lists America's 50 most generous donors. The most generous donors gave more in 2011 but still lag their pre-recession pace. View the list and learn about the Philanthropy 50 at The Chronicle website
The Chronicle of Philanthropy – Philanthropy 400
This annual ranking, compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, lists the 400 charities that raise the most money through private sources. America's big charities expect fund raising to rise in 2011, but the increase won't come close to making up the ground they lost in the downturn. Learn about the Philanthropy 400 at The Chronicle website
Council for Aid to Education (CAE) – 2011 Voluntary Support of Education Survey
CAE's Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey is the authoritative national source of information on private giving to higher education and private K-12 independent schools, consistently capturing about 85 percent of the total voluntary support to colleges and universities in the United States. CAE has managed the survey as a public service for over 50 years. The most recent report, for the 2011 fiscal year, demonstrated that private contributions to America's higher education institutions increased 8.2 percent to $30.3 billion. See the CAE press release (PDF)
Coutts Million Pound Donor Report 2011
Published by the University of Kent’s Centre for Philanthropy, Humanitarianism and Social Justice, this is “the first study to focus exclusively on UK charitable donations worth £1 million or more. It aims to capture and track trends in major giving, including the size of donations above a million pounds, the type of donors making gifts of this size and the causes that are benefiting.” See the Donor Report
Giving USA 2012 – Charitable Giving for the Year 2011
For more than 50 years, the state of American charitable giving has been chronicled in this authoritative survey by the Giving USA Foundation. Replete with data tables and trend lines, Giving USA provides a comprehensive look at who gives and where. Following a combined drop in charitable giving of nearly 10 percent in 2008 and 2009 from the 2007 high of $310.57 billion, charitable giving is again rebounding with an estimated amount of charitable giving totaling $298.42 billion in 2011. This represents a 4% increase over the $290.89 billion donated in 2010. Purchase the full report or download a free copy of the executive summary
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Hudson Institute – 2012 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances
New data at the end of the global recession in 2010 show strong gains in philanthropy and remittances from developed to developing countries, according to the 2012 report. Access the press release, Executive Summary, and/or the full report at the Hudson Institute website
Largest U.S. Not-for-Profit Health and Cultural Organizations by Revenue with Sources of Income
Using data published by the NonProfit Times, GG+A philanthropic management researchers compiled these lists to show the largest not-for-profit health and cultural Organizations in the United States.
Download a PDF version of the list – Health Organizations
Download a PDF version of the list – Cultural Organizations
NACUBO 2011 Endowment Study
This annual study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers serves as the premier source of higher education endowment information. Data gathered from American colleges and universities participating in the 2011 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments® (NCSE) show that these institutions’ endowments returned an average of 19.2 percent (net of fees) for the 2011 fiscal year, a marked improvement over the reported average for FY10. Visit the NACUBO website for more information or to purchase the complete results
Ross-CASE Survey 2010-2011
This survey of gift revenue and fundraising costs has been carried out each year for the last ten years to measure the philanthropic performance of Higher Education and Further Education institutions. It is the only source of information on this subject in the UK, enabling institutions to compare themselves with their peers. It also provides an estimate of the overall impact of philanthropy on the Higher Education sector. Visit the Ross-CASE survey website for details
The Slate 60 – Largest American Charitable Contributions
In coordination with The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Slate Magazine compiles an annual list of the 60 largest American charitable contributions. According to Slate, the 60 largest donations totaled $3.36 billion in 2010. Visit the Slate 60 website for details