All tagged Research and Data

You may know that I have a 5-year old son, Jude. As I type this, he is throwing a tennis ball against the outside fence, having already “helped” with my work this morning — you should see how organized these stacks of paper are! I’ve never been a clock-in and clock-out kind of professional, a characteristic cemented after nine years of both working and living at Camp Stevens — because there’s nothing clock-in and clock-out about non-profit, summer camp, or retreat center work. (Can I get an Amen?)

In 2017, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation partnered with researchers at the University of Connecticut to deploy a comprehensive survey capturing the experiences of LGBTQ youth in their family settings, schools, social circles and communities.

“Only 27% of LGBTQ youth can “definitely” be themselves in school as an LGBTQ person.”

Changes to the tax code have made many of us in the non-profit world anxious: Without a tax incentive, will individuals be as inclined to donate? The first data is in.

Here's a breakdown of some of the giving changes from 2017 to 2018:

  • Giving by individuals dropped 1.1%, or 3.4% when adjusted for inflation.

  • Corporate giving increased 5.4% (2.9% adjusted).

  • Foundation giving increased 7.3% (4.7% adjusted).

Specific fields that saw decreased giving include religion, education, human services, and giving to foundations and public society benefit organizations. Health as well as arts, culture, and humanities saw small increases in nominal dollars which translated to a slight decrease when adjusted for inflation.