There are many studies about the nonprofit sector, management practices, staffing needs, and more. This page presents only organizations or research that relates to fundraising practices and predictions about donor giving. If you know of a study not shown, please contact us to share the link so that we can consider it. Thank you.
Annual report of philanthropy, Giving USA Foundation. Published since 1956, Giving USA appears in June of each year. Free executive summary.
Annual report of donor retention, Association of Fundraising Professionals. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project uses data provided through software packages to a central site for analysis. It presents tools for tracking and evaluating your annual growth in giving. Growth in giving is the net of gains in giving minus losses in giving. The site includes resources for calculating your own “GiG” (growth in giving) results.
Periodic research about charitable giving in Canada. A. Abigail Payne, University of Calgary. Between 1992 and 2008, contributions to charitable organizations more than doubled, from $4 billion to more than $9 billion.