Giving USA 2012 Spotlight #2: Trends in Million-Dollar-Plus Gifts Made by Individuals, 2000-2010
Million-dollar-plus giving by individuals is highly related to changes in the broader economic context. When the economy booms or falters, giving at this level follows suit. This Giving USA Spotlight (pdf form) takes a look at the key economic indicators that relate to million-dollar-plus giving by American donors using The Center on Philanthropy’s Million Dollar List—an ongoing tabulation of announced gifts of $1 million and greater. This Spotlight examines the trends in million-dollar-giving by individuals overall, as well as across the nonprofit subsectors. By understanding the economic factors that relate to giving at this level over time, fundraisers can better understand what to expect from the donors that give these large gifts in the future. This Spotlight will be electronically delivered to your Giving USA account after purchase.