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May 5, 2014

New data story: The Million Dollar Philanthropist At A Glance

by Jacqueline Ackerman
 

Check out the newest installment in our Data Stories series, about Million Dollar Philanthropists and their giving patterns.

November 11, 2013

New Research: The Million Dollar Donors Report 2013

by Jacqueline Ackerman
 

The first international Million Dollar Donors Report was released today by Coutts and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The report builds on the Million Dollar List, exploring million dollar-plus giving in six regions around the world.

May 5, 2013

A Decade of Million-Dollar Gifts: The Impact of Individual Donors

by Jacqueline Ackerman
 

This entry is the fourth and final blog post in our series about "Decade of Million-Dollar Gifts" report. As practitioners and donors, it likely came as no surprise to read in the Million Dollar List report that from 2000 to 2011, the largest share of million-dollar-plus gifts came from individuals. What does this mean for non-profit organizations?

April 4, 2013

A Decade of Million-Dollar Gifts: The Impact of the Economy

by Jacqueline Ackerman
 

The release of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s "A Decade of Million-Dollar Gifts" report continues to generate interest within both the donor and the nonprofit community. This blog is the third in our series about the report, which was sponsored by CCS. The report found that trends in giving at the million-dollar level correspond to changes in the economy.

April 4, 2013

A Decade of Million-Dollar Gifts: The Value of Local Donors

by Jacqueline Ackerman
 

The release of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s "A Decade of Million-Dollar Gifts" report has been generating buzz amongst fundraisers and donors alike. As partners of the project, over the next few weeks CCS will be exploring key findings and implications of the study in a series of blog posts. The report found that 60% of million-dollar gifts came from donors who live in same geographic region as the recipient organization, confirming an idea that most practitioners in the world of fundraising would agree on – local donors are the ones making impactful gifts to nonprofit organizations.

April 4, 2013

A Decade of Million-Dollar Gifts: An Overview

by Jacqueline Ackerman
 

A new study, "A Decade of Million-Dollar Gifts," was sponsored by CCS and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. It uses Million Dollar List data from 2000 through 2011 to answer questions about who gives and receives these gifts, and what the impact of the economy has been on gifts at this level.