Advocacy groups remain concerned about the impact the new federal tax law is having on charitable donations.
Historically, U.S. charitable giving has matched or exceeded GDP growth. However, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, while the GDP grew by 2.9 percent last year, charitable giving only grew by 1.6 percent.
Compared to 2017, charitable giving in 2018 declined by 4.4 percent among those giving up to $250 and donors between $250-$1000 gave 4 percent less. The number of donors dropped by 4.5 percent between 2017 to 2018.
Independent Sector commissioned research by TargetPoint Consulting to examine how nonprofit leaders can use values-based messaging to advocate for charitable giving tax incentives. There were several important key findings. To review them, click here.