The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report 

The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report by Nonprofit Tech for Good is an annual study dedicated to analyzing the giving habits of donors worldwide and is a sister report to the Global NGO Technology Report. The data from both reports is meant to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofit organizations (NPOs), and charities worldwide better understand if they are using technology in the ways that their donors prefer and where they need to improve. Download.

Peace and Security Funding Index: An Analysis of Global Foundation

The 2017 Index tracks funding across 23 diverse issue areas, many of which overlap with other sectors, like climate, democracy-building, gender equality, and migration. It is this interconnectedness with other issues that makes peace and security grantmaking ever more important. Foundations, policymakers, and civil society organizations may use the 2017 Index to advocate for increased attention to this fundamental work so we can continue to move towards a more peaceful, secure world for everyone. Download.

Philanthropy and Development in Southern Africa 

Philanthropy and Development in Southern Africa is a research series on the contemporary and enduring problem of economic injustice in Africa in the context of huge and increasing outflows of illegally transferred wealth. The research also explores illicit financial flows as both the cause and consequence of evil structures of political economy, and then asks what philanthropists can best do about the agenda of illicit flows and economic justice. It was commissioned by The Southern Africa Trust and TrustAfrica. Download.

Report – Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017

Foundation Center partners with Lucy Bernholz of Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society to offer Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017. The Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year as it pertains to philanthropy and the social economy. Download.

Report – Gilded Giving 

Gilded Giving: Top Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality by the Institute for Policy Studies shows how growing inequity in charitable giving-charities relying on larger and larger donations from smaller numbers of high-income high wealth donors, while receiving shrinking amounts of revenue from the vast population of donors at lower and middle income levels-may hold risks not only for nonprofits themselves, but also for a nation as a whole. This report tracks significant changes in philanthropic giving in recent years, puts forward a number of possible implications of these changes, and suggests some solutions. Download. 

The Philanthropy Outlook 2017 & 2018

The Philanthropy Outlook projects giving for the years 2017 and 2018 in relationship to the year 2016. The report explains how various economic factors will affect giving by source and subsector in 2017 and 2018 and provides other information to give context for these predicted trends. It was developed by the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy with support from Marts & Lundy. Download.

The 2016 Million Dollar Donors Report

The 2016 Million Dollar Donors Report tells a very positive story, with the number and total value of million-dollar donations increasing significantly from the previous year. The Report was produced by The Coutts Institute which provides specialist advice to our clients about philanthropy, wealth succession and family business. Download.

The Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017

Written by the Lily Family School of Philanthropy, The Philanthropy Outlook identifies the significant transformations philanthropy is undergoing. These changes are bringing both challenges and opportunities for nonprofits to recalibrate their approaches to engaging, stewarding, and retaining donors, as well as structuring overall revenue generation. The report highlights four key areas of change that are impacting philanthropy today and consequently in the near- and long-term future. Download

Report – Giving Australia 2016 Report

Produced by the Queensland University of Technology Business School, this report presents the findings of Giving Australia 2016 on philanthropy, with a particular focus on monetary giving by philanthropists and by philanthropic institutions including trusts, foundations and evolving forms of collective giving. Download

2017 India Philanthropy Report 

Produced by Bain & Company, the 2017 India Philanthropy Report focuses on the growing importance of the individual philanthropist in the overall landscape of funding for the development sector. It goes beyond analysing how much philanthropists are giving and instead focuses on the evolving approaches that givers are adopting to maximise their philanthropic impact. Download

Foundation Center’s 2016 Annual Report

From the launch of a new database system that had been years in the making to microfiche tax forms, Foundation Center is evolving to propel the future of giving. Download

Frameworks for Private Foundations: A New Model for Impact

Philanthropy is evolving more quickly than ever with new societal challenges, new players, and new strategies. Funders are seeking to increase their effectiveness, and want clear, practical guidance for getting there. This GrantCraft leadership series paper produced in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), explores the core frameworks that shape private foundations, and offers a roadmap for funders interested in reflecting on these frameworks to better align purpose, public benefit, and action. Download

Uganda Data Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop

Foundation Center in collaboration with the East Africa Association of Grant makers and the Uganda Philanthropy Forum compile the key outcomes from the Data Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop which explored strategies for developing a collective philanthropy data system for Uganda. Download

The Clinton Foundation’s 2016 Report confirms commitment to African projects.

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Nigerian Philanthropy Law Report

Published in March 2017, The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) in partnership with Oyebisi Oluseyi of the Nigeria Network of NGOs provide information on Nigeria’s legal environment for civil society and philanthropy in the Nigeria Philanthropy Law Report. Download

Center for Global Prosperity Report

The Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute details the sources and magnitude of private giving to the developing world in The Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances. Download

UBS Philanthropy Report

UBS in collaboration with TrustAfrica offer their perspective on philanthropic giving by wealthy Africans in sub-Saharan Africa in this brilliant report. Download

Toolkit for African Philanthropists

Authored by leading practitioners in Philanthropy, this is a practical guide containing information, short case studies, steps and questions relevant to African Philanthropists. Download

Framework for a New Narrative of African Philanthropy

African Grantmakers Network in an attempt to construct a new narrative on African Philanthropy, give a detailed analysis of Philanthropy in Africa. Download

The Bill and Melinda Gates 2015 Annual Report

Wondering how to make your nonprofits’ annual report digital? Take a cue from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Download

Millennium Development Goals Report

An in depth analysis of the progress Africa has made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals by the African Union and the African Development Bank Group. Download

Why Kenyans Give: A Nationwide Survey of Philanthropic Behavior

A Nationwide Survey of Philanthropic Behavior; A study about Kenyan giving by Yetu, a platform that provides information on Kenyan Philanthropy and connects Kenyans interested in developing their community. Download