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In 2014, the education sector received the second-largest amount of charitable giving out of all nonprofit sectors – reaching a total of $54.62 billion, according to Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Contributions to the education sector comprised of 15 percent of total giving in 2014. The report shows that Americans donated an estimated $358.38 billion in total, which is the highest level in the report's 60-year history. When assessing charitable giving to the education sector in particular, the data shows a steady growth in charitable contributions. Between the years of 2013 and 2014, giving to education increased by 4.9 percent. Below are some more key findings and recommendations that are intended to help organizations in education effectively prepare for their future in fundraising.

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In 2014, charitable giving to nonprofit organizations in the health sector reached a total of $30.37 billion – a total of 8 percent of all donations received by charities in 2014, according to Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. The health sector continues to grow at an increasingly steady pace. Contributions to health organizations increased by 5.5 percent from 2013. This increase in charitable giving to health organizations is a positive indicator during this time of ongoing change for the sector. Below are some key findings and recommendations that are intended to help health organizations prepare for their future in fundraising.

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In 2014, charitable giving to nonprofit organizations in the arts, culture, and humanities sector reached a total of $17.23 billion – a total of 5 percent of all donations received by charities in 2014, according to Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. When assessing charitable giving to the arts, culture, and humanities sector these past few years, we are seeing that there is a steady growth in contributions. Between the years of 2013 and 2014, giving to arts, culture, and humanities increased by 9.2 percent. Below are some key findings and recommendations that are intended to help organizations in the arts, culture and humanities sector effectively prepare for their future in fundraising.

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According to Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, charitable giving in the U.S. reached its highest level since the Great Recession. In 2014, Americans donated a total of $358.38 billion to nonprofit organizations, representing five years of continued growth. The positive trajectory of charitable giving in the U.S. is a significant representation of the industry’s current strength and its potential for future growth. 

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In 2014, total charitable giving to nonprofit organizations in the environment and animals sector reached an all-time high of $10.50 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars, according to the recently released Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. Contributions to environment and animals organizations increased by 7 percent (between 2013 and 2014), the fifth consecutive increase in giving to this sector. This is a clear indication of a subsector that is evolving and growing – and attracting significant gifts from wealthy individuals and foundations. Below are key findings and recommendations to help environment and animals organizations capitalize on this growth and prepare for their future in fundraising.

Nonprofit Trends, Giving USA, Environment & Conservation Trends

CHICAGO, IL (June 16, 2015) - In 2014, charitable giving in the U.S. reached a total of $358.38 billion – an increase of 7.1 percent in current dollars between 2013 and 2014, according to Giving USA 2015: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. This increase in total charitable giving exhibits the generosity of Americans and the hard work and commitment of dedicated philanthropists across the nation. It is a testament to our constantly evolving sector and a clear demonstration of the opportunities for growth.

“These are very positive results for giving in the USA. The total of $358.38 billion is 2.1% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which equals the highest water mark in the 60 year history of the research. In addition, it is easily the most growth we have seen in one year since the end of the great recession," says Peter Fissinger, President & Chief Executive Officer of Campbell & Company, a national fundraising consulting and executive search firm for nonprofits. “Now we can build on this momentum by focusing on how donors impact the mission of the organizations we serve, communicating this to our donors and asking them to continue their generosity.”

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With just two weeks until the release of Giving USA’s 2015 Annual Report, Campbell & Company is excited to announce our series of “First Look” events. As the nonprofit sector continues to change, Giving USA’s Annual Report helps us understand the industry’s evolving trends and how best to navigate the current state of philanthropy. We are excited to identify and assess key insights and further dissect the implications of this year’s report. Through a presentation of the report’s findings as well as engaging and interactive panels comprised of distinguished nonprofit leaders, our series of national events will help participants assess their organization’s mission and goals and also help them prepare for their future.

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The recently released Giving USA 2014 report describes broad trends in higher education philanthropy. Total giving reached $335.17 billion in 2013, a 4.4 percent increase in current dollars and a 3.0 percent increase in inflation-adjusted dollars. The education subsector received the second-largest share of charitable dollars in 2013, at 16 percent of the total.  

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