The Indiana University Center on Philanthropy has released the latest edition of the Philanthropic Giving Index (PGI), a semiannual study of current trends and future expectations in the field.
According to the executives and fundraising consultants who completed the survey, the climate for philanthropy in the United States has cooled slightly over the past six months but is still positive. In results consistent with general economic trends, respondents' overall assessment of the fundraising atmosphere dipped 2.6 percent from midsummer to December, after a drop of just .01 percent in the previous six months.
The survey was mailed to 296 nonprofit development executives and fundraising consultants in October. Of those, 181 completed the survey.
To read the executive summary, visit: http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/PGI-6ExecutiveSummary.pdf