Trends in Philanthropy 2013


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With the recent Giving USA report, philanthropy has managed to slowly break out some trends post-recession period.

Philanthropy seems to be picking up after the economic recession ended. According to the report, charitable donations rose, arts and culture are gaining momentum, and Hurricane Sandy charities are cropping up. However, contributions to religions and religious causes are low and individual charity-giving lags behind.


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Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.



Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.




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