Report: Charitable giving rose by less than 1% in 2011

Indiana University’s Center for Philanthropy has released Giving USA 2012, its annual report tracking American philanthropic giving. Nationwide, giving rose by .9 percent to $298.4 billion, which is $11 billion less than 2007’s record high, according to the report. The report cites stagnant growth across the economy as the reason why philanthropy has been slow […]

Combating poverty: Understanding factors and policy efforts

New research and Congressional testimony from the Brookings Institution, a non-partisan public policy think tank, identifies the factors behind America’s rising poverty-rate and evaluates policy efforts aimed at stemming poverty. The report finds that though various programs have attempted to deal with the symptoms of poverty, the poverty rate stays high because policy fails to […]