The School of Philanthropy focuses on increasing knowledge about the nonprofit sector and improving the practices of giving, volunteering, fundraising, nonprofit organization management, and other aspects of philanthropic activity.
Cutting-edge studies developed by the School's in-house research staff and faculty identify emerging trends, challenge conventional wisdom, and provide invaluable insights into philanthropic organizations and practices. The School shares knowledge widely, with nonprofit professionals around the world and with the general public, through a variety of means, including: training, academic and practitioner publications, electronic communications, and the mainstream news media.
The COPPS is the School’s signature research project that tracks and analyzes the giving habits of families throughout their lives and across generations.
With 40 years’ worth of trend information, Giving USA provides a broad national picture of changes in funding patterns over time.
The Million Dollar List holds the nation’s most complete data on million dollar gifts. The Million Dollar List is the only public and free record of gifts of $1 million or more.
Sponsored by Bank of America Merril Lynch, this semi-annual series of studies examines the giving behaviors of high net worth individuals and households.
The School is tracking confirmed reports from U.S. nonprofit organizations of donations they have received in response to the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan.