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Today, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI released the 2023 Global Philanthropy Tracker (GPT), the 11th edition of this unique index that offers a comprehensive picture of the scale and scope of worldwide cross-border philanthropy. The GPT is a critical tool that bridges the gap between the increasing need for philanthropy and the lack of available data insights about the scope of cross-border giving. The report also compares cross-border philanthropy to three other cross-border financial resource flows, including official development assistance (ODA), private capital investment, and remittances. The GPT demonstrates how civil society, government, business, and individuals collaborate to find sustainable solutions for societal issues around the globe.

At a time when there is concern about public confidence in society’s institutions, Americans have a broadly favorable impression of charitable giving and nonprofit organizations, but many know relatively little about how philanthropy functions, its impact on their lives, or how its current controversies could shape the future, a new study from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds. The report, What Americans Think About Philanthropy and Nonprofits, examines public awareness, attitudes and perceptions of philanthropy, philanthropic sector institutions, and policies that govern and affect charitable giving.

The Patterson Foundation welcomes Alexa Carr, Avery Crews Prado de Lima and Andrew Spector of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI as the newest members of its Fellows Program. The trio of Fellows will apply their learnings from the school’s Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree program during a year-long engagement designed to connect aspiring philanthropic leaders with opportunities to gain experience and learn innovative philanthropic principles while contributing to initiatives strengthening people, organizations and communities.

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) today released Moving Money and Shifting Power for Social Justice: Voices of Wealthy Next-Gen Donors, a new report exploring how young, wealthy donors are engaging in social justice philanthropy. The report is informed by 28 interviews with current or alumni members of Resource Generation, a membership community of wealthy, young adults who are committed to equity and wealth redistribution. The report provides insights on how this group of donors practice philanthropy to support social justice, including their motivations, behaviors and challenges.

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy today released a global report in a first-of-its-kind research series that explores emerging philanthropic giving vehicles around the world. Digital for Good: A Global Study on Emerging Ways of Giving examines new and evolving trends in philanthropy – including the use of crypto donations, contactless giving, workplace giving and online volunteering – in eight counties with diverse philanthropic, cultural and policy environments. The report also includes implications of technology-enabled ways of giving and predictions of how they are likely to affect the future of philanthropy.

Mona Siddiqui, OBE, an internationally acclaimed expert on interfaith relations and Christian-Muslim relations, cultural observer and BBC Radio commentator, will deliver Lake Institute on Faith & Giving's 18th annual Thomas H. Lake Lecture in Indianapolis on March 2, 2023. Siddiqui will focus on the transformative power of religious traditions that encourage giving, which lead to a shared sense of belonging and to the relationships necessary for community and civil society.

All In, All Rise, a symposium organized by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will examine how women’s involvement in philanthropy strengthens communities, encourages greater strategic giving, and builds a more diverse network of engaged citizens. The event will be held March 28–29, 2023 in Chicago.

Genevieve G. Shaker, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural Donald A. Campbell Chair in Fundraising Leadership at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. A leading national fundraising expert and researcher who is also an experienced professional fundraiser, Shaker is associate professor of philanthropic studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.