Report: Charities Not Faring Better Than Last Year

Despite recent reports of an improving economy, a recent survey says charities faced many difficulties fundraising this holiday season. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The news comes in the latest Philanthropic Giving Index, a report prepared by the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University. The report is comparable to the Consumer Confidence Index. Nonprofits in the […]

Study on "Why People Give" Surprises Researchers

A new study from Indiana University’s Center for Philanthropy aims to help nonprofits perform better at fundraising by indentifying why people donate. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. IU researchers collected data from more than 10,000 households and found that reasons for giving correlated with education levels and income, no matter the region. The study challenges […]

Library Flood Recovery Fund Gets Nearly $100,000

Financial donations have been pouring into the Louisville Free Public Library Foundation since the August 4th flash floods caused nearly $5 million of damage at the library’s main branch. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Foundation director Mary Hunt says the Library Foundation has received nearly $100,000 for the Flood Recovery Fund, and that donations are […]