Can We See the Future by Reading the Past? Charitable Giving During and After Recessions

Recorded on: May 21, 2020

Giving USA has tracked charitable giving in the United States since 1956. From this record, we can learn a great deal about giving during and after recessions. Insights from the past, including tough times in the mid-1970s and from 2008 to 2009, will shape decisions you make now and into the future.

We’ve asked Melissa Brown, chair of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel and an internationally recognized speaker about the data of charitable giving, to share what research shows about:

  • Disaster giving after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and now
  • Recession giving in long and in deep recessions

And perhaps most importantly,

  • What charities are doing right now to raise funds, not only for emergency relief in human services and health, but also for on-going operations in the arts, environment, and other types of missions.