For faith and generosity, it’s déjà vu all over again.

The folks over the Chronicle of Philanthropy have just released a special report titled “How America Gives,” and surprise, surprise, faith is a major factor in the findings. As has been the case in every study ever done of philanthropic activity in these United States, the religious shine. When it comes to the faith and […]

The 10 percent solution to what ails our country

The long-term impact of declining church attendance is obvious – at least to me. As fewer people find their way into America’s churches, fewer people are giving as an expression of their faith. Empty seats in houses of worship translate almost immediately into fewer dollars contributed to all kinds of charitable causes – both faith-based […]

Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors. Where are the givers?

Despite a whopping $290 billion in charitable giving in 2010, individual donors are no more generous now than when giving data was first collected some 40 years ago – a finding that has the U.S. nonprofit sector in a dither. Fortunately, our nation’s philanthropic intelligentsia are on the case. This past June, 36 nonprofit leaders, […]