Scott Thumma, PhD and Rev. Kristina I. Lizardy-Hajbi, PhD explore the 2023 giving trends of Christian congregations in the US.
From the Field
Discover current research and trends in the field of faith and philanthropy
Reliable, trustworthy research is important for those who work in the world of faith and giving.
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving is situated within the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which gives us access to the most relevant research in the field of faith and philanthropy. Additionally, there are many other organizations in the field that produce high quality research. Stay tuned to this page for news of breaking research in the field of faith and giving.
Research and Scholarship Resources
Danielle Segal, Executive Director of Honeycomb, writes about how youth philanthropy programs empower teens—and cultivate the next generation of giving.
This “Back to School” edition of Insights includes an interview with three faculty members at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Anna Pruitt, PhD explains the latest data on giving to religion from the Giving USA 2023 report.
David P. King, PhD highlights a study to help faith-based organizations can harness the power of giving in communities.
Patricia Snell Herzog, PhD writes that the best way to tailor appeals is to engage donors based on the approach they take to their giving.
Rabbi Julia Appel shares research about belonging and how different program areas impact a congregant’s sense of belonging.
Lake Dissertation Fellow, Feyza Akova, discusses Sufism, self-transcendence, and social change and their connections to doing good in the world.
This is the source article for the Barna study on generational giving patterns; it describes number of generational aspects of generosity among self-identified active Christians.
Meredith McNabb recaps a presentation from the Science of Philanthropy conference and notes the connections to work in religious fundraising.
Insights, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, is a resource for the religious community and fundraisers of faith-based organizations that provides:
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