1st Annual Report on America’s Giving Style

America’s Giving Style is a breakthrough new report that goes beyond the already available statistics on giving to reveal the heart and soul of what donors are trying to accomplish with their gifts. Its focus is on understanding individuals’ underlying belief systems and motivators of how to effect change, regardless of the issue being addressed.

A collaborative study from Bolder Giving and WiserGiving, America’s Giving Style analyzes the strategies and approaches that donors use to solve complex problems through their charitable giving. Most donors are focused on fixing immediate problems but typically will use a combination of strategies to effect long term, sustainable change. Furthermore, most sophisticated donors try to align their giving with their beliefs, though for many their current giving habits do not match their ideals and ambitions.

The data comes from actual donors who have discovered their real preferences for strategic giving by taking the WiserGiving Style Quiz. The Style Quiz presents different ways individuals can impact seven social issues. Based on their specific answers, individuals learn about their intuitive approach to addressing problems — i.e. their WiserGiving Style.™ Almost a thousand people have taken the Style Quiz online, this report shows their aggregated results.

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