Lots of research is undertaken every year to analyse the world of charitable giving, track trends and study donor behaviours.
For example, the Coutts Million Dollar Donors report 2014 was released recently. The report notes a rise in the number of UK donations of almost 50% when compared with last year, whilst the total value of those donations rose only modestly from £1.35billion in 2012 to £1.36billion in 2013. Whilst Higher Education institutions continue to attract the highest proportion of donations at £552.1m, Arts, Culture and Humanities organisations sit in 4th place with 25 million pound plus gifts equating to £91.03m. You can find out more in the section of the report focusing on the UK and read interviews with donors in the Case Study section of the report.
Please use the comments below to share further reports, insights and articles with the community as you come across them.
I'd be particularly interested in hearing about resources that might not be written specifically for heritage organisations, but with principles and learnings that could be applied across sectors.