There's More Giving, But Not For Human Services

The recessionary economic climate last year didn't dampen Americans' philanthropic instincts. According to the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, donations to nonprofit organizations jumped by 6.21%, to $124.77 billion. That's the biggest percent of gross domestic product (2.2%) since the aafrc began keeping tabs on total giving in 1959. What's more, giving by individuals hit 2.13% of personal income, its highest level in 21 years.

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