Overcoming Barriers to Giving

The influences on donors’ philanthropy and solutions for giving more

Two out of three donors want to give more to charity. So what is holding them back? Overcoming Barriers to Giving, based on a survey of more than 3,200 people who give, explores why donors aren't giving as much as they'd like and what might help them to give more. It also offers tools and strategies for donors at any level to give smarter.

Two out of every three donors want to give more to charity.

What holds donors back from giving more?


Would give more if their finances allowed it


Would give more if they knew the impact of their donations

Do you want to give more?

These simple ideas can help you.

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