Credentials

The Research Team
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

David Bivin, PhD Lead Statistician
Professor of Economics

Una Osili, PhD Principal Investigator
Director of Research, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies

Melanie McKitrick, MA, MPA Project Manager and Writer
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Jonathan Bergdoll, MA Statistician
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Mallory St. Claire, BS Research Associate
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Acknowledgments

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy developed this report with financial support from Marts & Lundy, a leading fundraising consulting firm dedicated to advancing philanthropy and philanthropic research and strengthening nonprofit leadership.

The research team would like to thank the following people from Marts & Lundy for their input and guidance during the development of The Philanthropy Outlook 2017 & 2018: Phil Hills, President and CEO, Senior Consultant and Principal; Sarah Williams, Leader of Analytical Solutions, Senior Consultant and Principal; and Alison L. Rane, Associate Consultant, Analytical Solutions.

The research team also thanks Vidhura S.B.W. Tennekoon, PhD, for reviewing the methodology used to develop The Philanthropy Outlook.

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Marts & Lundy also acknowledge Giving USA Foundation for publishing Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. For more than 60 years, Giving USA has been publishing timely estimates for U.S. charitable giving. Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the authoritative source on American philanthropy.