The 2018 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy
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The results of the 2018 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy demonstrate, in many ways, a continuation of the broad trends seen in previous years’ Studies. Taken as a whole, giving by high net worth households appears to be stronger than ever. The familiarity of these ongoing trends is reassuring, but it may also be deceptive. Trends are, by definition, dynamic, and the trends in this year’s Study reveal a powerful undercurrent of social, economic, political and demographic forces that will compel nonprofit organizations to adopt strategies and business practices that are more inclusive and transparent.