14. Charitable Solicitations Highlights

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Registry

A snapshot showing how many entities were registered and how many solicitation campaigns were being conducted in Colorado as of November 30, 2012.

Charities 10,452
Paid solicitors
176
Professional fundraising consultants
60
Active solicitation campaigns
367

 

Contributions Received by Registered Charities with 2011 Fiscal Year End

Based on overall financial reports filed by charities before November 30, 2012, with a reporting period ending anytime between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011.  Includes charities that used paid solicitors.

  Total amount % of total
Colorado-based charities
$3,702,065,153 6.3%
Out-of-state charities
$54,899,022,970 93.7%
All charities
$58,601,088,123 100%

 

Results of Solicitation Campaigns

 Based on the 462 solicitation campaign financial reports filed in 2012.

Total gross proceeds $317 million
Total net proceeds to charities $203 million
Percent of total gross proceeds to charity 64%
Solicitation campaign reports filed 462

 

Giving USA 2012 Report Highlights

This frequently-quoted annual study shows the sources of charitable giving nationally. Amounts in billions.

  Total amount
(in billions)
% of total % increase
from 2010
All Americans
$298.32 100% 4.0%
Individuals $217.79
73% 3.9%
Foundations
$41.67
14% 1.8%
Bequests $24.41 8% 12.2%
Corporations $14.55 5% -0.1%

Source: Giving USA Foundation (2012), "Giving USA 2012: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2011. www.givingusareports.org.

 

 

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