There is no data that perfectly predicts what will happen to philanthropy in a time of concurrent pandemic, economic downturn and inequality and racial unrest.  But there is A LOT of data to be analyzed from crises and downturns in the past. Giving stretched and contracted in various configurations during the Great Recession of 2008, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, 9/11, hurricanes, tsunamis and wars. In this program, Dr. Rooney will review what we’ve learned in previous crises and consider the effect of policies, including the CARES Act, intended to encourage giving during these challenging times.

What you’ll learn

  • How to make realistic comparisons between past downturns and the current economic climate.
  • How disaster giving affects other types of philanthropy during times of crisis.
  • How past policy changes, including TCJA, have affected charitable giving, and how to advocate for the most effective policies to stimulate additional giving.