Converting good intentions in to greater impact

Funders Research

Funders Research

Interested in learning more about the role of funders in supporting volunteer engagement? Check out the research briefs below as well as our Imaginings Blog:

  • Funders Overview (June 2012)
    A summary of the Reimagining Service Principles as well as a rationale for why funders should consider investing in volunteer engagement and how to get started.

  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Volunteerism and Charitable Giving (2009)
    An Executive Summary of research that looks at volunteer behavior including the reasons to volunteer and the connection of volunteering and philanthropic giving.  One of the interesting findings is "On average, those who have volunteered in the last 12 months donate ten times more money to charities than non-volunteers ($2,593/yr vs. $230/yr)."