2017 Charitable Giving Report Key Trends in Philanthropy

| February 14, 2018

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The 2017 Charitable Giving Report is one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community, tracking nearly $30 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving from the Blackbaud Index. In this report, you’ll get your first look at 2017 giving data and how philanthropy was affected by this year of change and uncertainty.

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Signal Corps Regimental Association

The Signal Corps Regimental Association, or SCRA, is a private, nonprofit organization that provides an opportunity for all active, reserve, and national guard, officers, warrant officers, enlisted members and civilians, as well as any former members of the Signal Corps to aid in preserving for posterity the proud heritage of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Regiment, and Signal units throughout the world.

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Signal Corps Regimental Association

The Signal Corps Regimental Association, or SCRA, is a private, nonprofit organization that provides an opportunity for all active, reserve, and national guard, officers, warrant officers, enlisted members and civilians, as well as any former members of the Signal Corps to aid in preserving for posterity the proud heritage of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Regiment, and Signal units throughout the world.

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