Philanthropy "experts" are fond of coming up with theories about the different donor segments. According to the popular narrative, "sophisticated" donors are supposed to care about "social impact" or global endeavors to “change the world” through the technologies of social entrepreneurship and alleviation of “root causes.” But a new report on high net worth philanthropy suggests that by and large wealthy donors give just like the rest of us. 

First, this is a study of HNW (high new worth) donors—the "sophisticated" portion of the donor class, right? HNW defined here as net assets of $1M or household income of $200K+. So not stinking rich, but comfortable and up. Among these donors…

And a couple of thoughts from the Nonprofit Quarterly

Looks like civil society is going strong.