Jacksonville is Doing Good

As of October 6th this year, the city of Jacksonville placed 6th in charitable giving between the year 2006 and 2014 out of 50 large cities in the US. According to the Florida Times Union, the ranking was based on “tax returns filed by Americans who itemize their deductions, including their charitable gifts. Rankings were compiled for states and metropolitan areas based on the ratio of contributions to adjusted gross income.”

It is difficult to quantify the impact of the level of good; however, the level of impact in Jacksonville is evident.

The presence of One Spark in Downtown Jacksonville. By crowdfunding event is very important in the influence of Jacksonville and nonprofits in the city, and while Jacksonville isn’t the most influential city in the US, the rise of social awareness and the need for organizations to be socially responsible changes may affect the levels of change and charitable nonprofits in the US over the next few years. It will be interesting to watch the rankings change as the trends do.


One comment

  1. Clayton Freeman · October 28, 2014

    Very interesting stats about Jacksonville’s generosity. I’ve seen the number of people, including many here in #concomms, involved with nonprofits, so the results weren’t stunning. But Jacksonville’s growing reputation as a hub for campaigns serving charitable causes can only boost interest further. I remember that you said a few weeks ago that many nonprofits have big plans for success but need the communications staff and skills to make them a reality. For those of us in the Converged Communications program, these organizations could provide promising career opportunities down the road.


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