Just under 90 percent of fundraisers expect to raise more money in 2019 than they did last year, according to a new survey from AFP. Other highlights, courtesy of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, include the following:

  • Slightly more than one-third of survey takers said the economy had a positive impact on their fundraising; roughly the same percentage said it had little or no impact.

  • Fifty-four percent said the new federal tax law, signed by President Trump in December 2017, had little or no impact on their fundraising. Only 9 percent reported that the new tax code had a positive impact on 2018 giving.

  • Seventy-three percent said that few or none of their donors expressed confusion or uncertainty about the changes in the tax code.

  • Only 18 percent said they saw decreases in their support last year. But fewer — 13 percent — expect to see decreases this year.

Are you as optimistic for this year?