Special Report: Giving USA
Giving USA, the annual tally of donations, found that contributions from private sources dropped by 3.2 percent last year. But some fund raisers and scholars wonder...
Charities raised more than $300-billion last year, but a decline in foundation giving caused overall donations to drop and showed that the second year of the recession caused...
Social-service charities experienced a rise in giving but not enough to counter the enormous demand for help.
Religious groups usually defy giving trends during recessions, but overall donations dipped in 2009.
Arts groups recovered ground last year, after donations sank by more than 10 percent in 2008.
Organizations that serve youths have been hit hard financially for three years straight, though some charity leaders are hoping for some relief in 2010.
The bright spot in giving last year was in donations to overseas aid. But the outlook for 2010 is mixed.
Environmental groups began to emerge from the recession last year, and many believe that the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will bring greater attention.
Advocacy groups find challenges getting attention from donors in the economic downturn, but they see signs that a recovery is on its way.
Donations to health organizations grew by 4.2 percent last year, but many groups are facing fund-raising challenges.
Foundations undertake new efforts to promote job creation, especially in the regions of the country most hurt by high unemployment rates.
A new fund provides no-strings-attached grants and consulting help to Atlanta charities.
By Caroline Preston
Florida's governor has signed legislation designed to restrict how much state and local governments can do to regulate foundations and their diversity practices.
The Rocky Mountain Nature Association got an unexpected donation of $54,000 because one of its donors was awarded money from a fund for people who suffered in World War II.
About Fund Raising
Charities in the region say the needs will grow because of the forthcoming hurricane season and because the area still has not fully recovered from Hurricanes Katrina and...
By Nicole Wallace
The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health has started an ambitious effort to raise money to help grass-roots groups respond to the problems caused by...
By Nicole Wallace and Grant Williams
The Gulf Coast oil spill has triggered scrutiny of the Nature Conservancy's partnership with BP, the company responsible, and is prompting charities to review their own...
A North Carolina social-service charity created a Twitter table at its annual fund-raising event to reach out to supporters. Plus, see
Nancy Lublin, chief executive of the charity Do Something, has become a prominent and outspoken leader, speaking about what charities and business do right -- and wrong.
A charity executive's new book provides tips for executives on inspiring their staff members
As baby boomers retire in growing numbers, charities seek out temporary chief executives who can help determine the next steps for an organization.
Social networking can transform how nonprofit groups solve problems, write Allison Fine and Beth Kanter, the authors of The Networked Nonprofit, who will join...
Grant makers should think about the beneficiaries of their philanthropy when they consider whether they are meeting their legal obligations to use assets well, writes Sean...
By Pablo Eisenberg
Nonprofit boards should not follow the lead of the business world when setting executive compensation, argues Pablo Eisenberg, a Chronicle columnist.
By David Simms
Developing rising stars from upper management as well as from the lower rungs of the ladder is an investment in an organization's future, writes David Simms, an executive...
More charities need to understand how skilled volunteers can help them stretch their financial resources in the economic downturn, writes Mallory King, the leader of a New...
By Matthew Levitt
Charities need to guard against exploitation by terrorists seeking money and a veneer of respectability, writes Matthew Levitt, a foreign-policy expert.
Foundations should oppose Florida's effort to restrict reporting about diversity efforts, writes Emmett D. Carson, chief executive of the Silicon Valley Community...
A foundation is collaborating with the New York City government to create new street-vendor businesses that will generate jobs -- and make healthy produce available to...
David Dik is taking the top job at Young Audiences Arts for Learning, a New York group.
The Arc of the United States, a group that aids people with intellectual and development disabilities, has created a new job focused on spreading innovation.
Lisa Nitze is taking over the leadership of an organization that promotes the use of business tactics to solve social problems.
By Eugene McCormack
The Boston Beer Company's small-loan program has helped create more than 250 jobs by building local businesses.