Some donors of modest means are digging deeper, making sacrifices, and finding a stronger connection to philanthropic giving.
Tom and Bree Hsieh, a California couple, earn a comfortable income but give most of it away to follow Christian teachings about aiding the poor.
Richard Semmler, a mathematics professor, takes a hands-on approach with charities he supports.
Jill A. Warren, a nonprofit consultant, and her husband, a Methodist minister, give away up to 60 percent of their income in a year.
Pilar Gonzales, a philanthropy adviser, gives a quarter of her income to charities and individuals.
John Kluge, a billionaire who bestowed big gifts on colleges and other institutions, died at age 95.
An alumnus seeks to help the Massachusetts Institute of Technology enroll more undergraduates.
The philanthropist asked that other donors match his grant to Human Rights Watch, a New York group that fights abuses around the world.
Georgetown University has received an $87-million bequest, while the community foundation in Dayton, Ohio, has received $26-million.
The head of the Knight Foundation explains the rationale behind a $24-million project to get community foundations involved in improving local newsgathering.
The William Penn Foundation is spending more on efforts to improve local journalism.
The San Diego Foundation is supporting efforts to put the spotlight on local news about the poor and minorities.
About Fund Raising
Nonprofits are focusing their year-end efforts on online solicitations, one of the few fund-raising techniques that is still growing fast in the slow economy.
United Ways are trying to make up lost ground by courting women and minorities and aggressively reaching out to small businesses.
Changes in how United Way distributes money continue to shake up the fund-raising landscape in many cities.
As baby boomers, twentysomethings, and Generation Xers jostle for turf, nonprofit managers seek ways to bridge the gaps among workers of every age.
For young workers, the mission is most important, while for older workers, fair salaries are the key preoccupation, according to a cross-generational survey.
How nonprofit managers can help employees of all ages get along on the job.
Bob Forney, founder of the Global Foodbanking Network, died at age 69.
The Exploratorium, in San Francisco, created a new job to increase business revenue.
The Seattle Foundation lifts the veil on its internal data about charities, via a new Web site.
Family Services of Greater Houston makes money from a data system it created to meet its own needs.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $2.2-million for projects that use technology to encourage people to get involved in local issues.
A charity leader in Seattle has assembled a short video detailing the economic value of the nonprofit world.
Greed on Capitol Hill, in business, and in the nonprofit world is undermining the American dream, writes the head of a group that seeks to persuade grant makers to improve...
The New York Foundation's vision, integrity, and willingness to take risks make it one of the best grant makers in the country, writes a Chronicle columnist.
A focus on population is crucial for grant makers concerned about global sustainability, writes the head of the Colcom Foundation.
Born from an Oscar winner's passion, the Film Foundation preserves some of cinema's most fragile masterpieces.
The Harvard Business Review's September issue features articles about the ways social entrepreneurs can collaborate with business leaders and others to solve problems.
A veteran philanthropy consultant explores the lighter and darker sides of the nonprofit world in his new novel.
Many problems arts boards encounter result from insufficient training or a misunderstanding of an organization’s mission, writes the president of the Kennedy Center.
Nonprofit groups that charge for services need to think about an array of ways to set prices, says a book by a consultant to businesses.
Samuel and Saidye Bronfman used innovative methods to advance Jewish and Canadian philanthropy, write two historians.
Women are increasingly giving larger amounts of money, so fund raisers should do more to understand how women prefer to be solicited, write three philanthropy experts.