About Fund Raising
As more states seek to cut aid to the family-planning group, donors are spontaneously sending money to local affiliates.
Nonprofit alliances don't always lead to an increase in donations, but some groups have overcome the challenges.
Two performing-arts groups arranged a meeting of their corporate and foundation supporters to test the idea of a merger.
Many people in fund raising originally planned to become pilots, journalists, criminal lawyers, or teachers. Learn more about their careers paths and share yours with our...
After turning down money from a controversial corporate supporter, the charity Reel Grrls scores big with donors.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond is using barcodes to link parents to information about how children can learn from exhibits.
Women are more likely to support anti-bullying and childhood obesity issues, while men are more likely to support the Tea Party movement or global-warming groups.
2011 Endowment Survey
Nonprofits are on track to earn at least 8 percent on their endowment investments, following a year in which they earned 12 to 13 percent, a Chronicle study finds....
Board members are typically divided on the wisdom of the move, largely depending on their appetite for risk.
A former federal prosecutor takes an aggressive approach to protecting donors from organizations that violate the public trust.
Oregon's attorney general John Kroger has taken numerous legal actions against nonprofits and telemarketers that say they are helping veterans.
Lawmakers in eight states have passed or are considering measures that would prevent the organization from getting government aid.
Regional and citywide online events are helping charities attract gifts at a time when they face government and corporate cuts in aid.
Charities that want to organize a local or regional online “giving day” - or participate in one, and share in the money raised - should consider this advice...
The authors of The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age say charities must be willing to experiment.
Gary D. Bass is leaving OMB Watch, a government accountability group he founded, to become president of a Washington grant maker.
Gene Koo, an expert in online fund raising and social networks, is the new leader of iCivics, a charity founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
The Boston Foundation has plunged with gusto into the rough-and-tumble world of influencing public policy.
Many funds are redefining their role to focus on influencing public policy, not just raising and giving away money.
The Boston Foundation's effort to connect gang members with job training, mental-health services, and other aid is keeping them away from violence.
Jack Mandel, a Cleveland philanthropist, primarily supported colleges and Jewish causes.
Lester and Sue Smith, a Houston couple, donated money to help a local health-care institution better serve its outpatients.
Creating strong incentives for sharing what works and making it easy to capture knowledge can help nonprofits become more efficient and effective.
With the economy still struggling to rebound, board members need to think carefully about whether chief executives should get raises.
Diane Feeney, a daughter of the billionaire philanthropist Charles Feeney, explains why her family foundation chose to operate for a limited time—and how that decision...
The former head of the Exxon Education Foundation urged nonprofit leaders to gain a broad education, not just technical skills—and often asked them to ponder whether...
Nonprofits should borrow a page from the corporate playbook and appoint one trustee whose job is to help the chairman and the chief executive on governance matters.
A charity founded by Newark's mayor, Cory Booker, offers mentors, job training, and other support to help fathers succeed in earning money and taking care of their kids.