Many of today's best-known charities are celebrating their 100th anniversaries and figuring out their next steps in a new century.
As it turns 100, the National Urban League finds growing demand for help in ensuring that blacks and other minorities can find jobs.
Nonprofits were created in big numbers 100 years ago to influence an increasingly powerful government -- and to help European immigrants and rural residents build new bonds as they moved to big American cities.
The California Community Foundation no longer simply writes checks to local charities; it now helps donors tackle national and global problems.
The American Cancer Society has been pushing for more-affordable health care, going beyond its original mission of fighting life-threatening disease.
As they keep changing to meet the needs of today's kids, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts continue their century-long rivalry.
Hadassah remains unbowed by deep investment losses but must now find a way to attract more young members.
The Russell Sage Foundation, which brought scientific rigor to aiding the poor, carves a niche as a low-key supporter of research.
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The bad economy has made it tough for charities to find new supporters, but many of them have found innovative solutions.
An environmental group realized it was sinking too much money into direct-mail appeals to seek new donors, so now it raises all of its money online.
With 2011 looking at least as tough as the past year for nonprofits, charities and their supporters look for ways to pull organizations back from the brink.
A North Carolina social-service charity prepares to make its fourth alliance in a year with nonprofits that might otherwise close.
A community foundation in Atlanta extends loans to strapped charities.
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona now makes grants only to groups that work together to solve important community problems.
Two Dozen Nonprofits Face Lawsuits Over Madoff Fraud
Nonprofit groups and their critics consider why recovery efforts have not made more progress in the year since the island was struck by disaster.
The Internal Revenue Service says it plans greater scrutiny of a wide range of charity activities in 2011, including loans nonprofits make to top officials and whether they paid sufficient employment taxes.
By bringing together powerful players in the nation's capital, a small charter-school network won a big federal grant to expand its work to curb poverty.
The D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative won a federal grant in part because it pulled together a diverse group of charities, businesses, individuals, and city agencies.
See statistics and figures from The Chronicle's report on the D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative.
A new study analyzing seven years of giving patterns shows that charities attract more donations from their own sites than through giving portals.
While most organizations say technology is essential to their operations, many groups rely on outdated computers and software, a new study finds.
The technology company’s decision to reject a charity-donation tool has infuriated many people in the charity world.
Anika Rahman, a lawyer who was born in Bangladesh, is the new leader of Ms. Foundation for Women.
Scott Steen now leads the Washington conservation group American Forests
Many charities fail to measure their results and their finances at the same time, says a veteran management consultant who co-wrote a new guide for nonprofits.
The philanthropist was one of the first entrepreneurs to promote social responsibility. He also pushed foundations to give more each year, saying they shouldn't save so much for the future.
The nation's wealthiest Americans slowed down their megagifts for the second year in row, The Chronicle's analysis of the 10 biggest donations of the year finds. The top gift was made to the University of Oxford by the businessman Leonard Blavatnik.
Foundations and nonprofits should band together to enable the poorest 15 percent of Americans to achieve middle-class well-being, writes a former president of Connecticut College.
Nonprofits should make sure they collect data on a new law's impact and educate lawmakers about why charities deserve tax-exempt status, writes a philanthropy expert at the Aspen Institute.
The 10 phrases that are dominating the nonprofit world show growing interest in technology and global priorities —not to mention the rise of "celebvocates" like Angelina Jolie.
The technology company has made it too hard for charities to solicit donations through its iPhone applications—and has done little else to help nonprofits, writes a Chronicle columnist.
A new effort to give state officials more control over charity assets is unwise and potentially violates the Constitution, writes a lawyer who specializes in fund-raising issues.
The sluggish economy and intensified government scrutiny mean nonprofit boards need to change the way they operate, writes a lawyer who advises nonprofits.
Philanthropists need to learn how to build effective organizations and focus on ways to influence government and help nonprofits assemble the right resources.