The bad economy and changing leadership are forcing many charities—such as AIDS United—to shoehorn their work into new priorities or seek alternative sources of aid.
After pouring hundreds of millions into work to create new small schools, the foundation said it needed to find better ways to increase graduation rates. But critics say the...
Seven in 10 groups expect giving to rise in 2012, largely because of the improving economy, but small groups continue to struggle.
As organizations find themselves in competition to retain the best fundraisers, there are incentives besides attractive salaries that can help keep good people from leaving...
Changes in technology, generational shifts, and the bad economy have led to touchy relationships, but some groups, such as Habitat for Humanity, are healing the rifts by...
A major restructuring is designed to help raise more money and minimize duplication, as well as give affiliates more time to do work in their communities.
As the economic downturn prompts more people to seek nonprofit work, charities are finding new ways to screen out people who aren't prepared for the gritty reality of helping...
The Fair Labor Association's investigation marks a new chapter as it seeks to prove that its controversial approach can lead to serious change.
A state regulator's investigation of Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute, drives home the importance of appointing trustees who can stand up to charismatic...
For the first time in six years, the percentage of people who gave in response to e-mail appeals rose.
If not enough supporters open a group’s messages, some e-mail providers will stop delivering that organization’s messages to other subscribers’ inboxes, says a...
Few nonprofits are spending more money or staff time to expand their presence, but their steady efforts are paying off better, a new study finds.
Vicki Spruill, who has a strong background in communications, will become the new president of the Council on Foundations in July.
Kevin Hagan, chief operating official at Good360, says he was Initially reluctant to take the position but was won over by the board's assurance that it was committed to...
Social entrepreneurs describe how their innovative projects affected communities.
The GreenLight Fund, founded by a Boston venture capitalist, seeks out one innovative group a year. The effort is now expanding to other cities.
In importing new charity programs to Boston, GreenLight vets candidate organizations thoroughly to make sure their services are a good fit in the community.
Joseph O'Donnell, a businessman, put no restrictions on the gift but hopes some of it will go to financial aid in recognition of the scholarship help he received.
Lotus House, in Miami, received the commitment from Martin Z. Margulies, a real-estate developer who is married to the nonprofit's co-founder.
Supporting the organizations that provide accurate information and curb the undue influence of money in politics are essential for foundations of all ideological stripes.
Grant makers often set impossible goals or let arrogant executives set the agenda instead of figuring out what strategies might be most effective.
The Paradigm Project hopes to sell five million of its inexpensive and efficient cook stoves in developing countries by 2020 to reduce the burden of collecting firewood and...