The Philanthropy 400
While the 400 biggest charities increased donations by a median of nearly 5 percent, that figure masks the real picture for most nonprofits, The Chronicle's annual...
Nonprofits are trying to make giving affordable and mobilize campaigns that mix social concern and fun.
Nonprofits take donors behind the scenes so they can see how their dollars are put to work.
The 400 biggest nonprofits lost a collective $6-billion in the downturn
Some charities have found a successful strategy in seeking groups of supporters who are nothing like their traditional donors.
Adding a personal touch and paying attention to doors' preferences for certain programs help lift giving.
The Natural Resources Defense Council taught donors about the carbon emissions used to prepare the dinners they were eating at a benefit.
While grants are always preferred, low-interest loans can help charities continue their work as endowments shrink in a volatile market.
A Seattle cancer center is holding events to connect its supporters with its scientific mission but assuring people that it understands if the bad economy has deterred their...
Amherst College overcame the challenge of the recession to near its capital-campaign goal early, in part by relying heavily on alumni and parents who offered to visit...
United Way Worldwide is offering affluent people a relatively low-cost way to ensure the charity gets a big gift every year.
Nonprofits are cutting back on lavish events and replacing them with intimate gatherings.
Nonprofits need to do a lot of work to find compatible partners, including involving the board and donors in shaping alliances.
A group of 200 nonprofits and businesses are trying to devise lasting solutions to help the nation's poor.
Scholars estimate that proposals to eliminate giving breaks could cost charities several billion dollars.
A growing number of nonprofits are adopting new identities, in part to update their image or stand out amid the competition.
Nonprofits need to talk to a lot of people and think through a lot of logistics before picking a new name.
Journalism groups say they are stymied financially by the lag time, but the IRS is thought to be concerned about the precedent it is setting.
Moving beyond the typical rosy annual report, the American Cancer Society has produced a document with real-world information like how it is progressing on its strategic plan...
IDEO, a consultant to companies like Apple and Bank of America, is showing nonprofits how to reach out to beneficiaries before designing new aid approaches.
Marguerite W. Kondracke, head of America's Promise Alliance, plans to become a senior adviser to the nonprofit once her successor is found.
Stepping in after scandals ,the new chief hopes to increase private support and strengthen respect for the network as an unbiased source of programming.
Two nonprofit experts argue in a new book that the sharp distinction between money that is invested for financial returns and charitable gifts to solve social problems is...
The efforts by big American philanthropies get the spotlight in the cover article of Governing magazine, while Town & Country profiles seven wealthy philanthropists under...
Nonconventional approaches are needed to ensure professional development while being sensitive to an organization's financial position.
John and Laura Arnold take on issues like criminal justice and improving schools as they seek to give away a big chunk of their wealth.
Texas philanthropists John and Laura Arnold have hired a veteran political strategist to lead their foundation.
John and Laura Arnold, two generous Texas philanthropists, say they don't understand why many wealthy people are cautious about their giving.
The largest gift in the museum's history expands the earlier support of the Holocaust survivor Eric F. Ross and his late wife.
Foundations should think about ways to use the clout of their endowments and access to boardrooms to push for changes on Wall Street and in Washington.
Charities need to push for a more equitable tax system and economic aid that creates jobs, not write-offs for rich donors.
States are making big decisions that will determine how the measure works, and philanthropy can influence those deliberations, write two foundation officials.
Charities must pay greater attention to results as competition for donations grows more fierce, but it's important to let measurements mature as a nonprofit grows.
A charitable effort by the sporting-goods company encourages girls in developing countries to get an education and learn to be self-sufficient.