Feeding America has tripled cash donations and greatly increased food contributions since Vicki Escarra took over the charity five years ago.
More than 55 percent plan to give between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to a poll commissioned by the American Red Cross.
A growing number of young technology entrepreneurs are giving big sums and getting involved in hands-on efforts to change society.
Biz Stone and his wife, Livia, say they'll increase their giving after they learn what works and what does not.
The education charity DonorsChoose.org attracts tech-savvy trustees and advisers who want to help the charity take a cutting-edge approach.
After Tyree Guyton created a neighborhoodwide art project in Detroit, a nonprofit sprung up to attract tourists and educate schoolchildren.
Congressional impasse could lead to large across-the-board cuts that affect a wide range of social and community services.
City Year now throws all of its efforts into curbing the school dropout rate and is drawing more grants and better results.
The Wallace Foundation's effort to help afterschool groups learn to strengthen their organizations is helping them survive the tough economy and improve the quality of their...
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago now gets its whole staff involved in budgeting and monitoring expenses.
Governance experts suggest how charities can take steps to avoid wrongdoing and legal and ethical problems in the wake of a controversy over child sexual abuse.
The Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC is still regaining its financial balance, but its efforts to add programs, recruit trustees, and show its value to grant makers...
The goal is to improve quality and diversity of nonprofit leaders.
An 11-year drive led by Claudia Looney that brought in $1.03-billion was the most successful capital campaign ever by an independent children's hospital in North America.
Suzanne Nossel sees "a new sense of possibility about what can be achieved through mass human-rights movements."
A new history focuses not just on giving by rich people but also on the influence of small donors.
New executive regards the group's late director, Peter Goldberg, as an important mentor.
Urban Survivors, a new multimedia project, seeks to highlight the urgent humanitarian crisis and medical needs of people living in slums.
Toshiba, the electronics company, is planning to give away consulting services and equipment through a video contest on the social network.
Eight years after their last major update, Compassion International’s Web site is attracting a lot more attention.
Never give a free pass to any charity official, no matter how high profile, and get independent help investigating charges of wrongdoing, say two legal experts.
A new history of philanthropy doesn't do much to answer that important question, but it otherwise does a superb job of tracing giving from the 1850s to the present.
Nonprofit aid to people who face temporary setbacks, such as loss of a job or an illness, can make a big dent in reducing the number of poor Americans.
Scarce resources are routinely wasted by grantees and philanthropists who don't work together effectively. Here's how to change things around.
We have too many charities already. To change the world, Americans need to join forces to fix social, political, and economic institutions.
William Aramony, who spent six years in jail for misdeeds as head of United Way of America, was so flagrant in his abuse of power, it was easy for regulators to catch him....
A fund-raising adviser takes The Chronicle and nonprofits to task for promoting risqué approaches.
From business training to legendary lemon-meringue pie, the Women's Exchange in Baltimore has been serving it up since 1880.