The Philanthropy 50
The 50 biggest donors contributed $10.4-billion last year, up from $3.3-billion in 2010.
The nation’s 50 most-generous donors continued to direct most of their giving to colleges, foundations, and other causes rather than social-service groups.
The Philanthropy 50 list doesn't include some of the best-known names in giving because those donors didn't make any new commitments in the past year.
Oregon Health & Science University Foundation offered a 12-page statement of what it could do with a large sum when an anonymous benefactor showed interest in the...
The South Dakota Community Foundation uses its knowledge of what two donors cared most about to seek a big estate gift.
Nonprofit leaders say the high-profile casualty of the recession could mark the start of more closures. But it is also a case study in the missteps many charities make, say...
With the closing of the pioneering social-service organization in Chicago after 123 years, nonprofit leaders suggest strategies that charity organizations must embrace to...
The Nobel Prize winner who is considered the founder of the social-service movement probably wouldn't recognize the organization she created, says one scholar.
Community groups find that the coalition approach can be more successful than a single program in tackling social problems that have defied solutions, such as low reading...
In 2010, the two men gave nearly 14 percent of their incomes to charity.
The big aid charity was accused of misleading donors by overstating its revenue. The charity says the IRS was off base in its response.
Charities and patient-advocacy groups say the Supreme Court should uphold a health-care law that requires most Americans to buy health insurance.
In a career that most recently included 13 years at the Museum of Modern Art, Lisa Mantone has found that an ability to work successfully with "strong people" is a great...
After military service and human-rights work, Ken Harbaugh wants to promote the idea of community service as "a patriotic duty."
The Lincoln Center's general counsel has written an overview guide on legal issues relevant to the administration of nonprofits.
Nonprofits are asking people to text pledges at galas and other events, and finding ways to get large donations, rather than the typical $10 or $25 gifts of the past.
A court ruled that a hospital had to give back $500,000 the singer had provided, plus another $500,000 in damages. The singer asked for his money back after negotiations over...
Consolidation of businesses sparks fears about the choices that will be available to charities that conduct online appeals.
Investigating claims of Lance Armstrong's Livestrong charity, a journalist for "Outside" magazine finds that the bicycling champion has done nothing illegal--though some of...
Sunny Fischer, who leads the philanthropy of the Chicago investment adviser Richard Driehaus, says her role is to be a researcher and analyst, and observer.
Margery Tabankin, who has helped Barbara Streisand give away money for 25 years, says her values are the same as the entertainer.
Christine Taylor, who advises the businessman Ronald O. Perelman, says she looks out return in investment as she vets potential donations, but ties to the donor also help.
The search for innovation and sexy new projects often means that donors fail to focus on efforts like making education for the disabled more cost-efficient and dealing with...
At a time when nonprofits are closing and demand for their services is rising, why are rich donors directing their money to causes that are not urgent, such as aiding the...
Nonprofits struggle with the same profound income inequality that individuals in this country do, with hospitals, universities, and other large institutions leading the pack...
A Supreme Court decision removes the roadblocks that have made it hard for federal dollars to flow to faith organizations.
As donors back efforts to convert biomedical discoveries into patient therapies, it's important to look at how well grantees attract top talent and how their finances work.
The rural development group Landesa says providing secure title to patches of land creates capital and helps families improve their income and their diets.