2012 Foundation Survey
Seventy-one percent of foundations told The Chronicle that their giving would be flat or would drop this year. That's largely because their assets slipped last year by 3.5 percent and are still far from returning to pre-recession levels.
Over all, the way that foundations have generally given grants has been little affected by the harsh economy.
The Marguerite Casey Foundation is putting $3-million into a new effort to encourage voter-registration groups to take additional steps to get poor people involved in...
The Chicago branch of the Prince Charitable Trusts is dedicating new grants to help families of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Chronicle's survey of the nation's largest foundations shows that the top 10 account for about a third of all foundation assets in this country.
As partisan politics and leadership stymie plans to expand the volunteer corps, supporters of national service face new questions about how to sell, or even repurpose,...
An overview of National Service and the chief executives who have run the organization.
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, passed in 2009, was designed to greatly expand national service. The federal deficit and other public-policy concerns have kept the...
Nonprofit leaders are concerned about the future of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which has been without a chief executive for 15 months.
Wendy Spencer, the woman President Obama has nominated to run the Corporation for National and Community Service, has been hailed for her dedication to volunteerism, but her...
As the Corporation for National and Community Service faces questions about its future, its inspector general's office has had to put investigations on hold and let staff...
Experts say that winning over potential supporters is all about telling a charity's story—and the shorter the better.
Many groups are finding creative ways to solicit ideas on how programs are going and what workers hear from clients.
The findings indicate that many organizations are hoping to reinstate positions and salaries made during the economic downturn.
Pinterest is drawing attention because it lets charities use images to spread the word about their causes.
Three international aid organizations have created a map of health-care facilities that treat a stigmatizing childbirth injury incurred by women in developing countries.
New group seeks to give nonprofits help analyzing information that affects programs and operations.
A coalition of cancer charities is pushing Californians to vote for a tax on cigarettes, an idea that is drawing a well-financed opposition from tobacco companies.
As the top job at big nonprofit gets more demanding, few people possess the strategic, financial, and diplomatic skills they need to handle the job, experts say. Learn how...
Get a good mentor and expect political jockeying, development leaders say.
Board and staff members of the environmental group are questioning the appropriateness of the charity's marketing agreement with Sports Illustrated and a tony...
Nonprofits are increasingly discovering the benefits of the online lists, which allow donors to provide a variety of products that nonprofits need to carry out their work.
Child's Play, a Seattle charity, raises tens of thousands dollars by pointing people to the online shopping site.
In lieu of a death-focused approach to planned gifts, the Greater New Orleans Foundation educates prospective donors through the lighthearted adventures of a feline pair...
The 180 productions featured in Washington's Environmental Film Festival come from 42 countries and tell diverse tales, some of them offbeat.
The former journalist advised managers on how to exercise the moral courage needed to speak up when they saw ethical problems.
HelpAge International, the recipient of the $1.5-million award, gets people involved in public-policy debates.
Nonprofit executives and others can do their jobs more effectively if they ask the right questions and learn how to listen, say consultant Jerold Panas and his co-author.
After 26 years in the U.S. Navy followed by his work for the major charity, Charles D. Connor is looking for the "next challenge."
The public has a mistrust of all things big, including nonprofits, but by pitching long-terms solutions, charities can avoid some of the skepticism.
Nonprofits working behind the scenes are finding new ways to spark popular online revolts virtually overnight.
The major social ills foundations seek to heal can't be solved with the ephemeral efforts that mark philanthropy today, writes a former W.K. Kellogg Foundation official.
Poor management decisions made in the Planned Parenthood controversy offer lessons to nonprofits of all kinds, say two former charity chief executives.
As one of the last full-time reporters to cover nonprofits is reassigned to business coverage, the news media is no longer doing its job to hold charities accountable.