The 2013 Philanthropy 400
America's 400 largest nonprofits increased donations just 4 percent last year and say they expect 2013 to be flat, a Chronicle study finds.
Fidelity Charitable is growing so fast, it could soon top United Way as the most successful fundraising organization in America.
Bucking the shift to social-media-based marketing, the charity has found that TV ads and direct mail work well in appealing to its mostly older donors.
The National Christian Foundation has thrived in part by reaching out to evangelicals and setting up a strong network of local offices to advise donors.
The institution trains students for careers in seeking gifts and nurtures its staff with lots of professional-development opportunities.
At a time when the group has been struggling to maintain donor support, its leaders see good "sound bites" in the prevailing message of Pope Francis.
The rankings reflect cash and product donations as well as stock, land, and other gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Organizations that made the list for the first time this year or that are returning after having been off the list for at least one year.
Organizations that appeared in the 2012 list but didn't raise enough money to be included in 2013.
Private support to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art grew 410 percent from 2011 to 2012.
Wealthy Americans are on track to give more $1-million-plus donations to charity than they did before the recession.
The skills that foundation officials develop in fundraising and shaping programs makes them strong charity leaders, say experts.
Many of the measures that have helped achieve major efficiency came from off-the-shelf technologies.
The Intel Foundation plans to award $100,000 in education grants to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and it turned to Twitter for advice.
Advice on how to deal with haphazard records that hobble fundraising efforts.
Grant makers are plowing hundreds of millions of dollars into efforts that some experts say will show what works best to rescue troubled cities.
A thriving downtown and strong middle class are essential to the recovery, grant makers say, but some activists worry about who's getting left behind.
Such efforts showcase the determination of Detroit's residents to find their own solutions to the city's problems.
Although threats to sell Detroit Institute of Art's masterpieces prompts concerns, other parts of the cultural world are energizing the troubled city.
Among the efforts under way: a rating system to help parents compare schools and decide where to send their kids.
Robert Vagt's departure comes after the big grant maker fired its longtime director of environmental grant making and its director of communications.
Grant makers must support efforts to persuade lawmakers that it's their duty to govern responsibly.
Gifts that keep government running are well-intentioned, but they undermine America's commitment to distributing public benefits equitably and transparently.
It's time for a new progressive era, complete with muckrakers and trustbusters, to cast a critical eye on philanthropy.
Grant makers should give generous unrestricted awards to high-performing charities as a way to signal to donors what matters.
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