For the second time in a row, donations rose by 10 percent or more. The growth was powered in part by big campaigns like Harvard's drive to raise $6.5-billion.
Lobbyists are gearing up to press their case with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and other congressional leaders over tax legislation affecting nonprofits.
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Nonprofits hope to take advantage of monthly giving, matching donations, and smartphones and tablets to bring in more money this year.
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With the marketplace being crowded and volatile, charities will have to be focused, strategic, and confident to win corporate support, says one expert.
$67,560 for Hospice Patients
Among the 10 new grants posted today: $67,560 from the McLean Contributionship to the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia to enable hospice patients to communicate with their friends and family using video-conferencing technology. Search The Chronicle's database of more than 38,000 grants.
But the organization cites a variety of factors, including the possibility of higher interest rates and a weak stock market, in warning of a likely decline this year.
While contributions last year to donor-advised funds exceeded the amount given away, grants made from the accounts grew at a faster rate.
Organizations should be grateful to their hardworking board members, but too often those trustees overreach and can have a negative impact on decision making, especially true...
Bill and Melinda Gates are now trying to enlist every citizen in philanthropy, not just fellow billionaires.