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Chronicle of Philanthropy

Turning Away Donations From "Bad Donors"

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

It's clear that Reddit wants to embrace this aspect of its community, which means it's offering something that could be very valuable to us in the nonprofit sector -- if we're open to it.

Supreme Court Decision Favoring Rich Election Donors Is A 'Warning Bell' For Democracy

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

This month’s Supreme Court campaign-finance ruling to further relax limits on how much Americans can give to political candidates should concern non...

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Named Most Generous Americans

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact

SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, with a donation of 18 million ...

Philanthropy Bounces Back!

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philanthropy made a comeback in large donations in 2013 with the nation's wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to chari...

The New Non-Profit

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

Adapting and applying market based strategies for the non-profit sector would allow non-profits to potentially generate enough income to stabilize their core administrative needs. This would allow them to utilize revenue.

Walmart No Longer Most Charitable Big U.S. Company: Report

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact

Though giving is still far below pre-recession levels, charity from the big business sector rose last year -- but not by much. The Chronicle of P...

No, LGBT People Are Not Richer Than Straights

Ben Francisco Maulbeck | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Ben Francisco Maulbeck

The idea that gays are wealthier than straights is an inaccurate stereotype that undermines the struggle for equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

SLIDESHOW: 10 Millionaire Nonprofit CEOs

Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact

Behold, the 1 percenters of the nonprofit world. 20 nonprofit CEOS earned a salary greater than $1 million in 2010 and 2011, The Chronicle of Phila...

Are Religious People More Generous?

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion

BOSTON — States with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity, a new study on the generosity of Americ...

Patrick Corvington Out As CNCS CEO: Who's Next?

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.11.2011 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

After a little more than a year on the job, Patrick Corvington, the new CEO of CNCS, is resigning soon to take an "opportunity in the nonprofit community."

One Year After: Haiti Aid Is not Rocket Science nor a Spectator Sport

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

Many reports from NGOs are clearly inflated either by overvaluing supplies having been sent or by counting as money spent things which are planned for later on.

On Charities: Is Microscopic Overhead a True Measure of Effectiveness?

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

What does it mean when a charity with few employees and modest income reports one billion dollars in revenue? What more ought a donor know about the charity beyond its numbers?

Top 400 Charities See Billions Less In Donations, Biggest Percentage Drop Ever Recorded

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — A new ranking of the nation's 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ...

Nonprofits Unable To Keep Up With Growing Suburban Poverty, New Reports Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The national recession has had a suffocating impact on the middle class, with high rates of unemployment, home foreclosure and other hardships pushing...

A New Kind of Investing: The Philanthropy Secretariat in Liberia

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

After 14 years of civil war, Liberia's democracy is just beginning to turn a new page, and a group of strategic international philanthropists are hoping to play a role in catalyzing that process.

Two Philanthropists Call for Counterweight to Anti-tax Tea Party Movement

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Wales

A group of philanthropists call for a tax system that produces a more equitable society, and also produces more philanthropy.

Fundraising In Haiti: Where Does The Money Go?

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

The Chronicle of Philanthropy announced May 12th that over $1.1 billion has been donated to support relief efforts in Haiti. The largest recipients i...

Delivering Social Good via Technology as Economy Collapses

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

As the economy continues to spiral downward, the need for that long-cherished legal concept of pro bono assistance to those with growing legal problems has skyrocketed.