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April 20th, 2018
Charitable giving in America has never been just for rich people. Throughout our history, Americans of all walks of life have voluntarily given their time and money to help others, support cherished private institutions, and solve problems in their communities. Some of the most generous people,... More »
April 9th, 2018
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
As a new generation of wealthy corporate leaders turns from their businesses to solving the societal and global problems they see around them, they are fundamentally challenging the role of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. From education to disaster relief, there is no problem that, they... More »
March 30th, 2018
Source: Impact Catalysts
Swift and immediate response from philanthropy: “What are nonprofit capital markets?” Thus began a Twitter exchange More »
March 26th, 2018
Source: Nonprofit AF
An exasperated colleague in an ED group I belong to quoted a rejection letter she got from a foundation: “The Foundation Board appreciates that the XYZ program requires staff in order to function; however, the Foundation’s preference is to provide funding toward equipment or other non-salary... More »
March 19th, 2018
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
Philanthropy invests billions of dollars into charitable causes each year. According to Foundation Center, foundations gave an estimated $59.28 billion in 2016. That’s a tremendous amount of capital. For better or worse, the field of philanthropy is a leader in determining what’s important and how... More »
March 14th, 2018
Source: Fast Company
In 2017, the inauguration of Donald Trump sparked an unprecedented rise in charitable donations as people concerned about the new administration’s stance on everything from women’s health to social justice, civil liberties, and immigration began giving heavily to nonprofits supporting those causes. More »
March 7th, 2018
Source: CEP Blog
Transparency — being open, honest, and clear — is a key driver of strong relationships between funders and grantees. More »

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