September 29, 2017
A $50 million gift to tiny Oglethorpe University, whose endowment is just $33.5 million, is one example of how major gifts can change everything for a small institution. In other news, the Trump administration is coming under fire for its hurricane response in Puerto Rico, and efforts in Los Angeles illustrate how developing housing for people in need can be tough even when the money is there.
September 27, 2017
In other news, many Puerto Ricans are still looking for water, gasoline, and outside assistance a week after a powerful hurricane struck the island; the White House is still weeks away from a formal request for aid, sources say.
September 25, 2017
In other news, a nonprofit allied with Trump bashes the NFL in a Facebook ad, donors write big checks to fight gentrification in DC, the Washington State attorney general sues an Olympia hospital for insufficient charity care, and more.
September 22, 2017
In other news, philanthropists and business titans mingle at Bloomberg gathering; immigrant parents arrested at nonprofit hospital while awaiting newborn's operation; Charity Network founder talks about celebrity philanthropy and the Giving Pledge; and tips on teaming up with businesses for a good cause.
September 21, 2017
A group criticized Google; then it was exiled by its parent organization. Experts offer tips on how think tanks and other nonprofits can avoid similar situations.
September 20, 2017
Plus, JPMorgan Chase commits $40 million to create economic opportunity in two Chicago neighborhoods.
September 19, 2017
Corporate philanthropy increasingly takes its cues from "employee resource groups," which get direction from individual staff members passionate about charitable causes.
September 18, 2017
Also, storm recovery is vastly different for rich and poor. In other news, impact investing is rising fast thanks to millennials; political events replace charity galas at Trump properties; neurological research says giving really does make people feel good; Humble Bundle brings in $100 million for charity; and the Holocaust Museum finds itself at the center of a debate on the Syrian civil war.
September 15, 2017
New data shows that the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, and other groups that have been prominent in fighting the president’s policies have been big beneficiaries of those gifts.
September 14, 2017
Also, faith groups play an integral role in disaster recovery in coordination with state and federal agencies, and Time profiles the immigrant billionaire who has made one of the biggest gifts for hurricane relief. In other news, Phillip Morris commits $1 billion for anti-tobacco efforts; mid-Manhattan library gets $55 million; and Chicago's South and West sides get $40 million commitment.