News and analysis
January 05, 2015

Grant-Maker Stories That Will Matter in 2015

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Patricia Harris, Bloomberg Philanthropies

 

Nonprofits Watch Nervously as Watchdog Groups Multiply and Demand MorePremium Link

Nonprofit leaders like Jennifer Chandler of the National Council of Nonprofits welcome the push for transparency but worry about the time it will take to be sure their information is accurate on several sites.

Some Grant Makers Get Savvier About Aid to War VeteransPremium Link

But navigating the thousands of groups is challenging, in part because of a lack of research on what works and because too many projects are ineffective.

Transformed Fund Reaps Windfall

Emmett Carson’s Silicon Valley Community Foundation, recipient of $1-billion from Mark Zuckerberg, has been working to reinvent itself by expanding its focus and building more alliances with corporate donors.

New Breed of CEOs Is Poised to Reshape Philanthropy in 2014Premium Link

Compared to the leaders of America's wealthiest foundations a decade ago, today's new hires are much more likely to be gay, black, or female and to come from modest backgrounds.

Foundations Struggle to Show Diversity in Hiring Money ManagersPremium Link

Knight’s leader Alberto Ibargüen has made it a priority to increase the number of minority-owned firms that manage the fund’s fortune.

Power to the People: Companies Hand Grant Decisions to EmployeesPremium Link

Silicon Valley companies LinkedIn and VMware find a new recruiting tool in letting employees distribute thousands to charities.