May 18, 2014

How The Chronicle Compiled Online-Fundraising Data

The Chronicle of Philanthropy sent surveys to all of the organizations in its Philanthropy 400 rankings of the charities that raise the most money from private sources. Of those, 100 responded and their data were used for the analysis.

For organizations with national offices and affiliates, The Chronicle used financial information that the groups consolidated.

A searchable database of information from this survey as well as previous ones is available online.

This survey was compiled by Anu Narayanswamy and Sarah Frostenson.