Breaking News Reporter
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Sara Herschander is a breaking news reporter for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Before coming to the Chronicle, she worked in podcasting at Futuro Media and as a freelance journalist covering social movements, labor, and housing. Sara previously worked in education, refugee services, and homeless services.
She is a graduate of Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies and received her M.A. in bilingual journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Stories by this Author
Uncertain Economy — and the Nation’s Debt Debate — Snag Nonprofit FinancesSpending cuts the federal government is considering come at a time when the uncertain economy is making fundraising tough, leading one prominent nonprofit expert to reach a breaking point.
The Face of Philanthropy
A Nonprofit Helps Students Learn Through Ukulele and SongStudents learn literacy, math, and other subjects through music that’s educational and fun.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ballmer Group Awards $42.5 Million to Help More Than 100 Black-Led Groups ExpandThe grants will support organizations that are less than two years old and focused on improving economic mobility.
How to Put DEI Strategy Into PracticePlus, join our free online event on seeking major gifts Tuesday, May 23
Nonprofits Are Still Struggling to Bridge the Digital DivideEighty percent of organizations in a new study said they are not able to achieve their missions because they or the people they serve have limited internet access.
Foundations Buoy a New Movement of Renters’ ActivismInstead of focusing mainly on ways to help low- and middle-class people buy affordable housing, grant makers are paying for community organizing and advocacy designed to protect renters. Plus: See the rest of our special report on affordable housing.
Nonprofits Struggle as Recession Signs Grow More PronouncedNonprofits say demand is increasing while donors’ fears about the economy are prompting them to hold back their gifts.
Cross-Border Philanthropy Was Stable as Covid Hit, in Sharp Contrast to Private Capital Investments GloballyA study released today shows that $70 billion was awarded, most of it from people in the wealthiest nations.
Make the Most of Online Fundraising: Experts Weigh InDigital fundraising has taken on a new urgency in recent years, as the pandemic has accelerated the need to connect with donors online, whether through email, social media, or text.
Nonprofits Talk A.I., Personalization, and Privacy at Technology ConferenceAt the first in-person gathering since 2019, nonprofits showed great interest in emerging technologies but said their top priority was more basic: getting their systems to talk to each other.