Volume 29, Issue 09
Renovation Nation: How Three Nonprofits Rebooted and Sparked Growth
Inside the makeovers that helped 4-H, PEN America, and Mental Health America update their images, reach new audiences, and rev up fundraising.
Online Data and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Revive an Advocacy Nonprofit
Mental Health America has boosted its fundraising and reach by "functioning like a start-up," with streamlined decision-making and new digital tools.
PEN America Joins the Political Fray — and Finds New Audiences
Long considered a genteel citadel of the literary elite, the nonprofit has increased its revenue and membership while raising its voice on free expression, protection of journalists, and President Trump.
Soccer Program Helps Refugee Children Find Footing in America
Luma Mufleh felt moved to start coaching a ragtag group of kids she spotted playing barefoot in their strange new surroundings. What followed was an improbable journey to create something that could lift them to acceptance.
From Alaska to Florida: Top Donors From All 50 States
Who gives the most to charity in your state? The Chronicle scoured its databases to give you the answer. The list includes ranchers, media moguls, clothing makers, and, of course, tech wizards.
Donations Grew 1.4% to $390 Billion, Says ‘Giving USA’
Modest performance in key economic indicators, coupled with uncertainty over the nation’s political direction, seems to have led to sluggish growth in philanthropy last year.
GoDaddy Couple’s Partnership Is a Tale of Tears, Tattoos, and Charity
Renee and Bob Parsons plan to rev up their giving to shed most of their $2.7 billion to help veterans, women, the underprivileged, and others.
Opinion: What ‘Giving USA’ Tells Us About Democracy in Philanthropy
The report shows megadonors are not as dominant in the nation’s giving patterns. That development has an upside, philanthropy historian Benjamin Soskis writes, but there’s still reason to worry about who can influence where charitable dollars are spent.
Opinion: 10 Ways Generous Donors Can Make Big Bets for Social Change
Paying general operating expenses, building knowledge, and financing advocacy campaigns are among the ways philanthropists can transform the world.
For Jeff Bezos’s Philanthropic Focus, Readers Favor Long-Term Change
A roundup of your responses to our question on where the billionaire Amazon founder should focus his philanthropy following his request for advice on Twitter.