Volume 29, Issue 07
New Wave of Technology Helps Expand Power of Online Fundraising
Charities are stepping up efforts to help their supporters raise money from friends. While the amount of money raised is still relatively small, the tactics help nonprofits expand their web of connections to potential donors.
In Building Movements, Don't Forget About Email
Facebook and Twitter are important, but the Women’s Marches and other activist campaigns prove that an older form of electronic technology still has power to motivate followers, says Brian Young of Action Network.
Free Tool Helps Nonprofits Draw More Social-Media Fans
Facebook’s CrowdTangle tracks the performance of all an organization’s social-media accounts, and savvy nonprofits can use the data to boost fundraising.
Opinion: Building Online Communities Is Key to the Future of Nonprofits
Connecting donors and beneficiaries online helps charities reach more people in need while forging stronger bonds with their supporters, says Katie Bisbee of DonorsChoose.org.
On Big Foundations' Boards, 'Coastal Elites' and Ivy Alumni Predominate
Trustee rosters at major grant makers sorely lack socioeconomic and geographic diversity, a Chronicle analysis shows. What does that mean for philanthropy?
Dominance of ‘Coastal Elite’ Extends to Foundations, Study Finds
Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders railed against the power of an entrenched leadership class. They didn’t target philanthropy, but they could have, based on our first-of-its-kind analysis of major grant makers' boards.
Inside Philanthropy’s Boardroom 'Bubble'
At the 20 wealthiest national foundations, which control $162 billion in assets, plenty of board members have degrees from top private universities, but only a handful live in rural or poor parts of the United States.
Hollywood Producer Pursues ‘Focused and Specific’ Giving
Steve Tisch, whose film credits include Forrest Gump and Risky Business, learned his philanthropy from wealthy parents who stressed that the family’s status carried great responsibility to help others.
Nonprofit Rebuilds Lives by Tearing Down Old Houses
An enterprise of Baltimore charity Humanim, Details Deconstruction provides job skills and fair wages for people with histories of incarceration, addiction, and other problems and generates revenue for the parent organization's programs.
New Leader, New Era: Rockefeller Foundation Plots Its Course
Rajiv Shah sits down with The Chronicle for a wide-ranging discussion about his plans to focus on a few big bets, strengthen the grant maker’s partnerships, and work with the Trump administration.
Opinion: How Philanthropy Can Fight a World of Alternative Facts
Encouraging scientists to become good storytellers and citizens and financing research on why people ignore facts are critical roles for foundations to play.
Opinion: Big Foundations, Step Up Giving to Black-Led Nonprofits
The centuries-long impact of racism and decades of neglect by philanthropy call for doubling down on aid to established organizations like the NAACP and new movements like Black Lives Matter.