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About the Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the premier source of news, opinion, and advice that nonprofit professionals, foundation executives, board members, fundraisers, and others rely on to stay up-to-date and guide their decision making. Both our monthly magazine and our website are filled with innovative ideas and thought-provoking content you won’t find anywhere else.

The Chronicle’s special reports, popular webinars, and free briefings provide indispensable information from top nonprofit experts. Our surveys offer valuable benchmarking data. The annual Philanthropy 50 report on the nation’s top donors is a must-read for fundraisers and charity executives alike. And our opinion section fuels the national conversation with ideas from a wide range of thinkers that include leading nonprofit and foundation executives as well as others who have fresh and innovative ideas.

Our email newsletters bring the Chronicle’s offerings to your inbox. Philanthropy Today and Philanthropy This Week keep readers up-to-date on the latest news and more. Nonprofit Adviser is chockful of how-to’s and problem-solving ideas. Fundraising Update is tailor-made for people looking for the latest ideas and case studies for attracting donations and grants. And Chronicle Insider gives subscribers a peak at our new issues each month.

The Chronicle also works to help the public better understand the contributions nonprofits and foundations make to society. Its partnership with the Associated Press and the Conversation spread our own content to a wider audience. And our fellowships are helping other media organizations learn more about the nonprofit world and how to report valuable in-depth articles about issues of importance to their readers.

And now, with more than three decades as a for-profit media company reporting on the nonprofit world, the Chronicle is transitioning to nonprofit status. Read more about our ambitious plans and our gifts and grants, and see our application for tax-exempt status, which has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service.

For information on pitching an article or opinion piece or sending us a letter to the editor — and to see our staff and board lists — go to our Contact Us page.

About the Chronicle’s Philanthropic Support

The Chronicle of Philanthropy receives support from several foundations to fund some of its journalism.

The Lilly Endowment has provided more than $2 million over three years to the Chronicle as part of a partnership with the Associated Press and the Conversation to help the public better understand philanthropy. Those funds support multiple Chronicle reporters and editors.

The Hewlett Foundation is providing annual general-operating support of $200,000, and the Chronicle has chosen to use it to support editors and designers involved in presenting opinion essays from contributors and to start a fellowship to train people early in their careers to commission and edit opinion articles.

Grant makers are not involved in and do not influence our coverage in any way.

For all grant-funded work, Chronicle reporters and editors determine themes and approaches. None of our benefactors know before publication what topics and angles we are pursuing, and our journalists do not base any decision about what to cover on our support from grant makers.