February 05, 2018

‘Overhead’ Spending Has Little Impact on Giving, Study Suggests

Donors think charities spend too much on salaries and other administrative costs but still support organizations that do so, according to a new survey.

February 01, 2018

Overview: A Communications Plan That Promises Less Work but More Supporters

A dedicated millennial volunteer and public-relations professional created a model for a nonprofit.

January 31, 2018

Wealthy Women Donors Willing to Take Big Risks, Report Says

Interviews by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute with 23 high-net-worth supporters of female-focused causes show the strategic thinking that helps donors decide where to give.

January 31, 2018

Half of U.S. Charities Are on Financial Brink

About 8 percent of nonprofits are insolvent, and it would take up to $50 billion to fill their budget gaps, according to new analysis of informational tax-return data.

January 30, 2018

What It Takes to Create Lucrative Cash-Register Campaigns

Lessons from charities that raise $1 million or more through partnerships with retailers.

January 25, 2018

How Foundations Can Avoid Common Pitfalls and Collaborate

Cultural differences between grant makers and a lack of senior-staff involvement are just two of several possible roadblocks to success.

January 23, 2018

What You Should — and Shouldn't — Do When Meeting With a Donor

A philanthropist talks about her experience with nonprofit officials who were unprepared, arrived late, or kept “yawning like a lion” — and others who made an excellent first impression. 

Tool Kit
January 18, 2018

How to Build a Strong Nonprofit Identity

Read about steps to take before and after you rebrand your nonprofit and more — including what to do if your board gets in the way of your plans.

January 17, 2018

‘Trump Bump’ Still Lifts Donations at Many Charities

It isn't only the ACLU that's doing well. Nonprofits of all kinds are using an array of strategies to keep donors motivated, such as encouraging monthly gifts and showing donors their contributions are making a difference.

January 16, 2018

How One Group Got Community Input to Create a Successful Ad Campaign

The organization gathered nonprofits and community, faith, and business leaders and used focus groups with students and young people in the community.