February 07, 2017
The Philanthropy 50
Search or browse this year's list of America’s biggest donors and all the past lists going back to 2000. You can sort by name, amount donated, source of wealth, location, and top cause.
February 02, 2017
A Small Nonprofit’s Investment in Fundraising Pays Off
The Community Sailing Center in Vermont made the most of a government grant and a surprise donation to build its development capability.
February 01, 2017
Dean’s Videos Help College Fundraisers Land Big Gifts Faster
Gift officers at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering use personalized messages to get the dean involved earlier in the cultivation process.
January 31, 2017
How One Nonprofit Formed a Planned-Giving Council and How You Can, Too
An advisory group can help manage bequests and planned gifts — and potentially build ties to wealthy prospective donors.
January 26, 2017
Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More
Search our free database of charitable gifts of $1 million or more from individuals. You can sort by cause and by donation size to learn about contributions nonprofits or donors have announced publicly. This database is updated regularly to include new items.
January 24, 2017
Answers to Your Questions About State Fundraising Rules
A lawyer who represents charities answers some frequently asked questions about fundraising registration and complying with regulations.
January 10, 2017
4 Ways to Modernize a College Phone-athon Program
A top Colorado State fundraiser talks about how the university is using data analytics and a personal touch to keep money flowing in by phone.
December 15, 2016
How Emily’s List Turned Donors’ Attention to Planned Giving
Sensing supporters’ curiosity about legacy gifts, the pro-choice political-action committee surveyed donors and adapted communications to draw more bequests.