February 07, 2017

The Philanthropy 50

Search or browse this year's list of America’s biggest donors and all of 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.

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Directory of Services: Find Products and Services to Help Support Your Mission

The Directory is a digital resource that helps you connect with vendors who help nonprofit organizations accomplish their fundraising goals and support their organizational strategy.

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.

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.

November 15, 2016

Young Women Help Drive Giving, Study Finds

Female members of millennial and Gen X households are influencing them to donate more, according to new research.

September 07, 2016

How Community Foundations Tap Wealth Advisers to Attract Donor-Advised Funds

Meeting with financial advisers regularly and touting your organization’s expertise in the community helps attract these funds.

September 06, 2016

Tips for Getting Gen Xers to Make Planned Gifts

Fundraising experts offer ideas for looking beyond boomers to make pitches for bequests from the next generation.

September 06, 2016

A Community Fund Tailors Its Appeal to Gen X Donors

In neighborhoods and online, the Denver Foundation works to draw in a cohort committed to hands-on philanthropy.