PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:55:28-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Value of Volunteers’ Time Increases to $24.14 an Hour https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Value-of-Volunteers-Time/239856 2017-04-21T09:51:00-04:00 The labor that charity supporters contributed to all causes rose 2.5 percent in value in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to new analysis by Independent Sector By Heather Joslyn Nonprofits Seek Greater Diversity in Hiring, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Seek-Greater/239487 2017-03-15T09:46:00-04:00 Funding is the biggest obstacle to organizations' efforts to diversify their staffs, according to new data from consulting company Nonprofit HR. By Heather Joslyn How Big Foundations Stay Big: An Interactive Guide to Giving Rates https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/foundation-distributions 2017-03-07T07:59:54-05:00 By law, private foundations must distribute at least 5 percent of their assets each year. This analysis of nearly 30 of the biggest foundations shows few choose to exceed that amount. By Alex Daniels Network for Good Registers 21% Bump in March Online Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-03-07T00:00:00-05:00 The fundraising platform drew more than $19 million in contributions last month, and the number of donations was up 23.9 percent from March 2016. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi Giving Climbed in 2016 but at a Slower Rate Than Before, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Climbed-in-2016-but-at/239267 2017-02-22T11:30:00-05:00 Midsize organizations are finally rebounding from the recession, and online giving remains a bright spot, according to the annual study by fundraising-software company Blackbaud. By Eden Stiffman The Philanthropy 50 https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/philanthropy-50 2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 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. By Maria Di Mento Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More https://www.philanthropy.com/factfile/gifts 2017-01-26T15:21:00-05:00 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. Volunteerism Rate Continues Slow Decline, Report Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Volunteerism-Rate-Continues/238465 2016-11-21T08:31:00-05:00 Just under 25 percent of Americans donated time to charity in 2015, with working mothers and Generation X leading the way, according to the latest annual snapshot from the Corporation for National and Community Service. By Heather Joslyn Young Women Help Drive Giving, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Young-Women-Help-Drive-Giving/238413 2016-11-15T12:00:00-05:00 Female members of millennial and Gen X households are influencing them to donate more, according to new research. By Heather Joslyn Education and Kids Top Rich Chinese-Americans' Giving Priorities, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/EducationKids-Top-Rich/238280 2016-11-02T10:46:00-04:00 The survey also found that Chinese-Americans are more likely than wealthy Americans overall to give to health-care charities. By Heather Joslyn A New Way to Give: Inside the Donor-Advised-Fund Explosion https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/donor-advised-funds 2016-10-27T07:59:00-04:00 A Chronicle analysis of 85 sponsors of donor-advised funds offers insights into the phenomenal growth of these giving vehicles that are challenging conventions of philanthropy. By Drew Lindsay, Joshua Hatch and Brian O'Leary How Much America's Biggest Charities Raise: 26 Years of Data https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/philanthropy-400 2016-10-27T07:44:00-04:00 Explore fundraising totals, trends, and other data on the country's largest nonprofits going back to the debut of the Philanthropy 400. By Peter Olsen-Phillips and Brian O'Leary Millennial Women Doubt They Can Make a Big Difference, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Millennial-Women-Doubt-They/238195 2016-10-26T10:35:00-04:00 The survey by Achieve and the Case Foundation also shows a gender gap in volunteerism, donations, and views on government. By Heather Joslyn Churchgoers Gave Bigger Gifts but Smaller Shares of Income Over Time https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Churchgoers-Gave-Bigger-Gifts/238078 2016-10-14T11:11:00-04:00 Members of Protestant congregations gave 2.2 percent of income to religious causes in 2014, according to the latest analysis by Empty Tomb. By Heather Joslyn #GivingTuesday Donations Have Risen Steadily, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GivingTuesday-Donations-Have/238049 2016-10-12T11:42:00-04:00 An analysis of the first three years of the annual day of philanthropy by Blackbaud shows that charities of all sizes got bigger gifts with each year of the event. By Heather Joslyn Executive Pay at Charities and Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/executive-compensation 2016-10-04T08:00:00-04:00 The Chronicle's new compensation database includes figures for chief executives at the nation’s largest charities and foundations, regularly updated as new figures are made available throughout the year. Study Finds Jump in No-Strings Giving to Arts Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Study-Finds-Jump-in-No-Strings/237829 2016-09-19T10:20:00-04:00 Fundraising efficiency is rising at cultural organizations, according to a report by the National Center for Arts Research. By Heather Joslyn Religion Drives $1.2 Trillion in Economic Activity, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Religion-Drives-12-Trillion/237814 2016-09-16T09:00:00-04:00 U.S. congregations and hospitals, educational institutions, charities, and businesses shaped by religious values constitute an economy bigger than Mexico’s, according to new research. By Heather Joslyn Presidents and Faculty Gave Millions to Their Own Universities, Data Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/PresidentsFaculty-Gave/237465 2016-08-15T16:12:00-04:00 New data from The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac also shows that Stanford University raised $1.6 billion in private support, more than double the amount of any other university except Harvard, which raised $1 billion. By Dan Parks 1 in 3 Charities Ignores Online Queries From Donors, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/1-in-3-Charities-Ignores/237427 2016-08-10T11:53:00-04:00 Twenty-seven percent of the organizations surveyed also disabled Facebook Messenger, according to a new report by two fundraising consulting companies. By Heather Joslyn Schwab Donors Gave 12% More to Charities in Fiscal 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Schwab-Donors-Gave-12-More-to/237135 2016-07-14T14:57:00-04:00 Noncash gifts like stock and real estate made up nearly 60 percent of contributions to the organization’s donor-advised funds. By Heather Joslyn 77% of Donors Say Their Giving Will Stay Flat in 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/77-of-Donors-Say-Their-Giving/236970 2016-06-30T12:09:00-04:00 Belief in a charity’s mission and knowledge of how gifts are spent drive philanthropy, says a new study by Gallup. But few donors were swayed by personal stories about beneficiaries. By Heather Joslyn Donations Grow 4% to $373 Billion, Says ‘Giving USA’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donations-Grow-4-to-373/236790 2016-06-14T00:00:01-04:00 International and education organizations fared particularly well, according to the annual report on philanthropy in America. But are there signs of slowing growth ahead? By Timothy Sandoval Financial-Services and Drug Companies Top List of Corporate Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/corporate-giving 2016-06-01T08:00:00-04:00 The Chronicle’s 2016 report on corporate giving features 17 years of data on philanthropy among the country’s largest public companies. Parents’ Volunteerism Drives Kids’ Charity Choices, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Parents-Volunteerism-Drives/236548 2016-05-20T10:16:00-04:00 Shared experiences help convey philanthropic values, according to a new report that offers insights for charities on how to build a donor support base that will last through generations. By Heather Joslyn Email and Monthly Giving Boost Online Revenue 19%, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/EmailMonthly-Giving-Boost/236167 2016-04-20T00:00:00-04:00 Online giving remains a minority portion of fundraising at most nonprofits, but it’s growing rapidly, according to marketing firm M+R. By Rebecca Koenig 400 Top Earners Gave an Average of $33 Million Each to Charity, IRS Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/400-Top-Earners-Gave-an/236150 2016-04-18T09:43:00-04:00 The 400 taxpayers with the highest adjusted gross incomes collectively contributed more than $12 billion to charity in 2013. By Ariana Giorgi Big Charitable Gifts: Where Donors Have Given $1 Million or More https://philanthropy.com/factfile/gifts 2015-12-30T00:29:00-05:00 Search our free database of charitable gifts of $1 million or more from individuals. New gifts are added regularly. How 18 Causes Have Fared Through the Years https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/phil400-chart-2015 2015-10-29T09:00:06-04:00 Donations to charities focused on international issues and donor advised funds have more than tripled over 18 years, while other causes, including social services, have seen more modest increases. By Peter Olsen-Phillips and Brian O'Leary Poll Rates Public Confidence in Charities, Their Programs, and Spending https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/confidence 2015-10-05T08:00:17-04:00 Almost two-thirds of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in charities, according to a new Chronicle poll — the first to measure public views on that question since 2008. But, a sizable percentage say charities don't spend money wisely. By Suzanne Perry A Measurement Tool to Track Fundraising Costs and Returns https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/fundraising_roi 2015-09-16T08:00:00-04:00 How to track your organization's fundraising costs and returns and compare your performance to other organizations. By Holly Hall and Debra E. Blum Fundraiser Pay at the Biggest Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/fundraising 2015-08-03T08:00:30-04:00 Search salaries of more than 430 fundraisers from America's largest nonprofits by name, organization, year, state, or organization type. A Mismatch Between Need and Affluence https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/how-america-gives-opportunity-index 2015-07-08T08:00:00-04:00 American communities with high standards of living often don’t have high charitable giving rates, a new Chronicle analysis finds. American communities with high standards of living often have low charitable giving rates, a new Chronicle analysis finds. Philanthropy Surges 5.4% to Record $358 Billion, Says 'Giving USA' https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/giving-usa-2015 2015-06-16T00:01:00-04:00 The annual report, considered the most comprehensive source of data on Americans’ gifts to charity, showed donations rising in most categories. By Holly Hall and Eden Stiffman Explore Foundation Assets and Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/foundations 2015-06-01T12:40:00-04:00 A Chronicle study of giving among the 50 largest foundations finds that grants paid jumped 8.2 percent from 2013 to 2014.