September 21, 2017
Mexican rescue operation uses typically small men and women volunteers known for their bravery and skill to pull people to safety; and Houston arts groups are struggling to find a new venue after theater is damaged. In other news, a dispute between Kenneth Cole and Harvey Weinstein has rocked a prominent AIDS group, and Alice Walton has launched a new venture to lend artwork.
September 20, 2017
In other news, Harvard's endowment posts an 8 percent return, immigrant hurricane victims seek safety in churches, North Texas Giving Day brings in $39 million in 18 hours, Sen. Charles Grassley says hospitals don't provide enough charity care, and Eric Trump apparently still attends events for his old charity after promising to stop raising money for it.
September 18, 2017
Also, storm recovery is vastly different for rich and poor. In other news, impact investing is rising fast thanks to millennials; political events replace charity galas at Trump properties; neurological research says giving really does make people feel good; Humble Bundle brings in $100 million for charity; and the Holocaust Museum finds itself at the center of a debate on the Syrian civil war.
September 15, 2017
New data shows that the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, and other groups that have been prominent in fighting the president’s policies have been big beneficiaries of those gifts.
September 13, 2017
Donors age 55 and up made nearly half of all online gifts in 2016 that were not part of a peer-to-peer or giving-day campaign, according to Kimbia’s study.
September 12, 2017
Nonprofits in 16 European countries will soon be able to use the tools, including donate buttons that can be placed on page headers, individual posts, and live video feeds.
September 07, 2017
To attract more gifts from affluent donors, fundraisers should ask them to support specific projects and avoid asking for unrestricted dollars, says Penelope Burk, who conducted the study.
September 06, 2017
Highlighting a donor’s ability to make a difference as an individual produced more giving among upper-income people than appeals to uniting for a common cause.
August 30, 2017
The site has pulled far ahead of the crowd in terms of its power to raise money for charity, and video is increasingly important, says a top fundraiser for the Humane Society. Instagram and Twitter are a distant second and third.
August 22, 2017
The Facebook-funded philanthropic venture has rapidly grown to more than 160 employees and is set to add dozens more. Also, giving to the Anti-Defamation League spikes in Charlottesville's wake, and a racial-justice group takes aim at white supremacists' online funding streams.
August 17, 2017
Also, Apple donates $2 million to groups combating racist extremism as CEO Tim Cook condemns President Trump's Charlottesville response, and Facebook rolls out a tool to make those ubiquitous birthday reminders more charity-minded.
August 16, 2017
Bill Gates announced the "Mosquito War" bed-net campaign a day after federal filings revealed his huge stock donation to his charity. Also, the MacArthur Foundation funds efforts to promote diversity in documentary filmmaking, and the Rockefeller Foundation backs bonds to help cities deal with fierce storms.
August 15, 2017
Mainstream online-fundraising firms say hosting campaigns to raise legal-defense funds for James Fields would violate their policies on hate speech. Also, humanitarian groups suspend Mediterranean migrant-rescue missions, fearing clashes with Libya's beefed-up Coast Guard.
August 11, 2017
A collection of stories and resources about man's best friend in fundraising and philanthropy, for use during these dog days of summer or any time of year.
August 08, 2017
A water charity developed a "decision matrix" that lays out in columns and rows the kind of backing the organization will provide for its supporters' DIY events.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Raising small amounts from lots of donors is just as important for many nonprofits as attracting big gifts. Join The Chronicle and guest experts to learn which direct-response tactics yield the greatest return.
July 14, 2017
Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and president of GlobalGiving, discusses the nonprofit fundraising site’s 15 years of helping groups garner worldwide support for grass-roots projects.
July 13, 2017
Nonprofit hospitals and patient-advocacy groups are lobbying wavering Republicans as a vote looms on the Senate health-care measure. Also, charities explore mobile-payments app Venmo as a fundraising tool, and a big-city newspaper teams with GoFundMe to encourage crowdfunding campaigns.
June 27, 2017
School-choice advocates said the decision, which concerned a state program to help nonprofits renovate playgrounds, bolsters their call for taxpayer-funded private-school vouchers. Also, Blackbaud makes a big move into crowdfunding, and a charity backed by big tech bucks works to get coding into classrooms.
June 23, 2017
Donors — especially millennials — are poised to ramp up their philanthropy, motivated in part by their improved financial situations and President Trump’s rise, according to a forthcoming report.
June 14, 2017
Also, plans to overhaul the health-care system could set the stage for faster growth of crowdfunding websites, and how better marketing could draw more donations to help Syrian refugees.
June 12, 2017
Also, the Gates Foundation and Rotary International spearhead $1.2 billion in new fundraising for the push to eradicate polio, and Warren Buffett's annual auction of a lunch date fetches $2.68 million for a San Francisco social-service charity.
May 25, 2017
Also, media mogul and $500 million art donor Jerry Perenchio dies, and a new app aims to harness President Trump's Twitter habit to raise money for progressive causes.