January 20, 2015

Outlook 2015

The nonprofit world begins the new year with signs of a giving surge that could break new records in 2015 and a burst of charitable spirit by Generation Z’s teenagers.

At the same time, growing threats of global terrorism and data privacy, along with intensifying racial tensions and concerns about the weakening of family structure in America, are propelling nonprofits into action.

To identify people, trends, and ideas that will shape the new year and spark new thinking among charities, donors, and foundations, we talked to dozens of philanthropy leaders and experts.

January 20, 2015

What’s Next for Nonprofits This Year

Trends and ideas to stay on top of, including outsourcing for small groups, training staff in data analysis, average people getting into impact investing, and much more.

January 20, 2015

5 Nonprofits Seeking New Leaders in 2015

Two big cancer charities, two grant makers, and a social-service umbrella group are looking for CEOs.

January 16, 2015

5 Policy Moves to Watch in 2015

The charitable deduction and donor-advised funds could enter Capitol Hill debates this year.

January 15, 2015

5 Hot Causes for Donors in 2015

This year will see growing support for racial justice and for gays, among others, and ordinary investors will join the rich in impact investing.

January 14, 2015

6 People to Watch in 2015

The actor and longtime veterans advocate Gary Sinise is among those likely to claim the spotlight this year, as are three nonprofit leaders, a college fundraiser, a social entrepreneur, and an open-records advocate.

January 13, 2015

7 Nonprofit Groups to Watch in 2015

The American Red Cross, President Obama’s foundation, and the ALS Association are among the organizations that will be in the spotlight this year.

January 12, 2015

6 Trends to Watch in 2015

More eye-popping gifts like Gerald Chan's $350-million donation to Harvard, a chance for Generation Xers to shine as leaders, a focus on nonprofit privacy issues, and more are in store this year.