Every month, cover stories in The Chronicle bring readers deep analysis of the biggest issues facing philanthropy.
In 2015, our cover stories explored what scientific research is learning about giving; how Silicon Valley is changing philanthropy, and the rapidly shifting world of fundraising, among many other issues.
Below, the year in cover stories:
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.
February 08, 2015
Young Tech Donors Take Leading Role in Philanthropy 50
Twelve of America’s most generous donors, including Jan Koum, the 38-year-old founder of the messaging company WhatsApp, are in Silicon Valley and beyond, and many are under 40.
July 06, 2015
How Recession-Racked Charities Emerged Stronger Than Before
Nonprofit leaders tell how their groups weathered the recession and ended up larger and more solid than before — and what they are doing to prepare for the next downturn.
August 31, 2015
Seismic Changes Are Ahead for Charities as Americans Age
As the population grows older, charities of all kinds will confront changing needs for services and will need to alter the way they raise money. But few groups are preparing for the inevitable.
October 05, 2015
Americans Speak Out on Charities
Reports of fraud have soured many people on nonprofits, and sizable percentages criticize charity spending and say leaders are paid too much. Nonprofit experts suggest how to gain the public's trust.
October 29, 2015
America’s Largest Charities Raised 5% More Last Year; Donor-Advised Funds Won Big
United Way remains No. 1 among U.S. nonprofits that raise the most from private sources, but Fidelity Charitable is just a sliver behind.
December 01, 2015
Fundraising Helps Give Endowments a Strong Boost
Big charities aren’t the only ones bouncing back. The Chronicle’s survey of endowments shows that this is a great time for smaller groups as well.