SPECIAL REPORT
December 28, 2015

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Cover Stories: Year in Review

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:

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
March 01, 2015

Tech’s Power for Good

Nonprofits are deploying drones, 3-D printers, and other advanced tools in exciting new ways.

Article
March 29, 2015

Scientists to Charities: You’re Doing It All Wrong

Researchers say a poor understanding of donor behavior costs nonprofits money.

Article
May 01, 2015

Online Giving's Time Has Come, Like It or Not

Many nonprofits see online giving as little more than a gimmick. But it may hold the key to strengthening ties with donors.

Article
June 01, 2015

Silicon Valley vs. Philanthropy

Charities are clamoring for the support of tech moguls, whose elusive giving patterns may fundamentally change the nonprofit world.

Article
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.

Article
August 03, 2015

In Search of Great Fundraisers: Who's Got the Right Stuff?

With the shortage of fundraisers putting giving goals at risk, nonprofits retool and reimagine the profession.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.