Philanthropy Journal

May 20, 2019

Why Should Strangers Care About Your Cause?

The benefits of giving time or money to support a charitable campaign are always evident to its organisers; convincing someone outside of the effort can be a little more difficult.

May 20, 2019

Best Practices for Nonprofit Directors

Good governance will always be the key to the organization’s success and sustainability. Northern Trust's Marguerite H. Griffin offers best practices to help nonprofit directors fulfill their responsibilities and be effective leaders of their organizations.

May 20, 2019

5.20.19 US News

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission receives a $1 million contribution from the National Football League, Developmental Disabilities Institute partners with students of Vic D’Amore’s American Studio of Performing Arts to produce Dancing for Autism, Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform will open at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this June, and more.

May 20, 2019

5.20.19 NC News

The SECU Foundation provides grant to the NC Symphony, the Ada Jenkins Center receives Apparo’s 2019 Mission Possible: The Economic Opportunity Award, Tosco Music to host FABFEST, and more.

May 13, 2019

5.13.19 US News

Cummings Foundation grants fifty local nonprofit organizations a cumulative $15 million, Birmingham Zoo’s male African elephant Callee to move into a breeding herd, Destiny Community Center will host its 11th annual Celebrate America, and more.

May 13, 2019

5.13.19 NC News

Duke University received a $5 million grant from The Duke Endowment, Shaniya Turner receives inaugural Our Towns Habitat for Humanity “Build Your Career” scholarship, Community Foundation of Henderson County seeking nominations for the Richard C. and Vina L. Sauer Charitable Leadership Award, and more.

May 6, 2019

Getting Their Internal House in Order: A Day of Conversation Prepares Clergy to Help Congregants Face End of Life Issues

While 90 percent of Americans think having conversations about what it means to live well until the very end are important, most of us don’t know how to begin them—or wait too long, which can be too late.

May 6, 2019

Transitions of Trailblazers (Part 1)

The first in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in transitioning leadership, Barbara Rady Kazan and Lynn S. Price discuss the formation of a research study on how nonprofit leaders think about their legacies.

May 6, 2019

Getting Real About Nonprofit Performance Assessment

It’s time for nonprofits and donors to embrace the complexity of nonprofit performance assessment once and for all. Center for Effective Philanthropy president Phil Buchanan shares an excerpt from his latest book Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count.

May 6, 2019

Re-imagining a Historical Legacy

The Give Me a Chance Learning Center, a program of the Daughters of Charity Foundation, seeks to serve the needs of the whole family. Like the settlement houses of a century ago, Give Me A Chance is a space where people from different backgrounds build community, learning and growing into whatever they desire to be.