As Thanksgiving approaches, we take a look at what philanthropy is doing to put food on the table for all Americans—and the different approaches funders take to this multi-faceted challenge.
A new study explores why wealthy philanthropists are reluctant to give big for social change. But nonprofit execs are unlikely to agree with the stated concerns of donors—and may even find them insulting.
As we enter the season of thanks and goodwill—and, of course, a traditionally strong fundraising period—it's good to keep the bigger picture in mind, especially in scary times.
We've all seen the heartbreaking ads for Smile Train, a niche NGO with a very high profile. But how, exactly, does its fundraising operation work? CEO Susannah Schaefer fills us in.
Precision medicine may vastly improve treatment and survival rates for cancer and other diseases. Philanthropist Robert Kraft wrote a big check for research, and gave it to...the Harvard Business School?
For the billionaire investor Thomas Kaplan, saving the world's big cats is about much more than writing checks. He is utterly obsessed. We spoke with Kaplan recently about his global crusade for tigers, lions, and more.
With bipartisan legislation moving through Congress to reduce mass incarceration, and reforms also moving at the state level, we take a look at which funders have been doing what to push for change.
Arts funding saw more growth last year than any other sector, while new data shows that more cultural institutions joined the ranks of the best funded nonprofits in America. Museums are among the top winners.
Hansjörg Wyss has mostly been known as one of the mega-donors buying up acreage to protect the wild American West. But his philanthropy is increasingly difficult to pigeonhole, as he now turns to the Amazon.
Financial abuse occurs in an estimated 98 percent of abusive relationships. Allstate is one of the few funders paying attention to the issue, and it has been doing so for over a decade. Here's what it's doing lately.
The new education philanthropy of the past decade has been all about choice and accountability. But given what some big donors are doing lately, the focus seems to be shifting. Just look at Mark Zuckerberg.
In a recent philanthropy manifesto, Parker implored tech givers to do their giving while living and focus on "hackable problems." Among his own top priorities: trying to crack the mysteries around autoimmune diseases.
Small nonprofits assume big-time art donors will pass them by in favor of larger recipients, yet the tide may be turning. Some donors think they can get more bang by giving work to smaller nonprofits.
Much of the thrust behind the fossil fuel divestment movement is about moral imperative and mission integrity. But there's also an argument that it's just smart investing. Is that case gaining traction?
Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are expected to afflict 150 million people globally by 2050. Is philanthropy any match for one of the world's most serious and intractable health threats?
Cruise ship lines are doing serious harm to our oceans. So what are we to think when one of these multi-billion-dollar companies gives chump change to repair such damage? Nothing good.
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman spends much of his time in Mississippi, where his philanthropy is also focused. We take a look at this top actor's philanthropic interests, including education and music.
The narrative around that $100 million gift is stuck in the past, focusing on the bungled initial execution of reform efforts, as opposed to where things are now and also how Zuckberberg's ed giving has evolved.
Denny Sanford has given away a fortune. Along the way, he's developed some strong ideas for how nonprofits could do better at raising money. He recently shared his thinking and plans with Inside Philanthropy.
Is a new tech donor class that's obsessed with challenges like global health and raising student achievement ever likely to pitch in big for theater or music? We check out one effort in Silicon Valley.