At checkouts across the country, people are asked to make a $1 or $5 gift to a charity of the retailer’s choice. These efforts are spreading, often raising substantial sums through many tiny donations. How do the campaigns work?
For funders and fundraisers alike, keeping track of stakeholder conversations can be hard in an era of digital overload. We connect with a tech firm that’s built a new tool to help organizations navigate an increasingly noisy nonprofit landscape.
While wealthy donors often get professional help to find grantees, smaller donors can have a tougher time figuring things out. We look at one of the new intermediaries, ALMA, that aims to guide givers of modest means by curating portfolios of nonprofits.
Canadian-born actress Serinda Swan co-founded Deedly, an education platform that empowers students to learn about global problems and the charities that strive to fix them. We recently sat down with Swan in Los Angeles to learn more.
Traditional workplace giving campaigns are on the decline. Reversing that trend means tapping into the digital era’s culture of personal engagement, value alignment and racial and gender diversity.
Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are showing up more and more in philanthropy. We look at some of the main crypto-giving methods at play, as well as some of the risks involved.
Employee giving programs don't have a reputation for being engaging or exciting. Salesforce wants to change that. Its new platform promises personalization and connectivity for workplace giving in the digital age.
Giving circles have become a key part of philanthropy's push for inclusion and more "democratic" giving. Now, this no-minimum donor-advised fund wants to use tech to give them a boost.
A new study on giving circles shows the networks have tripled in the last decade, and they're including people often left out of institutional philanthropy. America's biggest foundation is cheering on this trend.
As journalism scrambles for better financial footing, a new site called Tarbell is betting on crowdfunding to support its investigative reports. The nonprofit still relies on some foundation funding, at least for now.
Wild success with crowdfunding is like the nonprofit equivalent of winning the lottery. But what's the secret to raising the big bucks—and the challenges of giving it out? We look at J.J. Watt's $37 million touchdown.
As you might suspect, there's a robust world of Jewish giving circles. We look at the organization that's bringing them together and helping them up their game.
The U.S. didn’t launch its own version of Red Nose Day through Comic Relief until recently, but the haul from this fundraising effort against global poverty has soared quickly, including this year.
Now in its fourth year, the Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Challenge is an innovative way to raise money for anti-domestic violence organizations. How does it work?
Crowdfunding is getting more specialized. A case in point: a new platform to raise funds for environmental projects called WorthWild.
Indebted college grads have plenty of reasons not to give. The crowdfunding platform GiveCampus thinks it's found a better way to engage this tricky demographic. Has it?
Had enough of cumbersome online donation forms? Through Goodworld, donors can give without leaving their social media feeds. But the strategy works for some causes better than others.
Can crowdfunding and participatory grantmaking offer a community-led way to make parks and other civic projects come to life, without big donors calling the shots? The firm Patronicity thinks so.
As it grows by leaps and bounds, the crowdfunding industry parades its potential to remake charity. In fact, most nonprofits are unlikely to cash in on this trend anytime soon.
Former NFL linebacker Mike Brown tell us how he moved to Silicon Valley, learned to code, and is now bringing fantasy sports and charity together through a new platform called Win-Win.