With Pier 55’s dead end, a billionaire with big plans for a public park seems to have finally gone too far. What should cities and donors learn from its collapse?
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.
The Facebook co-founder and his wife are expanding their policy agenda, moving into new and controversial issues, including criminal justice reform and housing. Where's the money flowing?
When is it OK for a museum to sell its holdings to shore up its finances or fund renovations? And what kinds of issues may arise with donors when it goes down this path?
While most libraries lack the New York Public Library's size and stature, a recent gift suggests the rewards that may come if they embrace funder-friendly concepts like accessibility, diversity and inclusion.
The Lasker Awards are among the most distinguished prizes for medical research and improving human health. The latest winners reflect a streak of defiance in the foundation behind them.
Amazon casts a long shadow in its hometown and it's not known for its generosity. But as Seattle faces a severe homelessness crisis, the online retail giant has stepped up with a local response.
The Moore Foundation gives more than $100 million to science research annually, ranging from marine microbiology to big data. Chief Program Officer Robert Kirshner tells us how the funder decides what to back.
Ted Turner's $1 billion pledge to U.N. causes in 1997 ushered in a new era of big philanthropy. Twenty years later, we look at what this gift achieved.
Once notoriously stingy, Apple is now regarded as a philanthropic leader. Could its spirit of corporate giving extend to its deep-pocketed management team? Recent news suggests it's possible.