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The 100 Largest U.S. Charities List

United States

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey<p>Charities Providing Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey<p>Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday evening, August 25th, as the …

Weather

Warren Buffett, The $59 Billion Philanthropist

Shared via Kindle. Description: Forbes discovered Warren Buffett in 1969 when he was just making his mark as a shrewd financier who consistently beat …

Unaccountable Nonprofits? This Study Finds against the Myth

Share16<p>Share20<p>Tweet26<p>Email<p>Shares 62<p>“Cockatoo Island – Sydney” by Chris Marchant<p>August 24, 2017; Phys.org<p>In the category of research that doesn’t tell …

Nonprofits

Aligning organizational technology with mission

Aliging your tech with your mission (graphic)

Yesterday I wrote about aligning your organization's tech with your mission and values. This has to do with making sure that your organizational …

The ethical argument against philanthropy

Exceptionally wealthy people aren’t a likeable demographic, but they have an easy way to boost personal appeal: Become an exceptionally wealthy philanthropist. When the rich use their money to support a good cause, we’re compelled to compliment their generosity and praise their selfless work.<p>This …

Philanthropy

Warren Buffett just gave $3.2 billion to charity

Warren Buffett has parted ways with another chunk of his massive fortune.<p>The Oracle of Omaha gave away $3.17 billion in shares of his holding company,Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA),on Monday, according to a company statement. Buffett has donated billions to charity every year for more than a decade.<p>Per …

Wealth

Detroit-based Spend-down Foundation Is Having Trouble Spending Down

Share10<p>Share17<p>Tweet1<p>Email<p>Shares 28<p>Credit: Kim Love, lovelihood.com<p>June 19, 2017; Detroit News<p>When <i>NPQ</i> reported on a new startup foundation on a course …

Nonprofits

Ethical Considerations at the Zoo: The Pangolin Dilemma

“Scaly anteater” by David Brossard<p>June 19, 2017; The Morning Call<p>The Pittsburgh Zoo has a rare wildlife treasure, but they aren’t sharing it with the …

U of Louisville Audit Bright Spot a Mirage

“University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky” by Ken Lund<p>June 20, 2017; Courier-Journal (Louisville)<p>A scandal surrounding the financial dealings, …

CUNY Tries to Balance Fundraising and Transparency

Share<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>“Sewing needle with thread.” Credit: Markus Grossalber<p>June 7, 2017; New York Times<p>Last fall, a sharply critical report from New …

Nonprofits

Giving USA 2017 Numbers

Share<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>On Monday, June 19th, I want to invite you to spend some webinar time with me and the insightful Dr. Patrick Rooney, associate …

Nonprofits

Amazon’s Bezos Invites Ideas for His Giving on Twitter

“Bezos’ Iconic Laugh” by Steve Jurvetson<p>June 15, 2017; New York Times<p>Request for ideas… pic.twitter.com/j6D68mhseL<p>— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 15, …

Millions More to Help Journalists to "Hold the Powerful Accountable"

Journalism

The Philanthropy Roundtable

upcoming events Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2017Philanthropy’s Job: Empowering Workers in an Age of Automation This event will be hosted in Denver, Colorado and …

Travel

How China's Social Media Giant Tencent Is Shaking Up Traditional Philanthropy

The Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan that killed 69,000 people in 2008 shook up China’s social media and online giant Tencent Holdings, located 1,000 kilometers away in Shenzhen. Social media was buzzing with users that wanted to lend a hand during one of China’s worst disasters in modern history. …

Philanthropy

Tangled whales and stranded sea lions off California prompt legislation to help fund marine-life rescue groups

Recent record numbers of reported sea lion strandings and whale entanglements off the California coast have prompted a state legislative proposal …

$30 million donated to UCI for new science, engineering building

IRVINE — Henry and Susan Samueli, through their foundation, have donated $30 million more to UC Irvine to help build a state-of-the-art science and …

4 Elements of An Effective Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process

The winds of change can blow harshly. And in today’s environment, change can come rapidly and unexpectedly.<p>So, what’s the point of strategic planning?<p>…

Leadership

Why libraries could soon need a national endowment

As libraries continue to transform themselves from places to check out books to civic centers with cutting edge technology, how will they meet …

The New Face of Philanthropy | Tammy Tibbetts | TEDxBerlin

Charity poker event began with child's cancer diagnosis

WASHINGTON — A yearly charity poker tournament inspired by a 2-year-old’s cancer diagnosis is set for Saturday at MGM National Harbor.<p>“My godparents …

Scotland’s first dedicated digital skills charity for young people unveiled

The Digital Xtra Fund has officially become Scotland’s first charity dedicated to supporting a full range of digital skills initiatives for young …

Innovation

Six ways to create a brilliant charity board

Is your board super busy? Top tips on sharing the burden: bring in specialist expertise, include more junior staff and work with service users<p>People on voluntary sector boards have heavy workloads – so what’s the best way to share the burden? Sub-committees may not seem exciting, but, used …

Governance