Philanthropy News

Below is a list of recent articles that we found interesting:


The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Mega-Gifts on the Rise at Colleges, Study Says” by Alex Daniels

February 19, 2015

As written by Alex Daniels in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an annual study has shown that large gifts to universities are continuing to grow. Donations to higher education institutions began to bounce back in 2013, following the peak of the recession. The study shows that many of these major gifts are supporting initiatives such as research at university hospitals and health programs. To read more about this, CLICK HERE.


Philanthropy News Digest: “$10 Million Research Initiative for Boys and Men of Color Launched”

February 20, 2015

As detailed in the Philanthropy News Digest, the Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color is launching a three-year, $10 million initiative with the goal of defining the needs of boys and men of color. The research and findings will ultimately provide support for boys and men of color with regard to education, health, criminal justice, and economic opportunity and workforce development. To read more about this initiative, CLICK HERE.


Nonprofit Quarterly: “The Problem of Communications and Brand in Siloed Nonprofits” by Erin Lamb and Ruth McCambridge

February 20, 2015

Nonprofits and organizations with several isolated departments often find a hard time unifying, which in turn makes it more challenging to convey their message to the public. In order to tackle a siloed structure within a nonprofit, this Nonprofit Quarterly article emphasizes the importance of communication and identifying at least one collective branding message. To read more about this, as well as a set of myths about harmonizing an organization, CLICK HERE.