Aug. 2, 2021 12:13 pm
MacKenzie Scott’s giving starkly contrasts with the approach of early white funders of HBCUs
In his guest column, historian of philanthropy Tyrone Freeman outlines the history of paternalism of white funders, including those who helped many historically Black colleges and universities open their doors.
Jul. 22, 2021 12:11 pm
If Jeff Bezos gave you $100M to help grow a nonprofit, which would you choose?
When we posed that question via our newsletter yesterday, four community members immediately responded — three of them spotlighting deserving organizational recipients, and one of them with a plan that would make the lives Philadelphians a lot healthier.
Jul. 15, 2021 3:42 pm
How well did philanthropy respond to COVID?
“What we have done well is to recognize that our practices and policies could be disrupted to be more responsive." says Vanessa Briggs of the Brandywine Health Foundation.
Jun. 21, 2021 8:18 am
Nonprofit AF: We need to support legislation on philanthropy’s crappy, inequitable practices
The fact that the Accelerate Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act is moving forward is encouraging, but it’s disappointing to see strong opposition to the bill from some philanthropic institutions, says guest columnist Vu Le.
Jun. 11, 2021 11:50 am
A new reason Americans are getting leery of billionaire donors
The debate over the value of the charitable giving done by America’s billionaires — whether it’s a force for good, perpetuates enduring social problems or does some of both — was recently rekindled.
Jun. 4, 2021 1:19 pm
4 new findings shed light on crowdfunding for charity
There’s no doubt that crowdfunding is on the rise — campaigns help pay for everything from hospital bills and COVID-19 relief for restaurants to college tuition and launching new companies, say guest columnists Jon Bergdoll and Jacqueline Ackerman.
Jun. 2, 2021 11:54 am
COVID deaths decline, but nonprofits need help if they are going to survive
The lesson COVID-19 has made clear is that the nonprofit sector, while much needed, is under-resourced and as financially fragile as some of its own clients.
May 25, 2021 9:20 am
One year after George Floyd’s murder, the words from these stories still resonate
We know that the work of dismantling systemic racism and confronting anti-Blackness is far from over. The words of the nine local folks whose pieces we've excerpted here stand to remind us that there is no more important work to be done.
May 19, 2021 10:32 am
You asked ‘How can I help?’ and CHIP found answers
When the Center for High Impact Philanthropy mapped regional giving it found anomalies in the data that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.
May 12, 2021 11:46 am
Big philanthropy’s newest disruptor? Tiny philanthropy
TRACE project reporter Lynette Hazelton talks with Bread & Roses Community Fund and Philadelphia Black Giving Circle about why large grantmakers are beginning to think like their much smaller counterparts.