GuideStar Redesigns Charity Profiles to Emphasize Results

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy: Starting today, gone are the static pie charts and other design elements that often served as preliminary snapshots for grant makers and others seeking information. They have been replaced with interactive data visualizations that illustrate charities’ revenue and expenses over many years and others that show the demographic makeups of…

The Almanac of American Philanthropy

A great new resource for donors and nonprofits! How philanthropy fuels American success, history and major achievements of philanthropy, great men and women of American philanthropy, current giving stats and more. (And you can view all content for free online!) From the Almanac of American Philanthropy: Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking—every year, more…

5 lessons learned exploring best giving practices

From Bruce DeBoskey’s “On Philanthropy” column in the Denver Post: Although philanthropy is a deeply personal and highly individualized endeavor, here are the top five broadly applicable lessons I’ve learned: 1. Look through two lenses… 2. Engage others… 3. Go deep, not wide… 4. Deploy all philanthropically committed capital for mission… 5. Give boldly; start…

Americans Donated $358 BN to Charity in 2014

Despite a volatile international stock market, Americans are continuing to generously support nonprofit organizations and programs. From GivingUSA: Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the 2008 economic recession, according to the 60th anniversary edition of Giving USA, released today. That total slightly exceeded the benchmark year…