WIF member Dianne Bailey shares some great insights on female oriented trends in philanthropy (Huffington Post, July, 2016).

How philanthropy can address gender-based economic disparities – a “Philantopic” piece from Philanthropy News Digest (March 8, 2016)

Has your philanthropy made you more likely to engage politically?  Read more about how giving circles could be the key to rebuilding philanthropy from the bottom up. (Nonprofit Quarterly, February 2016)

Philanthropist Susan Crown gave grants to eight effective nonprofits to analyze the secrets to their success, with an eye to helping other programs replicate their approaches.  The experiment resulted in a guide, titled “Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social and Emotional Learning,” to help other nonprofits improve their programs. (New York Times, February 2016)

In 2014, Americans gave nearly $360 billion to charity, the highest total ever recorded. Most of it didn’t come from plutocrats and vast charitable endowments, which account for only 14 percent of charitable giving in this country (with just 5 percent comes from corporations). The overwhelming share of that $360 billion is donated by individuals.  Read more about the extraordinary generosity of ordinary Americans (Boston Globe, January 2016)

How the rampant, widespread use of boring, convoluted language is costing the social sector a lot of money and what non-profits can do to fix it. (Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 2016)

A new analysis combining the giving behavior with quality-of-life measurements for 2,670 counties across the United States analysis finds American communities with high standards of living often have low charitable giving rates (Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 2015)

5 questions to ask before joining a board of directors by WIF member, Chris McCleod (July 2015)

Read one writer’s reflections on the 5 lessons learned over the past five years regarding the field of philanthropy in the Denver Post. (July 7, 2015)

Fascinating opinion piece on the importance of influencing and changing social norms in philanthropy. (Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 2015)

“Giving USA” suggests a healthier American economy in 2014 spurred a 60 year high in charitable giving (June 2015)

Reinvigorate Your Giving With Three Strategies by WIF member, Chris McCleod (June 2015)

A case for using targeted measures of progress in philanthropy: What Gets Measured Gets Done (June 2015)

Highlighting the importance of researching charities before donating (May 2015) http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/business/4-cancer-charities-accused-in-ftc-fraud-case.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1&referrer

The Role of Philanthropy in the Digital Revolution (April 2015) http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/live-from-cof-the-role-of-philanthropy-in-the-digital-revolution/?r=ig-mo

How America’s Most Powerful Philanthropists Share Power (January 2015)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-crandell/how-americas-most-powerfu_b_6411896.html

Michael Chatman Selects 2014 America’s Top 20 Women in Philanthropy, Social Innovation & Civic Engagement (December 2014)
http://www.fundraisingsuccessmag.com/article/americas-top-20-women-philanthropy-social-innovation-civic-engagement/1

Charity vs Socially Responsible Investment (December 2014)
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/12/30/charity-vs-socially-responsible-investment

Philanthropists find collaboration can have far more impact than going solo (featuring WIF member Anna Nelson and Project LIFT) (December 2014)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donors-join-forces-to-move-the-needle-1418619059

Before Joining a Board, Size Up the Job and the Mission – New York Times  (April 4, 2014)

Bill and Melinda Gates discuss giving away their wealth on a great TED Talk  (March, 2014)

“Can We Move Beyond the Nonprofit Overhead Myth?”, article from Social Velocity  (February, 2014)

Working Better Together: Building Nonprofit Collaborative Capacity – Grantmakers for Effective Organizations   (February, 2014)

Supporting Nonprofit Capacity: Three Principles for Grantmakers – Nonprofit Quarterly   (February, 2014)

The United States has reclaimed first place in the World Giving Index – Read the study from Charities Aid Foundation  (December, 2013)

Giving Circles: More Impact to Go Around – an article highlighting the growing trend in women’s collective giving – New York Times (November 7, 2013)

Giving Circles: What Makes Them Powerful? – Nonprofit Quarterly (November 15, 2013)

How to Determine if a Charity is Effective – Wall Street Journal  (November 10, 2013)

Interesting study from PhilanTech and GrantStation that illustrates the current state of grant seeking in the U.S.  (October, 2013)

The Center for American Progress published The State of Women In America: A 50-State Analysis of How Women are Faring Across the Nation.   (September, 2013)

Charting Impact invites nonprofits to consider the 5 deceptively easy questions that will help your organization consider and communicate your progress toward impact.  Take a look today! (August, 2013)

In a two-part series, Blue Avocado provides great information and guidance on “charity raters”, including Charity Navigator, Better Business Bureau and the Combined Federal Campaign.  Read both Part One and Part Two to understand how these organizations work and what your nonprofit can do about your ratings.  (August, 2013)

Congratulations to Circle de Luz, a collective giving group in Charlotte, for its growth and success!  (Charlotte Observer, August 16, 2013)

Women Take an Activist Path to Philanthropy explores what women want as donors.  From the Chronicle of Philanthropy (August 11, 2013)

Why nonprofits must stop ignoring social” contains powerful statistics on who is using social media.  Don’t ignore it!  (August 7, 2013)

The 2013 Millenial Impact Report is out.  Important information on how nonprofits can communicate effectively with those born between 1979 and 1994.  Thank you, Susan Patterson!  (July 18, 2013)

Learn about what is happening in the world of women’s philanthropy.  Bookmark the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. (July, 2013)

Read about The Overhead Myth, an initiative from GuideStar, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Consider how this might change your thinking about nonprofit budgets.  (June, 2013)

Managing Up – The Grantwriter’s Dilemma provides helpful tools for preparing to write good proposals.  (June 6, 2013)

Be inspired by the “Giving Back Project”, a civic engagement initiative of New Generation of African American Philanthropists in Charlotte.  Watch this TedX Charlotte video called “A Picture Reframed”.  (February, 2013)

Collective Giving:  Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations. Click here to read the article.