Sharing Stories of Everyday Good

The new normal of corporate giving

Companies must address short-term shareholder calls for investment returns while meeting broader stakeholder expectations for long-term social impact. But how?

More than $24 million raised for Florence relief

Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy had tracked more than $24 million in pledges and commitments by Monday evening, including a pledge fr...

Bill and Melinda Gates urge fight against poverty in Africa

The second annual Goalkeepers Report calls for additional investments in the health and education of youth in Africa, where 86 percent of the world’s poorest pe...

Vanderbilt receives $25 million for military scholars program

The Bass Military Scholars Program will provide financial aid and programming support for military veterans in the university's Law School, Owen Graduate School...

How to own your Executive Director role

Forget everything you know about what your position should be and start thinking about what it needs to be to achieve your mission.The post How to Own Your Exec...

How a phone call — and smart data tracking — led to a $100M windfall for Ronald McDonald House

The nonprofit was ready and able to move fast when a corporate donor called out of the blue and started asking if it could put a large sum of money to good use....

International giving by U.S. foundations grew 29 percent in 2011-2015

A report from the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center found that international grantmaking by a thousand of the largest U.S. foundations increased from...

What kind of volunteer are you?

Want to leave the world, or your community, better than you found it? Volunteering may be the solution you’re looking for. But if you haven’t volunteered before...

How to make the most of a 'Giving Day'

Tools, articles, and other resources to help you make the most of an online fundraising marathon....

Give it all away: Newman's Own recipe for success

Give It All Away: Newman's Own Recipe For Success is a half-hour documentary that chronicles the path of the Newman’s Own Foundation food company — the highly r...

Opinion: pressure to win big donors has distorted priorities at too many community funds

What makes community foundations special is that they focus on the needs of specific regions, not just those of wealthy supporters....

Ms. Foundation announces new strategy focused on women, girls of color

The five-year plan includes investing $25 million in organizations led by and for women of color and forming a 501(c)(4) fund in support of local grassroots pol...