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by The Knight Foundation
This playbook is Knight Foundation's effort to support all community foundations interested in planning a Giving Day. It includes best practices, examples and templates from Giving Day organizers across the country in one easy-to-use guide. The...
by Chris Merriman
CLOUD STORAGE VENDOR Box has launched a corporate responsibility programme under the banner Box.org. Box.org will offer its services at greatly reduced rates to not-for-profit organisations in an attempt to improve collaboration in...
by Dr. Judith Rodin
When I took the job as the president of the Rockefeller Foundation in 2005, philanthropy was facing a kind of identity crisis, and had been for a while. The rules had changed since our founder, John D. Rockefeller, opened the doors of the...
by Paul Sullivan
Michael R. Bloomberg has given billions of dollars to charity and plans to give tens of billions more.His foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, has been ranked among the most innovative...
by Jennifer Steinhauer
WASHINGTON — The expansive reach of David M. Rubenstein into the public life of the nation’s capital can be seen during a brief excursion from his downtown office at the Carlyle Group, the private equity firm that he co-founded and that made him a...
by Allyson Burns and Kate Ahern
Last week, the Case Foundation team, including our founders, Steve and Jean Case, had the pleasure of participating in the 17th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference with more than 3,000 investors, policymakers philanthropists, and thought...
by Sean Tennerson
There are certain people in life that we are lucky enough to meet and who make an impact on our lives. For me, common among all of those people who have made an indelible mark on my life is a courageousness and spirit that is truly infectious. They...
by Sean Tennerson
”Ask me why I’m bald.” These are the simple words on the bold yellow pins that the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser shavees proudly wear to invite questions about their newly bald heads. By sacrificing their own hair, these individuals stand in...
by Sarah Koch
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend and present at the #GivingTuesday Best Practices Summit at the United Nations Foundation’s new Washington, D.C., office. The event was designed to allow #GivingTuesday partners to compare notes, share...
by Allyson Burns and Emily Yu
We went, we saw, we conquered. SXSW 2014 Interactive is now officially closed, but there is still much to be done—from cementing new partnerships, and applying what we have learned, to sharing new ideas with our colleagues. Here is a brief recap of...
5 Fast Facts
These can be attributed to the Giving USA 2011 report and article found here.
- Total charitable giving has increased in current dollars in every year since tracking began in 1954 except in: 1987, 2008, and 2009.
- Total charitable giving was 2% of Gross Domestic Product in 2010, a decline from the level of 2.3% seen in 2000 and 2005.
- There are more than 1.28M registered 501(c)(3) organizations with the IRS. But in June 2011, 275K lost their tax-exempt status for failure to file legally required documents.
- Family foundations provided approximately 48% of all grants by independent, community, and operating foundations in 2010.
- The largest pledged gift in 2010 was $250 million worth of art and furniture from George M. and Linda H. Kaufman to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.