The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Groups in 19 States Report Late Government Payments
April 30, 2009

April 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Nonprofit social-services groups in 19 states said in a recent survey they payments from state or local governments have been received later than they were due, in some cases forcing charities to cut jobs or services.

IRS Pledges to Continue to Step Up Oversight of Charities
April 30, 2009

April 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The Internal Revenue Service has released an updated plan for the next several years that pledges a continuation of “focused oversight of the tax-exempt sector.”

Nature Conservancy Receives Multimillion-Dollar Gift From Moviegoers
April 30, 2009

April 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion campaign, to raise $1 donations—each dollar covering the cost of planting a tree in Brazil’s rainforest—has been among the most successful online fund-raising efforts to date, raising more than $830,000 in its first year.

Most Family Foundations Plan to Operate Forever, Study Finds
April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Few family foundations have plans to shut down after a certain period of time, preferring instead to exist in perpetuity, according to a survey released last week by the Foundation Center.

Keep Dire Talk Out of Fundraising Letters
April 29, 2009

April 28, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — As the recession continues to squeeze donations to nonprofit organizations, fund raisers are feeling increased pressure to refer to their economic hardships in their written appeals to donors.

Ford Foundation to Close Offices In Hanoi and Moscow
April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — After losing almost one-third of its assets during the last year, the Ford Foundation has announced it will close its offices in Russia and Vietnam.

Conference Notebook: Young People Urged Not to Give Up on Nonprofit Careers
April 27, 2009

Washington, April 27, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The economic crisis is shaking up the nonprofit world in ways that are making it more difficult for young workers to find jobs but could also present them with new and unusual opportunities to advance, said speakers and participants at a conference here that wrapped up on Saturday.

Kiva's Numbers Continue to Mushroom, but Gift Size Has Shrunk
April 24, 2009

April 23, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Kiva.org, the popular Web site that enables people to give small loans to entrepreneurs overseas, is attracting more and more donors despite the recession, its co-founder said today.