The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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

April 23, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy —, 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.

Conference Notebook: Nonprofit Groups Urged to Rethink Global Activities
April 21, 2009

New York, April 20, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The financial crisis presents new opportunities to rethink how nonprofit groups and other organizations operate around the world, said speakers at a forum here Friday attended by prominent philanthropists, politicians, clergy members, and business and nonprofit leaders.

The Race for a Million Twitter Followers Ends With a Big Gift To Charity
April 20, 2009

April 19, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — At 2:13 am on Friday, the actor Ashton Kutcher beat out CNN to become the first Twitter user with more than 1 million followers. A notable achievement in the Twitterverse, perhaps, but an event relevant to the charity world?

White House Appoints Head of Social Innovation Office
April 17, 2009

April 16, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — It’s now official: Sonal Shah, former head of global development at, the search-engine company’s philanthropic arm, is head of the new White House Office of Social Innovation.