Apple Commits More Than $50 Million to Diversity Efforts
March 12, 2015

In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Apple’s human resources chief Denise Young Smith said the company is partnering with several nonprofit organizations on a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities and veterans in the technology industry—and, of course, at Apple.

When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients
December 22, 2014

NPR and ProPublica have been investigating the increase in so-called "wage garnishment" by credit card and other companies. For this story, we looked specifically at nonprofit hospitals and found the practice widespread in five different states around the country.

Nonprofit hospitals get huge tax breaks. In exchange, they are obligated to provide financial assistance or "charity care" to lower-income patients.

Some nonprofit hospitals around the country don't ever seize their patients' wages. Some do so only in very rare cases. But others sue hundreds of patients every year.

Companies That Walk the Philanthropic Walk
December 19, 2014

In this season of giving, we are blessed to have such corporate friends. Never take for granted any amount of corporate support. It is needed and much appreciated.

Atlantic Philanthropies Is the Latest Nonprofit Subject to Email 'Phishing' Attacks
November 10, 2014

On Oct. 29, an email claiming it was from Christopher Oechsli, president of Atlantic Philanthropies, said the New York foundation was planning to give away $1 million randomly. In reality, the foundation was victim of a phishing attack, a criminal attempt to use an established brand name to lure Internet users into providing personal information like Social Security or bank-account numbers. In the past 18 months, the foundation has dealt with seven such attacks.

Special Events: Tale of the Two-Wheeled Santas
December 5, 2013

What motivates your personal charitable philosophy? Have you ever received the help of time, talent or treasure from any charity? Do you need a season of giving to stimulate you? As the saying goes, to whom much is given, much is expected. Why not surprise yourself and a charity by giving your time, talent or resources this holiday season? I promise you that you will receive the greatest gift in the world when a child smiles with joy because of your efforts.

America’s Top Charities Struggle to Recover From Downturn
October 15, 2012

Many of America’s biggest nonprofits have officially left the Great Recession behind, but the slow economic recovery continues to dampen results at even the most sophisticated fundraising organizations.

The 400 groups that raise the most from private sources achieved a median 7.5 percent gain last year, the third straight year of median gains for nonprofits in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Philanthropy 400 rankings.

Most Big Companies Expect Flat Giving, Despite 2011 Gains
July 23, 2012

Charitable giving by America’s biggest businesses rose slowly last year and shows little sign of gaining in 2012, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy study of 166 large companies.

(See an interactive table that pinpoints how much each company gave in cash and products and the causes they supported.)

Donations grew by 4 percent in 2011, according to the 115 companies that provided two years’ worth of data. That’s far less than the 13 percent rise from 2009 to 2010, when companies saw a sharp rebound in profits after the recession.