World Vision

Forbes Unveils the 200 Largest U.S. Charities for 2011
December 1, 2011

Take a look at Forbes' 13th annual list of the 200 Largest U.S. Charities. They aren’t even 2/100th of 1 precent of the country’s 1.2 million tax-exempt organizations. Yet in their most recent fiscal year the Forbes Charity 200 collectively received $41 billion in gifts — one-seventh of all charitable contributions.

The rankings are based on the amount of private gifts (as opposed to government grants, fee for service or investment revenue) received in the latest fiscal period.

Blue North Forms Blue North Crate
November 18, 2011

Blue North, a marketing firm specializing in personalized communications for charitable organizations, announces that digital agency Crate has joined the company as its new Digital & Advertising division.

Blue North Crate will operate as a digital creative agency specializing in social media and mobile marketing communications and advertising exclusively for charitable organizations. The company has built a suite of products and services aimed to help organizations reach donors, build donor communities, optimize fundraising and broadcast cause marketing messages through the social and mobile Web.

Blackbaud Launches Global Account Program to Support International Non-Governmental Organizations with Strategy and Mission Achievement
March 29, 2011

Blackbaud has launched its Global Account Program, an initiative that streamlines service and support of  international non-governmental organizations (iNGOs). The Global Account Program began in 2010 as a pilot program. Based on the success achieved with a small group of customers, Blackbaud is rolling out the program to more customers and prospects, dedicating global resources to ensure the success for its largest international customers.

World Water Day: Conrad Hilton Foundation Pledges $50 Million To Clean Water Initiatives
March 23, 2011

In honor of World Water Day, the Conrad Hilton Foundation announced a $50 million commitment to clean water initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mexico and India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), inadequate access to safe water kills 3,900 children every day who fall prey to waterborne illness.

The Hilton Foundation's $50 million pledge will be divided up into grants awarded to nonprofit organizations to fund projects, such water and sanitation infrastructure, as well as spreading information to at-risk communities.

Giving for Japan Disaster Now Totals More Than $136-Million
March 22, 2011

Ten days after the devastating earthquake and tsunamis in Japan, American donors have contributed more than $136-million for relief efforts, according to a Chronicle tally. Nearly two-thirds of the total has been raised by one organization, the American Red Cross.

The rate of donations is slower than after last year’s earthquake in Haiti and after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Nine days after the disaster in Haiti, donors had contributed more than $355-million, and nine days after Katrina they had given more than $740-million.

JPMorgan Chase donates $5M to assist Japan
March 15, 2011

JPMorgan Chase is extending a helping hand to Japan in the aftermath of the country’s worst earthquake on record.

The financial services company is committing $5 million to near-term relief and recovery efforts in Japan.

The company’s contribution to the relief efforts will be divided into employee and company donations. JPMorgan Chase Japan already has pledged $1.1 million to relief efforts and the company will match $1 million in employee contributions to The American Red Cross and World Vision. The remaining funds will be donated to charitable and relief organizations.

Giving for Japan Disaster Totals at Least $24-Million
March 14, 2011

Early donation totals are starting to come in from charities raising money to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunamis in Japan. Among them: