The U.S. Congress appears increasingly interested in philanthropy’s spending habits — from donor-advised funds and foundation payout rates to the influence and reach of wealthy individual philanthropists.
Methods for holding a nonprofit accountable — for their actions, fiscal choices, community relationships, etc. — have not always been clear, accessible, or publicized. That seems to be changing now.
As journalism’s traditional business model continues to stumble, many for-profit news outfits — legacy brands and 21st-century digital natives alike — are moving to explore, adapt, and adopt the nonprofit model.
As more nonprofits and funders look to further their impact and sustainability, power and equity are at the center of a growing movement to reimagine the language and practices of capacity building.
As the frequency of natural disasters increases dramatically, philanthropic actors are rethinking how they engage over the long term to support community resilience, ecological health, and a justice-focused response.
Efforts to alleviate burnout and economic and workplace inequity are leading more nonprofits to look for opportunities to spread the work, responsibility, and credit among more staff — and even other organizations.
After decades of declining enrollment, organized labor is back on workers’ minds — including in the nonprofit sector — as staff see unionization as a pathway to better pay, greater wellbeing, and increased equity.
Pandemic-driven delays in processing and release, as well as challenges in the data ecosystem itself are putting previous data accessibility gains in jeopardy.
Voices from across sectors are questioning how useful or fair ESG (environmental, social, and governance) standards are. The debate will likely affect the future of philanthropy.
As Teri Behrens explains, it’s too early to tell whether philanthropy’s commitments to racial equity and social justice represent a real turning point, or simply a “trend.”