Tag Archives: Philanthropy News Digest

Foundation Center launches tool to visualize impact of philanthropy

The Foundation Center recently launched a data visualization tool to help grantmakers, policy makers, researchers and others better understand the impact of philanthropy around the world. According to the Philanthropy News Digest article, Philanthropy In/Sight (philanthropyinsight.org) allows registered users to … Continue reading

Posted in Philanthropy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Philanthropic support for women and girls is increasing

A report funded in part by the Wallace Foundations shows that philanthropic support women and girls is on the rise, according to a recent Philanthropy News Digest item. The report, Accelerating Change for Women and Girls: The Role of Women’s … Continue reading

Posted in Philanthropy, Research/surveys, Women | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Layoffs, program cuts at nonprofits on rise because of recession

The impact of the economic downturn on the nonprofit sector has deepened over the past six months, with an increasing number of organizations resorting to layoffs, broad programmatic reductions and reserve draw-downs, a new report from the Bridgespan Group that … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Survey: U.S. nonprofits financially strained but surviving the recession

Eighty percent of U.S. nonprofit organizations are experiencing fiscal stress, with close to 40 percent reporting that the stress was “severe” or “very severe,” a new survey released by Johns Hopkins University and reported on in Philanthropy News Digest finds. … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Community foundation giving surpassed corporations for first time in 2008

The nation’s 717 community foundations increased their giving by an estimated 6.7 percent in 2008, to a record $4.6 billion, a new report from the Foundation Center, “Key Facts on Community Foundations,” finds. According to the Philanthropy News Digest article, … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

More than a third of family foundations uncertain about life span

Does your nonprofit receive funding from family foundations? If so, do you know the foundation’s intentions of lasting into perpetuity? While existing in perpetuity continues to be the norm for the majority of family foundations, according to an item in … Continue reading

Posted in News you can use | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Some states delaying payments to nonprofits

According to Philanthropy News Digest, government agencies in some states are delaying payments promised to nonprofits under existing grants or contracts, a survey conducted by the Alliance for Children and Families and United Neighborhood Centers of America finds. The survey … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Private giving to developing nations not expected to drop significantly

Despite a global recession, charitable giving to developing nations by individuals, foundations, corporations and other organizations is not expected to decline significantly in 2009, a new report from the Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity and discussed in Philanthropy News … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New coalition to monitor implementation of education portion of stimulus package

According to an article in Philanthropy News Digest, the Aspen Institute has announced that its bipartisan commission on No Child Left Behind and more than 30 education, business, civil rights and philanthropic organizations have joined forces to launch the Coalition … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Young adults hardest hit by recession

According to Philanthropy News Digest, young adults (ages 18 to 29) are feeling the effects of the economic downturn more acutely than other age groups, and many are making decisions that could diminish their economic prospects for the rest of … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment