Self-Reporting Tool for Nonprofits Draws Howls From Watchdogs
Who’s better at telling donors about a nonprofit’s fundraising performance, the charity itself or a “watchdog” group?
Green Movement Looking Pretty White, Study Finds
A study finds minorities underrepresented in environmental organizations, though women have made gains.
Private Foundation Investments Returned 15.6% in 2013
Returns on domestic equities far outpaced other asset classes, according to the Council on Foundations and Commonfund Institute.
House Passes Legislation to Encourage Charitable Giving
The America Gives More Act would make three expired "tax extenders" permanent and has two other provisions.
Fidelity Charitable Donors Granted $1.1 Billion in First Half
This was a 19% increase over the same period last year, Fidelity Charitable reported this week.
Giving Circles Offer Point of Entry for Many Donors, Study Finds
Younger donors, minority groups and women are attracted to giving collectives.
FFP Offers Grants for Pro Bono Financial Planning
The Foundation for Financial Planning has grants totaling $118,750 for local financial planning organizations to provide pro bono planning for underserved adults.
Watchdog Suing for Easier Access to Nonprofits’ Tax Forms
A judge ruled against the IRS' motion to dismiss a lawsuit by an advocacy group aiming to make nonprofits' Form 990s more accessible.
Ritholtz: The Shame of Alternative Investments
The "Yale model" of investing no longer works, Ritholtz says, because there just aren't enough good alternative investments to go around.
Vanguard Charitable Reports on 10 Years of Giving Through Donor-Advised Funds
Questions exist about DAFs’ effectiveness and the charitable intent of donors who use them. Vanguard studied 10 years of account data to find answers.