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Study Shows Diversity Challenges in American Philanthropy

A recent article on the Fundraising Success magazine website, Survey Says … Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy, covers a report from nonprofit software company Blackbaud entitled Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy.The Diversity in... read more »

Competing for Charity

CDO Place recently featured the article And the Grant Money Goes to… about the Council on Foundation’s spin on traditional fundraising, the Philanthropic Challenge on Economy & Finance. Today, another unique and exciting way to fundraise is shared: The Dana-Farber Cancer... read more »

Social Media Stars Are Rising – and Raising – Cash

A recent article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy notes the effectiveness of social media celebrities as fundraisers. In “We’re So Over Brad Pitt,” writer Megan O’Neil reports how Internet stars –- “media personalities often created in bedrooms turned home studios” –... read more »