News Desk

Troubleshooting midlevel donor programs

Are you overlooking your mid-level donors in your acknowledgment procedures? Maybe you’re overlooking major donors, too.

What you were reading at Philanthropy Daily in 2021

Looking back at 2021, here are the big themes we discussed. We are scrapping the “best of” for a more thorough list.

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Challenging times at Davidson College—and advice for alumni

The free speech battles at colleges and universities have been in the news for several years now. Davidson College is in the news for alumni forcing a reckoning about this issue at Davidson.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Reflecting on civil society and our gratitude for voluntary associations this Thanksgiving Day.

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The John and Daria Barry Foundation: Investing in local anti-poverty initiatives

The Barry Foundation and the Woodson Center demonstrate how local knowledge can create solutions to fighting poverty.

New study: religious faith and reading the Bible increases generosity

A new study from the American Bible Society shows that “Practicing Christians” and “Bible Users” remain more generous than non-religious Americans—and that this trend held steady through the pandemic.

Should philanthropies be permanent?

Center for Civil Society director, Jack Fowler, sat down with Heather Higgins, Dick DeVos, and John Miller to consider whether philanthropies ought to sunset.

DonorsTrust launches new “Giving Ventures” podcast

In the first episode of “Giving Ventures,” DonorsTrust investigates poverty in America and interviews three nonprofits dedicated to reducing it.

Donor intent and religious education

Questions around abuse of donor intent make their way to high schools, in a new lawsuit about a $1.35 million pledge to a Catholic school in Florida.

The Center for Civil Society: a response to our needs

Crushed under so much turbulence and division, civil society today needs its friends.