Philanthropy and Nonprofits
We all like to do things that make us feel good about ourselves. And what better way to feel good about yourself than to help others? Whether you're looking for a new charity to give to or want to check the legitimacy of one to which you already give, the resources you need are online. You can find a place to volunteer at home or abroad, research and apply to education programs in philanthropy and nonprofit studies, read up on the latest in nonprofit news, or even find ways to better run or start your own nonprofit.
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As philanthropy and nonprofits grow both as an educational discipline and a field of study, the information and research available to professionals is growing exponentially, and the technology to assist them is advancing at an even faster pace. These sites offer you a top-shelf taste of the publications that will help you keep up with all the advances being made-and the setbacks as well.
- With the ease of online publishing, many organizations such as those listed in other sections of this guide have their own Web publications. If you have more specific interests, you might try these in-house magazines and newsletters to stay on top of things.
- Before becoming too attached to an online publication, check the date it was last updated. Many now-defunct pubs still have old sites lingering on the Web that can feature outdated and irrelevant information.
For publications about philanthropy and nonprofit work ...
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
is a biweekly newspaper about the world of philanthropy. To access most of this meaty site and its archives you must purchase an online pass for $72 a year, but a selection of its most recent headlines is available free of charge.
The Philanthropy Journal
is updated daily, providing you with that needed fix of philanthropy news each morning. The site also offers Webinars on topics of interest to those working in nonprofits.
also serves up daily doses of practical news for the philanthropy professional. Topic buttons let you instantly sort and search the archives of this online publication.
publishes the aptly named Philanthropy magazine, replete with features on the history and current state of philanthropy, interviews, commentary, and reviews. Also available to download are a number of guides the organization publishes dealing with different aspects of and issues in philanthropy.
has an earthy, upbeat online publication that focuses on solutions rather than problems, and the amount of articles and other content housed here is staggering. A bright and slick design makes this site quite readable and the many contributors illuminate a seemingly endless collection of world-changing solutions. A handy list of local editions of the site allows you to focus on your area if you choose.
The Stanford Social Innovation Review
is published by the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and brings the minds and resources of this academic institution to its articles and blogs. The "Ask An Expert" resource for nonprofit professionals is a nice feature.
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