Key Worldwide Foundation at Center of College Admissions Scandal

Key Worldwide Foundation at Center of College Admissions Scandal

Mar 13

A California charity is under federal investigation after being linked to the massive college admissions scandal that made headlines early Tuesday. Authorities say The Key Worldwide Foundation was used to launder money from wealthy parents who sought to pay their children’s way into prestigious universities. The nonprofit is founded and run by William “Rick” Singer, the alleged ringleader of the...

Education Philanthropy is Headed in a New Direction

Education Philanthropy is Headed in a New Direction

Feb 28

A new survey conducted by Grantmakers for Education shows a significant shift in the education initiatives that donors are most interested in. For the past decade, donors have primarily focused their attention on K-12 reform, which covers issues related to teacher quality, standards, and assessments. However, the latest research shows that donors are less interested in K-12 reform and more...

Why Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Weren’t As Charitable in 2018

Why Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Weren’t As Charitable in 2018

Feb 22

A new report published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy shows that America’s billionaires weren’t feeling quite as generous in 2018 as they were in 2017. Statistics reveal that last year, the country’s 50 most charitable billionaire’s only donated half of what they did in 2017. Nonprofit expert Lynn Raynault explains why. “I think it’s less about giving less in 2018 (because 2018 was still well...

Nonprofit Boards Are Falling Short of Diversity Goals, Survey Shows

Nonprofit Boards Are Falling Short of Diversity Goals, Survey Shows

Feb 02

A new report from Koya Leadership Partners reveals that nonprofit boards are still suffering from a lack of diversity, even though board members are keenly aware of how important inclusivity is. These findings are based off an online survey that was administered to board and executive committee members at more than 100 nonprofits. The report, entitled, The Governance Gap: Examining Diversity and...

Community Steps Up After Thieves Loot Toys for Tots

Community Steps Up After Thieves Loot Toys for Tots

Dec 14

It’s the lowest of the low. Thieves posing as volunteers stole approximately $5,000 worth of toys from a children’s charity drive this past Monday. It happened at the Summit County Toys for Tots in Akron, Ohio. Surveillance footage showed the thieves loading bags and boxes full of stolen goods onto waiting trucks. According to Fox 8 Cleveland, police have identified the suspects. However, they...

Report: Former Muslim Aid Trustees Mismanaged Charity

Report: Former Muslim Aid Trustees Mismanaged Charity

Dec 07

One of Britain’s largest charities, Muslim Aid, is at the center of a scandal. A recent investigation by the U.K. Charity Commission revealed that former trustees seriously mismanaged the organization’s resources. According to The Times, Muslim Aid has an annual budget of £34 million. “The concerns were originally dealt with as part of a regulatory compliance case,” the commission said in...