News Desk

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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Playworks and Camp Fire Collaborate to Bring Safer and Healthier Play to Schools

Two national youth development organizations are partnering to launch a new youth development program in Anchorage and Kansas City.

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Mealy-mouthed universities are facing megadonor flight

In the wake of the Hamas terrorist attacks, megadonors are ditching universities in droves—and showing it’s high time for a reckoning with progressive political capture of higher education.

What the Republican debate teaches us about crafting effective appeals

Wednesday’s presidential debate presented a vivid illustration of the power of a coherent narrative. Fundraisers should sit up and take notice.

Right hand, meet left

Truly persuasive messaging relies on alignment between writing and design. AmPhil’s new Creative Studio brings the two under one roof and onto the same page.

What the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action in Higher Education Could Mean for Charities

New Philanthropy Roundtable legal analysis sheds light on the implications of the Supreme Court decision for three categories of organizations outside the higher-ed sphere.

Announcing the 2024 AmPhil Fundraising Fellowship

Early-to-mid-career fundraisers are invited to apply for this nine-month leadership program designed for those looking to grow professionally and intellectually alongside a small group of peers.

Philadelphia Philanthropies Announce Funding Collaborative for the U.S. Semiquincentennial

The Connelly Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Neubauer Family Foundation announced the launch of a philanthropic initiative to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.

New Faith and Freedom Index scores states’ friendliness to faith-based nonprofits

Napa Legal’s new Index helps nonprofit leaders evaluate whether a state will advance or inhibit their ability to fulfill their mission.

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The Kansas Government Just Protected Charitable Donations 

A new bill in Kansas provides legal pathways to protect donor intent when written agreements are in place.