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News, resources, advice, and commentary about the nonprofit world from The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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Brandee McHale will resume her position as president of the Citi Foundation six months after leaving for Wells Fargo.

David and Dana Dornsife are giving $40 million to World Vision for the charity’s water, sanitation, and hygiene programs.

In a study of 26 of the largest philanthropies, foundations invested a median of 13.5 percent of their assets through investment management firms run by woman or people of color.

Only 21 of the donors on the Chronicle’s list are among the 400 wealthiest in the US, a proportion that has not changed much over the years. That means most of the mega billionaires didn’t give at least $35 million last year.

Michael Bloomberg@BloombergDotOrg  topped the @Philanthropy  50 list, which is based on cumulative giving over the past year, by donating $3.3 billion. The biggest portion of that money was $1.8 billion in scholarship aid to Johns Hopkins U.

“Corporate America can help by encouraging employees to volunteer and matching their gifts to efforts that advance patriotism.”

At $10 billion, maybe Jeff Bezos’ climate change push finally makes his philanthropy commensurate with his wealth.

If grant makers and nonprofits keep their giving moving, the campaign to end mass incarceration could become a landmark success story of contemporary philanthropy.

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Meet the YouTube star who raised $500K for the @TrevorProject  last year. Oh, and he is doing it again.

Andrew Yang proposes an “American Exchange Program” where all high school students would spend time volunteering in another part of the country.

INFOGRAPHIC: The untapped potential of women in nonprofits

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Leaders of color who have climbed the ladder at foundations and charities speak out about being underestimated, breaking barriers, and whether things are getting better.

The MacArthur Foundation () will give $100 million to the Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee () to help the children of war-torn Syria.

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