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Broadly defined, philanthropy is goodwill to mankind as demonstrated by the readiness to promote human welfare. The Philanthropy category in this directory provides an overview of the philanthropic sector, including guides and directories and methods of giving.

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Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramHelps individuals setup a donor-advised fund and choose which charities will benefit. Includes fee structure, program overview, benefits, giving options, brochures, and contact information.

5
5,441,473
NA
1,500
2,780
676

Giving @ Home

Giving @ HomeBulletin board connecting people in need with those who wish to help them. Features mission statement, requests for help and responses, prayer board, sponsors, ways to help, auctions, and a FAQ.

4
17,112,432
NA
2,160
1
NA

Philanthropy Roundtable

Philanthropy RoundtableAssociation of nonprofit professionals and private donors. Features organization profile, history, email newsletter, the magazine "Philanthropy", online store, and meetings information.

6
1,565,890
NA
3,800
6,890
560

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana UniversityAn interdisciplinery academic center headquartered at Indiana University that seeks to increase the understanding of philanthropy and improve its practice through research, teaching, and public service.

7
22,287
NA
21,300
5,740
8

GiveDaily.org

GiveDaily.orgEncourages and enables daily giving both online and in schools. Includes project background, list of participating charities, and description of active funds.

4
13,080,585
NA
612
4
NA

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

National Committee for Responsive PhilanthropyCommitted to making organized philanthropy more responsive to socially, economically and politically disenfranchised people. Features publications, current projects, and membership information.

6
2,036,352
NA
305,000
5,580
727

Center for the Study of Philanthropy

Center for the Study of PhilanthropyFollows trends in international, multicultural and women's philanthropy, features electronic conference information, research tools, programs, and publications.

6
1,961,981
NA
59,400,000
204
1

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of PhilanthropyNews source for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and others involved in philanthropic enterprises.

8
50,141
NA
59,300,000
15,200
25

Network for Good

Network for GoodUses the web to help people get more involved in philanthropy. Features nonprofit resources, online donation forms, volunteer opportunities, and crisis relief news.

3
68,411
NA
1,030,000
231,000
15

International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR)

International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR)Promotes research and education in the philanthropy, civil society and nonprofit sectors. Includes membership information, affinity groups, conferences, and publications.

6
2,980,030
NA
1,240,000
8,000
771


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