NPT creates and curates online resources to educate the public about the evolution and importance of philanthropy.

Philanthropy 101 is intended to connect all types of donors with resources that can enhance their giving. NPT’s award-winning History of Giving is an online overview of the past 500 years of global philanthropy, while our blog, The Philanthropist, offers observations from our leadership on the latest trends in giving. We also evaluate and highlight other organizations that are providing valuable data and insights about philanthropy.

Wherever you find someone helping others, you will find a philanthropist. If you participate in fundraising efforts at work, volunteer in your community or donate to your favorite cause – you are a philanthropist.

If you would like to share a philanthropic resource that can help donors be more informed, strategic or effective in their giving, please contact us at

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Donor Affinity Groups

Center for High Impact Philanthropy

CHIP is the University of Pennsylvania’s multidisciplinary nonprofit center that focuses on maximizing social impact.

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Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator’s rating system examines two broad areas of a charity’s performance: their financial health and their accountability & transparency.

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Council on Foundations

Founded in 1949, Council on Foundations is is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations.

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Women's Philanthropy Institute

An institute of Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, conduct, curate, and disseminate research that grows women’s philanthropy.

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GuideStar gathers, organizes, and distributes information about U.S nonprofits.

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Independent Sector

Independent Sector is a coalition of nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs.

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Philanthropy Roundtable

The Philanthropy Roundtable is a nonprofit U.S. membership organization that advises and serves the interests of philanthropists.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

SSIR covers a wide range of topics, including nonprofit management, philanthropy, corporate citizenship, and social change.

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