The Philanthropy Journal is resuming publishing after more than a year of hiatus. The free, online publication was re-launched April 6, 2015, under new leadership. In addition to providing resources for nonprofits, it will focus on serving as a vehicle for nonprofits and philanthropists to tell their stories. The revised editorial calendar for feature articles is based on the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities categories in an effort to showcase the nonprofit sector’s depth and breadth.
“I am excited that Philanthropy Journal is back,” said Richard Clerkin, executive director of the Institute for Nonprofits. “We have heard from readers the important sense of community they receive from the journal and we hope the new focus on helping nonprofits and philanthropists tell their stories will help to strengthen that sense of community as much as we believe the resource articles strengthen their work in their organizations.” The Philanthropy Journal’s roots go back to 1991, growing out of a weekly column on philanthropy that the journal’s founding editor, Todd Cohen, wrote as business editor for Raleigh’s daily newspaper, The News & Observer. It was originally launched in 1993 by the News and Observer Foundation as a monthly print publication to provide news about and resources for nonprofits and their supporters. The A.J. Fletcher Foundation became a home for the journal in 2000. In 2010, with initial multi-year financial support from Fletcher, the William R. Keenan Jr. Charitable Trust and The Duke Endowment, the journal became a program of NC State’s Institute for Nonprofits. The institute focuses on enhancing capacity and leadership in the nonprofit sector, and the journal is an important part of that mission. “The Philanthropy Journal is an important communication tool for the Institute for Nonprofits,” said Clerkin. “It will play an integral role in communicating with nonprofits and their supporters and serve as a bridge between research/theory and practice.” The Philanthropy Journal can be found at http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/.