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Zach Halper

Zach Halper is a web assistant and staff writer at The NonProfit Times. He graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., in 2009 with a BA in English.

Zach Halper's Articles

  • Invisible Children To Shut Down

    By Zach Halper — December 15, 2014

    Invisible Children, the organization behind the viral “Kony 2012” video, announced today it will be shutting down its operations in the United States and Africa.

  • Buffett Tops List of Largest Donations

    By Zach Halper — December 11, 2014

    Billionaire Warren Buffett’s gift to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tops the list of the 10 largest philanthropic donations of 2014, according to a list compiled by Wealth-X, a firm that studies the activities of ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals.

  • Disaster Giving Topped $100 Million in 2012

    By Zach Halper — December 10, 2014

    Foundations made 884 grants totaling $111 million for disaster relief during 2012, according to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s newly-released Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy Report.

  • AG Questions Thrift Chain’s Deal With Charities

    By Zach Halper — November 25, 2014

    The Minnesota affiliates of a chain of for-profit thrift shops are under investigation by the State Attorney General’s Office for allegedly misleading donors and shortchanging charities on the value of donated items.

  • ADL Picks White House Official As New Director

    By Zach Halper — November 6, 2014

    Jonathan Greenblatt, who has headed up the White House Office of Social Innovation & Civic Participation, will be joining The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in New York City as the new national director.

  • Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects

    By Zach Halper — October 7, 2014

    Charitable giving by the wealthiest individuals in the world has increased to levels not seen since before the Great Recession, according financial research firms Wealth-X and Arton Capital.

  • United Way To Accept Bitcoin Digital Donations

    By Zach Halper — September 15, 2014

    United Way Worldwide (UWW) is joining the digital currency world, announcing that it would begin accepting bitcoin donations. It is the latest 501(c)(3) to adopt the digital currency.

  • Foundation Based On Bitcoin Wins Nonprofit Status

    By Zach Halper — August 27, 2014

    A foundation in Sacramento, Calif., is claiming that it is the first bitcoin-based charity to be granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Charity Defense Council Plans $1 Million March

    By Zach Halper — August 18, 2014

    How much is 60 miles worth? For the Charity Defense Council (CDC), the hope is that a 60-mile march from Maine to Massachusetts translates to $1 million to fund the anti-regulation organization’s operating budget.

  • Study: Millennials More Generous With Donor-Advised Funds

    By Zach Halper — August 7, 2014

    Millennial donors on average recommend higher grant dollars to charities via donor-advised funds (DAF) than their older counterparts but are also unsure about how to go about giving, according to a new study by Vanguard Charitable.


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