Philanthropy Journal accepts submission of unsolicited articles. Please note the following guidelines:

  • All content submitted for consideration to Philanthropy Journal is subject to editing and may be declined.
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  • Any press releases received will be edited for brevity and may be declined.
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Philanthropy Journal Feature stories follow an Editorial Calendar highlighting the great work happening around the globe. Each month we focus on a different topic of relevance to the global conversations that impact our communities.

Our Resource articles, which publish every other week, provide tools and new understanding for our audiences to be better informed, better practitioners and supporters of this work.

Our Nonprofit News digests publish each Monday, offering a finger on the pulse of great work happening each week.

Opinion pieces publish on a monthly basis, as they are received.

Resources, News and Opinions are not required to follow the Editorial Calendar topic schedule.

We welcome story ideas from our dedicated readers as well as guest submissions by writers who focus on topics of relevance to the nonprofit sector. Please review our submission guidelines.

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January Reboot 1.3.22

Stories of orgs and people who have reinvented themselves. Letter from Editor on the reboot, our vision.

February Black Lives Matter 2.7.22

Social Justice and racial reform/reconciliation around the globe

March Hey, Ladies 3.7.22

March 8 is International Women’s Day – this month we commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women

April Earth Day 4.4.22

Coverage of the environmental crisis and work around addressing climate change

May Power Dynamics 5.2.22

Who is shaking up the funding dynamic – orgs, people and foundations who are changing the way we think about nonprofit support


Social Justice/LGBTQIA+

6.6.22 June is Pride Month in the US. How are LGBTQIA+ rights and issues being addressed across the globe?
July The Issues Issue 7.4.22 What are the prevalent issues around the globe and highlight orgs/people addressing them?
August Disaster 8.1.22 Orgs working in the disaster relief space
September Back to School 9.5.22 Schools, orgs, teachers, education spaces in all forms
October Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll 10.3.22 Who are the rock stars affecting positive change in the sex trafficking and drug epidemic areas?
November Hunger 11.7.22 Focus on people and organizations addressing global hunger issues.
December Faith and Philanthropy 12.5.22 An exploration of philanthropy across different religions through Christian, Islamic, Judaic and other faith-based organizations.