PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2020-09-24T11:54:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Crises Prompt Greater Interest in Volunteering, Poll Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Crises-Prompt-Greater-Interest/249372 2020-09-23T21:50:00-04:00 While only 36 percent say they volunteered within the last year, 60 percent say they are interested in doing so, and 73 percent said volunteering is more important than ever. By Dan Parks Philanthropy Must Confront Our Country’s History of Racist Immigration Policies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-Must-Confront-Our/249371 2020-09-23T21:36:00-04:00 Anti-immigrant policies have been propelled in part by foundation-financed hate groups, says the head of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. Foundations and Big Donors Gave at Least $5 Billion Worldwide to Curb Climate Change https://www.philanthropy.com/article/FoundationsBig-Donors/249370 2020-09-23T21:32:00-04:00 The ClimateWorks Foundation says that the funding total has nearly doubled since 2015, but it's still less than 2 percent of all giving worldwide.  By Dan Parks No More High Fives or Handshakes: Charities Relaunch Street Canvassing for the Pandemic World https://www.philanthropy.com/article/No-More-High-Fives-or/249368 2020-09-23T09:39:00-04:00 How charities are working to keep fundraisers and donors safe in a job that traditionally includes physical contact and close conversation. By Emily Haynes New Report Shows Spike in Will Creation and Charitable Bequests During Covid-19 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Report-Shows-Spike-in-Will/249367 2020-09-22T18:41:00-04:00 In March, the company FreeWill saw a 400 percent increase in the number of wills with bequests compared with the same month in 2019 and close to a 200 percent increase over February 2020. By Eden Stiffman Your Nonprofit Board’s Most Important Committee Is Often Overlooked https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Your-Nonprofit-Board-s-Most/249366 2020-09-22T18:39:00-04:00 Ten steps to ensure your nominating and governance committee fulfills its critical role and assembles a board that can meet today’s challenges. By Peter Fissinger Citi Foundation Will Spend Another $100 Million on Jobs Program (Grants Roundup) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Citi-Foundation-Will-Spend/249365 2020-09-22T18:36:00-04:00 Also, 3M commits $50 million to advance racial equity in Minnesota and beyond, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation distributed $24 million in emergency grants to 12 midsize arts museums. By M.J. Prest Donor Lawsuits Following Blackbaud Hack Now Target Nonprofits, Too https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Lawsuits-Following/249364 2020-09-22T18:33:00-04:00 The latest lawsuit asked Harvard University, Bank Street College of Education, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum to help donors whose information appears to have been stolen in a ransomware attack. By Eden Stiffman Chronicle Advice on How to Respond to Covid-19 https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/chronicle-advice-on-how-to-res/233 2020-09-22T10:00:00-04:00 Chronicle resources to help your nonprofit adapt its policies and operations, keep donors close despite social distancing, and continue serving the community during difficult times. From ‘Decade of Death’ to Jobs and New Lives https://www.philanthropy.com/article/From-Decade-of-Death-to/249358 2020-09-22T08:30:00-04:00 Gang-related homicides have dropped precipitously since Homeboy was founded. But the thousands of felons and former gang members Homeboy serves today still face gang violence, a lack of permanent housing, and the need for mental-health assistance. By Emily Haynes Black Donor Silence Is a Call to Action — Not a Retreat https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Black-Donor-Silence-Is-a-Call/249360 2020-09-22T08:30:00-04:00 When Black donors don’t respond to solicitations, fundraisers generally assume they’re uninterested or disengaged. This is a faulty and dangerous interpretation — and it needs to change. By Tyrone McKinley Freeman How to Advance Pay Equity at Your Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Advance-Pay-Equity-at/249361 2020-09-22T08:30:00-04:00 Experts share simple steps managers can take to ensure fair compensation for women, people of color, and other groups that are often underpaid. By Lisa Schohl Nonprofits Are Rethinking Everything They Do https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Are-Rethinking/249359 2020-09-22T08:30:00-04:00 Giving cash instead of services, arts groups taking on civics and racial healing, and more ways nonprofits are taking fresh approaches in the wake of 2020's crises. By Jim Rendon What Now? The Philanthropic Future Our Democracy Needs (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-Now-The-Philanthropic/249363 2020-09-22T08:17:00-04:00 This year of crisis has forced us to take a hard look at the rules and assumptions that shape philanthropy. In the process we’ve learned a lot about ourselves and where we need to go next. By Lucy Bernholz Broadcom CEO Hock Tan and Wife, Lisa Yang, Give MIT $27 Million (Gifts Roundup) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Broadcom-CEO-Hock-Tan-and/249357 2020-09-18T18:52:00-04:00 Plus, Baltimore Museum of Art, two hospitals and two universities landed big gifts. By Maria Di Mento High-Tech Fundraising Event Allows Small Nonprofits to Join in Raising Money https://www.philanthropy.com/article/High-Tech-Fundraising-Event/249356 2020-09-18T18:50:00-04:00 MOVE Maryland invites charities to take part in a an event that involves live-online video production capabilities that most could not afford. By Michael Theis Q&A on the Chronicle’s Report on Diversity Work and Staffing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Q-A-on-the-Chronicle-s/249355 2020-09-18T18:49:00-04:00 We have undertaken an intensive yearlong coaching effort for our newsroom and have just released an independent analysis to show diversity of sources we include in our articles and the people who write our opinion pieces. Chronicle of Philanthropy Releases Data on Diversity of Its Work and Staff https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Chronicle-of-Philanthropy/249354 2020-09-18T18:47:00-04:00 We have undertaken multiple efforts to see that our newsroom is doing all it can to ensure our reporting reflects the diversity of the people who work at foundations and charitable organizations. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Promotes Longtime Employee to CEO (Transitions) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Children-s-Miracle-Network/249353 2020-09-18T09:36:00-04:00 Also, the Kresge Foundation has named a new managing director of its Health Program, and William Gates Sr. has died at age 94. By M.J. Prest Foundations and Nonprofits Should Give Employees Paid Time Off to Vote https://www.philanthropy.com/article/FoundationsNonprofits/249352 2020-09-17T18:45:00-04:00 We need to back up philanthropic efforts to support democracy and ensure a fair election by making certain our own staffs and our grantees can fully exercise their rights as citizens on November 3, say Ellen Dorsey and Darren Walker. By Ellen Dorsey and Darren Walker Foundations Pool $36 Million for Black-Led Organizing Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Pool-36-Million/249351 2020-09-17T09:48:00-04:00 Democracy Frontlines Fund, a group of grant makers led by the Libra Foundation, is pushing for more support for smaller grassroots organizations working to help improve the lives and build the political power of Black people. By Alex Daniels Philanthropy’s Long, Complicated Involvement in Immigration (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-s-Long/249350 2020-09-16T19:07:00-04:00 Today’s debates over immigration policy reflect longstanding — but necessary — differences within philanthropy about how best to support newcomers to our nation. By Leslie Lenkowsky Hispanics in Philanthropy Wins $3 Million From Google.org to Boost Small Businesses https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Hispanics-in-Philanthropy-Wins/249349 2020-09-16T19:05:00-04:00 The grant-making group hopes to raise $60 million over five years to help Latino-owned businesses thrive. By Nicole Wallace 41 Percent of Congregations Have Seen Giving Drop Since Pandemic Began https://www.philanthropy.com/article/41-Percent-of-Congregations/249348 2020-09-16T10:48:00-04:00 Over all, congregational giving declined 4.4 percent on average from February to June of 2020 over the same period in 2019 By Eden Stiffman Bank of America Awards $50 Million for Racial Equity in Economic Opportunity (Grants Roundup) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Bank-of-America-Awards-50/249347 2020-09-15T19:22:00-04:00 Also, the Alfred Landecker Foundation has given $13 million to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for academic studies of the Holocaust, and the Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative awarded $12.7 million to help organizations serving nonprofits and donors navigate the pandemic and other challenges. By M.J. Prest How to Make Giving for Racial Justice Count (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Make-Giving-for-Racial/249346 2020-09-15T19:21:00-04:00 Investing in strengthening Black-led groups and focusing on justice as much as equity is critical, says Nat Chioke Williams, head of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation. By Nat Chioke Williams Donors Have Now Filed 5 Class Action Lawsuits Against Blackbaud https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donors-Have-Now-Filed-5-Class/249345 2020-09-15T11:33:00-04:00 Donors in California, Florida, and Minnesota have filed four more class-action lawsuits against the fundraising software company Blackbaud whose backup servers were compromised during a ransomware attack identified in May. By Eden Stiffman With Safaris on Hold, a Conservation Nonprofit Restarts Small In-Person Events https://www.philanthropy.com/article/With-Safaris-on-Hold-a/249344 2020-09-15T10:39:00-04:00 For the last 20 years, the African Wildlife Foundation's safari program has helped it connect with high-net-worth donors and prospective board members. With travel ground to a halt, the group is staying connected with supporters through virtual and small in-person events. By Emily Haynes Digital Dependence Has Obliterated the Notion of Nonprofit Independence (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Digital-Dependence-Has/249343 2020-09-15T09:53:00-04:00 Nonprofits and foundations need to embrace alternative technologies, organizations, and public policies that reduce the reliance on big tech and allow for safe use of digital tools. By Lucy Bernholz Battling the Symptoms of Injustice, Not the Disease (Letter to the Editor) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Battling-the-Symptoms-of/249342 2020-09-15T09:45:00-04:00 The CEO of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation says urging foundations to support programs that ameliorate injustice instead of attacking the causes will never achieve a truly just society. Philanthropy Must Act as Nation Faces Potentially Unprecedented Election Crisis (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-Must-Act-as/249341 2020-09-14T09:44:00-04:00 For the first time in modern American history, a sitting president is openly flouting American election norms. What can foundations and donors do about it? By Mike Berkowitz Salvation Army Gets a Head Start on Red Kettle Campaign https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Salvation-Army-Gets-a-Head/249339 2020-09-14T09:26:00-04:00 The charity hopes the longer timeline will help make up for limited foot traffic past its signature red kettles and meet increased needs. By Emily Haynes Billionaire Bernie Marcus Gives $20 Million for New Effort for Jewish Teens (Gifts Roundup) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Billionaire-Bernie-Marcus/249340 2020-09-11T20:28:00-04:00 Plus, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute received $5 million and four universities landed big gifts. By Maria Di Mento $208 Million Committed in Crisis Relief Campaign That Billionaires Started https://www.philanthropy.com/article/208-Million-Committed-in/249338 2020-09-11T20:24:00-04:00 A new effort urges increased giving by foundations, donor-advised-fund account holders, and wealthy individuals, with a special focus on democracy and racial justice. By Dan Parks Americares Names Chief Program Officer to Oversee Covid-19 Response (Transitions) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Americares-Names-Chief-Program/249337 2020-09-11T10:14:00-04:00 Also, Orbis International has selected its next CEO, and the Coleman Foundation has announced a new leader. By M.J. Prest