PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:37:12-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Ex-Clinton Foundation CEO Signs on With Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Ex-Clinton-Foundation-CEO/238957 2017-01-20T10:02:00-05:00 Eric Braverman will head up philanthropic efforts for the organization led by Alphabet’s chief executive and his wife. By Anais Strickland Opinion: As the White House Changes Leadership, Philanthropy Must Change Too https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-As-the-White-House/238956 2017-01-20T10:01:00-05:00 Foundations need to make it easier than ever for nonprofits, especially those that work at the grass roots, to focus on their missions and move nimbly. By Allison R. Brown and Liz Sak Podcast: The Ad Council Remakes Public-Service Ads for Digital Age https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-the-ad-council-remake/6183/ 2017-01-20T09:51:00-05:00 Lisa Sherman, the nonprofit’s CEO, talks about its history of creating iconic characters and catchphrases and its new strategies for reaching online audiences. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Public TV and Arts Agencies Reportedly on Trump’s Chopping Block https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Public-TV/238958 2017-01-20T09:47:00-05:00 Also, the departing first couple solicits public ideas for making the Obama Foundation a "start-up for citizenship," and Jewish nonprofits across the country are hit with a second wave of bomb threats. Trump's First 100 Days and the Stakes for Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/trumps-first-100-days-and-the/126 2017-01-19T16:32:00-05:00 A round-up of news coverage by The Chronicle of what's at stake for nonprofits, as well as opinion pieces by charity leaders and philanthropy experts on negotiating this new environment. 5 Ways College Fundraisers Can Help Academics Attract Big Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Ways-College-Fundraisers-Can/238945 2017-01-19T14:19:00-05:00 Development offices can help deans and professors overcome their aversion to raising money by taking it a step at a time, starting with understanding the academic mind-set. By David D. Perlmutter Video: How a Foundation Chooses Charities to Support https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/video-how-a-foundation-choose/6182/ 2017-01-19T10:10:00-05:00 Alexandre Mars, CEO of the Epic Foundation, chats with The Chronicle about the 45 criteria relating to impact, management, and other factors that it uses to evaluate youth charities. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh Daily News Roundup: Ex-Clinton Foundation Leader Joins Tech Mogul Schmidt’s Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ex-Clinton/238939 2017-01-19T09:38:00-05:00 Also, Betsy DeVos distances herself from giving by her parents' foundation to groups viewed as anti-gay rights, and D.C.-area Girl Scouts draw fire for marching in Donald Trump's inaugural. Opinion: In Times of Change, Board Members Must Be Advocates https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-In-Times-of-Change/238938 2017-01-19T08:45:00-05:00 Charity trustees are in a special position to make the case to state, local, and federal leaders about what matters most to the people their organizations serve. By Anne Wallestad In Women’s March, Nonprofit Leaders See Galvanizing Moment https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Women-s-March-Nonprofit/238937 2017-01-19T08:36:00-05:00 Dozens of nonprofits plan to join Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, which organizers say could draw up to 200,000 participants. By Rebecca Koenig and Eden Stiffman Gates Foundation Pledges $100 Million to Prevent Epidemics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Foundation-Pledges-100/238933 2017-01-18T17:49:00-05:00 The private grant maker is one of a number of organizations and governments contributing to a planned $1 billion fund to develop vaccines for viruses that pose the greatest threat to public health. By Alex Daniels Audio: How Colorado State Fundraisers Make Phone-athons Work https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/audio-how-colorado-state-fund/6180/ 2017-01-18T10:45:00-05:00 Listen to a mock fundraising call, and see guidelines and survey questions, for tips on how Colorado State University has boosted graduates’ giving by phone. By Timothy Sandoval Grants Roundup: $25 Million From Koch Groups Backs Research at Black Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-25-Million/238921 2017-01-18T10:36:00-05:00 Other notable awards include $10 million from the Koret Foundation for Israel’s Beit Hatfutsot museum and nearly $10 million from the Gates Foundation to broaden access to birth control in developing countries. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Gates Foundation Plans $9.6 Billion Berkshire Sell-Off https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Gates/238920 2017-01-18T09:50:00-05:00 Also, the Lilly Endowment grants $100 million to Indianapolis social-service charities, and a natural-history museum trustee gives millions to groups skeptical of climate change. Nonprofits Are Next Step for Many Obama Allies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Are-Next-Step-for/238919 2017-01-18T08:18:00-05:00 A look at where some top White House aides and administration officials have gone after leaving the president’s inner circle in government. By Alex Daniels Opinion: Fighting Trump’s Bullying Requires Nonprofit Vigilance https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Fighting-Trump-s/238918 2017-01-18T08:16:00-05:00 Nonprofits can expect the same threats to free speech and association that charities in Russia and elsewhere face. By Mark Rosenman Daily News Roundup: $100 Million Pledge Backs Tex. Leadership Center https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-100/238909 2017-01-17T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary had ties to nonprofits that supported a lucrative merger involving a bank he led, and a black college's marching band draws a donation windfull to perform at the inauguration. Betsy DeVos Moves From Wealthy Outsider to Cabinet Insider https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Betsy-DeVos-Moves-From-Wealthy/238912 2017-01-17T10:08:00-05:00 Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary has a long history of wielding influence outside of government and behind the scenes. By Eric Kelderman $50 Million Social Innovation Fund May Continue Under Trump, Some Predict https://www.philanthropy.com/article/50-Million-Social-Innovation/238910 2017-01-17T10:05:00-05:00 Supporters of the effort hope that Republicans in Congress see the similarities between their values and the fund's goals. By Megan O’Neil Gifts Roundup: Iowa State Lands $93 Million Equity Gift https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Iowa-State/238911 2017-01-17T10:02:00-05:00 A former Iowa State student gave the university's foundation his majority stake in an education-technology company he helped found. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: N.Y. State Holds Off on Enforcing Donor-Disclosure Laws https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-State/238899 2017-01-13T11:31:00-05:00 Also, Hungary has retreated on its promise to "sweep out" nonprofits funded by George Soros, and Bill Gates talks about his philanthropy. New CEOs at Hope for Haiti and Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-CEOs-at-Hope-for-Haiti-and/238894 2017-01-13T09:41:00-05:00 Plus, the Cullen Foundation appoints a president to succeed its long-serving executive director, and the Municipal Art Society of New York switches leaders. By Anais Strickland $250,000 Flows to Journalists’ Group After Streep-Trump Row https://www.philanthropy.com/article/250000-Flows-to/238893 2017-01-13T09:39:00-05:00 The Committee to Protect Journalists, touted by Meryl Streep in an awards speech, has now raised one-quarter of what it drew from individuals in all of 2016. By Caroline Preston My Brother’s Keeper Is ‘Lifelong Work’ for Obama, Aide Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/My-Brother-s-Keeper-Is/238887 2017-01-13T08:00:00-05:00 The soon-to-be former president has an abiding commitment to the program to boost opportunities for boys and young men of color, says Michael Smith, who led the effort in the White House. By Alex Daniels Podcast: How the Make-a-Wish Foundation Makes Kids’ Dreams Come True https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-the-make-a-wish-f/6176/ 2017-01-13T08:00:00-05:00 CEO David Williams offers an inside look at the iconic charity’s work granting wishes to terminally and critically ill children. By Denver Frederick Trump Cabinet’s Philanthropic Ties Detailed in New Online Resource https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Cabinet-s/238879 2017-01-12T12:04:00-05:00 The analysis by the Foundation Center found that the president-elect’s nominees have served on the boards of 50 nonprofit organizations working on causes such as education, veterans’ affairs, and health. By Megan O’Neil Charitable Giving Expected to Grow 3.6% in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charitable-Giving-Expected-to/238878 2017-01-12T12:00:00-05:00 All types of giving will increase, including from individuals, foundations, and corporations, a study predicts. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Charles Koch Gives $25.6 Million for Black Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charles/238877 2017-01-12T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Iowa State University is given a $93 million majority stake in an education-tech firm, and Hungary's rulers announce plans to purge George Soros-backed activist groups. How to Pitch Your Nonprofit to the Media https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Pitch-Your-Nonprofit-to/238876 2017-01-12T09:39:00-05:00 Research, careful wording, and flexible timing can help you get a reporter’s attention. By Rebecca Koenig Opinion: 4 Steps for Building Nonprofit Resilience in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-4-Steps-for-Building/238875 2017-01-12T09:39:00-05:00 Strong leaders can take advantage of challenging times by building their organization’s ability to weather changes. By Tom Watson ACLU’s Tough Talk on Trump Leads to Huge Fundraising Success https://www.philanthropy.com/article/ACLU-s-Tough-Talk-on-Trump/238874 2017-01-12T09:30:00-05:00 Time will tell if the American Civil Liberties Union’s aggressive stance will continue to resonate with donors. By Timothy Sandoval Bay Area Philanthropist Helen Diller’s Foundation Gives UCSF $500 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Bay-Area-Philanthropist-Helen/238872 2017-01-12T00:01:00-05:00 The late donor’s daughter said the relatively unrestricted pledge is structured to help the university "move rapidly and achieve great things" in biomedical research. By Maria Di Mento Opinion: Philanthropy’s Preoccupation With Airing Failures Is a Mixed Blessing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Philanthropy-s/238863 2017-01-11T10:50:00-05:00 Too often donors seem to forget that real people and communities were hurt as grant makers took approaches that didn’t work out. By Benjamin Soskis Nonprofits Scramble as GOP Vows Spending Cuts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Scramble-as-GOP/238862 2017-01-11T10:40:00-05:00 Charities that rely on federal funding worry that a Republican Congress and White House spell deep cuts in funding for their programs, although some say the fears may be overblown. By Megan O’Neil Grants Roundup: $28 Million Award Backs Teacher Education in Miss. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-28-Million/238861 2017-01-11T10:38:00-05:00 Other notable grants include $3.75 million from the Ford Foundation for artists’ housing and $3 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help Wikipedia make educational media more publicly accessible. By Rebecca Koenig