PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:57:16-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy How to Get a Charity Job if You Have No Nonprofit Experience https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Get-a-Charity-Job-if/239881 2017-04-24T09:39:00-04:00 In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question from a reader who’s having trouble breaking into charity work despite a strong academic background and work experience. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison. By Allison Fine Gifts Roundup: T. Denny Sanford Gives $28 Million to Advance Fundraising and Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-T-Denny/239880 2017-04-24T09:27:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $30 million for media studies at Penn State and $25 million to expand study-abroad opportunities at Colby College. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Tom Brady's Trust Gets Millions From Charity He Backs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Tom/239879 2017-04-24T09:17:00-04:00 Plus, the Bay Area property boom begins hitting Oakland nonprofits' pocketbooks, and this year's winners of the activism-honoring Goldman Environmental Prize are announced. Tell Us: What Makes Your Nonprofit Office Space Special? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tell-Us-What-Makes-Your/239786 2017-04-24T08:00:00-04:00 Help us find the most beautiful, unique, quirky, and inspiring nonprofit work spaces in the country by sharing your experience. Daily News Roundup: India Blocks Foreign Funding of Gates Grantee https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-India/239863 2017-04-21T10:31:00-04:00 Also, Forbes offers a detailed breakdown of David Rockefeller's charitable bequests, and Time highlights philanthropic and humanitarian work on its list of the world's 100 most influential people. Value of Volunteers’ Time Increases to $24.14 an Hour https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Value-of-Volunteers-Time/239856 2017-04-21T09:51:00-04:00 The labor that charity supporters contributed to all causes rose 2.5 percent in value in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to new analysis by Independent Sector By Heather Joslyn Podcast: How HopeLab Creates Games for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-hopelab-creates-g/6281/ 2017-04-21T09:39:00-04:00 The nonprofit, an offshoot of the Omidyar Network, combines technology, design, and behavioral science to develop innovative and engaging tools for improving children’s health. By Denver Frederick GreenLight Fund Hires Detroit Leader; New Grammy Museum Group Names Head https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GreenLight-Fund-Hires-Detroit/239850 2017-04-21T08:00:00-04:00 Also, longtime top executives at the Skoll Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and the New York Botanical Garden announce exits. By Anais Strickland Daily News Roundup: Conn. Charities Could Lose Sales-Tax Exemption https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Conn/239846 2017-04-20T10:06:00-04:00 The proposal, aimed at reducing the state's huge budget gap, would cost Connecticut charities more than $200 million a year. Also, a look at ties between a pharmaceutical giant and a tiny disease charity, and a big gift aims to send every student at a Maine college to study abroad. Opinion: What Every Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know About Sexual Violence https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-What-Every-Nonprofit/239845 2017-04-20T09:39:00-04:00 Organizations working on health, homelessness, juvenile justice, and other social issues need to understand how sexual abuse connects to their mission and how they can help survivors. By Sarah Beaulieu Fundraising Advice: Mailing-List Segmentation for Beginners https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fundraising-Advice-/239840 2017-04-20T08:00:00-04:00 Splitting supporters into subgroups can help you pinpoint messages, improve programs, and assess what types of appeals and extras work best for which donors. By Timothy Sandoval Skoll Foundation CEO Plans to Step Down https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Skoll-Foundation-CEO-Plans-to/239839 2017-04-19T15:40:00-04:00 After 16 years at the helm, Sally Osberg will become senior adviser to Jeff Skoll, the former president of eBay who created the fund, and his social-purpose businesses. By Nicole Wallace Illinois Budget Crisis Spurs Advocacy Push by Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Illinois-Budget-Crisis-Spurs/239838 2017-04-19T14:06:00-04:00 The foundation-funded effort highlights the financial toll on charities from the state's partisan budget warfare and could provide a blueprint to fight looming federal spending cuts. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Steve Ballmer Launches Online Trove of Government Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Steve/239836 2017-04-19T10:47:00-04:00 Also, the White House sends up a trial ballon on capping the charitable deduction, and Sheryl Sandberg's workplace-equality nonprofit Lean In faces criticism for staying neutral as more professional women protest Trump policies. Grants Roundup: $20 Million From State Farm Expands Data Effort at Georgia State U. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-20-Million/239822 2017-04-19T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $16 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to equip rural hospitals in the Midwest. By Rebecca Koenig M&A Firm Looks to Bake Charity Into Corporate Mergers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/M-amp-A-Firm-Looks-to-Bake/239821 2017-04-18T14:01:00-04:00 A service developed by merger-management company SRS Acquiom and giving network Pledge 1% draws donations from interest on escrow accounts associated with major acquisition deals. By Rebecca Koenig Purpose Prize, Now Run by AARP, Drops Eligibility Age to 50 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Purpose-Prize-Now-Run-by/239820 2017-04-18T10:42:00-04:00 The decade-old awards program, which honors older social innovators, is seeking nominations for five winners who will each receive $50,000. By Heather Joslyn Daily News Roundup: Universities Pushing Back on Endowment Scrutiny https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239819 2017-04-18T10:04:00-04:00 As Congress weighs restrictions on tax exemptions for endowments, well-heeled colleges are adding the issue to their lobbying agenda. Also, how technology unduly dominates a surge in education aid for displaced Syrian children. 4 Tips for Squeezing in More Personal Time https://www.philanthropy.com/article/4-Tips-for-Squeezing-in-More/239816 2017-04-18T08:00:00-04:00 Experts urge setting priorities, learning to say "no," and establishing personal boundaries to keep the job in perspective. By Eden Stiffman Nonprofits Mull Prospect of Losing Thousands of AmeriCorps Volunteers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Mull-Prospect-of/239815 2017-04-18T08:00:00-04:00 Charities that rely heavily on manpower from the Clinton-era federal program say proposed White House cuts would drastically reduce their ability to provide services and recruit the next generation of leaders. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: How a Boston Bombing Survivor Pays It Forward https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How-a/239811 2017-04-17T10:21:00-04:00 Far-flung donor support that helped her recover from injuries suffered in the 2013 attack inspired Brittany Loring to help victims of traumas that receve far less public attention. Also, the Pittsburgh Foundation reaps a Trump bump in giving, and Egypt frees a long-detained American charity worker. Gifts Roundup: U. of San Francisco Gets $10 Million to Advance Catholic Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-U-of-San/239810 2017-04-17T10:13:00-04:00 Other notable donations include an $8 million matching gift to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for cardiac care and $6 million for environmental studies at the University of Vermont. By Maria Di Mento Letter: Limiting Charity Tax Breaks for Advocacy Would Hurt Everyone https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Letter-Limiting-Charity-Tax/239809 2017-04-17T09:34:00-04:00 Donors need freedom to support organizations that promote civic equality and challenge the status quo. Tax Day Is Nigh. Here's How Personal Taxes Affect Nonprofits. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tax-Day-Is-Nigh-Heres-How/239770 2017-04-17T08:00:00-04:00 A collection of Chronicle articles, opinion columns, and data projects about income tax, the charitable deduction, and the nonprofit world. By Cody Switzer Daily News Roundup: GOP Eyes Tax Bill for Johnson Amendment Repeal https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GOP-Eyes/239803 2017-04-14T10:17:00-04:00 House Republicans are reportedly folding language to end the ban on politicking by charities into larger tax legislation. Also, a Wall Street traditionalist on the Ford Foundation's board embraces impact investing, and opposition recedes to charities holding big galas at President Trump's Florida estate. New Top Fundraiser at National Trust for Historic Preservation; Meyer Trust CEO to Step Down https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Top-Fundraiser-at-National/239802 2017-04-14T09:59:00-04:00 America the Beautiful and Credential Engine also announce new leaders. By Anais Strickland Podcast: Covering the World of Global Development https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-covering-the-world-of/6271/ 2017-04-14T08:00:00-04:00 Raj Kumar, editor-in-chief of the media platform Devex, talks about the political, financial, and technological changes shaping the $200 billion international-aid industry. By Denver Frederick Buffett Couple’s Fund to Back Activism by Young Women of Color https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Buffett-Couple-s-Fund-to/239782 2017-04-13T12:02:00-04:00 The NoVo Foundation named building solidarity and combating racism and sexual violence as priorities for $90 million in grant funding it pledged a year ago. By Rebecca Koenig Opinion: As Faith Ties Wane, What Happens to Giving? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-As-Faith-Ties-Wane/239781 2017-04-13T11:18:00-04:00 Involvement in a faith community remains a reliable predictor of giving, raising questions about the impact on charity of Americans’ declining religious affiliation. By Bill Stanczykiewicz Daily News Roundup: Modern Master Robert Ryman Donates Art Trove to Dia Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Modern/239780 2017-04-13T10:11:00-04:00 Also, the European Union weighs legal action over Hungary's targeting of George Soros-backed nonprofits, and a business professor calls for limiting the charitable tax deduction to gifts to "efficient" nonprofits. 7 Reasonably Easy Things You Can Do to Improve Your Proposal https://www.philanthropy.com/article/7-Reasonably-Easy-Things-You/239777 2017-04-13T08:00:00-04:00 To better your chances of landing that big grant, write from the heart, don’t lecture readers, and find yourself a good editor. By Martin Teitel Sheryl Sandberg Starts Website to Help People Facing Adversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Sheryl-Sandberg-Starts-Website/239779 2017-04-13T07:17:00-04:00 The Facebook COO’s project provides information on coping with sexual assault, divorce, violence, health problems, incarceration, and other issues. By Maria Di Mento 5 Musts for Establishing a Major-Gift Program https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/5-musts-for-establishing-a-maj/6270/ 2017-04-12T10:00:00-04:00 If you’re just getting started seeking gifts from wealthy donors, begin by preparing your board and inviting volunteers to join campaign committees. By Emily Lang Daily News Roundup: Former Feed the Children CEO Sues Over Ouster https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Former/239767 2017-04-12T09:51:00-04:00 A former congressman alleges he was fired by the anti-hunger charity after 10 months on the job for reporting irregularities to Oklahoma's attorney general. Also, a look at how big Silicon Valley companies are redefining corporate social responsibility. Grants Roundup: Good Ventures Gives $13.5 Million to Tackle Parasitic Infections https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Good-Ventures/239764 2017-04-12T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable awards include $25 million to Texas A&M’s Mays Business School and $10 million to support Global Wildlife Conservation’s work protecting ecosystems and endangered species. By Rebecca Koenig