PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2018-06-23T19:39:46-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Millions Given for Migrant Legal Aid https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Millions/243741 2018-06-22T10:33:00-04:00 A Texas nonprofit is using the money, in part, to help parents contact their children by phone. In other articles, Facebook and crowdsourcing have helped fuel fundraising for migrants; in the months before its "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, the Trump administration awarded contracts and grants to nonprofits and business to run facilities housing migrant children; and other articles about Trump's federal-agency overhaul plan and much more news. Podcast: Well Being Trust Aims to Prevent Suicide and Improve Mental Health https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Podcast-Well-Being-Trust-Aims/243732 2018-06-22T08:00:00-04:00 Following recent high-profile suicides, Well Being Trust’s CEO Tyler Norris says it’s more important than ever to remove the stigma from mental-health conversations. New Executives Join World Resources Institute and JustLeadershipUSA https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Executives-Join-World/243735 2018-06-22T08:00:00-04:00 Also, the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles appointed a new president, and Douglas Bennet, the former president of National Public Radio and later Wesleyan University, has died. By M.J. Prest Rockefeller President Cleared After Review Triggered by Employee Complaint https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Rockefeller-President-Cleared/243738 2018-06-21T20:00:00-04:00 Wide-ranging allegations against Rajiv Shah, including steering money to friends, were found to be "without factual basis or merit," says board chairman Richard Parsons. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Donors Give Millions to Separated Migrant Families https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Donors/243728 2018-06-21T10:11:00-04:00 Hundreds of thousands of people are giving to nonprofits to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexican border, including to a record-breaking Facebook campaign that has brought in $12 million so far. Also, a look inside the nonprofits and companies that house the children. In other articles, the Trump administration is taking aim at safety-net programs as it eyes government reorganization; and much more about big philanthropy and other nonprofit news. What to Consider When Deciding Whether to ‘Spend Down’ a Foundation’s Assets https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-to-Consider-When-Deciding/243726 2018-06-21T09:00:00-04:00 Experts advise grant makers to allocate remaining resources strategically, protect the legacy, take care of personnel, and be open with grantees, among other tips.  By Stephen Isaacs and Paul Jellinek Nonprofit Leaders Add to Outpouring of Fury Over Border Policies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Leaders-Add-to/243723 2018-06-20T15:01:00-04:00 Pressure built in the days and hours leading up to President Trump’s reversal on separating migrant children from parents, with nonprofit leaders calling the policy "cruel" and a violation of human rights. By Ariella Phillips New Facebook Fundraising Tool Brings In $1.7 Million for Susan G. Komen https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Facebook-Fundraising-Tool/243720 2018-06-20T12:00:00-04:00 The company’s software syncs with the nonprofit’s, so when people register to raise money for a charity, they get a pop-up message that they can also be raising money on Facebook. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Outrage Over Family Separations Prompts Protests by Advocay Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Outrage/243717 2018-06-20T11:12:00-04:00 Rallies are planned in 132 cities on June 30 to protest the Trump administration’s policy of detaining immigrant children apart from their parents. In other articles, one Texas nonprofit reaped $450 million to house detained children in a former Walmart store; the CEO of a nonprofit shelter for detained immigrant children — and who called police on a Democratic senator when he tried to enter the building — is paid $770,000; and much more about big philanthropy and other news. Puerto Rico Is Rarely on Philanthropy’s Radar. Could a New Plan Change That? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Puerto-Rico-Is-Rarely-on/243716 2018-06-20T11:00:00-04:00 Officials gathering in New York today explore whether philanthropy will build a Katrina-like response to last year’s hurricanes, which caused nearly $100 billion in damage. By Drew Lindsay Grant Makers Share Case Studies to Improve Response to Immigrant Crises https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Share-Case/243718 2018-06-20T11:00:00-04:00 As the nation watches wrenching scenes play out at the U.S.-Mexico border, a group called Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees is working on a long-term strategy to build public understanding of and support for refugees. By Alex Daniels Grants Roundup: Hospital Gets $13 Million; Walmart Gives $5 Million to Goodwill Jobs Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Hospital-Gets/243715 2018-06-20T10:00:00-04:00 Also, the William Penn Foundation gives $6.6 million to develop hundreds of miles of park trails, and Lava Mae will expand its program to provide mobile showers to homeless communities in Berkeley and Oakland, Calif. By M.J. Prest Daily News Roundup: Zuckerberg and Sandberg Give to Unite Immigrant Families https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Zuckerberg/243708 2018-06-19T10:26:00-04:00 The pair gave to an online drive by former Facebook employees raising money for a Texas nonprofit. In other articles, a look at what would happen if university endowments invested only in funds with diverse hiring practices; how the Koch brothers are fighting public-transit plans; and more about big philanthropy and other news. $16.3 Billion Drop in Giving Predicted This Year Due to Tax Cut https://www.philanthropy.com/article/163-Billion-Drop-in-Giving/243707 2018-06-19T10:00:00-04:00 The study by the American Enterprise Institute assumes modest economic growth and adds to the growing body of literature predicting rough times ahead for nonprofit fundraising. By Megan O’Neil Wealth Gap in Cities Is at Center of $4 Million Kresge Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Wealth-Gap-in-Cities-Is-at/243703 2018-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 The money will go to prominent think tanks, with bigger investments expected to follow. By Alex Daniels Opinion: A Plan to Make Puerto Rico More Resilient Involves ‘All in Society’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-A-Plan-to-Make-Puerto/243706 2018-06-19T09:00:00-04:00 The extraordinarily high death toll in the wake of the storm due to a lack of electricity, health care, and safe drinking water makes the need to reimagine long-term disaster recovery all the more urgent. By Xavier de Souza Briggs <br><em>Ford Foundation Vice President</em></br> $100 Million in Walton Education Grants Will Go Beyond Charter Schools https://www.philanthropy.com/article/100-Million-in-Walton/243701 2018-06-19T08:00:00-04:00 Support for teachers of color, parent advocacy groups, and even public school systems will get new support. By Megan O’Neil 8 Ways Grant Makers Can Help Nonprofits Measure Impact https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/8-ways-grant-makers-can-help-n/6618/ 2018-06-19T08:00:00-04:00 Experts share advice on what foundations should — and shouldn’t — do to improve evaluation. By Lisa Schohl Gifts Roundup: Vail Resorts CEO Adds $31 Million to Charity Fund https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Vail-Resorts/243695 2018-06-18T00:00:00-04:00 Also, a couple gives $20 million to DePauw University 50 years after graduating, and a special-education teacher from New Jersey leaves a surprise $1 million bequest to her school district. By M.J. Prest Foundations Backing Media Too Often Ignore Local Reporting, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Backing-Media-Too/243693 2018-06-18T00:00:00-04:00 The analysis of more than 6,500 grant makers suggests the money they are pumping into journalism-related ventures is neither advancing the media's democratic function nor filling the gap left by rampant newspaper closures. By Drew Lindsay Leadership Changes at Commonfund and FSG; Make-a-Wish America CEO Departing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Leadership-Changes-at/243681 2018-06-15T09:00:00-04:00 Also, actor and comedian Seth Rogen's nonprofit, Hilarity for Charity, has named its first executive director. By M.J. Prest Podcast: How Oxfam America Is Rethinking Its Culture and Practices https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Podcast-How-Oxfam-America-Is/243659 2018-06-15T08:00:00-04:00 CEO Abby Maxman discusses Oxfam's top-to-bottom response to allegations of sexual misconduct by some of its workers in Haiti and the charity's continued focus on "structural issues that keep people poor." $500 Million Campaign Reveals New Fundraising Might for National Park Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/500-Million-Campaign-Reveals/243673 2018-06-14T15:00:00-04:00 The 50-year-old organization had never raised more than $25 million in a year until it launched its first-ever drive in 2013. Now, its leaders are surveying vast new territory. By Heather Joslyn Opinion: Nonprofits See Cloudy Giving Forecast, but the Facts Suggest Sunshine https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Nonprofits-See-Cloudy/243670 2018-06-14T14:00:00-04:00 There are plenty of reasons to doubt the dark spin charity leaders have put on last year’s growth in donations and their pessimism about the outlook for 2018, giving experts Suzanne Garment and Leslie Lenkowsky write. By Suzanne Garment and Leslie Lenkowsky Daily News Roundup: N.Y. Sues Trump Foundation; British Oxfam Ordered Out of Haiti https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-Sues/243665 2018-06-14T09:42:00-04:00 The suit filed by New York's attorney general accuses the president's charity of a pattern of self-dealing and campaign-finance violations. Plus, more fallout from the sexual-misconduct scandal that engulfed Oxfam earlier this year, Jeff Bezos says he’s settled on two as-yet-unnamed areas of philanthropic focus, and more news. How to Get More Volunteers Involved in Your Next Advocacy Campaign https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/how-to-get-more-volunteers-inv/6613/ 2018-06-14T09:03:00-04:00 Mobilisation Lab, a nonprofit spinoff of Greenpeace that helps organizations encourage supporters to take action on behalf of a cause, poses questions that can help charities share control. By Heather Joslyn A Group Born at Greenpeace Spreads Ideas About Grass-Roots Advocacy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Group-Born-at-Greenpeace/243662 2018-06-14T09:00:00-04:00 Mobilisation Lab works with charities around the world to put control over campaigns in the hands of more supporters. By Heather Joslyn 5 Steps to Stronger Advocacy Campaigns https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Steps-to-Stronger-Advocacy/243664 2018-06-14T00:00:00-04:00 Allow interested employees at all levels and in all departments of the organization to participate, and keep fundraisers involved at all stages. By Heather Joslyn Daily News Roundup: Colleges Get Some Relief on Looming Endowment Tax https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Colleges/243652 2018-06-13T09:58:00-04:00 The new levy on the biggest university investment funds will not be applied to unrealized gains from before the tax law was passed late last year. Also, an advisory panel recommends overhauling how colleges handle sexual-harassment cases, California nonprofit hospitals report big drops in charity care, and more. Grants Roundup: Bitcoin Research Gets $50 Million Boost From Ripple https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Bitcoin/243642 2018-06-13T08:00:00-04:00 Also, the Wounded Warrior Project awards $45 million to support mental-health services for veterans and their families, and the Episcopal Health Foundation spends $1 million to provide reproductive-health care to poor women in Texas. By M.J. Prest NoVo Boosts Commitment to Grass-Roots Collaboration to $34 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/NoVo-Boosts-Commitment-to/243645 2018-06-13T06:00:00-04:00 The foundation established by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, the daughter-in-law and son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, aims for a "bolder" statement in the Trump era. By Alex Daniels Special Breed of Grant Makers Hunts for New Ways to Solve Bedeviling Problems https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Special-Breed-of-Grant-Makers/243651 2018-06-13T00:00:00-04:00 Strategists from more than a dozen foundations are at the forefront of a movement to identify off-the-radar needs where philanthropy could make a big difference. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Laurene Powell Jobs Ramps Up Quest for Social Change https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Laurene/243640 2018-06-12T10:31:00-04:00 With a flurry of recent activity, the Apple billionaire’s Emerson Collective is stepping to the forefront on education, immigration, and other issues. Plus, Goldman Sachs launches a new social-impact fund, a $5 million Charles Koch gift sparks conflict at a California campus, and more philanthropy news. Tools to Help You Respond to This Year’s ‘Giving USA’ Findings https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tools-to-Help-You-Respond-to/243633 2018-06-12T10:00:00-04:00 Tips and advice for winning major gifts, tapping corporate and foundation grants, and adjusting your fundraising strategy in unpredictable times. By Margie Fleming Glennon Giving Surged to $410 Billion in 2017. Will the Growth Last? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Surged-to-410-Billion/243630 2018-06-12T10:00:00-04:00 Charitable support increased in dollar terms for the fourth straight year, according to the newly released "Giving USA 2018" report, but there are warning signs ahead in donor trends, tax changes, and trade-war threats. By Heather Joslyn and Timothy Sandoval