PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:31:09-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Judge Clears Legal-Aid Groups to Keep Helping Immigrants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Judge/240732 2017-07-25T09:51:00-04:00 The ruling blocks Justice Department efforts to restrict nonprofits from giving legal help to potential deportees unless they take them on as formal clients. Also, the NAACP names an interim chief executive, and Kalamazoo officials unveil details of a planned $500 million foundation to help the financially struggling city. Nonprofit Coalition Takes a New Tack in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Coalition-Takes-a/240729 2017-07-25T09:25:00-04:00 Dan Cardinali has spent his first year as head of Independent Sector finding ways to promote a populist tax idea and taking a more expansive approach to getting charities and foundations to work together. By Rebecca Koenig How to Overcome Implicit Bias in Nonprofit Hiring https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Overcome-Implicit-Bias/240730 2017-07-25T08:59:00-04:00 Experts shine a light on subtle ways prejudice creeps into hiring and offer advice on attracting a more diverse pool of candidates. By Timothy Sandoval Opinion: Foundations Are Deepening Racism Even as They Seek to Fight It https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Foundations-Are/240731 2017-07-25T08:58:00-04:00 By failing to show all the ways that African-Americans are outpacing whites, foundations are making it impossible to find new solutions that will make the country stronger. By Trabian Shorters Podcast: How $100 Million Could Help Digitize Millions of Important Books https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-100-million-coul/6361/ 2017-07-24T09:56:00-04:00 The third in a series of interviews with semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest covers the Internet Archive, which wants to make more books available to the public, preserve out-of-print titles, and assist libraries. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Controversy Over Coke Giving Follows Ga. Health Official to CDC https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240725 2017-07-24T09:51:00-04:00 The soft-drink giant funded anti-obesity programs in Georgia when Brenda Fitzgerald, incoming head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the state's health commissioner. Also, volunteerism jumps in New York City, and a tale of two Utah nonprofits that barred LGBT groups from events. Gifts Roundup: $50 Million From Alumnus Boosts Saint Joseph’s U. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-50-Million/240724 2017-07-24T09:46:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $10.5 million for new faculty and a new building at Fordham University and $10 million for research at the Stanford Cancer Institute. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: House Approves $145 Million Each to Arts and Humanities Endowments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-House/240715 2017-07-21T10:24:00-04:00 Also, a Brooklyn hospital gets $25 million from a family foundation established by Jeff Bezos's mother and stepfather, and Howard Buffett donates $3 million to expand a children's museum. New CEOs Join Points of Light and Hispanics in Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-CEOs-Join-Points-of-Light/240716 2017-07-21T08:37:00-04:00 Also, the American Council on Education gets a new leader, and the University of Chicago’s top fundraiser departs for NYU. By Heather Joslyn Foster-Care Veteran Seeks to Use Tech to Ease Transition to Adult Life https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foster-Care-Veteran-Seeks-to/240711 2017-07-21T08:00:00-04:00 Through his nonprofit, Think of Us, Sixto Cancel is testing a mobile app designed to coach young people aging out of their foster homes how to navigate housing, employment, and more. By Nicole Wallace Podcast: Leading the Fight for a World Without Cancer https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-leading-the-fight-for/6357/ 2017-07-21T08:00:00-04:00 American Cancer Society CEO Gary Reedy talks about how the venerable charity is doubling down on its research mission. By Denver Frederick Cutting Through the Noise: Insight From Young Professionals https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/cutting-through-the-noise-ins/6356/ 2017-07-20T12:05:00-04:00 The Chronicle interviewed three people in their 20s and 30s about what opportunities they look for when working with nonprofits. By Rebecca Koenig, Nidhi Singh, and Cody Switzer Opinion: Want Better Advice for Donors? Build an Expert Marketplace for Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Want-Better-Advice/240703 2017-07-20T12:04:00-04:00 Foundations could take a page from the financial sector to help wealthy people make more informed giving decisions. By Simone Friedman Daily News Roundup: NYC Plan for Culture Groups Links Funding to Diversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NYC-Plan/240702 2017-07-20T09:25:00-04:00 Mayor Bill de Blasio says arts nonprofits' progress on staff and board equity will be a factor in City Hall grant decisions. Also, big donors to the San Antonio Symphony form a nonprofit to take over operation of the financially struggling orchestra. How to Manage a Dysfunctional Manager https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Manage-a-Dysfunctional/240689 2017-07-19T11:15:00-04:00 Three steps to getting your work done and staying positive, no matter how bad your boss. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Historically Black Colleges Struggle to Build Endowments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240688 2017-07-19T10:13:00-04:00 Black higher-education institutions boast strong alumni-giving rates but draw far fewer dollars than peers and have less opportunity to pursue risky but potentially lucrative investment strategies. Also, the Kennedy Center sees fundraising gains but management churn under a new president. Grants Roundup: Hilton Launches New Phase of Foster-Care Support https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Hilton/240687 2017-07-19T10:04:00-04:00 Also, Fifth Third Bank and its foundation give $10 million to a collaborative effort aimed at advancing cancer research. By Rebecca Koenig Opinion: Foundations Can Help Fix Democracy in a Time of Challenge https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Foundations-Can-Help/240686 2017-07-19T09:43:00-04:00 Just 1.5 percent of grants go to efforts to improve how elections work and other key issues; increasing that to 4 percent could help curb gridlock and partisanship. By Gary Bass and Mark Rosenman Two Charities Show How Big Bets on City Youth Can Pay Off https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Two-Charities-Show-How-Big/240681 2017-07-19T08:00:00-04:00 Programs in Chicago and Oakland are showing how, with enough resources, the most hard-to-reach young people can become stable, successful members of their communties. By Heather Joslyn Baltimore Youth Charity Fights Poverty the Hard Way https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Baltimore-Youth-Charity-Fights/240680 2017-07-19T08:00:00-04:00 The nonprofit group Thread surrounds each struggling teenage participant with a team of volunteers who push, pull, and cajole them to success. It’s hard work, but it gets results. Can it find the money and support it needs to grow? By Heather Joslyn How to Work With Pro Bono Tech Support https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/backgroundpaper/how-to-work-with-pro-bono-tech/6354/ 2017-07-18T10:41:00-04:00 Questions to ask, skills to look for, and other things to consider before you enlist volunteer technical help. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Inside a College Development Office Riven by Dysfunction https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Inside-a/240675 2017-07-18T10:01:00-04:00 Dozens of fundraisers have left Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in recent years, fleeing what ex-staffers describe as a toxic environment created by the university's highly paid president. Plus, how big nonprofit hospitals are faring financially under Obamacare. More Community-Foundation Grants Going Overseas https://www.philanthropy.com/article/More-Community-Foundation/240674 2017-07-18T09:59:00-04:00 Fueled by international gifts from donor-advised-fund accounts, community grant makers have more than doubled overseas outlays in recent years, a new study found. By Alex Daniels Letter to the Editor: In Defense of Board Diversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Letter-to-the-Editor-In/240671 2017-07-18T08:00:00-04:00 The leaders of BoardSource take issue with the notion that single-mindedness on some boards can be an asset. From the Editor: Covering Philanthropy in Changing Times https://www.philanthropy.com/article/From-the-Editor-Covering/240672 2017-07-18T08:00:00-04:00 Of the many opportunities we’ve had to meet with our readers to trade insights and take part in provocative discussions, the event we’re most excited about is our Philanthropy NEXT event in September, writes The Chronicle’s editor, Stacy Palmer, in a letter to readers. 8 Aid Groups Launch Rare Shared Fundraising Drive https://www.philanthropy.com/article/8-Aid-Groups-Launch-Rare/240668 2017-07-17T10:45:00-04:00 The Global Emergency Response Coalition formed by Mercy Corps, Save the Children, and other groups aims to raise money to keep 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East from starving — and might offer a model for other nonprofits. By Heather Joslyn Daily News Roundup: House Takes Step to Weaken Church-Politicking Ban https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-House/240667 2017-07-17T09:58:00-04:00 The Appropriations Committee approved language in a spending bill aimed at curbing IRS enforcement of the ban on electioneering by houses of worship. Also, big foundations take big financial hits as a private-equity fund popular with charitable investors goes bust. Podcast: A $100 Million Way to Get Better, Faster Health Care to People in Need https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-100-million-way-to/6349/ 2017-07-17T08:00:00-04:00 The Human Diagnosis Project, a semifinalist in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest, is building a digital system to improve access to high-level care for hundreds of millions of underserved people. By Denver Frederick Gifts Roundup: Grocery Mogul Pledges $50 Million for Teacher Training https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Grocery-Mogul/240663 2017-07-17T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $25 million from hedge-fund founder Jim Simons and his wife, Marilyn, to the New York Public Library for Harlem branch renovations and other programs. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: New Coalition of Big Aid Charities Tackling Hunger Crisis https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New/240652 2017-07-14T10:07:00-04:00 Eight of the world's largest relief groups will raise money together to alleviate starvation in three African countries and Yemen. Also, the University of Louisville Foundation comes under state investigation, and Howard Buffett gives a philanthropic boost to his adopted Illinois hometown. Podcast: Laying the Groundwork for Crowdfunding for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-laying-the-groundwork/6348/ 2017-07-14T08:00:00-04:00 Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and president of GlobalGiving, discusses the nonprofit fundraising site’s 15 years of helping groups garner worldwide support for grass-roots projects. By Denver Frederick Capitol Hill Veteran Joins Feeding America; Sloan Foundation Gets New Leader https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Capitol-Hill-Veteran-Joins/240648 2017-07-14T08:00:00-04:00 Plus, major personnel moves at the Barr, Public Welfare, Annie E. Casey, and Laura and John Arnold foundations. By Heather Joslyn Foundation Investments Saw Solid Gains in 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Investments-Saw/240646 2017-07-14T00:01:00-04:00 The 10-year average still falls below 5 percent, raising concerns about grant makers' ability to meet minimum payout requirements without eating into their endowments. By Megan O’Neil Nonprofit Leaders Meet With Pence to Express Worries Over Tax Bill https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Leaders-Meet-With/240645 2017-07-13T19:35:00-04:00 Foundation executives said the vice president pledged support for the work of charities but was noncommittal on specific policies. By Alex Daniels and Megan O’Neil Trustees Don’t Help Most Small Charities Raise Money, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trustees-Don-t-Help-Most/240641 2017-07-13T13:33:00-04:00 Only 38 percent of smaller nonprofits surveyed said board members lend a hand with fundraising from individual donors, according to a new report by Third Space Studio. By Heather Joslyn