PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2018-02-19T16:53:11-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: N.Y. State Charites Required to Disclose Big Charitable Donors, Court Rules https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-State/242572 2018-02-16T11:41:00-05:00 In other news, President Trump's inaugural committee paid $26 million to Melania Trump's adviser, leaving only $5 million for charity; 20 refugee resettlement offices are set to close and 40 others will cut back operations after the State Department ordered them to downsize; companies and nonprofits can post messages on Facebook's 'Community Help' tool during a disaster; and much more. $25 Million Gift Pushes Broader Debate About Charity for Public Schools https://www.philanthropy.com/article/25-Million-Gift-Pushes/242571 2018-02-16T10:00:00-05:00 Stephen Schwarzman’s donation to his alma mater will fund efforts to improve technology education. By Maria Di Mento Podcast: $100 Million and $15 Million MacArthur Award Winners Describe Their Plans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Podcast-100-Million-15/242561 2018-02-16T09:00:00-05:00 Executives of Sesame Workshop, which was awarded the top prize in the "100&Change" contest, and finalist HarvestPlus talk to MacArthur’s Cecilia Conrad and host Denver Frederick. Dropbox’s $20 Million Foundation Kicks Off With Unrestricted Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dropbox-s-20-Million/242565 2018-02-16T09:00:00-05:00 The tech company announced its corporate-philanthropy efforts as it reportedly pursues an initial public offering that could put its value as high as $10 billion. By Alex Daniels Former Corporate Philanthropy Player Will Lead the Steve Fund; and Other Personnel News https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Former-Corporate-Philanthropy/242566 2018-02-16T09:00:00-05:00 Also, the deputy chief executive at Oxfam Great Britain has stepped down, the New York Botanical Garden will get a new CEO this summer, and other personnel news. By M.J. Prest Daily News Roundup: Spending of ‘Ice-Bucket Challenge’ Money Criticized https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Spending/242555 2018-02-15T10:13:00-05:00 A group of patients says the money should be spent with more urgency. In other news, Stephen Schwarzman is giving $25 million to his public high school; Betsy DeVos is donating her $200,000 salary to education and special-needs charities; disgraced Oxfam official left an earlier job over sex-worker allegations; 'On Point' radio host Tom Ashbrook has been fired; and much more. Opinion: Donors Should Confront Organizations With Harassment and Other Workplace Troubles https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Donors-Should/242552 2018-02-15T09:00:00-05:00 The role grant makers and others played in the departure of Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle should become a model for all donors, write Jessica Culpepper and Adele Kimmel of Public Justice. By Jessica Culpepper and Adele Kimmel, Lawyers at Public Justice Online Giving Rose 12% in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Online-Giving-Rose-12-in-2017/242553 2018-02-15T09:00:00-05:00 Overall fundraising increased by 4 percent last year, according to Blackbaud’s latest annual analysis. Just over one in five online gifts came in through mobile devices. By Heather Joslyn Top Earners Among Community-Foundation CEOs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Top-Earners-Among/242554 2018-02-15T09:00:00-05:00 See how much these 40 leaders pull down in salaries, bonuses, and other compensation. By Joshua Hatch and Drew Lindsay Daily News Roundup: Children's Hospital Gets $60 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Childrens/242548 2018-02-14T09:54:00-05:00 In other news, President Trump gave $100,000 of his salary for infrastructure projects; the Intel Foundation is donating $1 million to the International Rescue Committee to teach coding skills to refugees; charitable giving makes people more attractive to others, according to a study; the Oxfam scandal widens; the 50 best workplaces for charitable giving; and more. $8.5 Billion Poured Into Fidelity Charitable Accounts in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/85-Billion-Poured-Into/242546 2018-02-14T09:04:00-05:00 Donor-advised-fund holders granted $4.5 billion — the most ever — to 127,000 charities, with American Red Cross the most favored cause. By Heather Joslyn Grants Roundup: Indiana U. Gets $14 Million; a gift of $2.3 Million Aims to Help Nurses https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-Roundup-Indiana-U/242549 2018-02-14T09:00:00-05:00 Plus, Strong Start to Finish grants $2.1 million to the City University of New York, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company gives $1.3 million to Make-a-Wish America. By M.J. Prest How to Run a Fundraising Campaign for Valentine’s Day and Other ‘Hallmark’ Holidays https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Run-a-Fundraising/242541 2018-02-14T09:00:00-05:00 To make the most of quieter fundraising periods, celebrate minor holidays. Here’s what some creative charities are doing. By Timothy Sandoval Pay Gap Shows No Signs of Closing at Small Foundations, Survey Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Pay-Gap-Shows-No-Signs-of/242545 2018-02-14T00:00:01-05:00 The survey, by Exponent Philanthropy, also found that nearly 40 percent of respondents said they had nonwhite representation on their boards. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: How Trump’s Budget Would Affect Nonprofits and the Poor https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How/242534 2018-02-13T10:22:00-05:00 Poor Americans would be hardest hit. Also, the plan's food-stamp replacement; its elimination of NEA, public TV, and other cultural groups; and a bipartisan "no" to cutting aid money. In other news, an Oxfam deputy resigns over how sex claims were handled, and a whistle-blower says the charity ignored concerns; drugmakers supported groups that pushed opioid use; fact-checking Matt Damon's clean-water promise in a Super Bowl ad; and more. Giving in 2018 Could Grow 4%, Research Finds — but Tax Law Could Change That https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Giving-in-2018-Could-Grow-4-/242533 2018-02-13T10:00:00-05:00 If the economy stays strong, so will giving, but nobody knows how new levies will affect philanthropic donations, according to a new report. By Heather Joslyn How Fundraisers Can Help Donors Deal With Wall Street’s Wild Ride https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Fundraisers-Can-Help/242531 2018-02-13T09:00:00-05:00 A healthy ‘correction’ or the start of the next economic downturn? While we wait to see what February’s stock-market volatility means, experts offer advice for quelling jitters. By Heather Joslyn Wolves and Tough Talk Get Men to Pony Up More Cash, Study Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/WolvesTough-Talk-Get-Men/242493 2018-02-13T08:30:00-05:00 In fundraising pitches for environmental causes, men are turned off by "feminine" words and images, while women show no bias against male-oriented themes, research shows. By Alex Daniels Opinion: Foundations Have Failed in the War Against Climate Change https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Foundations-Have/242504 2018-02-13T08:30:00-05:00 Grant makers and the environmental nonprofits they support have failed to build a robust, broad-based political movement for climate action, even though their critics have urged them to do so for years. By Marc Gunther Opinion: 5 Steps Nonprofits Can Take to Combat Sexual Harassment https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-5-Steps-Nonprofits/242505 2018-02-13T08:30:00-05:00 Boards play a key role in changing the culture at a moment when we can expect more revelations of problems like those at the Red Cross and Humane Society of the United States. By Mark Lipton Leader Shares Her Life Story to Promote Corporate Jobs for Youths https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Leader-Shares-Her-Life-Story/242514 2018-02-13T08:30:00-05:00 Urban Alliance CEO Eshauna Smith works to make sure low-income high-school students, many of them minorities, get opportunities like the one she had. By Nicole Wallace Hard-Fought Corporate Partnerships Yield Big Results for Farmworkers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Hard-Fought-Corporate/242492 2018-02-13T08:30:00-05:00 MacArthur "genius" award winner Greg Asbed has spent years picking watermelons, making farm-labor wages — and persuading major corporations and foundations to fight abuse of field workers By Megan O’Neil 8 in 10 Colleges Are Running Capital Drives — or About to Start One https://www.philanthropy.com/article/8-in-10-Colleges-Are-Running/242529 2018-02-13T08:00:00-05:00 Fundraisers who drive higher-education’s perpetual search for big gifts want more training, more emphasis on finding younger donors, and campaigns that last no more than five years, says a new report. By Heather Joslyn Melinda and Bill Gates Take Aim at Trump and Hint at More U.S. Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/MelindaBill-Gates-Take/242528 2018-02-13T05:00:00-05:00 The couple’s annual letter decries the president’s "America First’ approach and his behavior toward woman. It also signals more of a focus on domestic anti-poverty efforts. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Oxfam Admits Sexual Misconduct https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Oxfam/242523 2018-02-12T09:55:00-05:00 Also, Oxfam is facing funding losses amid the growing crisis. Plus, two opinion pieces on Oxfam: Its obsession with public relations has hurt its mission; and its current troubles are no reason to cut foreign aid. In other news, Kenneth Cole is pushed out as amfAR chair over Weinstein controversy; Newman's Own avoids major tax hit; and more news and leadership changes. Gifts Roundup: Denzel Washington Gives $1 Million for Debate Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Denzel/242512 2018-02-12T09:00:00-05:00 Plus, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center gets $25 million, and Syracuse University lands $20 million. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Oxfam Staff Paid Haiti Earthquake Survivors for Sex https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Oxfam/242502 2018-02-09T10:50:00-05:00 In other news, former employees of the Cato Institute describe years of sexual harassment; the pharmaceuticals industry used an anti-addiction ally in its opioid fight; only one charity that received money from a men-only fundraising dinner where hostesses were sexually harassed has made an effort to give back the money; plus more news, big gifts, and opinion and analysis articles. Ben Klasky to Run Giving Compass; Humane Society Has Interim Leader https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Ben-Klasky-to-Run-Giving/242500 2018-02-09T10:00:00-05:00 Plus, a new acting chief has taken the helm at Mercy Corps Northwest, and the billionaire philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. has died at age 80. By M.J. Prest Podcast: The Impact Millennials Will Have on Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Podcast-The-Impact/242499 2018-02-09T10:00:00-05:00 This week’s Business of Giving podcast features the authors of Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. $800,000 in Grants Seeks to Build Next Generation of Social-Justice Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/800000-in-Grants-Seeks-to/242496 2018-02-09T09:00:00-05:00 Twenty-one nonprofits will receive grants to build donor networks that share ideas about how to promote racial and class equity. By Nicole Wallace Calif. Bill Keeps Charitable Deduction in Reach for More Taxpayers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Calif-Bill-Keeps-Charitable/242498 2018-02-09T09:00:00-05:00 The bill, which many state nonprofits support, is an effort to work around the new federal cap on the deduction for state and local taxes. By Megan O’Neil With $13.5 Billion in Assets, Silicon Valley Community Fund Is Worth More Than Ford Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/With-135-Billion-in-Assets/242479 2018-02-08T15:00:00-05:00 For the first time in recent memory, a community foundation is now in the top ranks of grant makers. Only the philanthropies of George Soros and Bill and Melina Gates have bigger endowments. By Alex Daniels Helen Diller Foundation Gives UC-San Francisco Second $500 Million Pledge https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Helen-Diller-Foundation-Gives/242481 2018-02-08T15:00:00-05:00 The latest round of funding, which is for a new medical center, brings the grant maker’s total contributions to the university to more than $1.1 billion. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Giving Plummets at USC Amid Medical-School Scandal https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Giving/242473 2018-02-08T10:21:00-05:00 Donations to the University of Southern California from July to December last year were $100 million less than during the same period in 2016. In other news, women make 21 percent less than men at Wellcome Trust, Britain's largest charity, the group says; Houston billionaires gave a medical center $25 million; and more. Opinion: Here’s How Charities Can Rebound on Capitol Hill From Tax Losses https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Here-s-How/242474 2018-02-08T10:00:00-05:00 The idea that the tax deduction is available only to a few rich people won’t pass the laugh test. But before charities say that, they need to demonstrate they understand why people are skeptical of their behavior. By Eugene Steuerle