PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:31:32-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 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 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 Case Study: How a Volunteer-Led Grass-Roots Campaign Sparked Big Giving Among Women https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Case-Study-How-a/240630 2017-07-13T08:00:00-04:00 Dartmouth College officials were dubious, but the effort netted gifts of $100,000 or more from 114 alumnae. By Drew Lindsay Number of Donors Who Gave Via Network for Good Has Jumped https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-07-12T16:44:00-04:00 About 20 percent more people made contributions in June 2017 than in June 2016, but the number of nonprofits that received gifts rose only 1.7 percent during that time. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi How to Open Doors at Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Open-Doors-at/240610 2017-07-12T09:32:00-04:00 In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question about where to look for new sources of funding. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison. By Allison Fine Charities: Don't Forget About the Politicking Ban Just Yet https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Dont-Forget-About/240573 2017-07-11T08:00:00-04:00 The Johnson Amendment, which prohibits explicitly partisan activity by 501(c)(3) groups, remains the law of the land, despite President Trump’s executive order seeking a curb on enforcement. By Matthew Shell Case Study: Why This Annual-Giving Leader Still Relies on the Phone-athon https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Case-Study-Why-This/240528 2017-07-05T08:36:00-04:00 At Davidson College, phone campaigns are critical to keeping the alumni-participation rate around 60 percent a year, one of the best in higher education. By Drew Lindsay Today’s Phone-athons: Tips and Tools for Success https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/today-s-phone-athons-tips-and/147 2017-07-05T00:00:00-04:00 Some colleges and universities are finding fundraising success with old-fashioned telemarketing campaigns. Here’s how. Dumbledore’s Army Comes to Life in Harry Potter-Inspired Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dumbledore-s-Army-Comes-to/240471 2017-06-29T09:31:00-04:00 How one nonprofit channels fans’ passion for pop culture into social activism. By Nidhi Singh Flexibility and Openness Are Key to Revitalizing Older Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/FlexibilityOpenness-Are/240461 2017-06-28T10:18:00-04:00 Nonprofits with long legacies must adapt by giving donors and volunteers more options and less time-consuming ways to get involved, experts say. By Maria Di Mento 5 Reasons Your Communications Strategy Should Include Editorial Boards https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Reasons-Your-Communications/240448 2017-06-27T10:09:00-04:00 Editorials and op-ed columns can influence public perceptions of your cause. Engaging with the people who write and edit them makes it more likely they will consider your perspectives and proposals before they publish. By Jennifer R. Farmer How to Find the Right Nonprofit Job https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-find-the-right-nonprofi/145 2017-06-22T00:00:00-04:00 Resources for starting and building a successful career in the charitable world. How to Make Socioeconomic Diversity a Priority in Your Board Search https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Make-Socioeconomic/240408 2017-06-21T09:53:00-04:00 Finding qualified board members who come from different economic backgrounds takes time, thoughtfulness, and strategy By Drew Lindsay How to Shape Your Fundraising to Reach Donors of Different Ages https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Shape-Your-Fundraising/240398 2017-06-20T10:31:00-04:00 Fundraisers and researchers discuss how to keep aging donors in the fold while also appealing to millennials and Gen Xers. By Timothy Sandoval Silicon Valley Success Stories Upend Traditional Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Silicon-Valley-Success-Stories/240233 2017-06-15T08:00:00-04:00 Top-flight universities and fast-growing pledge networks are winning over entrepreneurs, hoping for big gifts when start-ups strike it rich. By Drew Lindsay Essential Advice for Nonprofit Chief Executives https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/essential-advice-for-nonprofit/144 2017-06-15T00:00:00-04:00 A collection of resources to help CEOs lead their organizations to success. Strategic Planning for Foundations: 4 Key Steps https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Strategic-Planning-for/240335 2017-06-14T10:09:00-04:00 Asking and answering four questions about your organization’s mission and goals will help you determine where it can have the most impact and how it can effect change — the essence of a strategic plan. By Stephen Isaacs and Paul Jellinek Coverage and Tools About Fostering Diversity and Inclusion at Your Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/coverage-and-tools-about-foste/143 2017-06-13T08:00:00-04:00 A collection of resources about building a diverse staff and board, what foundations are doing to help, and more — including how to take advantage of an effort by a group of businesses that announced Monday they are pursuing more diverse and inclusive workplaces. 6 Things Charities Should Know About America’s Shifting Demographics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/6-Things-Charities-Should-Know/240237 2017-06-08T08:00:00-04:00 As of the 2010 census, the under-5-year-old population was already majority-minority, and other facts about the rapid changes taking place in the United States. By Cody Switzer Fundraising for Deans: A Primer http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Every-Dean-Needs-to-Know/240251?key=h-60KTQGozTQGDbYVODLg1SN33syxEuzn1j1OuTD_FWCm0KWirPIthFzElK8TZz-TVpmMzdFdFIwT00tS0p0dG8taUZ2MUExSHJGTXM5RnVYdkhZandNQ0VLaw 2017-06-07T15:50:00-04:00 What every academic leader needs to know about cultivating donors, asking for money, and landing the big gift. Strengthen Your Nonprofit Communications: Study Reveals Skills Gaps and Suggests Steps for Improvement https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Strengthen-Your-Nonprofit/240277 2017-06-07T09:44:00-04:00 A new report by the Communications Network offers nonprofit leaders tips for building a strong communications team. By Rebecca Koenig How to Improve Your Odds for Winning Corporate Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Improve-Your-Odds-for/240235 2017-06-06T08:00:00-04:00 It can be hard to get a foot in the door — but once you do, corporate foundations want to build lasting relationships, not just cut checks. By Rebecca Koenig Tips for Improving Your Pay and Achieving Work-Life Balance https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/tips-for-improving-your-pay-an/142 2017-06-01T08:00:00-04:00 Resources that will help you negotiate the best salary possible, work more efficiently, and enjoy a real vacation when you need it. Tips on How to Get Endowment Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tips-on-How-to-Get-Endowment/240208 2017-05-31T10:10:00-04:00 Veteran fundraisers share advice on cultivating donors who will invest in your nonprofit's future. By Drew Lindsay Steps to Take Before — and After — You Rebrand Your Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/steps-to-take-before-and-aft/6321/ 2017-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 Start by conducting research and thinking through your strategy.    By R. Trent Thompson Tips for Cultivating High-Potential Employees https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tips-for-Cultivating/240148 2017-05-23T09:47:00-04:00 Keen observation, open communication, and providing new opportunities are key to keeping talented workers happy. By Rebecca Koenig 3rd U.S. Red Nose Day Makes Big Bet on Facebook Fundraising Tools https://www.philanthropy.com/article/3rd-US-Red-Nose-Day-Makes/240145 2017-05-23T09:34:00-04:00 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is matching up to $1 million in donations made to the event through the social network. By Eden Stiffman New Tool Outlines Changes to States’ Charity Regulations https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/backgroundpaper/new-tool-outlines-changes-to-s/6318/ 2017-05-18T10:49:00-04:00 The annual survey by the Giving USA Foundation offers a state-by-state overview of the regulations governing registration and fundraising. By Eden Stiffman How to Identify First-Rate Board Members https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/backgroundpaper/how-to-identify-first-rate-boa/6315/ 2017-05-17T08:00:00-04:00 A guide to choosing trustees outlines the characteristics that make the best candidates and offers tips for judging important intangible qualities. By Alex Daniels Case Study: Are You Ready for an Endowment Campaign? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Case-Study-Are-You-Ready-for/240085 2017-05-16T10:35:00-04:00 How a United Way chapter took the plunge and raised $40 million. By Drew Lindsay How to Be a Better Nonprofit Manager https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-be-a-better-nonprofit-m/139 2017-05-11T00:00:00-04:00 A collection of resources to help charity leaders resolve conflict, motivate employees, and assess whether they’re ready to move up to a higher position. Steps to Take Before Submitting a Joint Grant Proposal https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/steps-to-take-before-submittin/6309/ 2017-05-10T10:54:00-04:00 Get experts' opinions on your proposal, list possible collaborators who could boost your project’s credibility, and more ways to increase the likelihood of success. By Alex Daniels Women Show Big Generational Divide in Giving, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Women-Show-Big-Generational/240027 2017-05-09T09:00:00-04:00 Baby-boomer women are much more confident and strategic in their giving than millennial women, who often cite emotional factors, according to data from Fidelity Charitable. By Maria Di Mento Understanding and Tapping Into Donor-Advised Funds https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/understanding-and-tapping-into/138 2017-05-09T00:00:00-04:00 These philanthropic accounts have become the preferred giving vehicle for many donors. Use this collection of articles and other resources to learn how charities can connect with fund holders.