PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:36:07-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 5 Ways College Fundraisers Can Help Academics Attract Big Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Ways-College-Fundraisers-Can/238945 2017-01-19T14:19:00-05:00 Development offices can help deans and professors overcome their aversion to raising money by taking it a step at a time, starting with understanding the academic mind-set. By David D. Perlmutter Audio: How Colorado State Fundraisers Make Phone-athons Work https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/audio-how-colorado-state-fund/6180/ 2017-01-18T10:45:00-05:00 Listen to a mock fundraising call, and see guidelines and survey questions, for tips on how Colorado State University has boosted graduates’ giving by phone. By Timothy Sandoval How to Pitch Your Nonprofit to the Media https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Pitch-Your-Nonprofit-to/238876 2017-01-12T09:39:00-05:00 Research, careful wording, and flexible timing can help you get a reporter’s attention. By Rebecca Koenig Network for Good Reports Post-Holiday Giving Slump https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 Online donations to the giving platform dropped from a high of more than $13 million on December 31 to a low of less than $266,000 on January 7. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi How to Build a Diverse Nonprofit Staff and Board https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-build-a-diverse-nonprof/125 2017-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 A collection of Chronicle resources to help you bring on employees and leaders with a wide variety of backgrounds. 4 Ways to Modernize a College Phone-athon Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/4-Ways-to-Modernize-a-College/238854 2017-01-10T10:54:00-05:00 A top Colorado State fundraiser talks about how the university is using data analytics and a personal touch to keep money flowing in by phone. By Timothy Sandoval 10 Ways to Work Smarter in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/10-Ways-to-Work-Smarter-in/238812 2017-01-05T09:37:41-05:00 Nonprofit leaders offer tips for improving productivity and effectiveness. By Rebecca Koenig Nonprofit That Trained Caseworkers to Coach Clients Sees Less Employee Burnout https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-That-Trained/238800 2017-01-04T09:37:00-05:00 Professional coaching gave caseworkers new tools to help social-service clients and offered a bonus — less stress for the caseworkers.  By Rebecca Koenig Foundation Gives Young Women Chance to Make Grant Decisions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Gives-Young-Women/238790 2017-01-03T10:11:00-05:00 A new fellowship in New York City lets teens call the shots on which nonprofits to fund. By Rebecca Koenig Editors’ Picks: The Year’s Best Career Resources https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Editors-Picks-The-Year-s/238767 2016-12-29T10:52:00-05:00 Revisit our top advice of 2016 for job-seeking, starting off in a new place, or growing in your current role. Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Resources of 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/readers-choice-the-top-10-re/123 2016-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Building a culture of philanthropy, cultivating midlevel donors, and managing workplace stress were among the topics our readers turned to most this year. Tips for Thanking (and Keeping) Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/tips-for-thanking-and-keeping/121 2016-12-27T00:00:00-05:00 A collection of tools and advice that can make the difference between getting a one-time gift and cultivating a longtime supporter. How to Make the Most of the Final Fundraising Week of the Year https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-fi/117 2016-12-22T08:00:00-05:00 A collection of advice to help you draw more dollars in the waning days of 2016. Grant Makers Can Do a Better Job Handling Risk. Here’s How. https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/grant-makers-can-do-a-better-j/6167/ 2016-12-21T06:10:00-05:00 Foundations take a variety of steps to assess potential projects and protect resources, but too often they either seek to avoid risk or, worse, fail to acknowledge it. By Kim McPherson and Jim Joseph How Foundations Can Ensure Diversity Efforts Include People With Disabilities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Foundations-Can-Ensure/238720 2016-12-20T08:05:00-05:00 10 questions a nonprofit can ask to assess whether its policies and practices promote inclusion. By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi Girl Scouts’ 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave Is Rarity Among Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Girl-Scouts-12-Weeks-of/238700 2016-12-15T10:18:00-05:00 The organization draws strong praise for its benefit to new mothers and fathers, but nonprofits in general still lag far behind the corporate world. By Megan O’Neil How Emily’s List Turned Donors’ Attention to Planned Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Emily-s-List-Turned/238699 2016-12-15T10:12:00-05:00 Sensing supporters’ curiosity about legacy gifts, the pro-choice political-action committee surveyed donors and adapted communications to draw more bequests. By Eden Stiffman How to Build a Communication Plan for a Merger https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/template/how-to-build-a-communication-p/6163/ 2016-12-14T10:31:00-05:00 Two Boston homeless-services charities made sure important constituencies knew about their impending union and got answers to key questions before the merger was made public. By Timothy Sandoval Reaching Out to America’s Emerging Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/reaching-out-to-america-s-emer/115 2016-12-13T08:00:00-05:00 Collections of articles and other resources to help you engage supporters across age, gender, and ethnic lines. How to Find a Nonprofit Job That Fits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Find-a-Nonprofit-Job/238616 2016-12-08T10:29:00-05:00 Do the research, ask the right questions, and look for the clues that tell you whether a prospective workplace will be toxic or terrific. By Timothy Sandoval A Guide to Creating Nonprofit Videos https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/a-guide-to-creating-nonprofit/116 2016-12-07T00:00:00-05:00 A collection of Chronicle resources to help you craft captivating videos and get them on donors’ screens. How Nonprofits Can Build Relationships With Financial Professionals https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Can-Build/238585 2016-12-06T10:48:00-05:00 Invite wealth managers, accountants, and other financial professionals to participate in committees and come to your events, preferably with their clients. By Timothy Sandoval How to Advocate and Stay Within the Law During a Political Transition https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/backgroundpaper/how-to-advocate-and-stay-withi/6153/ 2016-12-01T10:49:00-05:00 A guide for nonprofits on advocacy between the election and the inauguration. By Eden Stiffman Dashboards: Why Every Organization Should Have One (or More!) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dashboards-Why-Every/238543 2016-11-30T12:06:00-05:00 Dashboards can help identify problems quickly and keep everybody on task. By Andy Kaplan 10 Insider Tips for Winning Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/10-insider-tips-for-winning-gr/6151/ 2016-11-29T09:45:00-05:00 Advice from grant makers on how to improve your chances of getting funded. By Eden Stiffman How Foundations Can Develop Policies to Embrace Risk https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Foundations-Can-Develop/238476 2016-11-22T11:06:00-05:00 Grant makers should weigh their tolerance for risk and bring that mind-set into their day-to-day operations.  By Darin McKeever Volunteerism Rate Continues Slow Decline, Report Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Volunteerism-Rate-Continues/238465 2016-11-21T08:31:00-05:00 Just under 25 percent of Americans donated time to charity in 2015, with working mothers and Generation X leading the way, according to the latest annual snapshot from the Corporation for National and Community Service. By Heather Joslyn 10 Ways Nonprofit Boards Can Keep Regulators at Bay https://www.philanthropy.com/article/10-Ways-Nonprofit-Boards-Can/238446 2016-11-17T10:31:00-05:00 Staying informed and keeping meticulous records help, but that isn’t all you can do. By Alex Daniels Why Fundraisers Should Take the Long View https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Why-Fundraisers-Should-Take/238427 2016-11-16T10:05:00-05:00 Being patient and keeping all donors informed can result in big rewards.  By Maria Di Mento Young Women Help Drive Giving, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Young-Women-Help-Drive-Giving/238413 2016-11-15T12:00:00-05:00 Female members of millennial and Gen X households are influencing them to donate more, according to new research. By Heather Joslyn How to Plan and Participate in Giving Tuesday and Other ‘Giving Day’ Events https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-plan-and-participate-in/113 2016-11-15T10:37:00-05:00 Tools, articles, and other resources to help you make the most of an online fundraising marathon. How a Hot Young Nonprofit Persuades Donors to Invest in Its Growth https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Hot-Young-Nonprofit/238365 2016-11-10T10:11:00-05:00 Year Up borrows from Wall Street’s playbook to recruit big contributors. By Drew Lindsay 7 Steps for Preventing Office Culture Shock https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/7-steps-for-preventing-office/6139/ 2016-11-09T08:13:00-05:00 Using signals and training to help new employees understand workplace norms benefits the whole organization in the long run. By Rebecca Koenig How to Avoid Trump and Clinton Foundation Troubles at Your Organization https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Avoid-TrumpClinton/238338 2016-11-07T11:12:00-05:00 Lawyers and other nonprofit experts tell how organizations can keep their operations above reproach. By Michael Anft Using Data to Effect Change https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Using-Data-to-Effect-Change/238295 2016-11-03T10:15:00-04:00 How one nonprofit uses data to change policy and improve lives. By Rebecca Koenig