PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-09-26T15:46:55-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Tips for Running a Crowdfunding Drive https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tips-for-Running-a/241292 2017-09-26T09:18:00-04:00 How to raise more money, find new donors, and follow up when your organization runs a short-term online campaign. By Heather Joslyn Roundup: Fundraising in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Roundup-Fundraising-in-the/241285 2017-09-25T10:03:00-04:00 The election of President Trump has proven a bonanza for some charities in whipping up support, while others fear the revenue impact of budget cuts. Jeffersonian Dinners: Using Food and Conversation to Draw In Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Jeffersonian-Dinners-Using/241253 2017-09-21T09:44:00-04:00 The goal is to engage new supporters and get beyond idle chitchat, pulling them deeper into the mission and asking for their ideas — but not their money. By Nicole Wallace A Key to Getting Corporate Money? Find Employees to Champion Your Cause https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Key-to-Getting-Corporate/240973 2017-09-19T11:05:00-04:00 Corporate philanthropy increasingly takes its cues from "employee resource groups," which get direction from individual staffers passionate about charitable causes. By Rebecca Koenig How to Be a Smart Advocate https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-be-a-smart-advocate/153 2017-09-19T00:00:00-04:00 Read case studies and get expert advice on how to build ties with law makers and advocate effectively for your cause without risking your tax-exempt status. Raising Major Gifts: Key Advice From Those Who Do It Best https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Raising-Major-Gifts-Key/241195 2017-09-14T07:37:00-04:00 Creativity in approaching donors — and in finding the right people to make those personal appeals — can give charities an edge. The Chronicle offers a roundup of its top coverage of the quest to secure big gifts. How a Board Revamped and a New Junior Board Kick-Started Giving at LatinoJustice https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Board-Revampeda-New/241191 2017-09-14T07:00:00-04:00 A cadre of young new leaders brought fresh ideas — and more money — to an organization that dared to shake up its board membership and the way it operated. By Margie Fleming Glennon Jewish Community Groups Team Up to Draw Planned Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Jewish-Community-Groups-Team/241176 2017-09-13T09:35:00-04:00 The Harold Grinspoon Foundation provides coaching, training, and incentive grants to encourage nonprofits to seek long-term sustainability by pursuing legacy gifts together. By Eden Stiffman How to Connect With Wealthy Young Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Connect-With-Wealthy/241154 2017-09-12T10:35:00-04:00 To inspire rich millennials to give, be prepared to listen and introduce them to philanthropic mentors. By Alex Daniels August Sees Spike in Online Giving to Network for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-09-11T12:00:00-04:00 The total rose 81 percent over July and 73 percent over August of last year. The number of donors more than doubled. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi Nonprofit Offers Guidance for Charities Worried About Deportation Raids https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Offers-Guidance-for/241142 2017-09-11T09:41:00-04:00 A legal group outlines legal rights of nonprofits and immigrants in the event of an immigration enforcement action. By Rebecca Koenig 5 Smart Fundraising Tips From Wealthy Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Smart-Fundraising-Tips-From/241115 2017-09-07T11:34:00-04:00 Rich people are often bombarded with gift requests. The Chronicle mined its recent coverage for the best suggestions on how fundraisers can elevate their organization’s pitch above the din. By Maria Di Mento How 2 Nonprofit Leaders Made Diversity a Priority https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-2-Nonprofit-Leaders-Made/241113 2017-09-07T09:32:00-04:00 The white leaders of two groups serving diverse communities changed recruiting methods and sought counsel from peers of color to make their staffs and boards better reflect the populations they serve. By Rebecca Koenig and Megan O’Neil 6 Steps to Ensure a Successful Editorial-Board Meeting https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/6-steps-to-ensure-a-successful/6393/ 2017-08-30T10:01:00-04:00 Research the members of the board, prepare carefully, set expectations, and manage your attendees to make the most of these sessions. By Jennifer R. Farmer Cultivating Diverse Donors Requires Cultural Sensitivity and Common Sense https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Cultivating-Diverse-Donors/241030 2017-08-29T10:41:00-04:00 Cast aside assumptions and stereotypes, but don’t ignore a donor’s cultural background. By Maria Di Mento How to Find Big Donors Among the Women in Your Database https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/template/how-to-find-big-donors-among-t/6386/ 2017-08-24T08:00:00-04:00 A prospect-research expert provides tips for the hunt for major gifts. The piece includes Readiness Checklists to help you identify prospective female donors — both within your database and elsewhere. By Drew Lindsay Mobile Advocacy Campaigns: How One Nonprofit Texts to Connect With Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Mobile-Advocacy-Campaigns-How/240972 2017-08-22T10:30:00-04:00 Food & Water Watch uses text messages to inspire supporters to call their legislators. By Rebecca Koenig How One Nonprofit Made Corporate Mentoring Work https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-One-Nonprofit-Made/240943 2017-08-17T08:00:00-04:00 Math-education charity Reasoning Mind teamed up with Deloitte for a training program that has yielded benefits for both sides. By Rebecca Koenig How the Junior League Got Its Groove Back https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-the-Junior-League-Got-Its/240935 2017-08-16T08:00:00-04:00 A large-scale membership survey and long-term planning helped the Association of Junior Leagues International adapt to meet the needs of today’s volunteers. By Maria Di Mento Keys to Crafting Appeals for a Broad Array of Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Keys-to-Crafting-Appeals-for-a/240929 2017-08-15T08:53:00-04:00 Fundraisers and marketing consultants share tips for producing materials with diverse audiences in mind. By Eden Stiffman It's a Dog's Life: Canine-Focused Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/its-a-dogs-life-canine-focu/148 2017-08-11T08:00:00-04:00 A collection of stories and resources about man's best friend in fundraising and philanthropy, for use during these dog days of summer or any time of year. Impact Investing for Beginners: Advice From Experts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Impact-Investing-for/240882 2017-08-09T08:00:00-04:00 Foundation and nonprofit leaders share lessons learned from investments designed to reap social as well as financial gains. By Nicole Wallace A Tool to Help Nonprofits Assess Volunteer-Run Fundraising Campaigns https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/template/a-tool-to-help-nonprofits-asse/6375/ 2017-08-08T10:36:00-04:00 A water charity developed a "decision matrix" that lays out in columns and rows the kind of backing the organization will provide for its supporters' DIY events. By Timothy Sandoval Group Offers New Online Practice Test for Fundraising Certification https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Group-Offers-New-Online/240861 2017-08-04T12:00:00-04:00 The goal is to give fundraisers a sense of confidence before taking the four-hour, 200-question credentialing exam. By Eden Stiffman How to Plan a Financial-Wellness Day for Your Staff https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/template/how-to-plan-a-financial-wellne/6371/ 2017-08-03T10:40:00-04:00 Help your employees spend time during a designated workday to create a household budget, negotiate lower bills, plan for retirement, and more. By Megan O’Neil A Tool Kit for Creating a Powerful Visual Identity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Tool-Kit-for-Creating-a/240679 2017-08-01T11:28:00-04:00 Two branding strategists offer advice on the key questions to ask and the elements to consider in designing logos and communications that attract and engage donors. By Roger Sametz and Meg Fowler Tripp 15 New Fundraising Ideas That Worked https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/15-new-fundraising-ideas-that/149 2017-08-01T08:00:00-04:00 The Chronicle staff reports on colleges, hospitals, social-service organizations, and other nonprofits that took a risk and got results.  15 New Fundraising Ideas That Worked, Part I https://www.philanthropy.com/article/15-New-Fundraising-Ideas-That/240772 2017-08-01T07:59:59-04:00 The 92nd Street Y excites donors with cool technology, a ballet steals an airline tactic, and more. 15 New Fundraising Ideas That Worked, Part II https://www.philanthropy.com/article/15-New-Fundraising-Ideas-That/240773 2017-08-01T07:59:58-04:00 Inside a “textathon,” the ultimate day planner for gift officers, and benefit parties where food steals the show.  15 New Fundraising Ideas That Worked, Part III https://www.philanthropy.com/article/15-New-Fundraising-Ideas-That/240774 2017-08-01T07:59:57-04:00 An advocacy group’s members generate social-media content, and a small charity trades events for experiments. From Microsoft to Gates Foundation to Local Charity: The Evolution of a Leader https://www.philanthropy.com/article/From-Microsoft-to-Gates/240769 2017-08-01T07:59:53-04:00 Former Gates Foundation head Patty Stonesifer shares lessons she’s picked up in moving to Martha's Table, a small Washington, D.C., social-services nonprofit. By Eden Stiffman Celebrating Success: How Fundraisers Mark Accomplishments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Celebrating-Success-How/240777 2017-07-28T08:00:00-04:00 Symbolic traditions, surprise parties, and specialty drinks are some ways you told us your organizations recognize achievements. By Cody Switzer How to Keep Your Charity Neutral in a Partisan World https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Keep-Your-Charity/240756 2017-07-27T08:00:00-04:00 Nonprofit leaders offer smart tips for remaining apolitical to build bipartisan support among lawmakers and donors. The advice can also benefit groups that take a neutral stance but are plunged unexpectedly into a political controversy, as happened to the Boy Scouts this week after President Trump made a speech at its jamboree that included partisan political comments. By Maria Di Mento Opinion: How Foundations Can Balance Strategic Goals and Community Needs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-How-Foundations-Can/240750 2017-07-26T10:14:00-04:00 Grant makers can maximize their impact by focusing most of their spending on a few key objectives, but there’s nothing wrong with setting aside some money to support local ideas and institutions. By Stephen Isaacs and Paul Jellinek 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