PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:39:09-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Podcast: The Ad Council Remakes Public-Service Ads for Digital Age https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-the-ad-council-remake/6183/ 2017-01-20T09:51:00-05:00 Lisa Sherman, the nonprofit’s CEO, talks about its history of creating iconic characters and catchphrases and its new strategies for reaching online audiences. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Public TV and Arts Agencies Reportedly on Trump’s Chopping Block https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Public-TV/238958 2017-01-20T09:47:00-05:00 Also, the departing first couple solicits public ideas for making the Obama Foundation a "start-up for citizenship," and Jewish nonprofits across the country are hit with a second wave of bomb threats. Trump's First 100 Days and the Stakes for Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/trumps-first-100-days-and-the/126 2017-01-19T16:32:00-05:00 A round-up of news coverage by The Chronicle of what's at stake for nonprofits, as well as opinion pieces by charity leaders and philanthropy experts on negotiating this new environment. Video: How a Foundation Chooses Charities to Support https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/video-how-a-foundation-choose/6182/ 2017-01-19T10:10:00-05:00 Alexandre Mars, CEO of the Epic Foundation, chats with The Chronicle about the 45 criteria relating to impact, management, and other factors that it uses to evaluate youth charities. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh Daily News Roundup: Ex-Clinton Foundation Leader Joins Tech Mogul Schmidt’s Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ex-Clinton/238939 2017-01-19T09:38:00-05:00 Also, Betsy DeVos distances herself from giving by her parents' foundation to groups viewed as anti-gay rights, and D.C.-area Girl Scouts draw fire for marching in Donald Trump's inaugural. Opinion: In Times of Change, Board Members Must Be Advocates https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-In-Times-of-Change/238938 2017-01-19T08:45:00-05:00 Charity trustees are in a special position to make the case to state, local, and federal leaders about what matters most to the people their organizations serve. By Anne Wallestad In Women’s March, Nonprofit Leaders See Galvanizing Moment https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Women-s-March-Nonprofit/238937 2017-01-19T08:36:00-05:00 Dozens of nonprofits plan to join Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, which organizers say could draw up to 200,000 participants. By Rebecca Koenig and Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Gates Foundation Plans $9.6 Billion Berkshire Sell-Off https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Gates/238920 2017-01-18T09:50:00-05:00 Also, the Lilly Endowment grants $100 million to Indianapolis social-service charities, and a natural-history museum trustee gives millions to groups skeptical of climate change. Daily News Roundup: N.Y. State Holds Off on Enforcing Donor-Disclosure Laws https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-State/238899 2017-01-13T11:31:00-05:00 Also, Hungary has retreated on its promise to "sweep out" nonprofits funded by George Soros, and Bill Gates talks about his philanthropy. My Brother’s Keeper Is ‘Lifelong Work’ for Obama, Aide Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/My-Brother-s-Keeper-Is/238887 2017-01-13T08:00:00-05:00 The soon-to-be former president has an abiding commitment to the program to boost opportunities for boys and young men of color, says Michael Smith, who led the effort in the White House. By Alex Daniels Podcast: How the Make-a-Wish Foundation Makes Kids’ Dreams Come True https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-the-make-a-wish-f/6176/ 2017-01-13T08:00:00-05:00 CEO David Williams offers an inside look at the iconic charity’s work granting wishes to terminally and critically ill children. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Charles Koch Gives $25.6 Million for Black Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charles/238877 2017-01-12T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Iowa State University is given a $93 million majority stake in an education-tech firm, and Hungary's rulers announce plans to purge George Soros-backed activist groups. 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 Daily News Roundup: Donors Flock to Journalism Group After Streep Speech https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Donors/238853 2017-01-10T09:57:00-05:00 Also, actor Tom Hiddleston draws scorn for his charity-related comments at the Golden Globes, and museum leaders fear a Trump administration tax overhaul will cut into giving. Daily News Roundup: Feds Eye Kidney Charity's Ties With Dialysis Firms https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Feds-Eye/238847 2017-01-09T10:08:00-05:00 Also, what Rex Tillerson's tenure as national Boy Scouts leader and Betsy DeVos's schools-focused philanthropy might tell us about their prospective leadership of the State and Education departments. Podcast: Putting ‘Human-Centered Design’ to Work Against Poverty https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-putting-human-center/6172/ 2017-01-06T10:05:00-05:00 Jocelyn Wyatt of IDEO.org talks about how the nonprofit arm of Silicon Valley design firm IDEO puts people first in crafting solutions for social ills. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Charles Feeney Closes Out His Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charles/238824 2017-01-06T09:51:00-05:00 The "giving while living" advocate and ex-billionaire makes his final charitable donation. Also, financial advisers are playing up their philanthropic sides to woo millennial clients. Calif. Surfing Dog Raises a Cool Half-Million for Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Calif-Surfing-Dog-Raises-a/238822 2017-01-06T09:35:00-05:00 Money raised by Ricochet, a 9-year-old golden retriever and internet sensation who has 259,000 Facebook followers, has benefited more than 250 nonprofits. By Eden Stiffman Young Leader Works to Meet Needs of Aging Holocaust Survivors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Young-Leader-Works-to-Meet/238813 2017-01-05T09:37:00-05:00 Masha Pearl, 32, who heads the Blue Card, has a personal connection to the cause; all four of her grandparents fled Nazi persecution in Eastern Europe. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Nonprofits Reportedly Pull Raises Amid Overtime Uncertainty https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofits/238801 2017-01-04T09:37:00-05:00 Also, Joe Biden accidentally confirms post-vice presidency philanthropic plans and a conservative columnist chides charities and foundations for their response to Donald Trump's ascendance. 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 Hollywood Producer's Nonprofit Helps Ex-Inmates Forge New Paths https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Hollywood-Producers-Nonprofit/238774 2017-01-04T07:59:57-05:00 Scott Budnick, a key player on the Hangover movies, sidelined his film career to go behind bars and help troubled young men turn their lives around. By Megan O’Neil Photographers-Turned-Activists Capture Nature's Beauty in Peril https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Photographers-Turned-Activists/238771 2017-01-04T07:59:55-05:00 SeaLegacy raises money for expeditions to create compelling images for conservation groups that work on issues like climate change, sustainable fisheries, and the livelihoods of coastal people. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Recovery Has Not Boosted Giving, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Recovery/238789 2017-01-03T09:45:00-05:00 Also, tips for social-service nonprofits on retaining employees, and Britain sees a surge in allegations of links between charities and terrorism. Daily News Roundup: $140 Million From Gates Backs Anti-HIV Implant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-140/238786 2016-12-30T09:18:00-05:00 Also, Bay Area charities face challenges in meeting the demands of Silicon Valley philanthropists, and the IRS eyes land-donation deals structured to give investors big tax breaks. Daily News Roundup: Boston Charity Chief Got $1.34 Million Pay Boost https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Boston/238766 2016-12-29T09:49:00-05:00 Also, major global aid groups weigh in on their priorities and expectations for 2017, and a Washington Post reporter gives an inside account of his investigation of Donald Trump's philanthropy. Challenging Sacred Cows and Killing Jargon: Our Most Popular Articles of 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/challenging-sacred-cows-and-ki/124 2016-12-29T08:00:00-05:00 In a year full of changes and big questions for nonprofits, Chronicle readers looked for unconventional wisdom and evidence of ideas that work. A Place to Lay Their Heads https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Place-to-Lay-Their-Heads/238735 2016-12-27T08:00:00-05:00 Compassion International donors are inspired by the group’s pictures of where the children they serve sleep. By Heather Joslyn Dozens of ‘Hate Groups’ Have Tax-Exempt Status, <em>Chronicle</em> Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dozens-of-Hate-Groups-/238748 2016-12-22T13:16:00-05:00 Fifty-five organizations on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s watch list have won 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, prompting some experts to wonder if the government is being too permissive. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Eric Trump to Stop Fundraising for His Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Eric-Trump/238743 2016-12-22T11:30:00-05:00 Also, a look at a supposed human-rights nonprofit that may have been a front to spy on charities critical of Qatar's treatment of migrant construction workers. Daily News Roundup: Nonprofit With Trump Ties Offering Access to New President https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofit/238725 2016-12-20T10:45:00-05:00 Also, the foundation tasked with building the Obama presidential library names a White House political aide as its chief executive. California Endowment Commits $25 Million to Fight Trump Changes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/California-Endowment-Commits/238726 2016-12-20T10:20:00-05:00 The wide-ranging effort aims to help people who lose health care and food stamps and to stem hate crimes and deportation of immigrants. By Alex Daniels Progressive Foundations Brace for Trump Administration https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Progressive-Foundations-Brace/238718 2016-12-19T11:57:00-05:00 Some are taking immediate measures, such as holding money in reserve in case grantees need to shift their tactics. But many foundations aren’t planning sweeping changes. By Alex Daniels Fake News Prompts Knight Foundation to Offer $1.5 Million Matching Gift https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fake-News-Prompts-Knight/238713 2016-12-19T09:20:00-05:00 Many nonprofit journalism groups have already seen fundraising spikes in response to the phenomenon. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: New York Clamps Down on Giving to Politicians' Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New-York/238707 2016-12-16T10:04:00-05:00 Also, Ivanka Trump raises ethics questions by auctioning a coffee date for charity, and Denver suspends enforcement of an urban-camping ban criticized by advocates for the homeless.