PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:28:34-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Judge Clears Legal-Aid Groups to Keep Helping Immigrants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Judge/240732 2017-07-25T09:51:00-04:00 The ruling blocks Justice Department efforts to restrict nonprofits from giving legal help to potential deportees unless they take them on as formal clients. Also, the NAACP names an interim chief executive, and Kalamazoo officials unveil details of a planned $500 million foundation to help the financially struggling city. Nonprofit Coalition Takes a New Tack in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Coalition-Takes-a/240729 2017-07-25T09:25:00-04:00 Dan Cardinali has spent his first year as head of Independent Sector finding ways to promote a populist tax idea and taking a more expansive approach to getting charities and foundations to work together. By Rebecca Koenig Opinion: Foundations Are Deepening Racism Even as They Seek to Fight It https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Foundations-Are/240731 2017-07-25T08:58:00-04:00 By failing to show all the ways that African-Americans are outpacing whites, foundations are making it impossible to find new solutions that will make the country stronger. By Trabian Shorters Podcast: How $100 Million Could Help Digitize Millions of Important Books https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-100-million-coul/6361/ 2017-07-24T09:56:00-04:00 The third in a series of interviews with semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest covers the Internet Archive, which wants to make more books available to the public, preserve out-of-print titles, and assist libraries. By Denver Frederick Foster-Care Veteran Seeks to Use Tech to Ease Transition to Adult Life https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foster-Care-Veteran-Seeks-to/240711 2017-07-21T08:00:00-04:00 Through his nonprofit, Think of Us, Sixto Cancel is testing a mobile app designed to coach young people aging out of their foster homes how to navigate housing, employment, and more. By Nicole Wallace Podcast: Leading the Fight for a World Without Cancer https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-leading-the-fight-for/6357/ 2017-07-21T08:00:00-04:00 American Cancer Society CEO Gary Reedy talks about how the venerable charity is doubling down on its research mission. By Denver Frederick Cutting Through the Noise: Insight From Young Professionals https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/cutting-through-the-noise-ins/6356/ 2017-07-20T12:05:00-04:00 The Chronicle interviewed three people in their 20s and 30s about what opportunities they look for when working with nonprofits. By Rebecca Koenig, Nidhi Singh, and Cody Switzer Daily News Roundup: Historically Black Colleges Struggle to Build Endowments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240688 2017-07-19T10:13:00-04:00 Black higher-education institutions boast strong alumni-giving rates but draw far fewer dollars than peers and have less opportunity to pursue risky but potentially lucrative investment strategies. Also, the Kennedy Center sees fundraising gains but management churn under a new president. Two Charities Show How Big Bets on City Youth Can Pay Off https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Two-Charities-Show-How-Big/240681 2017-07-19T08:00:00-04:00 Programs in Chicago and Oakland are showing how, with enough resources, the most hard-to-reach young people can become stable, successful members of their communties. By Heather Joslyn From the Editor: Covering Philanthropy in Changing Times https://www.philanthropy.com/article/From-the-Editor-Covering/240672 2017-07-18T08:00:00-04:00 Of the many opportunities we’ve had to meet with our readers to trade insights and take part in provocative discussions, the event we’re most excited about is our Philanthropy NEXT event in September, writes The Chronicle’s editor, Stacy Palmer, in a letter to readers. 8 Aid Groups Launch Rare Shared Fundraising Drive https://www.philanthropy.com/article/8-Aid-Groups-Launch-Rare/240668 2017-07-17T10:45:00-04:00 The Global Emergency Response Coalition formed by Mercy Corps, Save the Children, and other groups aims to raise money to keep 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East from starving — and might offer a model for other nonprofits. By Heather Joslyn Podcast: A $100 Million Way to Get Better, Faster Health Care to People in Need https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-100-million-way-to/6349/ 2017-07-17T08:00:00-04:00 The Human Diagnosis Project, a semifinalist in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest, is building a digital system to improve access to high-level care for hundreds of millions of underserved people. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: New Coalition of Big Aid Charities Tackling Hunger Crisis https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New/240652 2017-07-14T10:07:00-04:00 Eight of the world's largest relief groups will raise money together to alleviate starvation in three African countries and Yemen. Also, the University of Louisville Foundation comes under state investigation, and Howard Buffett gives a philanthropic boost to his adopted Illinois hometown. Podcast: Laying the Groundwork for Crowdfunding for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-laying-the-groundwork/6348/ 2017-07-14T08:00:00-04:00 Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and president of GlobalGiving, discusses the nonprofit fundraising site’s 15 years of helping groups garner worldwide support for grass-roots projects. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Wider Array of Nonprofits Join Push Against Obamacare Replacement https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Wider/240637 2017-07-13T11:24:00-04:00 Nonprofit hospitals and patient-advocacy groups are lobbying wavering Republicans as a vote looms on the Senate health-care measure. Also, charities explore mobile-payments app Venmo as a fundraising tool, and a big-city newspaper teams with GoFundMe to encourage crowdfunding campaigns. Daily News Roundup: Knight Foundation Arm Sues Over Trump’s Twitter Blocks https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Knight/240609 2017-07-12T09:29:00-04:00 The Knight First Amendment Institute says the president's account is a "public forum" and he violates the free-speech rights of users he prevents from posting responses. Plus, a Philadelphia public broadcaster's executive pay arouses ire, and Melinda Gates slams White House policies on family planning. Podcast: How $100 Million Could Help Solve ‘Hidden Hunger’ https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-100-million-coul/6346/ 2017-07-10T09:38:00-04:00 Beverley Postma of Harvest Plus, one of eight contenders in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change grant contest, explains how the grand prize would help her group tackle a pervasive form of malnutrition By Denver Frederick These People Will Help Chan and Zuckerberg Spend $45 Billion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/These-People-Will-Help-Chan/240565 2017-07-10T09:31:00-04:00 The Facebook couple is plowing millions of dollars into for-profit companies it believes can address social problems, but key hires at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have plenty of ties to the foundation and charity worlds as well. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Congress Moves to Restrict IRS Oversight of Nonprofit Politicking https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Congress/240554 2017-07-07T09:29:00-04:00 Language in House spending bills would bar the agency from using appropriated funds to scrutinize "dark money" 501(c)(4) groups. Also, how a federal investigation of antiquities imports by Hobby Lobby could affect the new Bible museum backed by the store chain's owners. Podcast: How 'Systems Thinking' Can Change the Game on Hunger and Homelessness https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-systems-thinking/6345/ 2017-07-07T08:00:00-04:00 David Peter Stroh, author of Systems Thinking for Social Change, talks about getting from quick fixes to complex solutions for seemingly intractable social problems. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Finance Titan’s Charity Sues to Recoup $25 Million Fraud Loss https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Finance/240544 2017-07-06T09:59:00-04:00 Hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon's foundation was ensnared in a Ponzi-like scheme orchestrated by a Wall Street peer. Also, Turkish police detain the head of the country's Amnesty International chapter, and Oscar winners create virtual-reality experiences for charity. PEN America Joins the Political Fray — and Finds New Audiences https://www.philanthropy.com/article/PEN-America-Joins-the/240514 2017-07-05T07:59:56-04:00 Long considered a genteel citadel of the literary elite, the nonprofit has increased its revenue and membership while raising its voice on free expression, protection of journalists, and President Trump. By Heather Joslyn Soccer Program Helps Refugee Children Find Footing in America https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Soccer-Program-Helps-Refugee/240507 2017-07-05T07:59:55-04:00 Luma Mufleh felt moved to start coaching a ragtag group of kids she spotted playing barefoot in their strange new surroundings. What followed was an improbable journey to create something that could lift them to acceptance. By Rebecca Koenig Nonprofits Explore Georgetown University’s Painful Past https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Explore-Georgetown/240498 2017-07-05T07:59:53-04:00 Researchers are helping hundreds of African-Americans find heretofore unknown relatives and come to grips with their ancestors’ suffering. By Rebecca Koenig Podcast: Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Be 'Exponential' https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-why-your-nonprofit-ne/6343/ 2017-06-30T08:00:00-04:00 Entrepreneur and author Salim Ismail talks about how established organizations can, and must, retool to move at the explosive speed of technological change. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: GuideStar Sued Over ‘Hate Group’ Labels https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GuideStar/240473 2017-06-29T10:14:00-04:00 Liberty Counsel, a Christian legal nonprofit, said it was defamed by the since-removed tags at the charity tracker's website. Also, two states are looking into Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow's charity operations, and the Kellogg Foundation commits $24 million to organizations battling racism. 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 Letter: GuideStar’s Aim on ‘Hate Groups’ Seemed to Be Harming Conservative Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Letter-GuideStar-s-Aim-on/240469 2017-06-28T17:55:00-04:00 The founder of ACT for America, a group that has been accused of inciting hate, urges GuideStar to take its mission of neutrality seriously. 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 Opinion: Fighting Hate Is a Key Role for America’s Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Fighting-Hate-Is-a/240449 2017-06-27T12:55:00-04:00 Unmasking the abuse of charity status by groups that target the vulnerable is essential, GuideStar’s CEO says as he reflects on recent attacks on the organization. By Jacob Harold Daily News Roundup: Supreme Court Rules Church Can Get Government Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Supreme/240446 2017-06-27T09:43:00-04:00 School-choice advocates said the decision, which concerned a state program to help nonprofits renovate playgrounds, bolsters their call for taxpayer-funded private-school vouchers. Also, Blackbaud makes a big move into crowdfunding, and a charity backed by big tech bucks works to get coding into classrooms. GuideStar’s Reversal on ‘Hate' Flags Prompts New Concerns https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GuideStar-s-Reversal-on/240443 2017-06-26T21:55:00-04:00 After threats to its staff and much criticism, the group removed warnings it had placed on profiles of nonprofits labeled "hate groups," raising questions about how best to promote civil discourse in this political moment. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: GuideStar Drops ‘Hate’ Label From Nonprofit Profiles https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GuideStar/240435 2017-06-26T09:19:00-04:00 The charity tracker drew strong criticism from conservative organizations for adopting the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate group" tags. Also, Michael Bloomberg unveils a $200 million program to help cities address big social and environmental challenges. Podcast: A Photojournalism Nonprofit Pictures Women’s Empowerment https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-photojournalism-non/6341/ 2017-06-23T08:00:00-04:00 Longtime National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths talks about Ripple Effect Images, the charity she founded to document and support female-focused aid projects around the world. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Responses to Bezos Giving Tweet at 42,000 and Counting https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Responses/240414 2017-06-22T09:19:00-04:00 Experts liken the Amazon founder's approach to philanthropy to his disruption of the retail industry. Also, Susan G. Komen Arizona is shutting its doors, and the Girl Scouts adds an achievement badge in cybersecurity.