PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:55:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Fundraising Advice: Mailing-List Segmentation for Beginners https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fundraising-Advice-/239840 2017-04-20T08:00:00-04:00 Splitting supporters into subgroups can help you pinpoint messages, improve programs, and assess what types of appeals and extras work best for which donors. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: GOP Eyes Tax Bill for Johnson Amendment Repeal https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GOP-Eyes/239803 2017-04-14T10:17:00-04:00 House Republicans are reportedly folding language to end the ban on politicking by charities into larger tax legislation. Also, a Wall Street traditionalist on the Ford Foundation's board embraces impact investing, and opposition recedes to charities holding big galas at President Trump's Florida estate. Controversial Group Removes Board Names From Website Amid Complaints https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Controversial-Group-Removes/239739 2017-04-07T09:44:00-04:00 See the full membership of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives, which took the list out of public view amid criticism of its marketing practices. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: U. of Louisville Foundation Halts Controversial Compensation Plan https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-U-of/239643 2017-03-30T10:33:00-04:00 Also, a new tech platform is becoming the favored tool of the anti-Trump movement, and the American Civil Liberties Union is helping to fuel grass-roots advocacy.  6 Must-Haves for a Successful Peer-to-Peer Program https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/6-must-haves-for-a-successful/6252/ 2017-03-21T10:15:00-04:00 Arm your volunteer fundraisers with tools they need to bring in donations. Here are some necessities. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: New Gates-Omidyar Project to Harness Satellite Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New/239547 2017-03-21T09:56:00-04:00 The "Radiant Earth" effort will gather and analyze satellite imagery for use in tackling humanitarian and environmental issues. Also, inside looks at how Charity: Water deploys data to boost fundraising and why the head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was forced out. 5 Tips for Nonprofit Leaders to Avoid ‘Mission Creep’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Tips-for-Nonprofit-Leaders/239482 2017-03-16T08:00:00-04:00 When financial pressure or personal concern makes new causes tempting, remember where your nonprofit’s strengths lie. By Rebecca Koenig Many Midlevel Donors Are Being Ignored, Report Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Many-Midlevel-Donors-Are-Being/239473 2017-03-13T11:57:00-04:00 Nonprofits often lack communication strategies tailored to supporters who make gifts of $1,000 to $5,000. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Top Fla. Lawmaker Targets University Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Top-Fla/239457 2017-03-10T09:56:00-05:00 Spending on salaries and travel by Florida campuses' fundraising affiliates comes in for legislative scrutiny. Plus, public-broadcasting leaders face a fight for continued federal funding, and a hedge-fund veteran brings high-velocity trading to his family philanthropy. How to Use Data to Boost Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Data-to-Boost/239429 2017-03-08T10:18:00-05:00 Tell a story, and present information that matters to donors in a format that’s easy to understand. By Rebecca Koenig PayPal Lawsuit Shows a ‘Wild West’ Reality in 3rd-Party Online Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/PayPal-Lawsuit-Shows-a-Wild/239414 2017-03-06T12:24:00-05:00 A donor has sued the company over donations she made in 2016 that have not reached the intended nonprofit groups. By Rebecca Koenig How Nonprofits Can Be Ready When News Breaks https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Can-Be-Ready/239362 2017-03-01T10:55:00-05:00 Even small organizations should be prepared to respond quickly to a crisis — or a big fundraising opportunity. Experts explain the key steps. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Stars Sport ACLU Support in Oscar Fashions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Stars/239336 2017-02-27T09:19:00-05:00 Also, a look at Salesforce's influential "Pledge 1%" model for corporate giving and the rise of cause gift cards targeting millennial consumers. Opinion: How Nonprofits Can Thrive In a Post-Fact World https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-How-Nonprofits-Can/239250 2017-02-21T09:57:00-05:00 Creating an editorial board, learning to listen to other views, and avoiding information overload are steps charities and foundations can take to restore trust. By Sarah Moore 5 Ways to Raise Money When Donors Are Consumed by Nonstop News https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Ways-to-Raise-Money-When/239219 2017-02-16T11:49:00-05:00 Don’t give up just because your cause isn’t the topic of the moment. By Rebecca Koenig Trump’s Itchy Twitter Finger Making Charities Uneasy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-s-Itchy-Twitter-Finger/239189 2017-02-13T09:58:00-05:00 Communications experts say nonprofits that are worried about the president’s online ire should have a plan to weather sudden tweetstorms. By Rebecca Koenig Trump Restrictions on Immigrants Send Charities Scrambling for Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Restrictions-on/239115 2017-02-03T11:47:00-05:00 With more limits likely to come and federal aid cut-offs possible, nonprofits are seeking money for services and advocacy. By Timothy Sandoval Trump Pays Little Heed to Volunteering, but People Sign Up in Droves https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Pays-Little-Heed-to/239089 2017-02-02T11:24:00-05:00 The outpouring of interest comes despite a new president with little interest in the subject, raising concerns about the future of Corporation for National and Community Service and the Peace Corps. By Megan O’Neil In Wake of Travel Ban, Nonprofits See Support Surge https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Wake-of-Travel-Ban/239046 2017-01-30T12:59:00-05:00 Organizations that serve Muslims and refugees saw big spikes in donations after the president’s controversial executive order. Now they’re waiting to see what’s coming next. By Timothy Sandoval African Charities Most Likely to Optimize Sites for Mobile Devices, Survey Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/African-Charities-Most-Likely/239045 2017-01-30T11:12:00-05:00 The poll of nearly 5,000 nonprofits from around the world also found that nearly two-thirds accept online donations. By Rebecca Koenig Greenpeace Sees Surge in Support With Defiant Message https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Greenpeace-Sees-Surge-in/239032 2017-01-27T11:37:00-05:00 The group’s display of a banner telling people to "resist," which appeared to hang over the White House, was part of a much bigger behind-the-scenes push to build support — and find new donors. By Timothy Sandoval 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 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 ACLU’s Tough Talk on Trump Leads to Huge Fundraising Success https://www.philanthropy.com/article/ACLU-s-Tough-Talk-on-Trump/238874 2017-01-12T09:30:00-05:00 Time will tell if the American Civil Liberties Union’s aggressive stance will continue to resonate with donors. By Timothy Sandoval 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. New Postal Rates Will Raise Costs for Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Postal-Rates-Will-Raise/238753 2016-12-27T11:10:00-05:00 The changes, which take effect January 22, also include designating standard mail as "marketing mail," prompting worries that more solicitations will go straight into the trash can. By Timothy Sandoval 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 Podcast: Turning ‘Solutions Journalism’ Into a Force for Doing Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-turning-solutions-jo/6164/ 2016-12-16T09:00:00-05:00 Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist Tina Rosenberg talks about the nonprofit she co-founded to help reporters get at stories about people finding fixes in areas like education and health.   By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Giving Via GoFundMe Passes $3 Billion Mark https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Giving-Via/238697 2016-12-15T09:20:00-05:00 Also, Amazon raises its profile in Seattle philanthropy amid a downtown building boom, and the NFL de-pinks its annual October cancer campaign. 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 Opinion: Refugee Tech, Hybrid Donors, and 2016’s Other Philanthropy Buzzwords https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Refugee-Tech-Hybrid/238669 2016-12-14T09:58:00-05:00 Technology, politics, and global crises shaped the words we heard this year — and the trends that will become even more important in 2017. By Lucy Bernholz Daily News Roundup: Google Parent Gives Staff Holiday Bonus to Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Google/238654 2016-12-12T10:04:00-05:00 Also, San Francisco teams with tech leaders to fund a $30 million program to aid homeless families, and looming tax changes fuel a year-end burst of stock donations. 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. Daily News Roundup: Sandy Hook Nonprofit Makes Waves With New Ad https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Sandy-Hook/238584 2016-12-06T10:30:00-05:00 Plus, the family foundation co-led by Donald Trump's son-in-law and possible Middle East envoy has made grants to support West Bank settlements. After #GivingTuesday, Network for Good Announces #RetentionWednesday https://www.philanthropy.com/article/After-GivingTuesday-Network/238573 2016-12-06T10:07:00-05:00 The online-gift processor plans to help charities follow up with giving-day donors and will collect and share data about nonprofits’ fundraising performance. By Timothy Sandoval