PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:32:11-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 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: 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. Renovation Nation: How Three Nonprofits Rebooted and Sparked Growth https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/renovation-nation-how-three-n/146 2017-07-05T07:59:59-04:00 Inside the makeovers that helped 4-H, PEN America, and Mental Health America update their images, reach new audiences, and rev up fundraising. 4-H Shows How an Image Update Can Boost Support https://www.philanthropy.com/article/4-H-Shows-How-an-Image-Update/240512 2017-07-05T07:59:58-04:00 Technology and testimonials from former members help the century-old organization showcase programs that resonate with modern kids and families. By Heather Joslyn Cultural Groups Lead Nonprofits in Media Attention, Survey Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Cultural-Groups-Lead/240451 2017-06-28T00:01:00-04:00 Large organizations got an average of two media hits a week last year. Health groups did best on social media. By Megan O’Neil 5 Reasons Your Communications Strategy Should Include Editorial Boards https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Reasons-Your-Communications/240448 2017-06-27T10:09:00-04:00 Editorials and op-ed columns can influence public perceptions of your cause. Engaging with the people who write and edit them makes it more likely they will consider your perspectives and proposals before they publish. By Jennifer R. Farmer How to Shape Your Fundraising to Reach Donors of Different Ages https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Shape-Your-Fundraising/240398 2017-06-20T10:31:00-04:00 Fundraisers and researchers discuss how to keep aging donors in the fold while also appealing to millennials and Gen Xers. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Sandy Hook Charity Drops Megyn Kelly Over Alex Jones Interview https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Sandy-Hook/240334 2017-06-14T10:02:00-04:00 Also, plans to overhaul the health-care system could set the stage for faster growth of crowdfunding websites, and how better marketing could draw more donations to help Syrian refugees. Customers Gave $441 Million at Checkout Counters Last Year https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Customers-Gave-441-Million-at/240333 2017-06-14T09:47:00-04:00 Two children’s hospitals got nearly half of all donations from million-dollar point-of-sale campaigns, says a survey by Engage for Good. By Heather Joslyn GuideStar Adds Hate-Group Warning Labels to 46 Nonprofit Profiles https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GuideStar-Adds-Hate-Group/240296 2017-06-08T17:31:00-04:00 The charity-information service is placing prominent warning banners at the top of the organizations’ profiles, based on the findings of the Southern Poverty Law Center. By Eden Stiffman 6 Things Charities Should Know About America’s Shifting Demographics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/6-Things-Charities-Should-Know/240237 2017-06-08T08:00:00-04:00 As of the 2010 census, the under-5-year-old population was already majority-minority, and other facts about the rapid changes taking place in the United States. By Cody Switzer Strengthen Your Nonprofit Communications: Study Reveals Skills Gaps and Suggests Steps for Improvement https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Strengthen-Your-Nonprofit/240277 2017-06-07T09:44:00-04:00 A new report by the Communications Network offers nonprofit leaders tips for building a strong communications team. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Major Nonprofit Hospitals Spend Millions on Advertising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Major/240163 2017-05-25T09:47:00-04:00 Also, media mogul and $500 million art donor Jerry Perenchio dies, and a new app aims to harness President Trump's Twitter habit to raise money for progressive causes. Steps to Take Before — and After — You Rebrand Your Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/steps-to-take-before-and-aft/6321/ 2017-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 Start by conducting research and thinking through your strategy.    By R. Trent Thompson Podcast: Using Tobacco Money to Stamp Out Youth Smoking https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-using-tobacco-money-t/6319/ 2017-05-19T08:00:00-04:00 Truth Initiative CEO Robin Koval talks about how the nonprofit, created with money from states’ landmark 1998 settlement with Big Tobacco, crafts public-health messages that speak to young people. By Denver Frederick New Tool Outlines Changes to States’ Charity Regulations https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/backgroundpaper/new-tool-outlines-changes-to-s/6318/ 2017-05-18T10:49:00-04:00 The annual survey by the Giving USA Foundation offers a state-by-state overview of the regulations governing registration and fundraising. By Eden Stiffman ‘Crazy Good’ Podcast Celebrates Charities’ Triumphs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Crazy-Good-Podcast/240065 2017-05-12T09:57:00-04:00 Launched by two retired Home Depot executives, the podcast series tells compelling stories about the struggles of charities and their efforts to change the world. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Houston Tries to Steer 'Spare Change' to Homelessness Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Houston/240032 2017-05-09T09:51:00-04:00 A City Hall-led campaign encourages people to pass up panhandlers in favor of supporting a charitable housing fund. Also, a look at the state of local nonprofit newsrooms and an accountant's view of a major New York charity's fiscal meltdown. The Rise of DIY Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/the-rise-of-diy-fundraising/136 2017-05-02T08:00:00-04:00 Nonprofits are stepping up efforts to help their supporters bring in new donors online. In this special report we give you examples of what's working, explain the tools you need, and provide guidance on how your charity can get started.  New Wave of Technology Helps Expand Power of Online Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Wave-of-Technology-Helps/239925 2017-05-02T07:59:59-04:00 Charities are stepping up efforts to help their supporters raise money from friends. While the amount of money raised is still relatively small, the tactics help nonprofits expand their web of connections to potential donors. By Timothy Sandoval What Nonprofit Newsrooms Can Teach Charities About Online Engagement https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-Nonprofit-Newsrooms-Can/239923 2017-05-02T07:59:58-04:00 ProPublica and the Texas Tribune offer practical lessons on building ties with an information-hungry audience. By Eden Stiffman In Building Movements, Don't Forget About Email https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Building-Movements-Dont/239924 2017-05-02T07:59:57-04:00 Facebook and Twitter are important, but the Women’s Marches and other activist campaigns prove that an older form of electronic technology still has power to motivate followers, says Brian Young of Action Network. By Eden Stiffman Opinion: Building Online Communities Is Key to the Future of Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Building-Online/239927 2017-05-02T07:59:55-04:00 Connecting donors and beneficiaries online helps charities reach more people in need while forging stronger bonds with their supporters, says Katie Bisbee of DonorsChoose.org. By Katie Bisbee How to Block Your Nonprofit’s Online Ads From Offensive Sites https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/how-to-block-your-nonprofit-s/6290/ 2017-04-27T09:41:00-04:00 Ensure your advertising doesn’t appear on websites that run counter to your mission or could blacken your brand. By Cody Switzer ACLU Tests Strategies to Keep Wave of New Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/ACLU-Tests-Strategies-to-Keep/239892 2017-04-26T08:00:00-04:00 The organization is making a push to turn hundreds of thousands of new supporters into regular donors and mining data to find those with the potential to make major gifts. By Timothy Sandoval 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.