PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:37:29-05:00 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 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 Video: Building Blocks for Nonprofit Storytelling https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/video-building-blocks-for-non/6152/ 2016-12-01T10:29:00-05:00 John Trybus, director of the Center for Social Impact Communications at Georgetown University, talks about how charities can craft compelling stories and what they can learn from corporate communications strategies. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh Daily News Roundup: German Couple Donates $127 Million Art Trove https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-German/238547 2016-12-01T09:35:00-05:00 Also, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's education chief talks to The Chronicle of Higher Education about its $45 billion aim to advance the science of learning. Giving Tuesday Haul Is an Estimated $168 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Tuesday-Haul-Is-an/238534 2016-11-29T17:10:00-05:00 That easily beats the estimated $117 raised last year and far exceeds the $10 million brought in during the first Giving Tuesday in 2012. By Tim Sandoval and Eden Stiffman Find Out What to Expect on Giving Tuesday, and Follow Today’s Trends https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Find-Out-What-to-Expect-on/238530 2016-11-29T11:27:00-05:00 Charities got off to an earlier start in fundraising, while companies and foundations grew more aggressive. And everyone is wondering about the election’s impact on year-end appeals. By Eden Stiffman Campaigns Aim to Capture Wealth Transfer in Shrinking Communities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Campaigns-Aim-to-Capture/238494 2016-11-29T07:59:55-05:00 A growing movement finds community foundations in rural and Rust Belt regions with declining populations asking donors to bequeath 5 percent of their estates for their hometowns. By Heather Joslyn For Giving Tuesday, U.N. Foundation Takes a Page From Retail Ads https://www.philanthropy.com/article/For-Giving-Tuesday-UN/238477 2016-11-22T11:56:00-05:00 Starting this weekend, readers of the Deseret News, the Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post will receive a bold, four-page advertising circular promoting a wide range of charities and causes. By Eden Stiffman Young Women Help Drive Giving, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Young-Women-Help-Drive-Giving/238413 2016-11-15T12:00:00-05:00 Female members of millennial and Gen X households are influencing them to donate more, according to new research. By Heather Joslyn Nonprofits See Unprecedented Support Following Trump’s Win https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-See-Unprecedented/238416 2016-11-15T10:17:00-05:00 The American Civil Liberties Union has received more than $7 million since the election, and 128,000 people have contributed to Planned Parenthood in the past several days. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Trump Tax Policies May Curb Giving Incentives for Rich https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump-Tax/238403 2016-11-14T10:15:00-05:00 Also, food brand Newman's Own plays up its giving and plays down its star power to appeal to millennial shoppers, and much of the Trump transition website is found to be cribbed from a nonprofit. Opinion: Election Day Message: Nonprofits Must Reach Out to Trump Voters https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Election-Day-Message-/238396 2016-11-11T14:23:00-05:00 Communicating with authenticity, not arrogance, and listening to the concerns of rural, conservative America are essential for foundations and charities. By Peter Panepento Liberal-Leaning Groups Flood Supporters With Urgent Post-Election Messages https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Liberal-Leaning-Groups-Flood/238367 2016-11-10T12:13:00-05:00 Organizations are working to buck up supporters deeply anxious about a Donald Trump presidency, with many urging backers to donate or take action to challenge the new administration on immigration, climate, and other issues. By Timothy Sandoval Election Loss Muddies Clinton Foundation Transition Plans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Election-Loss-Muddies-Clinton/238366 2016-11-10T11:44:00-05:00 But the organization has much work to do to shake off the damaging effects of months of political attacks, and it may need to rethink whether it wants to do business in the same way as before the election. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Climate Activists Vow to Press On in Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Climate/238364 2016-11-10T09:17:00-05:00 Also, Major League Baseball bucks past practice and opts not to donate unused Indians World Series merchandise to charity. 7 Steps for Preventing Office Culture Shock https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/7-steps-for-preventing-office/6139/ 2016-11-09T08:13:00-05:00 Using signals and training to help new employees understand workplace norms benefits the whole organization in the long run. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Food Banks Try Supermarket Tactic to Push Healthy Eating https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Food-Banks/238343 2016-11-08T10:46:00-05:00 Also, advice for nonprofits on building a better 403(b) retirement plan and stamping out cronyism in board recruitment. Share What Your Nonprofit Is Doing for the Election https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Share-What-Your-Nonprofit-Is/238333 2016-11-07T09:15:00-05:00 Follow our running collection of social-media messages about the election's impact on nonprofit missions and share your thoughts using the hashtag #npelect. Podcast: Why Small and Midsize Nonprofits Rock https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-why-small-and-midsize/6134/ 2016-11-02T13:09:00-04:00 In the final episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, host Tony Martignetti extols smaller charities and the opportunities they afford for making lasting human connections. By Tony Martignetti How Nonprofits Serving Latinos Can Build Strong Ties https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/backgroundpaper/how-nonprofits-serving-latinos/6111/ 2016-10-19T09:39:00-04:00 A new communications guide outlines steps to take to reach Hispanic communities and explains how to gauge your success. By Megan O’Neil Clinton Foundation Chief Lays Out Changes in Letter to Peers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Clinton-Foundation-Chief-Lays/238080 2016-10-14T12:37:00-04:00 With Hillary Clinton increasingly likely to win the presidency, the missive from foundation President Donna Shalala makes clear the breadth of changes that lie ahead for hundreds of nonprofits. By Megan O’Neil #GivingTuesday Donations Have Risen Steadily, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GivingTuesday-Donations-Have/238049 2016-10-12T11:42:00-04:00 An analysis of the first three years of the annual day of philanthropy by Blackbaud shows that charities of all sizes got bigger gifts with each year of the event. By Heather Joslyn Creating Top-Notch Videos for Your Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Creating-Top-Notch-Videos-for/237922 2016-09-28T10:32:00-04:00 Experts share advice on how to produce powerful clips that draw online attention to your mission and work. By Maria Di Mento