PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:30:23-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 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. Number of Donors Who Gave Via Network for Good Has Jumped https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-07-12T16:44:00-04:00 About 20 percent more people made contributions in June 2017 than in June 2016, but the number of nonprofits that received gifts rose only 1.7 percent during that time. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi Today’s Phone-athons: Tips and Tools for Success https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/today-s-phone-athons-tips-and/147 2017-07-05T00:00:00-04:00 Some colleges and universities are finding fundraising success with old-fashioned telemarketing campaigns. Here’s how. Nearly a Third of Donors Say They'll Give More in 2017, Survey Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nearly-a-Third-of-Donors-Say/240426 2017-06-23T10:10:00-04:00 Donors — especially millennials — are poised to ramp up their philanthropy, motivated in part by their improved financial situations and President Trump’s rise, according to a forthcoming report. By Timothy Sandoval 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 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 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 Understanding and Tapping Into Donor-Advised Funds https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/understanding-and-tapping-into/138 2017-05-09T00:00:00-04:00 These philanthropic accounts have become the preferred giving vehicle for many donors. Use this collection of articles and other resources to learn how charities can connect with fund holders. Daily News Roundup: Gates Critics Question Sway at WHO https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Gates/240003 2017-05-05T10:36:00-04:00 Some global-health leaders say the U.N. agency is adopting the agenda of its second-biggest donor, the Gates Foundation. Also, a nonprofit group allied with Missouri's new governor widens ad attacks on state legislators, and Minnesota's attorney general targets a national car-donation charity's spending and fundraising. How to Build a Strong Women’s Philanthropy Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Build-a-Strong/239970 2017-05-02T10:09:00-04:00 What it takes to attract female donors to your cause, plus six easy ways to build long-term relationships with women. By Michele Rebeor 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 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 Illinois Budget Crisis Spurs Advocacy Push by Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Illinois-Budget-Crisis-Spurs/239838 2017-04-19T14:06:00-04:00 The foundation-funded effort highlights the financial toll on charities from the state's partisan budget warfare and could provide a blueprint to fight looming federal spending cuts. By Alex Daniels Study Shows Value of Using Competition to Revive Dormant Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Study-Shows-Value-of-Using/239646 2017-04-04T07:59:53-04:00 An experiment involving users of Kiva showed that inactive donors who were part of a giving team could often be prodded into contributing if faced with a challenge to help outdo other teams. By Alex Daniels Facebook Expands Charity Fundraising Tools for Celebrities and Corporations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-Expands-Charity/239644 2017-03-30T12:02:00-04:00 The company is also taking a page from the playbook of crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe and expanding its features to allow fundraising for personal reasons. By Megan O’Neil 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.  College Doubles Down on Phone-athons for $1 Billion Campaign https://www.philanthropy.com/article/College-Doubles-Down-on/239611 2017-03-28T08:00:00-04:00 Fundraisers at William & Mary believe an old-fashioned technique will help them round up young donors and meet an ambitious goal. By Drew Lindsay 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 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 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 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 A Stewardship Plan for Midlevel Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/template/a-stewardship-plan-for-midleve/6218/ 2017-02-15T08:00:00-05:00 The American Farmland Trust developed a simple tool for managing outreach to $1,000-plus contributors. By Timothy Sandoval 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 Video: Dos and Don’ts for Crafting Appeals That Work https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/video-dos-and-don-ts-for-craf/6192/ 2017-01-26T09:45:00-05:00 Peter Drury, director of corporate and foundation relations for Seattle Children’s, runs down highlights from his Philanthropy Next workshop critiquing fundraising pitches. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh Answers to Your Questions About State Fundraising Rules https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/template/answers-to-your-questions-abou/6190/ 2017-01-24T08:24:00-05:00 A lawyer who represents charities answers some frequently asked questions about fundraising registration and complying with regulations. By Eden Stiffman Audio: How Colorado State Fundraisers Make Phone-athons Work https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/audio-how-colorado-state-fund/6180/ 2017-01-18T10:45:00-05:00 Listen to a mock fundraising call, and see guidelines and survey questions, for tips on how Colorado State University has boosted graduates’ giving by phone. By Timothy Sandoval 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 A Survival Guide for Nonprofits as Big Changes Loom for Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Survival-Guide-for/238784 2017-01-04T07:59:59-05:00 Young donors with unknown motivations are replacing aging stalwarts, making fundraising less and less predictable. Here’s what charities need to know to avoid being left behind. By Nicole Wallace Donor Recognition Doesn’t Need to Be Prominent to Work, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Recognition-Doesn-t/238783 2017-01-04T07:59:54-05:00 New research suggests that a link to an online list of donors may be as effective in spurring gifts as listing boldface names in expensive, glossy printed materials. By Alex Daniels