PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:38:37-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Public TV and Arts Agencies Reportedly on Trump’s Chopping Block https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Public-TV/238958 2017-01-20T09:47:00-05:00 Also, the departing first couple solicits public ideas for making the Obama Foundation a "start-up for citizenship," and Jewish nonprofits across the country are hit with a second wave of bomb threats. Daily News Roundup: Gates Foundation Plans $9.6 Billion Berkshire Sell-Off https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Gates/238920 2017-01-18T09:50:00-05:00 Also, the Lilly Endowment grants $100 million to Indianapolis social-service charities, and a natural-history museum trustee gives millions to groups skeptical of climate change. Daily News Roundup: Charles Koch Gives $25.6 Million for Black Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charles/238877 2017-01-12T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Iowa State University is given a $93 million majority stake in an education-tech firm, and Hungary's rulers announce plans to purge George Soros-backed activist groups. Daily News Roundup: Donors Flock to Journalism Group After Streep Speech https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Donors/238853 2017-01-10T09:57:00-05:00 Also, actor Tom Hiddleston draws scorn for his charity-related comments at the Golden Globes, and museum leaders fear a Trump administration tax overhaul will cut into giving. Daily News Roundup: Feds Eye Kidney Charity's Ties With Dialysis Firms https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Feds-Eye/238847 2017-01-09T10:08:00-05:00 Also, what Rex Tillerson's tenure as national Boy Scouts leader and Betsy DeVos's schools-focused philanthropy might tell us about their prospective leadership of the State and Education departments. Daily News Roundup: Charles Feeney Closes Out His Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charles/238824 2017-01-06T09:51:00-05:00 The "giving while living" advocate and ex-billionaire makes his final charitable donation. Also, financial advisers are playing up their philanthropic sides to woo millennial clients. Daily News Roundup: Nonprofits Reportedly Pull Raises Amid Overtime Uncertainty https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofits/238801 2017-01-04T09:37:00-05:00 Also, Joe Biden accidentally confirms post-vice presidency philanthropic plans and a conservative columnist chides charities and foundations for their response to Donald Trump's ascendance. 5 Fundraising Topics You’ll Need to Master in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Fundraising-Topics-You-ll/238791 2017-01-03T10:44:00-05:00 A roundup of Chronicle coverage featuring the tools you need to tap new funding sources and raise more money than ever before. Daily News Roundup: $140 Million From Gates Backs Anti-HIV Implant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-140/238786 2016-12-30T09:18:00-05:00 Also, Bay Area charities face challenges in meeting the demands of Silicon Valley philanthropists, and the IRS eyes land-donation deals structured to give investors big tax breaks. Daily News Roundup: Boston Charity Chief Got $1.34 Million Pay Boost https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Boston/238766 2016-12-29T09:49:00-05:00 Also, major global aid groups weigh in on their priorities and expectations for 2017, and a Washington Post reporter gives an inside account of his investigation of Donald Trump's philanthropy. 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. Daily News Roundup: Michelle Obama Slur Costs Job for W. Va. Nonprofit Head https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Michelle/238754 2016-12-28T09:41:00-05:00 Also, Donald Trump tweets a defense of his charitable foundation, and safety-net hospitals brace for financial fallout if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. Daily News Roundup: Trump Plan to Close Foundation Faces N.Y. Roadblock https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump-Plan/238752 2016-12-27T10:33:00-05:00 Also, the United Way struggles amid major changes in how people give, and a big dialysis charity is accused of favoring patients from clinics that donate to the group. Trump Win Prompts New Fund to Offer Speedy Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Win-Prompts-New-Fund-to/238747 2016-12-22T11:52:00-05:00 Two donor networks teamed up to create a fund designed to quickly distribute money to nonprofits and activists working to protect vulnerable people. By Rebecca Koenig New Impact-Investment Fund Taps Leading Philanthropists https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Impact-Investment-Fund/238724 2016-12-20T09:36:00-05:00 Reid Hoffman, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Jeff Skoll are among the business titans and giving experts who will advise the Rise Fund on investments’ social returns. By Nicole Wallace Daily News Roundup: Trumps Drop Charity Auction of Coffee With Ivanka https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trumps/238716 2016-12-19T09:59:00-05:00 Also, Catholic Charities of Cleveland uncovers a $1.9 million theft, and the Austrian government plans to give Hitler's first home to a nonprofit. Despite Layoffs, Nonprofit Associations Tout Strengths https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Despite-Layoffs-Nonprofit/238702 2016-12-16T08:57:00-05:00 The Council on Foundations and Independent Sector say they will continue to work to protect the charitable deduction and court the Trump administration. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Bloomberg Looks to Boost Working-Class College Enrollment https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Bloomberg/238664 2016-12-13T11:00:00-05:00 Also, how maverick tech investor Peter Thiel's fellowship program for young entrepreneurs has evolved, and how philanthropist and Education Secretary-designate Betsy Devos fought regulation of charter schools. 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. Daily News Roundup: Dumpster-Diving Samaritans Face Charges in Pa. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238638 2016-12-09T10:20:00-05:00 The two men were arrested while scouring commercial trash containers for food to give to the homeless. Also, Facebook investors allege collusion in a stock move that aided Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropic ambitions. Independent Sector Lays Off One-Quarter of Its Staff https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Independent-Sector-Lays-Off/238635 2016-12-08T18:12:00-05:00 Financial pressures and a desire to focus on technology, globalization, and other changes affecting nonprofits led to a major restructuring. By Rebecca Koenig Opinion: Selling Social Change Requires Borrowing From Business https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Selling-Social-Change/238615 2016-12-08T10:26:00-05:00 Nonprofits can’t just wait for people to show up to take advantage of programs that will improve their lives; they need to treat clients as potential buyers. By Taz Hussein and Matt Plummer Daily News Roundup: Nonprofit Newsrooms Continue to See Surge in Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofit/238614 2016-12-08T09:16:00-05:00 Also, a Christian conservative group gets in a fight with Connecticut's comptroller over the state's office charity drive, and two more billionaire donors join "big bet" philanthropy venture Blue Meridian Partners. Daily News Roundup: Gun-Control Groups Find Advocates in 'Big Law' https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238595 2016-12-07T10:24:00-05:00 Also, a Chinese couple donates $115 million to Caltech to establish a neuroscience center and a look at how Judith Rodin reshaped the Rockefeller Foundation. Oakland Fire Underscores Urgent Need for Art Spaces, Nonprofit Leaders Say https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Oakland-Fire-Underscores/238586 2016-12-06T12:00:00-05:00 Two Bay Area foundations had already readied a $1.7 million fund to assist artists and cultural organizations being squeezed by the area’s climbing rents. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Bloomberg Commits $360 Million More to Curb Smoking https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Bloomberg/238577 2016-12-05T10:29:00-05:00 Also, the number of private-college presidents pulling down $1 million-plus paychecks rises and a newspaper investigates spending by a San Francisco socialite's disability charity. Daily News Roundup: Koch-Backed Nonprofit Shaping Trump Plans for Veterans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238555 2016-12-02T09:55:00-05:00 Also, a small group of deep-pocketed donors upends medical-research traditions, and a senator calls on the president-elect to strengthen religious charities' "conscience protection" in hiring. 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. Daily News Roundup: Big Cities Say They Will Fight Trump on Deportations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Big-Cities/238520 2016-11-28T09:57:00-05:00 Also, federal authorities accuse an Oregon charity of helping people set up religious nonprofits to evade taxes, and "free-market philanthropy" rises in Silicon Valley. Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Obama’s Expansion of Overtime Pay https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Federal-Judge-Temporarily/238499 2016-11-23T12:26:00-05:00 A Texas court’s ruling on a suit brought by opponents of broadening time-and-a-half benefits puts in limbo the policy change that sparked a contentious debate among nonprofit employers. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Trump Taps Philanthropist Betsy DeVos for Education Dept. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump-Taps/238488 2016-11-23T10:01:00-05:00 Also, the president-elect says he won't press for a renewed investigation of the Clinton Foundation and Exxon Mobil accuses Rockefeller family charities of spearheading a climate conspiracy. Daily News Roundup: Trump Foundation Appears to Admit Self-Dealing in IRS Form https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/238475 2016-11-22T10:21:00-05:00 Also, the president-elect affirmed that his charity will not help cover the $25 million settlement of lawsuits alleging fraud by his Trump University. Daily News Roundup: Penn Fund Gives $100 Million for Philly Revitalization https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Penn-Fund/238467 2016-11-21T09:45:00-05:00 Also, the Clinton Foundation could face renewed legal scrutiny by a Jeff Sessions-led Justice Department. Nonprofits and the Trump Agenda https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/nonprofits-and-the-trump-agend/114 2016-11-17T13:11:00-05:00 The incoming president has philanthropy pondering the big changes that lie ahead in the new administration and what they mean for fundraising, tax policy, spending, immigration, regulation, advocacy efforts, and more.  Gates Foundation to Match $500,000 in Giving Tuesday Donations Made on Facebook https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Foundation-to-Match/238438 2016-11-17T11:35:00-05:00 The money will supplement dollars raised on users’ individual fundraising pages, a new feature added to the social network in June. By Megan O’Neil