PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:56:40-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Tom Brady's Trust Gets Millions From Charity He Backs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Tom/239879 2017-04-24T09:17:00-04:00 Plus, the Bay Area property boom begins hitting Oakland nonprofits' pocketbooks, and this year's winners of the activism-honoring Goldman Environmental Prize are announced. Daily News Roundup: Conn. Charities Could Lose Sales-Tax Exemption https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Conn/239846 2017-04-20T10:06:00-04:00 The proposal, aimed at reducing the state's huge budget gap, would cost Connecticut charities more than $200 million a year. Also, a look at ties between a pharmaceutical giant and a tiny disease charity, and a big gift aims to send every student at a Maine college to study abroad. Daily News Roundup: Steve Ballmer Launches Online Trove of Government Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Steve/239836 2017-04-19T10:47:00-04:00 Also, the White House sends up a trial ballon on capping the charitable deduction, and Sheryl Sandberg's workplace-equality nonprofit Lean In faces criticism for staying neutral as more professional women protest Trump policies. Daily News Roundup: Universities Pushing Back on Endowment Scrutiny https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239819 2017-04-18T10:04:00-04:00 As Congress weighs restrictions on tax exemptions for endowments, well-heeled colleges are adding the issue to their lobbying agenda. Also, how technology unduly dominates a surge in education aid for displaced Syrian children. Daily News Roundup: How a Boston Bombing Survivor Pays It Forward https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How-a/239811 2017-04-17T10:21:00-04:00 Far-flung donor support that helped her recover from injuries suffered in the 2013 attack inspired Brittany Loring to help victims of traumas that receve far less public attention. Also, the Pittsburgh Foundation reaps a Trump bump in giving, and Egypt frees a long-detained American charity worker. Tax Day Is Nigh. Here's How Personal Taxes Affect Nonprofits. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tax-Day-Is-Nigh-Heres-How/239770 2017-04-17T08:00:00-04:00 A collection of Chronicle articles, opinion columns, and data projects about income tax, the charitable deduction, and the nonprofit world. By Cody Switzer 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. Podcast: Covering the World of Global Development https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-covering-the-world-of/6271/ 2017-04-14T08:00:00-04:00 Raj Kumar, editor-in-chief of the media platform Devex, talks about the political, financial, and technological changes shaping the $200 billion international-aid industry. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Modern Master Robert Ryman Donates Art Trove to Dia Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Modern/239780 2017-04-13T10:11:00-04:00 Also, the European Union weighs legal action over Hungary's targeting of George Soros-backed nonprofits, and a business professor calls for limiting the charitable tax deduction to gifts to "efficient" nonprofits. Daily News Roundup: Reporting on Trump's Philanthropy Earns Pulitzer Prize https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Reporting/239762 2017-04-11T09:41:00-04:00 David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won journalism's most prestigious honor for his dogged tracking last year of the then-candidate's claims about his giving. Also, the head of Oregon's equity-focused Meyer Memorial Trust announces plans to step down. Daily News Roundup: 'I Have a Dream' Education Donor Eugene Lang Dies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-I-Have-a/239753 2017-04-10T10:08:00-04:00 Mr. Lang famously promised to pay college tuition for a Harlem school's sixth-grade class and later started a charity that helped thousands more students attain higher education. Also, New York State lawmakers drop a plan to reap revenue from university foundations. Community-Development Nonprofit Set to Issue $100 Million in Bonds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Community-Development/239752 2017-04-10T09:22:00-04:00 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation says the offering will allow it to tap into impact-investment dollars and be more flexible in its work. By Nicole Wallace Daily News Roundup: Trump Plans Could Mean 'Life and Death' for Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239718 2017-04-06T09:25:00-04:00 Nonprofit leaders and lobbyists say the administration's budget plans pose an existential threat to many organizations. Also, European lawmakers call for action against Hungary's targeting of nonprofits and institutions funded by George Soros, and Britain fines major charities for "wealth screening" of donors. Ford Foundation Makes $1 Billion Pledge for Mission Investments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Ford-Foundation-Makes-1/239692 2017-04-05T00:00:00-04:00 By promising a big chunk of its $12 billion endowment to businesses that reduce inequality, the nation’s second-wealthiest grant maker could spur peers to increase their impact investing. By Alex Daniels Tools for Times of Budget Cuts and Belt Tightening https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tools-for-Times-of-Budget-Cuts/239688 2017-04-04T10:03:00-04:00 A collection of case studies, fundraising advice, and other resources for managing nonprofit finances in tough times. Daily News Roundup: Trump Donates First-Quarter Pay to Park Service https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239687 2017-04-04T10:01:00-04:00 A federal agency facing major budget cuts is the first beneficiary of the president's promise to give away his government wages. Also, billionaire philanthropist Carlos Slim launches an effort to help legal Mexican immigrants attain U.S. citizenship. What It Takes to Make Charity-Celebrity Partnerships Work https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-It-Takes-to-Make/239671 2017-04-04T07:59:57-04:00 Charity leaders and the stars themselves dish about the ins and outs of working with big names to raise big money. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Facebook and Foundations Team for News Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Facebook/239682 2017-04-03T10:15:00-04:00 The $14 million venture will back efforts to help people make informed judgments about what they read online. Also, a foundation fires the law firm it shared with President Trump, and a look at how Rockefeller heirs are taking the reins of the family's philanthropy. IRS Granted Tax-Exempt Status to Nearly 80,000 Groups in 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/IRS-Granted-Tax-Exempt-Status/239668 2017-03-31T10:31:00-04:00 The number of approvals has skyrocketed since the agency introduced a three-page application form for organizations with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenue. Larger groups must fill out a 26-page form. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Senate Kills Rule to Protect Planned Parenthood Funding https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Senate/239667 2017-03-31T10:08:00-04:00 Also, Hungary's government targets a George Soros-endowed university in Budapest, and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz backs a nonprofit that seeks to steer money to charity when entrepreneurs exit their businesses with lucrative payouts. 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 New Nonprofit Puts Money Over Mission and Ethics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Nonprofit-Puts-Money-Over/239635 2017-03-30T08:00:00-04:00 Some charities should temporarily stop pursuing their missions while they raise enough money to do more, says one of the group’s most outspoken board members. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Anti-Planned Parenthood Activist David Daleiden Charged in Calif. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239625 2017-03-29T09:58:00-04:00 Also, a federal grand jury indicts a former Texas congressman accused of steering charitable donations to personal and political use, and Harvard research suggests how companies can gain from boosting customer and employee involvement in corporate giving. Daily News Roundup: Trump Budget Could Hit Arts Programs for Veterans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239615 2017-03-28T09:48:00-04:00 Also, George Lucas doubles the size of a University of Southern California endowment his foundation launched last year to assist budding minority filmmakers. Daily News Roundup: Religious Charities' Role an Issue in Debate on Trump Budget https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Religious/239607 2017-03-27T09:58:00-04:00 Also, one of Facebook's first employees donates $75 million to boost data science at his collegiate alma mater, and affluent soon-to-be spouses put a charitable spin on registering for wedding gifts. David Rockefeller’s Death Means Windfall for Family Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/David-Rockefeller-s-Death/239594 2017-03-24T13:54:00-04:00 The likely addition of hundreds of millions of dollars to its coffers comes as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund charts a course to raise grant making on climate change, social policy, and global issues. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Israeli Teen Charged in Jewish Center Bomb Threats https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Israeli/239592 2017-03-24T11:00:00-04:00 Also, the Hershey Trust draws fresh criticism over its selection of three new board members, and a Massachusetts legislator proposes taxing nonprofits that pay high executive salaries. Daily News Roundup: Komen Me. Chapter Closes as Race Giving Dwindles https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Komen-Me/239569 2017-03-23T10:04:00-04:00 The breast-cancer charity's Maine affiliate pinned financial straits on shrinking Race for the Cure revenue. Also, new research shows a persistent gender gap in leadership at major art museums, and Mike Huckabee defends the National Endowment for the Arts. Foundations Find Different Paths to Closing Their Operations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Find-Different/239543 2017-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 Some put more of their endowment money into mission-related investments; others pour all of their efforts in getting their money out the door. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Billionaire Philanthropist David Rockefeller Dies at 101 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239540 2017-03-20T10:42:00-04:00 Also, promises by the Trump Organization and the president's inauguration committee to donate certain proceeds have yet to yield documented gifts, and Mr. Trump's budget proposal spurs a spike in giving to Meals on Wheels. Nonprofit Leaders Respond to White House Spending Plan https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Leaders-Respond-to/239527 2017-03-17T10:41:00-04:00 Environmental nonprofits are calling it a “scorched-earth budget," diverse foreign-aid groups are united in their fury, and leaders in science, education, the arts, and social services are voicing grave concerns. Trump Budget Makes Deep Cuts to Broad Array of Programs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Budget-Makes-Deep-Cuts/239513 2017-03-16T19:35:00-04:00 Nonprofit leaders across the country say the plan is shortsighted and may ultimately end up costing the nation more money than it saves in many areas. By Alex Daniels, Megan O’Neil, and Timothy Sandoval Nonprofit Causes Lose Big in White House Spending Plan https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Causes-Lose-Big-in/239506 2017-03-16T10:27:00-04:00 Shifting federal spending priorities to the military and his border wall, President Trump's first budget blueprint calls for defunding dozens of social, environmental, and cultural programs. Some Charities Misuse IRS Short Registration Form, Chronicle Data Suggests https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Some-Charities-Misuse-IRS/239501 2017-03-16T09:48:00-04:00 Dozens of charities that obtained tax-exempt status using a bare-bones form intended only for very small nonprofits quickly ballooned into million dollar-plus organizations. By Peter Olsen-Phillips 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