PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:32:44-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy PEN America Joins the Political Fray — and Finds New Audiences https://www.philanthropy.com/article/PEN-America-Joins-the/240514 2017-07-05T07:59:56-04:00 Long considered a genteel citadel of the literary elite, the nonprofit has increased its revenue and membership while raising its voice on free expression, protection of journalists, and President Trump. By Heather Joslyn 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. Daily News Roundup: Congressional Ballgame Raises $1 Million for D.C. Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240364 2017-06-16T09:03:00-04:00 Proceeds from the annual benefit more than doubled last year's total as ticket sales skyrocketed in the wake of the gun attack on Republican lawmakers at a practice field. Also, Illinois nonprofits lose a round in court in their battle to secure state payments held up by a budget impasse. Daily News Roundup: Congressional Charity Ballgame to Go On https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240349 2017-06-15T09:27:00-04:00 Lawmakers will take the field as scheduled tonight to raise money for D.C. charities, despite Wednesday's gun attack on a Republican congressional baseball team at a pregame practice. Also, Harvard's president announces her exit, and San Diego takes the crown in Charity Navigator's ranking of big-city nonprofit communities. 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. Daily News Roundup: $100 Million Art Sale Backs Criminal-Justice Fund https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-100/240316 2017-06-12T11:20:00-04:00 Also, the Gates Foundation and Rotary International spearhead $1.2 billion in new fundraising for the push to eradicate polio, and Warren Buffett's annual auction of a lunch date fetches $2.68 million for a San Francisco social-service charity. Daily News Roundup: Trump Business Reaped Revenue From Eric Trump Charity Events https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/240278 2017-06-07T10:27:00-04:00 The president's company reportedly billed his son's foundation for hundreds of thousands of dollars for fundraising golf tournaments held at a Trump course. Also, charities could see as much as $700 million from a 2018 auction of David Rockefeller's art collection. Daily News Roundup: How Silicon Valley Donors Are Reshaping Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How/240270 2017-06-06T10:47:00-04:00 Also, the Supreme Court rules that faith-affiliated hospitals need not abide by federal regulations on insuring employee pensions, and an art critic mounts a climate-based case for cultural institutions to reject Koch philanthropy. 3rd U.S. Red Nose Day Makes Big Bet on Facebook Fundraising Tools https://www.philanthropy.com/article/3rd-US-Red-Nose-Day-Makes/240145 2017-05-23T09:34:00-04:00 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is matching up to $1 million in donations made to the event through the social network. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Hillary Clinton Starts Political-Action Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Hillary/240084 2017-05-16T09:51:00-04:00 Also, the Trump administration expands the antiabortion "gag rule" on U.S. funding for global health programs, and the Obama Foundation reports ramped-up fundraising and hires a program chief. Daily News Roundup: Trump's Refugee Crackdown Hits Resettlement Charities' Budgets https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trumps/240079 2017-05-15T11:37:00-04:00 Also, nonprofits that hold galas at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate have reported a fundraising boost at events since the election, and the foundation building Barack Obama's presidential library opts out of traditional federal support for such institutions. 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 Free Tool Helps Nonprofits Draw More Social-Media Fans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Free-Tool-Helps-Nonprofits/239926 2017-05-02T07:59:56-04:00 Facebook’s CrowdTangle tracks the performance of all an organization’s social-media accounts, and savvy nonprofits can use the data to boost fundraising. By Heather Joslyn Give Local Day Shrinks Significantly Following Last Year’s Tech Meltdown https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Give-Local-Day-Shrinks/239963 2017-05-01T15:36:00-04:00 Giving where you live remains the focus, but one year after Kimbia’s major technology failure the scope of the event has shifted, with some community foundations switching to different dates or other tech providers. By Eden Stiffman 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: 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. 5 Musts for Establishing a Major-Gift Program https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/5-musts-for-establishing-a-maj/6270/ 2017-04-12T10:00:00-04:00 If you’re just getting started seeking gifts from wealthy donors, begin by preparing your board and inviting volunteers to join campaign committees. By Emily Lang 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. How Today's Stars are Raising Charitable Dollars Online https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/how-todays-stars-are-raising/134 2017-04-04T08:00:00-04:00 Several for-profit companies are making it easy for nonprofits big and small to connect with celebrities to raise money. But there are pitfalls, and it's often not clear who benefits the most. Stars Align for Small Charities to Raise Big Money Online https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Stars-Align-for-Small/239669 2017-04-04T07:59:59-04:00 Several for-profit companies are making it easy for nonprofits to connect with A-list celebrities for digital campaigns. But there are pitfalls, and it's often not clear who benefits the most. By Megan O’Neil 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: 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. Tips and Tools for Building Strong Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Programs https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/tips-and-tools-for-building-st/133 2017-03-29T00:00:00-04:00 A collection of resources to help nonprofits attract loyal volunteer fundraisers and build a strong sense of community among supporters. Charity Leader Sees New Urgency for Global Outreach in Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Leader-Sees-New/239616 2017-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 Sean Callahan, the new head of Catholic Relief Services, is determined to make private donors and government officials alike understand the value of American assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. By Megan O’Neil 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. 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. How Four Charities Raised Money by Collaborating, Not Competing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Four-Charities-Raised/239441 2017-03-09T09:29:00-05:00 A quartet of New York nonprofits working on racial, gender, and economic justice created a joint fundraising campaign that celebrated the strength of those they serve. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Disease Charities Get Big Money From Big Pharma https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Disease/239371 2017-03-02T10:30:00-05:00 New research finds that more than 80 percent of the biggest patient-advocacy nonprofits receive funding from drug and medical-device firms. Also, populist leaders in Central and Eastern Europe are cracking down on pro-democracy groups associated with billionaire donor George Soros. Charity Athletic Events Decline in Revenue for 4th Straight Year https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Athletic-Events/239361 2017-03-01T13:00:00-05:00 Runs, walks, and cycling events have grown more popular but not necessarily more lucrative, a study finds. By Eden Stiffman 6 Tips to Help Supporters Raise Money From Friends https://www.philanthropy.com/article/6-Tips-to-Help-Supporters/239338 2017-02-28T09:48:00-05:00 Experts offer advice on how to build strong peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. By Eden Stiffman Deep Well of Angst Over Trump Policies Rouses Volunteers to Aid Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Deep-Well-of-Angst-Over-Trump/239302 2017-02-23T08:00:00-05:00 How one immigrant-rights group is building a volunteer team to tap into anger over the president's policies. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Jill Biden Joins Save the Children as Board Chair https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Jill-Biden/239263 2017-02-22T09:58:00-05:00 Also, a Maine grant maker will contribute millions to reducing college debts for graduates who commit to working in the state, and the Supreme Court says a Tea Party group can't sue individual IRS officials over scrutiny of its bid for tax-exempt status. A Checklist for Staying Within the Law When Raising Money https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/a-checklist-for-staying-within/6231/ 2017-02-22T09:00:00-05:00 A lawyer discusses how to register with the right state charity office, accurately represent how donations will be spent, and more. By Eden Stiffman