PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:37:45-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Trump's First 100 Days and the Stakes for Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/trumps-first-100-days-and-the/126 2017-01-19T16:32:00-05:00 A round-up of news coverage by The Chronicle of what's at stake for nonprofits, as well as opinion pieces by charity leaders and philanthropy experts on negotiating this new environment. 5 Ways College Fundraisers Can Help Academics Attract Big Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/5-Ways-College-Fundraisers-Can/238945 2017-01-19T14:19:00-05:00 Development offices can help deans and professors overcome their aversion to raising money by taking it a step at a time, starting with understanding the academic mind-set. By David D. Perlmutter Daily News Roundup: Ex-Clinton Foundation Leader Joins Tech Mogul Schmidt’s Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ex-Clinton/238939 2017-01-19T09:38:00-05:00 Also, Betsy DeVos distances herself from giving by her parents' foundation to groups viewed as anti-gay rights, and D.C.-area Girl Scouts draw fire for marching in Donald Trump's inaugural. 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. 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: 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. Daily News Roundup: Eric Trump to Stop Fundraising for His Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Eric-Trump/238743 2016-12-22T11:30:00-05:00 Also, a look at a supposed human-rights nonprofit that may have been a front to spy on charities critical of Qatar's treatment of migrant construction workers. Daily News Roundup: Fledgling Charity Pulls Offer to Big Donors of Time With Trumps https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Fledgling/238734 2016-12-21T09:36:00-05:00 Also, Google's giving arm donates $30 million for nonprofits to meet tech needs, and British charity regulators rule that Jediism is not a religion. 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. 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 Daily News Roundup: Gates-Backed Vaccine Push Rated Most Promising ‘Big Bet’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238536 2016-11-30T09:50:00-05:00 A top-10 ranking of ambitious social-change efforts also highlighted projects by  Bloomberg Philanthropies and the MacArthur and Rockefeller foundations in areas such as energy and criminal justice. 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 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 Facebook Adds Video Fundraising Feature to Compete With YouTube https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-Adds-Video/238436 2016-11-17T08:00:00-05:00 The move comes as the company tests additional ways to bolster its role in "peer-to-peer" fundraising done by individual supporters on behalf of nonprofits. By Megan O’Neil As Giving Tuesday Turns 5, Its Impact Expands Beyond Dollars https://www.philanthropy.com/article/As-Giving-Tuesday-Turns-5-Its/238414 2016-11-15T10:03:00-05:00 Philanthropy observers say the annual day of giving has spawned a movement, bringing a much-needed spirit of collaboration, innovation, and digital experimentation to the nonprofit world. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Secret Audio Fueled FBI Clash Over Clinton Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Secret/238294 2016-11-03T10:02:00-04:00 Also, Melinda Gates is named one of 2016's top innovators for putting gender at the forefront of her foundation's work, and Amnesty International is ensnared in Russia's crackdown on nonprofits. Nonprofits Work at Polls to Smooth Voting and Rebut ‘Rigged’ Claims https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Work-at-Polls-to/238292 2016-11-03T09:47:00-04:00 Researchers and grant makers working on electoral issues acknowledge the balloting process isn’t perfect but say their data shows it is clean. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: $210 Million Gates Gift Boosts U. of Washington Health Venture https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-210/238171 2016-10-25T11:50:00-04:00 Plus, a Texas couple pledges hundreds of masterworks to Paris's Musée d’Orsay and Prince's house has been cleared by local officials to open as a permanent museum. Charity Loses Tens of Thousands of Dollars Amid Cyber Attack https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Loses-Tens-of/238161 2016-10-24T12:27:00-04:00 Small Army for a Cause, a cancer-focused group in Boston, was prepped and ready for its annual one-day fundraising campaign when the word "failed" started to appear next to each attempted donation. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Phil and Penny Knight Pledge $500 Million More to U. of Oregon https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Phil-and/238097 2016-10-18T10:42:00-04:00 Also, charities that hold galas at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club are growing wary of the Florida estate amid the furor over sexual-assault claims against the presidential candidate. How to Handle Donor Relationships When You Switch Jobs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Handle-Donor/238095 2016-10-18T09:51:00-04:00 When a donor you cultivated at a previous charity wants to give to your new nonprofit employer, it can raise serious ethical questions that must be handled with care. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Haitians Saying ‘No’ to Red Cross Help https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Haitians/238061 2016-10-13T09:26:00-04:00 Also, March Madness-themed charity Brackets for Good expands and the Associated Press answers questions on the latest Clinton Foundation controversy. How to Engage Young Alumni https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-engage-young-alumni/110 2016-10-12T00:00:00-04:00 A collection of resources to help you inspire recent graduates to give or get involved.  Podcast: Tailoring Your Fundraising to Reach Generation X https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-tailoring-your-fundra/6099/ 2016-10-10T11:02:00-04:00 Dara Royer, head of development and marketing for Mercy Corps, explains how the aid charity is targeting the more than 60 million Americans born from 1965 to 1980. By Tony Martignetti Philanthropy Urged to Invest $500 Million to Track Results https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-Urged-to-Invest/237991 2016-10-05T10:37:00-04:00 Controversial author and marketing consultant Dan Pallotta argued for an expensive alternative to using overhead ratios as the primary measurement of a charity’s efficiency. By Eden Stiffman N.Y. Orders Trump Foundation to Cease Fundraising in the State https://www.philanthropy.com/article/NY-Orders-Trump-Foundation/237980 2016-10-03T13:56:00-04:00 The state's top charity regulator issued a violation notice barring the Donald J. Trump Foundation from soliciting contributions because it lacks legal authorization to engage in fundraising, The Washington Post and The New York Times report. Daily News Roundup: Tech Giants Form Nonprofit to Study Artificial Intelligence https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Tech/237930 2016-09-29T10:33:00-04:00 Plus, a look at whether candidates' philanthropy affects voters' choices and an examination of Donald Trump role as "Grand Benefactor" of a prominent cancer hospital. Daily News Roundup: $37 Million Tex. Haul Raises Giving-Day Bar https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-37/237911 2016-09-27T10:27:00-04:00 Also, Yale University bucks the 2016 trend of college-endowment losses, and new census data shows the first significant drop in U.S. proverty since the Great Recession. Daily News Roundup: Soros Pledges $500 Million for Migrant-Led Businesses https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Soros/237838 2016-09-20T10:11:00-04:00 Also, more disclosures of possible breaches of federal and state charity laws by the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and Catholic Relief Services looks within to hire a new CEO. Daily News Roundup: Some Heavy Hitters Absent From Last Clinton Global Initiative https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Some-Heavy/237827 2016-09-19T10:02:00-04:00 Also, a major humanitarian charity says global funding to tackle poverty and disease is being stretched thin by the migrant crisis. N.Y. Club Drops Black Lives Matter Benefit in Israel Dispute https://www.philanthropy.com/article/NY-Club-Drops-Black-Lives/237738 2016-09-09T10:35:00-04:00 Popular Broadway cabaret Feinstein's/54 Below canceled a planned Sunday concert to raise money for Black Lives Matter because of the antiracism network’s characterization of Israel as committing "genocide" against Palestinians, writes The New York Times. Group Behind D.C.’s Biggest Charity Balls Is on the Rocks https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Group-Behind-DC-s-Biggest/237710 2016-09-07T10:10:00-04:00 The Washington Post examines the decline and possible demise of CharityWorks, which annually staged two of Washington’s glitziest fundraising parties. Record-Setting Harvard Campaign Passes $7 Billion Mark https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Record-Setting-Harvard/237678 2016-09-02T10:55:00-04:00 The university announced Thursday that it has topped its $6.5 billion target with nearly two years to go in the biggest-ever collegiate fundraising drive, campus newspaper The Harvard Crimson writes.