PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:36:17-05:00 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. Nonprofits Are Next Step for Many Obama Allies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Are-Next-Step-for/238919 2017-01-18T08:18:00-05:00 A look at where some top White House aides and administration officials have gone after leaving the president’s inner circle in government. By Alex Daniels Opinion: Fighting Trump’s Bullying Requires Nonprofit Vigilance https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Fighting-Trump-s/238918 2017-01-18T08:16:00-05:00 Nonprofits can expect the same threats to free speech and association that charities in Russia and elsewhere face. By Mark Rosenman Daily News Roundup: $100 Million Pledge Backs Tex. Leadership Center https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-100/238909 2017-01-17T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary had ties to nonprofits that supported a lucrative merger involving a bank he led, and a black college's marching band draws a donation windfull to perform at the inauguration. $50 Million Social Innovation Fund May Continue Under Trump, Some Predict https://www.philanthropy.com/article/50-Million-Social-Innovation/238910 2017-01-17T10:05:00-05:00 Supporters of the effort hope that Republicans in Congress see the similarities between their values and the fund's goals. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: N.Y. State Holds Off on Enforcing Donor-Disclosure Laws https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-State/238899 2017-01-13T11:31:00-05:00 Also, Hungary has retreated on its promise to "sweep out" nonprofits funded by George Soros, and Bill Gates talks about his philanthropy. My Brother’s Keeper Is ‘Lifelong Work’ for Obama, Aide Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/My-Brother-s-Keeper-Is/238887 2017-01-13T08:00:00-05:00 The soon-to-be former president has an abiding commitment to the program to boost opportunities for boys and young men of color, says Michael Smith, who led the effort in the White House. By Alex Daniels Trump Cabinet’s Philanthropic Ties Detailed in New Online Resource https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Cabinet-s/238879 2017-01-12T12:04:00-05:00 The analysis by the Foundation Center found that the president-elect’s nominees have served on the boards of 50 nonprofit organizations working on causes such as education, veterans’ affairs, and health. By Megan O’Neil 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. Nonprofits Scramble as GOP Vows Spending Cuts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Scramble-as-GOP/238862 2017-01-11T10:40:00-05:00 Charities that rely on federal funding worry that a Republican Congress and White House spell deep cuts in funding for their programs, although some say the fears may be overblown. By Megan O’Neil 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. Letter: Immigration Nonprofit Rejects Questions About Its Charity Designation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Letter-Immigration-Nonprofit/238846 2017-01-09T10:09:00-05:00 The Federation for American Immigration Reform says it shouldn’t have been considered a hate group, and it deserves tax-exempt status. 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: Rockefeller Fund Picks USAID Administrator as New President https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238814 2017-01-05T10:29:00-05:00 Also, a Republican proposal would shift a quarter of large endowment gifts to big colleges to financial aid, and Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center is cutting nearly 1,000 jobs after a fiscally rough 2016. Trump Tax Overhaul Could Cause Short-Term Fundraising Spike https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Tax-Overhaul-Could-Cause/238785 2017-01-04T07:59:58-05:00 Lessons from 1986 suggest that the fear of smaller deductions causes donors to speed up giving, but the long-term effects are more nuanced. By Drew Lindsay Hollywood Producer's Nonprofit Helps Ex-Inmates Forge New Paths https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Hollywood-Producers-Nonprofit/238774 2017-01-04T07:59:57-05:00 Scott Budnick, a key player on the Hangover movies, sidelined his film career to go behind bars and help troubled young men turn their lives around. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Recovery Has Not Boosted Giving, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Recovery/238789 2017-01-03T09:45:00-05:00 Also, tips for social-service nonprofits on retaining employees, and Britain sees a surge in allegations of links between charities and terrorism. 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. Dozens of ‘Hate Groups’ Have Tax-Exempt Status, <em>Chronicle</em> Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dozens-of-Hate-Groups-/238748 2016-12-22T13:16:00-05:00 Fifty-five organizations on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s watch list have won 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, prompting some experts to wonder if the government is being too permissive. By Eden Stiffman 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 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 With Trump Ties Offering Access to New President https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofit/238725 2016-12-20T10:45:00-05:00 Also, the foundation tasked with building the Obama presidential library names a White House political aide as its chief executive. California Endowment Commits $25 Million to Fight Trump Changes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/California-Endowment-Commits/238726 2016-12-20T10:20:00-05:00 The wide-ranging effort aims to help people who lose health care and food stamps and to stem hate crimes and deportation of immigrants. By Alex Daniels Progressive Foundations Brace for Trump Administration https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Progressive-Foundations-Brace/238718 2016-12-19T11:57:00-05:00 Some are taking immediate measures, such as holding money in reserve in case grantees need to shift their tactics. But many foundations aren’t planning sweeping changes. By Alex Daniels 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. Daily News Roundup: New York Clamps Down on Giving to Politicians' Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New-York/238707 2016-12-16T10:04:00-05:00 Also, Ivanka Trump raises ethics questions by auctioning a coffee date for charity, and Denver suspends enforcement of an urban-camping ban criticized by advocates for the homeless. 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 Opinion: Democracy Endangered When ‘Philanthro-Barons’ Try to Tip Courts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Democracy-Endangered/238705 2016-12-16T08:36:00-05:00 Bill Gates’s and Paul Allen’s big spending to unseat judges who struck down a Washington State law on charter schools shows the unhealthy mix of giving, policy, and politics, asserts philanthropy and education writer Joanne Barkan. By Joanne Barkan