PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:56:50-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Gifts Roundup: T. Denny Sanford Gives $28 Million to Advance Fundraising and Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-T-Denny/239880 2017-04-24T09:27:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $30 million for media studies at Penn State and $25 million to expand study-abroad opportunities at Colby College. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: India Blocks Foreign Funding of Gates Grantee https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-India/239863 2017-04-21T10:31:00-04:00 Also, Forbes offers a detailed breakdown of David Rockefeller's charitable bequests, and Time highlights philanthropic and humanitarian work on its list of the world's 100 most influential people. Fundraising Advice: Mailing-List Segmentation for Beginners https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fundraising-Advice-/239840 2017-04-20T08:00:00-04:00 Splitting supporters into subgroups can help you pinpoint messages, improve programs, and assess what types of appeals and extras work best for which donors. By Timothy Sandoval 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: 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. Gifts Roundup: U. of San Francisco Gets $10 Million to Advance Catholic Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-U-of-San/239810 2017-04-17T10:13:00-04:00 Other notable donations include an $8 million matching gift to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for cardiac care and $6 million for environmental studies at the University of Vermont. By Maria Di Mento Opinion: As Faith Ties Wane, What Happens to Giving? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-As-Faith-Ties-Wane/239781 2017-04-13T11:18:00-04:00 Involvement in a faith community remains a reliable predictor of giving, raising questions about the impact on charity of Americans’ declining religious affiliation. By Bill Stanczykiewicz 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. Gifts Roundup: Alumni Couple Give $24 Million to Modernize Historic Brown U. Building https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Alumni-Couple/239751 2017-04-10T09:24:00-04:00 Also, former NBA owner George Shinn donates $15 million to Lipscomb University’s arts and entertainment programs. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Ford Elaborates on $1 Billion Impact-Investing Pledge https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ford/239747 2017-04-07T12:11:00-04:00 Darren Walker, the foundation's president, explains how he expects the move to pay off in the long run. Also, a new Philadelphia museum exceeds its $150 million fundraising goal. Controversial Group Removes Board Names From Website Amid Complaints https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Controversial-Group-Removes/239739 2017-04-07T09:44:00-04:00 See the full membership of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives, which took the list out of public view amid criticism of its marketing practices. By Timothy Sandoval Independent Sector Calls for Universal Charitable Deduction https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Independent-Sector-Calls-for/239697 2017-04-05T11:34:00-04:00 The nonprofit membership association launched a campaign called Giving100 to press Congress to make all taxpayers eligible for the break on giving as part of any tax-code overhaul. By Rebecca Koenig Questions to Ask When Hiring Fundraisers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Questions-to-Ask-When-Hiring/239696 2017-04-05T10:03:00-04:00 Veteran fundraisers offer tips on how to handle interviews with prospective gift officers. By Drew Lindsay 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. 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 Celebrity Philanthropists: Which Ones Go the Extra Mile https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Celebrity-Philanthropists-/239670 2017-04-04T07:59:58-04:00 Alec Baldwin, Taylor Swift, Michael Jordan, and others have all given big sums to causes they care about. By Maria Di Mento 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 More Charities Keeping Eye on Employees' Work-Life Balance https://www.philanthropy.com/article/More-Charities-Keeping-Eye-on/239648 2017-04-04T07:59:55-04:00 Long hours, travel, and pressure to be "always on" for donors can take a toll on fundraisers. Many nonprofits are putting a priority on helping workers avert burnout. Also, get tips on how you can keep your job from overwhelming your life. By Eden Stiffman Study Shows Value of Using Competition to Revive Dormant Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Study-Shows-Value-of-Using/239646 2017-04-04T07:59:53-04:00 An experiment involving users of Kiva showed that inactive donors who were part of a giving team could often be prodded into contributing if faced with a challenge to help outdo other teams. By Alex Daniels In Silicon Valley, Help for Those Left Out of the Boom https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Silicon-Valley-Help-for/239645 2017-04-04T07:59:52-04:00 The Sobrato Organization built campuses for Apple and other tech giants. Now the family behind the firm is using its fortune to help the region’s low-income families. By Rebecca Koenig Higher Education’s Megagift Boom Hits New High, Survey Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Higher-Education-s-Megagift/239684 2017-04-03T17:25:00-04:00 Big gifts to higher education last year topped $6 billion for the first time, continuing a postrecession surge in eight- and nine-figure donations as giving from smaller contributors is declining. By Drew Lindsay 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. Gifts Roundup: Facebook’s First Full-Time Hire Gives $75 Million to Alma Mater https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Facebook-s/239680 2017-04-03T10:13:00-04:00 Also, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife, Betty, give $50 million for children’s cardiac care, and the family of Amazon head Jeff Bezos donates $35 million for cancer research. By Maria Di Mento 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. 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. College Doubles Down on Phone-athons for $1 Billion Campaign https://www.philanthropy.com/article/College-Doubles-Down-on/239611 2017-03-28T08:00:00-04:00 Fundraisers at William & Mary believe an old-fashioned technique will help them round up young donors and meet an ambitious goal. By Drew Lindsay Gifts Roundup: Brookings Institution Gets $20 Million for Fellowships https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Brookings/239605 2017-03-27T10:00:00-04:00 Other notable gifts include $20 million to UCLA to boost diversity in engineering and computer science and $15 million to Iona College to create a center for entrepreneurship and innovation. By Maria Di Mento 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. Daily News Roundup: N.Y. Charities Say State Deals Massively Underfund Services https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY/239559 2017-03-22T10:16:00-04:00 Groups aiming to change how New York funds human services says the state has fallen $1 billion short over six years in covering the cost of contracted programs. Also, small and midsize public radio stations ramp up major-gift fundraising, and arts advocates bring new urgency to their annual lobbying day on Capitol Hill. Meals on Wheels Ramps Up Advocacy Efforts Amid Uncertainty https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Meals-on-Wheels-Ramps-Up/239545 2017-03-21T09:41:00-04:00 The charity has seen a surge in donations since becoming a poster child for Trump administration budget cuts, but it is focusing less on fundraising than on educating the public and policy makers about its programs and effectiveness. By Eden Stiffman 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. Gifts Roundup: Muslim Family Gives $15 Million for Study of World Religions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Muslim-Family/239538 2017-03-20T10:27:00-04:00 Rafat and Zoreen Ansari hope their new institute at the University of Notre Dame will build partnerships among people of different faiths to work on social ills like violence and poverty. By Maria Di Mento