PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:33:43-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Judge Clears Legal-Aid Groups to Keep Helping Immigrants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Judge/240732 2017-07-25T09:51:00-04:00 The ruling blocks Justice Department efforts to restrict nonprofits from giving legal help to potential deportees unless they take them on as formal clients. Also, the NAACP names an interim chief executive, and Kalamazoo officials unveil details of a planned $500 million foundation to help the financially struggling city. Daily News Roundup: Controversy Over Coke Giving Follows Ga. Health Official to CDC https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240725 2017-07-24T09:51:00-04:00 The soft-drink giant funded anti-obesity programs in Georgia when Brenda Fitzgerald, incoming head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the state's health commissioner. Also, volunteerism jumps in New York City, and a tale of two Utah nonprofits that barred LGBT groups from events. Gifts Roundup: $50 Million From Alumnus Boosts Saint Joseph’s U. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-50-Million/240724 2017-07-24T09:46:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $10.5 million for new faculty and a new building at Fordham University and $10 million for research at the Stanford Cancer Institute. By Eden Stiffman Cutting Through the Noise: Insight From Young Professionals https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/cutting-through-the-noise-ins/6356/ 2017-07-20T12:05:00-04:00 The Chronicle interviewed three people in their 20s and 30s about what opportunities they look for when working with nonprofits. By Rebecca Koenig, Nidhi Singh, and Cody Switzer Opinion: Want Better Advice for Donors? Build an Expert Marketplace for Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Want-Better-Advice/240703 2017-07-20T12:04:00-04:00 Foundations could take a page from the financial sector to help wealthy people make more informed giving decisions. By Simone Friedman Daily News Roundup: NYC Plan for Culture Groups Links Funding to Diversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NYC-Plan/240702 2017-07-20T09:25:00-04:00 Mayor Bill de Blasio says arts nonprofits' progress on staff and board equity will be a factor in City Hall grant decisions. Also, big donors to the San Antonio Symphony form a nonprofit to take over operation of the financially struggling orchestra. Daily News Roundup: Historically Black Colleges Struggle to Build Endowments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240688 2017-07-19T10:13:00-04:00 Black higher-education institutions boast strong alumni-giving rates but draw far fewer dollars than peers and have less opportunity to pursue risky but potentially lucrative investment strategies. Also, the Kennedy Center sees fundraising gains but management churn under a new president. More Community-Foundation Grants Going Overseas https://www.philanthropy.com/article/More-Community-Foundation/240674 2017-07-18T09:59:00-04:00 Fueled by international gifts from donor-advised-fund accounts, community grant makers have more than doubled overseas outlays in recent years, a new study found. By Alex Daniels 8 Aid Groups Launch Rare Shared Fundraising Drive https://www.philanthropy.com/article/8-Aid-Groups-Launch-Rare/240668 2017-07-17T10:45:00-04:00 The Global Emergency Response Coalition formed by Mercy Corps, Save the Children, and other groups aims to raise money to keep 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East from starving — and might offer a model for other nonprofits. By Heather Joslyn Gifts Roundup: Grocery Mogul Pledges $50 Million for Teacher Training https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Grocery-Mogul/240663 2017-07-17T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $25 million from hedge-fund founder Jim Simons and his wife, Marilyn, to the New York Public Library for Harlem branch renovations and other programs. By Maria Di Mento Trustees Don’t Help Most Small Charities Raise Money, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trustees-Don-t-Help-Most/240641 2017-07-13T13:33:00-04:00 Only 38 percent of smaller nonprofits surveyed said board members lend a hand with fundraising from individual donors, according to a new report by Third Space Studio. By Heather Joslyn Progressive Nonprofits Poised for Growth in Support, Says New Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Progressive-Nonprofits-Poised/240636 2017-07-13T10:50:00-04:00 About 31 percent of donors to liberal causes say they’re digging deeper this year, according to a report by ABD Direct and the Mellman Group. But there are differences between those who give online and those who give by mail. By Heather Joslyn Case Study: How a Volunteer-Led Grass-Roots Campaign Sparked Big Giving Among Women https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Case-Study-How-a/240630 2017-07-13T08:00:00-04:00 Dartmouth College officials were dubious, but the effort netted gifts of $100,000 or more from 114 alumnae. By Drew Lindsay Number of Donors Who Gave Via Network for Good Has Jumped https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-07-12T16:44:00-04:00 About 20 percent more people made contributions in June 2017 than in June 2016, but the number of nonprofits that received gifts rose only 1.7 percent during that time. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi Daily News Roundup: Knight Foundation Arm Sues Over Trump’s Twitter Blocks https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Knight/240609 2017-07-12T09:29:00-04:00 The Knight First Amendment Institute says the president's account is a "public forum" and he violates the free-speech rights of users he prevents from posting responses. Plus, a Philadelphia public broadcaster's executive pay arouses ire, and Melinda Gates slams White House policies on family planning. Daily News Roundup: Annual Warren Buffett Charity Gift Tops $3 Billion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Annual/240590 2017-07-11T09:53:00-04:00 The summertime ritual saw 18.6 million shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock go to the Gates Foundation and four Buffett-family grant makers. Also, a look at how Priscilla Chan is taking the reins at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and a Texas supermarket mogul makes his second major education gift this year. Schwab Charitable Grant Making Tops $1.5 Billion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Schwab-Charitable-Grant-Making/240574 2017-07-10T15:44:00-04:00 The donor-advised-fund giant reported that its clients increased giving through their accounts by 34 percent in the 12 months ending June 30. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Red Ink Prompts March of Dimes to Sell Headquarters https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Red-Ink/240567 2017-07-10T11:07:00-04:00 The iconic charity put its national office on the market following years of multimillion-dollar losses. Also, Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners talk about the roots of their giving, and conservative philanthropy leaders make a case against impact investing. Gifts Roundup: N.Y.’s Northwell Health Gets $40 Million From Longtime Donor https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-NY-s/240561 2017-07-10T08:00:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $30 million from Home Depot co-founder Kenneth Langone for financial aid at his alma mater, Bucknell University. By Maria Di Mento Opinion: 'The Givers' Are Taking Too Much From Average Americans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-The-Givers-Are/240543 2017-07-06T09:40:00-04:00 A new book on superwealthy donors makes clear that we need a populist counterforce or new rules to limit philanthropy’s ability to undermine democratic processes, Pablo Eisenberg writes. By Pablo Eisenberg Daily News Roundup: Charities Got $200 Million From Suspect in Massive Malaysia Fraud https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charities/240531 2017-07-05T10:29:00-04:00 Also, Leonard Lauder reaffirms his $1 billion art pledge to the Metropolitan Museum of Art amid the institution's organizational upheaval, and the head of the Obama Foundation talks about the postpresidential charity's goals for boosting civic engagement. Case Study: Why This Annual-Giving Leader Still Relies on the Phone-athon https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Case-Study-Why-This/240528 2017-07-05T08:36:00-04:00 At Davidson College, phone campaigns are critical to keeping the alumni-participation rate around 60 percent a year, one of the best in higher education. By Drew Lindsay Nonprofits Strategies for Surviving Budget Cuts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Strategies-for/240515 2017-07-05T07:59:54-04:00 As President Trump’s administration pushes for big reductions in federal spending, five charities tell how they learned to do more with less. By Eden Stiffman GoDaddy Couple’s Partnership Is a Tale of Tears, Tattoos, and Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GoDaddy-Couple-s-Partnership/240505 2017-07-05T07:59:52-04:00 Renee and Bob Parsons plan to rev up their giving to shed most of their $2.7 billion to help veterans, women, the underprivileged, and others. By Maria Di Mento Opinion: What ‘Giving USA’ Tells Us About Democracy in Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-What-Giving-USA-/240499 2017-07-05T07:59:51-04:00 The report shows megadonors are not as dominant in the nation’s giving patterns. That development has an upside, philanthropy historian Benjamin Soskis writes, but there’s still reason to worry about who can influence where charitable dollars are spent. By Benjamin Soskis 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. Gifts Roundup: Brandeis and Museum of Modern Art Land $50 Million Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Brandeis-and/240523 2017-07-03T08:18:00-04:00 Other notable gifts include a $20 million matching pledge to Washington University in St. Louis from alumnus and former aerospace executive John McDonnell. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Trump Lawyer and His Family Got Millions From His Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/240458 2017-06-28T10:16:00-04:00 A media report details the financial dealings of Trump defense attorney Jay Sekulow's Christian charity network. Also, Los Angeles lawmakers approve George Lucas's plan to build his $1 billion museum in the city, and the internet gets it wrong on Mitch McConnell's childhood polio treatment. Fidelity Charitable Account Holders Gave $3.5 Billion in 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fidelity-Charitable-Account/240444 2017-06-27T00:00:00-04:00 That’s nearly 13 percent more than was given to charity the year before. By Alex Daniels Gifts Roundup: Dr. Dre Pledges $10 Million for Arts Center in Compton, Calif. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Dr-Dre-Pledges/240436 2017-06-26T10:08:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $20 million from cable-TV mogul John Malone and his wife, Leslie, to expand a Denver animal shelter. By Maria Di Mento Nearly a Third of Donors Say They'll Give More in 2017, Survey Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nearly-a-Third-of-Donors-Say/240426 2017-06-23T10:10:00-04:00 Donors — especially millennials — are poised to ramp up their philanthropy, motivated in part by their improved financial situations and President Trump’s rise, according to a forthcoming report. By Timothy Sandoval Superwealthy Donors Say Fundraisers Who Do Their Homework Get the Big Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Superwealthy-Donors-Say/240416 2017-06-22T14:00:00-04:00 The Carnegie Corporation of New York surveyed some of the world's richest philanthropists and released the results in conjunction with the announcement of this year's Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners, among them Jeff Skoll and Julian Robertson. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Responses to Bezos Giving Tweet at 42,000 and Counting https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Responses/240414 2017-06-22T09:19:00-04:00 Experts liken the Amazon founder's approach to philanthropy to his disruption of the retail industry. Also, Susan G. Komen Arizona is shutting its doors, and the Girl Scouts adds an achievement badge in cybersecurity. Daily News Roundup: Staff Walkout Roils Colo. Art Museum https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Staff/240406 2017-06-21T09:22:00-04:00 Former employees allege abusive labor practices at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, which said the charges were investigated and refuted. Also, the Barr Foundation expands its board beyond its inner circle, and a planned-giving consultant offers advice on how nonprofits and financial advisers can cooperate. Opinion: Jeff Bezos, Here’s How to Focus on Both Today and Tomorrow https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Jeff-Bezos-Here-s/240402 2017-06-20T16:09:00-04:00 Pick a small number of causes that energize you, a longtime nonprofit leader advises the Amazon billionaire. By Gabrielle Fitzgerald