PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:36:43-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Video: How a Foundation Chooses Charities to Support https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/video-how-a-foundation-choose/6182/ 2017-01-19T10:10:00-05:00 Alexandre Mars, CEO of the Epic Foundation, chats with The Chronicle about the 45 criteria relating to impact, management, and other factors that it uses to evaluate youth charities. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh 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. Gifts Roundup: Iowa State Lands $93 Million Equity Gift https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Iowa-State/238911 2017-01-17T10:02:00-05:00 A former Iowa State student gave the university's foundation his majority stake in an education-technology company he helped found. By Maria Di Mento 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. $250,000 Flows to Journalists’ Group After Streep-Trump Row https://www.philanthropy.com/article/250000-Flows-to/238893 2017-01-13T09:39:00-05:00 The Committee to Protect Journalists, touted by Meryl Streep in an awards speech, has now raised one-quarter of what it drew from individuals in all of 2016. By Caroline Preston Charitable Giving Expected to Grow 3.6% in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charitable-Giving-Expected-to/238878 2017-01-12T12:00:00-05:00 All types of giving will increase, including from individuals, foundations, and corporations, a study predicts. By Timothy Sandoval 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. ACLU’s Tough Talk on Trump Leads to Huge Fundraising Success https://www.philanthropy.com/article/ACLU-s-Tough-Talk-on-Trump/238874 2017-01-12T09:30:00-05:00 Time will tell if the American Civil Liberties Union’s aggressive stance will continue to resonate with donors. By Timothy Sandoval Bay Area Philanthropist Helen Diller’s Foundation Gives UCSF $500 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Bay-Area-Philanthropist-Helen/238872 2017-01-12T00:01:00-05:00 The late donor’s daughter said the relatively unrestricted pledge is structured to help the university "move rapidly and achieve great things" in biomedical research. By Maria Di Mento Network for Good Reports Post-Holiday Giving Slump https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 Online donations to the giving platform dropped from a high of more than $13 million on December 31 to a low of less than $266,000 on January 7. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi 4 Ways to Modernize a College Phone-athon Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/4-Ways-to-Modernize-a-College/238854 2017-01-10T10:54:00-05:00 A top Colorado State fundraiser talks about how the university is using data analytics and a personal touch to keep money flowing in by phone. By Timothy Sandoval Gifts Roundup: $7 Million for Cornell Closes Book on Feeney’s Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-7-Million-for/238844 2017-01-09T10:08:00-05:00 Other notable donations include $10 million-plus for cancer research at Stony Brook University and $5 million for renovations at the University of Iowa’s football stadium. By Maria Di Mento 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. Daily News Roundup: Nonprofits Reportedly Pull Raises Amid Overtime Uncertainty https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofits/238801 2017-01-04T09:37:00-05:00 Also, Joe Biden accidentally confirms post-vice presidency philanthropic plans and a conservative columnist chides charities and foundations for their response to Donald Trump's ascendance. A Survival Guide for Nonprofits as Big Changes Loom for Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Survival-Guide-for/238784 2017-01-04T07:59:59-05:00 Young donors with unknown motivations are replacing aging stalwarts, making fundraising less predictable with each passing day. Here’s what charities need to know to avoid being left behind. By Nicole Wallace 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 Measuring Charities by Impact, Not Overhead, Proves Difficult https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Measuring-Charities-by-Impact/238776 2017-01-04T07:59:56-05:00 Services like GuideStar and Charity Navigator are expanding their tools to help shine a light on results, but transparency advocates say the movement is still in its infancy. By Drew Lindsay and Eden Stiffman Donor Recognition Doesn’t Need to Be Prominent to Work, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Recognition-Doesn-t/238783 2017-01-04T07:59:54-05:00 New research suggests that a link to an online list of donors may be as effective in spurring gifts as listing boldface names in expensive, glossy printed materials. By Alex Daniels Opinion: Wealthy Donors Aren't Getting Good Giving Advice https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Wealthy-Donors-Arent/238781 2017-01-04T07:59:52-05:00 Too few donors tap philanthropic advisers to ensure they support the most worthy causes and structure their gifts carefully to do the most good. By Paul Connolly Gifts Roundup: $20 Million Donation Buttresses New Vanderbilt Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-20-Million/238793 2017-01-03T11:11:00-05:00 Also, two Chicago investment titans make big gifts to support lakefront recreation and financial education. By Maria Di Mento 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. What Will Matter for Philanthropy in 2017: Resources https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-Will-Matter-for/238779 2016-12-30T13:44:00-05:00 Studies, online tools, and background reading to accompany the The Chronicle’s new report on the critical trends that will shape the coming year for charities and foundations. Megagifts Rise in 2016, With 12 Topping $100 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Megagifts-Rise-in-2016-With/238768 2016-12-30T11:30:00-05:00 Donations of $500 million by investor and art collector Nicolas Berggruen for his namesake think tank and by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, to the University of Oregon tied for the year's biggest gift. By Maria Di Mento 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. Tips for Thanking (and Keeping) Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/tips-for-thanking-and-keeping/121 2016-12-27T00:00:00-05:00 A collection of tools and advice that can make the difference between getting a one-time gift and cultivating a longtime supporter. 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.