PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:29:10-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Nonprofit Coalition Takes a New Tack in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Coalition-Takes-a/240729 2017-07-25T09:25:00-04:00 Dan Cardinali has spent his first year as head of Independent Sector finding ways to promote a populist tax idea and taking a more expansive approach to getting charities and foundations to work together. By Rebecca Koenig Podcast: How $100 Million Could Help Digitize Millions of Important Books https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-100-million-coul/6361/ 2017-07-24T09:56:00-04:00 The third in a series of interviews with semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest covers the Internet Archive, which wants to make more books available to the public, preserve out-of-print titles, and assist libraries. By Denver Frederick Two Charities Show How Big Bets on City Youth Can Pay Off https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Two-Charities-Show-How-Big/240681 2017-07-19T08:00:00-04:00 Programs in Chicago and Oakland are showing how, with enough resources, the most hard-to-reach young people can become stable, successful members of their communties. By Heather Joslyn Podcast: A $100 Million Way to Get Better, Faster Health Care to People in Need https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-100-million-way-to/6349/ 2017-07-17T08:00:00-04:00 The Human Diagnosis Project, a semifinalist in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest, is building a digital system to improve access to high-level care for hundreds of millions of underserved people. By Denver Frederick 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 Dumbledore’s Army Comes to Life in Harry Potter-Inspired Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dumbledore-s-Army-Comes-to/240471 2017-06-29T09:31:00-04:00 How one nonprofit channels fans’ passion for pop culture into social activism. By Nidhi Singh Tell Us: Should Jeff Bezos Focus His Philanthropy on the Short or Long Term? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tell-Us-Should-Jeff-Bezos/240366 2017-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 How do you think one of the world's richest individuals can the most good — by addressing immediate needs or by seeking long-term solutions? By Cody Switzer ‘We Are Powerful’: Women Share Thoughts on NoVo Effort https://www.philanthropy.com/article/We-Are-Powerful-Women/240265 2017-06-06T17:20:00-04:00 The Chronicle interviewed black, Native, and Muslim women who participated in the nationwide listening tour put on by the grant maker headed by Jennifer and Peter Buffett. By Rebecca Koenig Turning Credit-Card Rewards Into Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Turning-Credit-Card-Rewards/240264 2017-06-06T09:30:00-04:00 A new partnership between a credit-card company and a donor-advised fund lets users accumulate earned dollars in charitable-giving accounts. By Rebecca Koenig New Community Foundation Aims to Combat Islamophobia https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Community-Foundation-Aims/240222 2017-06-01T10:32:00-04:00 Started by a young fundraiser, the American Muslim Fund has set a goal of raising $5 million by the end of 2020. By Rebecca Koenig Investing for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/investing-for-good/141 2017-05-31T08:00:00-04:00 Innovative nonprofits and foundations are turning to impact investing to attract commercial capital to their causes. But some observers worry the investments that blend social and financial returns could change the way donors think about charitable giving. More Foundations and Charities See Impact Investing as Key to Social Change https://www.philanthropy.com/article/More-FoundationsCharities/240180 2017-05-31T07:59:59-04:00 Commercial giants like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock are the big players in a burgeoning field, but philanthropic institutions increasingly view their investments as tools to tackle the world's toughest problems. By Nicole Wallace Nonprofits Innovate to Build Market for Mission Investing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Innovate-to-Build/240181 2017-05-31T07:59:57-04:00 Charities and foundations are tackling gaps in impact investing’s infrastructure to help fulfill the field's promise of social and environmental change. By Nicole Wallace Dallas United Way Shows Big Results by Upending Tradition https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dallas-United-Way-Shows-Big/240187 2017-05-31T07:59:51-04:00 Fundraising is up sharply at the century-old charity under the innovative leadership of Jennifer Sampson, its first woman president. By Drew Lindsay 2 New Marketplaces Bring Impact Investors and Products Together https://www.philanthropy.com/article/2-New-Marketplaces-Bring/240077 2017-05-15T09:51:00-04:00 The services aim to expand mission investing by helping funds and enterprises raise capital faster and more efficiently. By Nicole Wallace Daily News Roundup: Pa. Financier Leaves $800 Million to Family Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Pa/240053 2017-05-11T10:53:00-04:00 Also, a Massachusetts museum hires a neuroscientist to help plan new interactive exhibits in hopes of boosting visitors. How a Shared Database Is Helping 4 Nonprofits Help the Jobless https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Shared-Database-Is/239898 2017-04-26T10:41:00-04:00 The foundation-funded technology enables groups to collectively track and report results and better serve their clients.  By Bob Wittig and Mark Ewert Online Revenue Jumped 14% for Charities in 2016, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Online-Revenue-Jumped-14-for/239884 2017-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 Email fundraising and monthly giving continued to grow in 2016, and nonprofits spent more on digital ads. By Timothy Sandoval Podcast: How HopeLab Creates Games for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-hopelab-creates-g/6281/ 2017-04-21T09:39:00-04:00 The nonprofit, an offshoot of the Omidyar Network, combines technology, design, and behavioral science to develop innovative and engaging tools for improving children’s health. By Denver Frederick Community-Development Nonprofit Set to Issue $100 Million in Bonds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Community-Development/239752 2017-04-10T09:22:00-04:00 The Local Initiatives Support Corporation says the offering will allow it to tap into impact-investment dollars and be more flexible in its work. By Nicole Wallace 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 Keeping Real-World Bias Out of Artificial Intelligence Will Take Work, Says Speaker at NTEN Conference https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Keeping-Real-World-Bias-Out-of/239608 2017-03-27T12:00:00-04:00 Gender and racial biases can distort data and even affect things like facial-recognition software, according to a robotics intern at HP Labs. By Nicole Wallace Podcast: A Nonprofit Battles Hunger in Africa One Farm at a Time https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-nonprofit-battles-h/6248/ 2017-03-17T08:00:00-04:00 The One Acre Fund’s Matt Forti discusses the social enterprise’s business-based model for helping small farmers boost yields and lift their families out of poverty. By Denver Frederick How Four Charities Raised Money by Collaborating, Not Competing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Four-Charities-Raised/239441 2017-03-09T09:29:00-05:00 A quartet of New York nonprofits working on racial, gender, and economic justice created a joint fundraising campaign that celebrated the strength of those they serve. By Rebecca Koenig Baltimore Foundation Turns to Local Consultants to Reach the People It Serves https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Baltimore-Foundation-Turns-to/239373 2017-03-02T13:13:00-05:00 The Annie E. Casey Foundation has gathered a group of eight young black men and women to produce a report on youth unemployment in the city. By Rebecca Koenig Podcast: Solving for X on a Grand Scale https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-solving-for-x-on-a-gr/6230/ 2017-02-17T08:00:00-05:00 Marcus Shingles, CEO of the XPrize Foundation, talks about the nonprofit's crowd-powered competitions to produce technological breakthroughs and solutions to complex social problems. By Denver Frederick Grocery Mogul Makes a $100 Million Statement With Education Gift https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grocery-Mogul-Makes-a-100/239218 2017-02-16T11:17:00-05:00 At a time when many philanthropists are focusing on charter schools and vouchers, Texas billionaire Charles Butt is investing in his state's public schools. By Rebecca Koenig MacArthur Names 8 Semifinalists in $100 Million Grant Competition https://www.philanthropy.com/article/MacArthur-Names-8/239203 2017-02-15T11:55:00-05:00 The Carter Center, Catholic Relief Services, and Sesame Workshop are among the groups still in the running in the foundation’s open-ended "big bet" contest to solve a pressing world problem. By Megan O’Neil Surdna Foundation Commits $100 Million to Impact Investments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Surdna-Foundation-Commits-100/239131 2017-02-06T12:00:00-05:00 The New York family philanthropy also issued a report aimed at helping other foundations that want their portfolios to mesh with their missions. By Nicole Wallace $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 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 Podcast: Putting ‘Human-Centered Design’ to Work Against Poverty https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-putting-human-center/6172/ 2017-01-06T10:05:00-05:00 Jocelyn Wyatt of IDEO.org talks about how the nonprofit arm of Silicon Valley design firm IDEO puts people first in crafting solutions for social ills. By Denver Frederick Calif. Surfing Dog Raises a Cool Half-Million for Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Calif-Surfing-Dog-Raises-a/238822 2017-01-06T09:35:00-05:00 Money raised by Ricochet, a 9-year-old golden retriever and internet sensation who has 259,000 Facebook followers, has benefited more than 250 nonprofits. By Eden Stiffman 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.