PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:38:12-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy $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. 10 Ways to Work Smarter in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/10-Ways-to-Work-Smarter-in/238812 2017-01-05T09:37:41-05:00 Nonprofit leaders offer tips for improving productivity and effectiveness. By Rebecca Koenig 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 Opinion: 5 Ways Philanthropy Is Paving the Way to Jump-Start Mobility https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-5-Ways-Philanthropy/238780 2017-01-04T07:59:53-05:00 Foundations, donors, and nonprofits around the country have been showing how early-childhood development, alternatives to jail, and other means improve economic prospects for low-income Americans. By Debby Bielak and Devin Murphy 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. 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 New Impact-Investment Fund Taps Leading Philanthropists https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Impact-Investment-Fund/238724 2016-12-20T09:36:00-05:00 Reid Hoffman, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Jeff Skoll are among the business titans and giving experts who will advise the Rise Fund on investments’ social returns. By Nicole Wallace Hip Incubator in Cincinnati Acts as a ‘Civic Succession Plan’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Hip-Incubator-in-Cincinnati/238587 2016-12-07T08:00:00-05:00 People’s Liberty gives Cincinnatians who are passionate about an idea the space, support, credibility, and leadership skills they need, then "unleashes" them on the city. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Sandy Hook Nonprofit Makes Waves With New Ad https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Sandy-Hook/238584 2016-12-06T10:30:00-05:00 Plus, the family foundation co-led by Donald Trump's son-in-law and possible Middle East envoy has made grants to support West Bank settlements. Chicago Prison Charity Dishes Out Life Lessons and Gourmet Food https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Chicago-Prison-Charity-Dishes/238489 2016-11-29T07:59:54-05:00 Detainees at the Cook County Jail in Chicago get to learn culinary and life skills from Chef Bruno Abate through classes put on by his nonprofit. By Rebecca Koenig The Gates Foundation: Now Accepting Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/The-Gates-Foundation-Now/238402 2016-11-14T12:00:00-05:00 Gates Philanthropy Partners gives donors a chance to consult with foundation staff and give to nonprofits chosen from among those the grant maker supports. By Alex Daniels Podcast: Getting the Facts on What Beats Poverty https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-getting-the-facts-on/6136/ 2016-11-04T09:47:00-04:00 Yale economics professor and Innovations for Poverty action founder Dean Karlan talks about his work field-testing the effectiveness of aid solutions. By Denver Frederick Mutual Funds for Nonprofits Help Donors Diversify Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Mutual-Funds-for-Nonprofits/238224 2016-11-01T08:00:00-04:00 Agora for Good and Bright Funds say their methods of screening and pooling charities can help ordinary donors give like the Gates family. By Marc Gunther Opinion: Advice for Chan and Zuckerberg: Go for Real Education Innovation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Advice-for-Chan-and/238223 2016-11-01T08:00:00-04:00 Don’t follow the path of Gates and Broad in getting cozy with government — take risks and seek alternative routes to expanding educational upward mobility. By Chester E. Finn Jr. Silicon Valley Donors Ignore Local Needs, Report Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Silicon-Valley-Donors-Ignore/238173 2016-10-25T12:00:00-04:00 Philanthropy is burgeoning along with the region’s wealth, but the tech-sector elite pays relatively little attention to charities in its own backyard, according to a new study. By Rebecca Koenig University Trust Lets Donors Do the Grant Making https://www.philanthropy.com/article/University-Trust-Lets-Donors/238087 2016-10-17T10:44:00-04:00 The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Trust invites donors to give $100,000 each and then decide as a group how to spend the money to strengthen the student experience. By Rebecca Koenig Tech Wonders and Dilemmas Explored at Innovation Conference https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tech-WondersDilemmas/238041 2016-10-11T10:59:00-04:00 Donors explore the implications of technology aimed at creating a better world at a conference organized by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. By Nicole Wallace $30 Million Bloomberg Program Helps Culture Groups Improve Cities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/30-Million-Bloomberg-Program/238028 2016-10-10T09:26:00-04:00 An infusion of money, mentoring, and management training aims to put small and midsized arts groups in a stronger position to improve the social and economic health of urban areas. By Maria Di Mento New Partnership Makes $401 Million in Loans Available to Rural Areas https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Partnership-Makes-401/238002 2016-10-06T11:08:00-04:00 The Department of Agriculture, seven foundations, and Bank of America join forces to make it easier for capital to reach distressed communities. By Nicole Wallace Breaking Away: How Creative Thinkers Are Redefining Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Breaking-Away-How-Creative/237962 2016-10-04T07:59:59-04:00 New ideas about philanthropy are springing up from all sorts of places. Meet some of the innovators who are helping nonprofits break the mold. By Drew Lindsay New Venture Connects Socially Minded Artists With Cash https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Venture-Connects-Socially/237971 2016-10-04T07:59:58-04:00 Laura Callanan worries that "new philanthropy," which tends to focus on creative investments in education and social-service nonprofits, will leave cultural causes behind. By Drew Lindsay Former Rabble-Rouser Works With ‘the System’ to Cut Recidivism https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Former-Rabble-Rouser-Works/237972 2016-10-04T07:59:57-04:00 A Boston-area nonprofit leader and investors like Goldman Sachs and the Kresge Foundation gamble on the nation’s largest pay-for-success program, with seven years to show results. By Drew Lindsay Small Firm Cuts Big Deals to Fight Global Problems https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Small-Firm-Cuts-Big-Deals-to/237973 2016-10-04T07:59:56-04:00 Tiny Geneva Global attracts Wall Street types to neglected international causes by focusing on results and sharing data with donors. By Drew Lindsay $53 Million Fund Blends Philanthropy and Investing for a Big Bet in Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/53-Million-Fund-Blends/237974 2016-10-04T07:59:55-04:00 Reach Capital pools dollars from Silicon Valley moguls and traditional grant makers to back ed-tech companies. By Drew Lindsay Leader Seeks to Break Crisis-Response Pattern After Shootings by Police https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Leader-Seeks-to-Break/237975 2016-10-04T07:59:54-04:00 Susan Taylor Batten, head of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, works to help grant makers understand — and address — the systemic racism underlying police killings of unarmed African-Americans. By Drew Lindsay Siblings ‘Crowdfund’ Health Data to Improve Lives https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Siblings-Crowdfund-/237976 2016-10-04T07:59:53-04:00 Harnessing the power of the breakout ideas behind Facebook and Kiva, Jamie and Ben Heywood see huge potential in a model for sharing medical information. By Drew Lindsay Putting Residents in Charge of a City’s Rebirth https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Putting-Residents-in-Charge-of/237977 2016-10-04T07:59:52-04:00 A Wisconsin community foundation abandons tradition and takes a prominent role in revitalizing the local economy after devastating job losses. By Drew Lindsay Spreading the Entrepreneurial Gospel to Christian Social Ventures https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Spreading-the-Entrepreneurial/237978 2016-10-04T07:59:51-04:00 Praxis offers a corporate-style "accelerator" program to help faith-grounded nonprofits and social enterprises grow and attract investment while staying true to religious principles. By Drew Lindsay New Philanthropy's Biggest Stars https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Philanthropys-Biggest/237981 2016-10-04T07:59:50-04:00 These 17 creative thinkers are finding new ways to fight poverty, support artists, and adapt business practices and other ideas to do good. By Drew Lindsay Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion for Science Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Chan-Zuckerberg-Initiative/237865 2016-09-21T17:25:00-04:00 The Facebook co-founder and his physician wife draw praise from Bill Gates, among others, as they outlined plans to tackle big goals and fund research that other grant makers consider too risky. By Rebecca Koenig Podcast: A Nonprofit Works to Put Young Americans in Business https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-nonprofit-works-to/6070/ 2016-09-16T09:00:00-04:00 Venture for America founder Andrew Yang talks about how his organization aims to develop the next generation of U.S. entrepreneurs. By Denver Frederick