PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:56:58-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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. 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 Jump-Starting Economic 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