PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:56:13-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Gifts Roundup: T. Denny Sanford Gives $28 Million to Advance Fundraising and Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-T-Denny/239880 2017-04-24T09:27:00-04:00 Other notable donations include $30 million for media studies at Penn State and $25 million to expand study-abroad opportunities at Colby College. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: India Blocks Foreign Funding of Gates Grantee https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-India/239863 2017-04-21T10:31:00-04:00 Also, Forbes offers a detailed breakdown of David Rockefeller's charitable bequests, and Time highlights philanthropic and humanitarian work on its list of the world's 100 most influential people. Daily News Roundup: Conn. Charities Could Lose Sales-Tax Exemption https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Conn/239846 2017-04-20T10:06:00-04:00 The proposal, aimed at reducing the state's huge budget gap, would cost Connecticut charities more than $200 million a year. Also, a look at ties between a pharmaceutical giant and a tiny disease charity, and a big gift aims to send every student at a Maine college to study abroad. Daily News Roundup: Universities Pushing Back on Endowment Scrutiny https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239819 2017-04-18T10:04:00-04:00 As Congress weighs restrictions on tax exemptions for endowments, well-heeled colleges are adding the issue to their lobbying agenda. Also, how technology unduly dominates a surge in education aid for displaced Syrian children. Gifts Roundup: U. of San Francisco Gets $10 Million to Advance Catholic Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-U-of-San/239810 2017-04-17T10:13:00-04:00 Other notable donations include an $8 million matching gift to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for cardiac care and $6 million for environmental studies at the University of Vermont. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Modern Master Robert Ryman Donates Art Trove to Dia Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Modern/239780 2017-04-13T10:11:00-04:00 Also, the European Union weighs legal action over Hungary's targeting of George Soros-backed nonprofits, and a business professor calls for limiting the charitable tax deduction to gifts to "efficient" nonprofits. Daily News Roundup: Former Feed the Children CEO Sues Over Ouster https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Former/239767 2017-04-12T09:51:00-04:00 A former congressman alleges he was fired by the anti-hunger charity after 10 months on the job for reporting irregularities to Oklahoma's attorney general. Also, a look at how big Silicon Valley companies are redefining corporate social responsibility. Gifts Roundup: Alumni Couple Give $24 Million to Modernize Historic Brown U. Building https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Alumni-Couple/239751 2017-04-10T09:24:00-04:00 Also, former NBA owner George Shinn donates $15 million to Lipscomb University’s arts and entertainment programs. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Ford Elaborates on $1 Billion Impact-Investing Pledge https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ford/239747 2017-04-07T12:11:00-04:00 Darren Walker, the foundation's president, explains how he expects the move to pay off in the long run. Also, a new Philadelphia museum exceeds its $150 million fundraising goal. Tools for Times of Budget Cuts and Belt Tightening https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tools-for-Times-of-Budget-Cuts/239688 2017-04-04T10:03:00-04:00 A collection of case studies, fundraising advice, and other resources for managing nonprofit finances in tough times. Celebrity Philanthropists: Which Ones Go the Extra Mile https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Celebrity-Philanthropists-/239670 2017-04-04T07:59:58-04:00 Alec Baldwin, Taylor Swift, Michael Jordan, and others have all given big sums to causes they care about. By Maria Di Mento More Charities Keeping Eye on Employees' Work-Life Balance https://www.philanthropy.com/article/More-Charities-Keeping-Eye-on/239648 2017-04-04T07:59:55-04:00 Long hours, travel, and pressure to be "always on" for donors can take a toll on fundraisers. Many nonprofits are putting a priority on helping workers avert burnout. Also, get tips on how you can keep your job from overwhelming your life. By Eden Stiffman In Silicon Valley, Help for Those Left Out of the Boom https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Silicon-Valley-Help-for/239645 2017-04-04T07:59:52-04:00 The Sobrato Organization built campuses for Apple and other tech giants. Now the family behind the firm is using its fortune to help the region’s low-income families. By Rebecca Koenig Higher Education’s Megagift Boom Hits New High, Survey Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Higher-Education-s-Megagift/239684 2017-04-03T17:25:00-04:00 Big gifts to higher education last year topped $6 billion for the first time, continuing a postrecession surge in eight- and nine-figure donations as giving from smaller contributors is declining. By Drew Lindsay Gifts Roundup: Facebook’s First Full-Time Hire Gives $75 Million to Alma Mater https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Facebook-s/239680 2017-04-03T10:13:00-04:00 Also, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife, Betty, give $50 million for children’s cardiac care, and the family of Amazon head Jeff Bezos donates $35 million for cancer research. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Senate Kills Rule to Protect Planned Parenthood Funding https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Senate/239667 2017-03-31T10:08:00-04:00 Also, Hungary's government targets a George Soros-endowed university in Budapest, and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz backs a nonprofit that seeks to steer money to charity when entrepreneurs exit their businesses with lucrative payouts. Daily News Roundup: Anti-Planned Parenthood Activist David Daleiden Charged in Calif. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239625 2017-03-29T09:58:00-04:00 Also, a federal grand jury indicts a former Texas congressman accused of steering charitable donations to personal and political use, and Harvard research suggests how companies can gain from boosting customer and employee involvement in corporate giving. Daily News Roundup: Trump Budget Could Hit Arts Programs for Veterans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239615 2017-03-28T09:48:00-04:00 Also, George Lucas doubles the size of a University of Southern California endowment his foundation launched last year to assist budding minority filmmakers. Charity Leader Sees New Urgency for Global Outreach in Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Leader-Sees-New/239616 2017-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 Sean Callahan, the new head of Catholic Relief Services, is determined to make private donors and government officials alike understand the value of American assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. By Megan O’Neil Gifts Roundup: Brookings Institution Gets $20 Million for Fellowships https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Brookings/239605 2017-03-27T10:00:00-04:00 Other notable gifts include $20 million to UCLA to boost diversity in engineering and computer science and $15 million to Iona College to create a center for entrepreneurship and innovation. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Religious Charities' Role an Issue in Debate on Trump Budget https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Religious/239607 2017-03-27T09:58:00-04:00 Also, one of Facebook's first employees donates $75 million to boost data science at his collegiate alma mater, and affluent soon-to-be spouses put a charitable spin on registering for wedding gifts. David Rockefeller’s Death Means Windfall for Family Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/David-Rockefeller-s-Death/239594 2017-03-24T13:54:00-04:00 The likely addition of hundreds of millions of dollars to its coffers comes as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund charts a course to raise grant making on climate change, social policy, and global issues. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Israeli Teen Charged in Jewish Center Bomb Threats https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Israeli/239592 2017-03-24T11:00:00-04:00 Also, the Hershey Trust draws fresh criticism over its selection of three new board members, and a Massachusetts legislator proposes taxing nonprofits that pay high executive salaries. Daily News Roundup: N.Y. Charities Say State Deals Massively Underfund Services https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY/239559 2017-03-22T10:16:00-04:00 Groups aiming to change how New York funds human services says the state has fallen $1 billion short over six years in covering the cost of contracted programs. Also, small and midsize public radio stations ramp up major-gift fundraising, and arts advocates bring new urgency to their annual lobbying day on Capitol Hill. Gifts Roundup: Muslim Family Gives $15 Million for Study of World Religions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Muslim-Family/239538 2017-03-20T10:27:00-04:00 Rafat and Zoreen Ansari hope their new institute at the University of Notre Dame will build partnerships among people of different faiths to work on social ills like violence and poverty. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Immigrants Are Afraid to Seek Food Stamps https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Immigrants/239525 2017-03-17T10:16:00-04:00 Anti-hunger advocates say immigrants who are eligible for federal assistance fear drawing the attention of immigration officials. Plus, a donor's ex-wife sues a university, saying donations were hidden assets during her divorce. Daily News Roundup: Immigration Groups Hail Travel-Ban Rulings https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239504 2017-03-16T09:14:00-04:00 Nonprofits working with migrants said they would hasten to resettle refugees as judges held up President Trump's revised restrictions on U.S. entry. Also, a million-acre land gift to expand Chile's park system moves forward, and the New York Philharmonic lures a leader from its Los Angeles counterpart. How USC Raised $6 Billion and Is Now Seeking More https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-USC-Raised-6-Billion-and/239490 2017-03-15T09:55:00-04:00 The university doubled its fundraising staff and focused on midlevel donors. Now it’s adding another three years to its record-breaking capital campaign. By Heather Joslyn Advice for Aspiring Major-Gifts Fundraisers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Advice-for-Aspiring/239489 2017-03-15T09:49:00-04:00 If you want to become a major-gifts officer, seek out skilled mentors and ask for chances to interact with big donors, experts say. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Prominent White Nationalist Group Loses Nonprofit Status https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Prominent/239481 2017-03-14T09:31:00-04:00 The Internal Revenue Service penalized "alt-right" leader Richard Spencer's National Policy Institute for failing to file tax returns for several years. Also, bomb threats alter daily life at Jewish community centers, and the White House solicits reporters' advice on donating President Trump's pay. Gifts Roundup: Chicago-Born Rap Star’s Pledge Boosts Hometown Schools https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Chicago-Born/239471 2017-03-13T00:00:00-04:00 Also, $50 million from Paul Allen and Microsoft endows the University of Washington’s computer-science school, and a $25 million donation expands the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville branch. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Top Fla. Lawmaker Targets University Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Top-Fla/239457 2017-03-10T09:56:00-05:00 Spending on salaries and travel by Florida campuses' fundraising affiliates comes in for legislative scrutiny. Plus, public-broadcasting leaders face a fight for continued federal funding, and a hedge-fund veteran brings high-velocity trading to his family philanthropy. Demand for Information About Harvard Gift Raises Thorny Issues https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Demand-for-Information-About/239444 2017-03-09T11:17:00-05:00 In a case that should raise warning signs for fundraisers, a federal judge overseeing an investor-fraud case has ordered the university to provide testimony and documents showing how a donor sent the institution money. By Heather Joslyn Daily News Roundup: College Donor's Ex-Wife Seeks to Recoup Gifted Millions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-College/239430 2017-03-08T10:27:00-05:00 The former spouse of a major Worcester Polytechnic Insitute benefactor claims in a lawsuit that donations from her ex included money hidden from her during divorce proceedings. Also, authorities in Turkey and India target major international aid charities. How to Find and Learn About Donors Abroad https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-FindLearn-About/239423 2017-03-07T10:00:00-05:00 A University of Chicago international prospect researcher shares tips and valuable open-source tools. By Drew Lindsay