PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:58:01-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Tom Brady's Trust Gets Millions From Charity He Backs https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Tom/239879 2017-04-24T09:17:00-04:00 Plus, the Bay Area property boom begins hitting Oakland nonprofits' pocketbooks, and this year's winners of the activism-honoring Goldman Environmental Prize are announced. Tell Us: What Makes Your Nonprofit Office Space Special? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tell-Us-What-Makes-Your/239786 2017-04-24T08:00:00-04:00 Help us find the most beautiful, unique, quirky, and inspiring nonprofit work spaces in the country by sharing your experience. 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. Value of Volunteers’ Time Increases to $24.14 an Hour https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Value-of-Volunteers-Time/239856 2017-04-21T09:51:00-04:00 The labor that charity supporters contributed to all causes rose 2.5 percent in value in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to new analysis by Independent Sector By Heather Joslyn GreenLight Fund Hires Detroit Leader; New Grammy Museum Group Names Head https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GreenLight-Fund-Hires-Detroit/239850 2017-04-21T08:00:00-04:00 Also, longtime top executives at the Skoll Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and the New York Botanical Garden announce exits. By Anais Strickland Fundraising Advice: Mailing-List Segmentation for Beginners https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Fundraising-Advice-/239840 2017-04-20T08:00:00-04:00 Splitting supporters into subgroups can help you pinpoint messages, improve programs, and assess what types of appeals and extras work best for which donors. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Steve Ballmer Launches Online Trove of Government Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Steve/239836 2017-04-19T10:47:00-04:00 Also, the White House sends up a trial ballon on capping the charitable deduction, and Sheryl Sandberg's workplace-equality nonprofit Lean In faces criticism for staying neutral as more professional women protest Trump policies. Purpose Prize, Now Run by AARP, Drops Eligibility Age to 50 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Purpose-Prize-Now-Run-by/239820 2017-04-18T10:42:00-04:00 The decade-old awards program, which honors older social innovators, is seeking nominations for five winners who will each receive $50,000. By Heather Joslyn 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. Nonprofits Mull Prospect of Losing Thousands of AmeriCorps Volunteers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Mull-Prospect-of/239815 2017-04-18T08:00:00-04:00 Charities that rely heavily on manpower from the Clinton-era federal program say proposed White House cuts would drastically reduce their ability to provide services and recruit the next generation of leaders. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: GOP Eyes Tax Bill for Johnson Amendment Repeal https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GOP-Eyes/239803 2017-04-14T10:17:00-04:00 House Republicans are reportedly folding language to end the ban on politicking by charities into larger tax legislation. Also, a Wall Street traditionalist on the Ford Foundation's board embraces impact investing, and opposition recedes to charities holding big galas at President Trump's Florida estate. New Top Fundraiser at National Trust for Historic Preservation; Meyer Trust CEO to Step Down https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Top-Fundraiser-at-National/239802 2017-04-14T09:59:00-04:00 America the Beautiful and Credential Engine also announce new leaders. By Anais Strickland 5 Musts for Establishing a Major-Gift Program https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/5-musts-for-establishing-a-maj/6270/ 2017-04-12T10:00:00-04:00 If you’re just getting started seeking gifts from wealthy donors, begin by preparing your board and inviting volunteers to join campaign committees. By Emily Lang 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. Daily News Roundup: Reporting on Trump's Philanthropy Earns Pulitzer Prize https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Reporting/239762 2017-04-11T09:41:00-04:00 David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won journalism's most prestigious honor for his dogged tracking last year of the then-candidate's claims about his giving. Also, the head of Oregon's equity-focused Meyer Memorial Trust announces plans to step down. 9 Ways to Ensure Your Vacation Is Really Time Off From Work https://www.philanthropy.com/article/9-Ways-to-Ensure-Your-Vacation/239759 2017-04-11T08:00:00-04:00 Coordinating and communicating with donors and colleagues ahead of time is key to arranging a worry-free escape from the daily grind. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: 'I Have a Dream' Education Donor Eugene Lang Dies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-I-Have-a/239753 2017-04-10T10:08:00-04:00 Mr. Lang famously promised to pay college tuition for a Harlem school's sixth-grade class and later started a charity that helped thousands more students attain higher education. Also, New York State lawmakers drop a plan to reap revenue from university foundations. 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. Controversial Group Removes Board Names From Website Amid Complaints https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Controversial-Group-Removes/239739 2017-04-07T09:44:00-04:00 See the full membership of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives, which took the list out of public view amid criticism of its marketing practices. By Timothy Sandoval United Way Worldwide Gets New U.S. President; Steve Fund Hires First Leader https://www.philanthropy.com/article/United-Way-Worldwide-Gets-New/239741 2017-04-07T09:41:00-04:00 Also, the head of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund is stepping down, and Chronicle contributor Paul Connolly dies at 54. By Anais Strickland Leader Works to Name — and Tame — Grant-Making Risks https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Leader-Works-to-Name-and/239742 2017-04-07T09:31:00-04:00 Maya Winkelstein of the Open Road Alliance is on a mission to get foundations to talk with grantees about project pitfalls and how to avoid them. By Nicole Wallace Coaching Board Members for Advocacy Pays Big Dividends https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Coaching-Board-Members-for/239720 2017-04-06T10:35:00-04:00 Trustees’ connections and community clout can be invaluable for the nonprofits they serve, but these assets are often underused. Experts share their secrets on how to motivate board members to make your case to legislators and policy makers. By Maria Di Mento Opinion: Nonprofits and Foundations Must Move Fast to Battle Trump https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Nonprofits-and/239719 2017-04-06T10:20:00-04:00 The charity world has the confidence and trust of Americans, and it’s time to put that to use to fend off draconian federal spending cuts. By Mark Rosenman Daily News Roundup: Trump Plans Could Mean 'Life and Death' for Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239718 2017-04-06T09:25:00-04:00 Nonprofit leaders and lobbyists say the administration's budget plans pose an existential threat to many organizations. Also, European lawmakers call for action against Hungary's targeting of nonprofits and institutions funded by George Soros, and Britain fines major charities for "wealth screening" of donors. Daily News Roundup: Hungary Passes Bill Targeting Soros-Backed College https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Hungary/239695 2017-04-05T09:56:00-04:00 Also, Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic network commits $100 million to buttress investigative journalism and battle hate speech, and allies of Hillary Clinton say she will not be returning to her family's foundation. Ford Foundation Makes $1 Billion Pledge for Mission Investments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Ford-Foundation-Makes-1/239692 2017-04-05T00:00:00-04:00 By promising a big chunk of its $12 billion endowment to businesses that reduce inequality, the nation’s second-wealthiest grant maker could spur peers to increase their impact investing. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Trump Donates First-Quarter Pay to Park Service https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/239687 2017-04-04T10:01:00-04:00 A federal agency facing major budget cuts is the first beneficiary of the president's promise to give away his government wages. Also, billionaire philanthropist Carlos Slim launches an effort to help legal Mexican immigrants attain U.S. citizenship. How Can Philanthropy Help the Working Class? An Answer From Minnesota https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Can-Philanthropy-Help-the/239650 2017-04-04T07:59:56-04:00 With urban-rural tensions rising, regional spinoffs of Minneapolis's McKnight Foundation offer a model for partnership between the big city and small towns. By Drew Lindsay 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 How One Muslim Group Is Resetting Priorities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-One-Muslim-Group-Is/239681 2017-04-03T10:16:00-04:00 Rather than reacting to current events, the El-Hibri Foundation is taking a long-term approach focused on building community ties and acceptance for Muslims in America. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Facebook and Foundations Team for News Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Facebook/239682 2017-04-03T10:15:00-04:00 The $14 million venture will back efforts to help people make informed judgments about what they read online. Also, a foundation fires the law firm it shared with President Trump, and a look at how Rockefeller heirs are taking the reins of the family's philanthropy. New Leaders at Nuclear Threat Initiative and San Diego’s Jewish Community Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Leaders-at-Nuclear-Threat/239661 2017-03-31T10:01:00-04:00 The Hennepin Theatre Trust and the Hewlett and Cummings foundations also made notable hires. By Anais Strickland Daily News Roundup: U. of Louisville Foundation Halts Controversial Compensation Plan https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-U-of/239643 2017-03-30T10:33:00-04:00 Also, a new tech platform is becoming the favored tool of the anti-Trump movement, and the American Civil Liberties Union is helping to fuel grass-roots advocacy.  New Nonprofit Puts Money Over Mission and Ethics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Nonprofit-Puts-Money-Over/239635 2017-03-30T08:00:00-04:00 Some charities should temporarily stop pursuing their missions while they raise enough money to do more, says one of the group’s most outspoken board members. By Timothy Sandoval Recruiting for Nonprofit Jobs in a Rural Locale Takes Creativity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Recruiting-for-Nonprofit-Jobs/239631 2017-03-29T10:44:00-04:00 When their organizations operate far from a big city, hiring managers need patience and a passionate belief in their cause to lure talent. By Heather Joslyn