PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:38:21-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Ex-Clinton Foundation CEO Signs on With Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Ex-Clinton-Foundation-CEO/238957 2017-01-20T10:02:00-05:00 Eric Braverman will head up philanthropic efforts for the organization led by Alphabet’s chief executive and his wife. By Anais Strickland Daily News Roundup: Public TV and Arts Agencies Reportedly on Trump’s Chopping Block https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Public-TV/238958 2017-01-20T09:47:00-05:00 Also, the departing first couple solicits public ideas for making the Obama Foundation a "start-up for citizenship," and Jewish nonprofits across the country are hit with a second wave of bomb threats. Trump's First 100 Days and the Stakes for Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/trumps-first-100-days-and-the/126 2017-01-19T16:32:00-05:00 A round-up of news coverage by The Chronicle of what's at stake for nonprofits, as well as opinion pieces by charity leaders and philanthropy experts on negotiating this new environment. Daily News Roundup: Ex-Clinton Foundation Leader Joins Tech Mogul Schmidt’s Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ex-Clinton/238939 2017-01-19T09:38:00-05:00 Also, Betsy DeVos distances herself from giving by her parents' foundation to groups viewed as anti-gay rights, and D.C.-area Girl Scouts draw fire for marching in Donald Trump's inaugural. Nonprofits Are Next Step for Many Obama Allies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Are-Next-Step-for/238919 2017-01-18T08:18:00-05:00 A look at where some top White House aides and administration officials have gone after leaving the president’s inner circle in government. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: $100 Million Pledge Backs Tex. Leadership Center https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-100/238909 2017-01-17T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary had ties to nonprofits that supported a lucrative merger involving a bank he led, and a black college's marching band draws a donation windfull to perform at the inauguration. Betsy DeVos Moves From Wealthy Outsider to Cabinet Insider https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Betsy-DeVos-Moves-From-Wealthy/238912 2017-01-17T10:08:00-05:00 Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary has a long history of wielding influence outside of government and behind the scenes. By Eric Kelderman New CEOs at Hope for Haiti and Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-CEOs-at-Hope-for-Haiti-and/238894 2017-01-13T09:41:00-05:00 Plus, the Cullen Foundation appoints a president to succeed its long-serving executive director, and the Municipal Art Society of New York switches leaders. By Anais Strickland My Brother’s Keeper Is ‘Lifelong Work’ for Obama, Aide Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/My-Brother-s-Keeper-Is/238887 2017-01-13T08:00:00-05:00 The soon-to-be former president has an abiding commitment to the program to boost opportunities for boys and young men of color, says Michael Smith, who led the effort in the White House. By Alex Daniels Opinion: 4 Steps for Building Nonprofit Resilience in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-4-Steps-for-Building/238875 2017-01-12T09:39:00-05:00 Strong leaders can take advantage of challenging times by building their organization’s ability to weather changes. By Tom Watson How to Build a Diverse Nonprofit Staff and Board https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-build-a-diverse-nonprof/125 2017-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 A collection of Chronicle resources to help you bring on employees and leaders with a wide variety of backgrounds. Daily News Roundup: Feds Eye Kidney Charity's Ties With Dialysis Firms https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Feds-Eye/238847 2017-01-09T10:08:00-05:00 Also, what Rex Tillerson's tenure as national Boy Scouts leader and Betsy DeVos's schools-focused philanthropy might tell us about their prospective leadership of the State and Education departments. Opinion: More Scrutiny, Transparency, and Leadership Needed for Nonprofits in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-More-Scrutiny/238845 2017-01-09T10:03:00-05:00 New watchdogs and new requirements on foundation spending are among Chronicle columnist Pablo Eisenberg's six steps for philanthropy to fend off threats to programs serving the needy. By Pablo Eisenberg Rockefeller Foundation Names Ex-USAID Chief as President https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Rockefeller-Foundation-Names/238826 2017-01-06T10:23:00-05:00 Plus, a top aide to Joe Biden joins the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Mental Health Association of New York City taps a new CEO. By Anais Strickland 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 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 Young Leader Works to Meet Needs of Aging Holocaust Survivors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Young-Leader-Works-to-Meet/238813 2017-01-05T09:37:00-05:00 Masha Pearl, 32, who heads the Blue Card, has a personal connection to the cause; all four of her grandparents fled Nazi persecution in Eastern Europe. By Eden Stiffman Opinion: Nonprofits Need to Stand Together to Push for Smart Public Policies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Nonprofits-Need-to/238802 2017-01-04T10:46:00-05:00 Anticipating a flurry of legislative and regulatory changes at all levels of government, nonprofits can’t afford to fixate on just one issue or on Congress alone. By Tim Delaney and David L. Thompson Daily News Roundup: Nonprofits Reportedly Pull Raises Amid Overtime Uncertainty https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofits/238801 2017-01-04T09:37:00-05:00 Also, Joe Biden accidentally confirms post-vice presidency philanthropic plans and a conservative columnist chides charities and foundations for their response to Donald Trump's ascendance. Hollywood Producer's Nonprofit Helps Ex-Inmates Forge New Paths https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Hollywood-Producers-Nonprofit/238774 2017-01-04T07:59:57-05:00 Scott Budnick, a key player on the Hangover movies, sidelined his film career to go behind bars and help troubled young men turn their lives around. By Megan O’Neil Measuring Charities by Impact, Not Overhead, Proves Difficult https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Measuring-Charities-by-Impact/238776 2017-01-04T07:59:56-05:00 Services like GuideStar and Charity Navigator are expanding their tools to help shine a light on results, but transparency advocates say the movement is still in its infancy. By Drew Lindsay and Eden Stiffman Letters: Critiquing Coverage of the Humane Society and Fretting About Philanthropists’ Role in Public Policy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Letters-Critiquing-Coverage/238794 2017-01-03T11:12:00-05:00 Writers weigh in on our feature on the big animal-welfare group and a column about billionaire donors influencing judicial elections. Daily News Roundup: Recovery Has Not Boosted Giving, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Recovery/238789 2017-01-03T09:45:00-05:00 Also, tips for social-service nonprofits on retaining employees, and Britain sees a surge in allegations of links between charities and terrorism. Editors’ Picks: The Year’s Best Career Resources https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Editors-Picks-The-Year-s/238767 2016-12-29T10:52:00-05:00 Revisit our top advice of 2016 for job-seeking, starting off in a new place, or growing in your current role. Daily News Roundup: Boston Charity Chief Got $1.34 Million Pay Boost https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Boston/238766 2016-12-29T09:49:00-05:00 Also, major global aid groups weigh in on their priorities and expectations for 2017, and a Washington Post reporter gives an inside account of his investigation of Donald Trump's philanthropy. 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. Daily News Roundup: Michelle Obama Slur Costs Job for W. Va. Nonprofit Head https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Michelle/238754 2016-12-28T09:41:00-05:00 Also, Donald Trump tweets a defense of his charitable foundation, and safety-net hospitals brace for financial fallout if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. 2016 in Review: Nonprofit Leaders Who Tackle Big Challenges https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/2016-in-review-nonprofit-lead/122 2016-12-28T00:00:00-05:00 Revisit some of our favorite Chronicle stories of the year about charity heads, foundation officials, and donors doing fascinating work. Daily News Roundup: Nonprofit With Trump Ties Offering Access to New President https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofit/238725 2016-12-20T10:45:00-05:00 Also, the foundation tasked with building the Obama presidential library names a White House political aide as its chief executive. California Endowment Commits $25 Million to Fight Trump Changes https://www.philanthropy.com/article/California-Endowment-Commits/238726 2016-12-20T10:20:00-05:00 The wide-ranging effort aims to help people who lose health care and food stamps and to stem hate crimes and deportation of immigrants. By Alex Daniels Opinion: Listening to Beneficiaries Helps Nonprofits Learn What Doesn’t Work https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Listening-to/238723 2016-12-20T09:56:00-05:00 The focus on results sometimes means grants makers and charities forget to ask clients what they think might make a difference, Hilary Pennington of the Ford Foundation and Fay Twersky of the Hewlett Foundation write. By Hilary Pennington and Fay Twersky Progressive Foundations Brace for Trump Administration https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Progressive-Foundations-Brace/238718 2016-12-19T11:57:00-05:00 Some are taking immediate measures, such as holding money in reserve in case grantees need to shift their tactics. But many foundations aren’t planning sweeping changes. By Alex Daniels Daily News Roundup: Trumps Drop Charity Auction of Coffee With Ivanka https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trumps/238716 2016-12-19T09:59:00-05:00 Also, Catholic Charities of Cleveland uncovers a $1.9 million theft, and the Austrian government plans to give Hitler's first home to a nonprofit. Despite Layoffs, Nonprofit Associations Tout Strengths https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Despite-Layoffs-Nonprofit/238702 2016-12-16T08:57:00-05:00 The Council on Foundations and Independent Sector say they will continue to work to protect the charitable deduction and court the Trump administration. By Rebecca Koenig Indiana U. Health Hires New Chief Philanthropy Officer, Los Angeles Universal Preschool Names CEO https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Indiana-U-Health-Hires-New/238706 2016-12-16T08:47:00-05:00 Plus, the Sloan Foundation’s president announces his retirement, and the latest moves at the Arnold, Broad, and Silicon Valley Community foundations. By Anais Strickland