PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:33:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Judge Clears Legal-Aid Groups to Keep Helping Immigrants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Judge/240732 2017-07-25T09:51:00-04:00 The ruling blocks Justice Department efforts to restrict nonprofits from giving legal help to potential deportees unless they take them on as formal clients. Also, the NAACP names an interim chief executive, and Kalamazoo officials unveil details of a planned $500 million foundation to help the financially struggling city. Nonprofit Coalition Takes a New Tack in the Trump Era https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Coalition-Takes-a/240729 2017-07-25T09:25:00-04:00 Dan Cardinali has spent his first year as head of Independent Sector finding ways to promote a populist tax idea and taking a more expansive approach to getting charities and foundations to work together. By Rebecca Koenig How to Overcome Implicit Bias in Nonprofit Hiring https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Overcome-Implicit-Bias/240730 2017-07-25T08:59:00-04:00 Experts shine a light on subtle ways prejudice creeps into hiring and offer advice on attracting a more diverse pool of candidates. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Controversy Over Coke Giving Follows Ga. Health Official to CDC https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240725 2017-07-24T09:51:00-04:00 The soft-drink giant funded anti-obesity programs in Georgia when Brenda Fitzgerald, incoming head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the state's health commissioner. Also, volunteerism jumps in New York City, and a tale of two Utah nonprofits that barred LGBT groups from events. Daily News Roundup: House Approves $145 Million Each to Arts and Humanities Endowments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-House/240715 2017-07-21T10:24:00-04:00 Also, a Brooklyn hospital gets $25 million from a family foundation established by Jeff Bezos's mother and stepfather, and Howard Buffett donates $3 million to expand a children's museum. New CEOs Join Points of Light and Hispanics in Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-CEOs-Join-Points-of-Light/240716 2017-07-21T08:37:00-04:00 Also, the American Council on Education gets a new leader, and the University of Chicago’s top fundraiser departs for NYU. By Heather Joslyn Foster-Care Veteran Seeks to Use Tech to Ease Transition to Adult Life https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foster-Care-Veteran-Seeks-to/240711 2017-07-21T08:00:00-04:00 Through his nonprofit, Think of Us, Sixto Cancel is testing a mobile app designed to coach young people aging out of their foster homes how to navigate housing, employment, and more. By Nicole Wallace Daily News Roundup: NYC Plan for Culture Groups Links Funding to Diversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NYC-Plan/240702 2017-07-20T09:25:00-04:00 Mayor Bill de Blasio says arts nonprofits' progress on staff and board equity will be a factor in City Hall grant decisions. Also, big donors to the San Antonio Symphony form a nonprofit to take over operation of the financially struggling orchestra. How to Manage a Dysfunctional Manager https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Manage-a-Dysfunctional/240689 2017-07-19T11:15:00-04:00 Three steps to getting your work done and staying positive, no matter how bad your boss. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Historically Black Colleges Struggle to Build Endowments https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240688 2017-07-19T10:13:00-04:00 Black higher-education institutions boast strong alumni-giving rates but draw far fewer dollars than peers and have less opportunity to pursue risky but potentially lucrative investment strategies. Also, the Kennedy Center sees fundraising gains but management churn under a new president. Two Charities Show How Big Bets on City Youth Can Pay Off https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Two-Charities-Show-How-Big/240681 2017-07-19T08:00:00-04:00 Programs in Chicago and Oakland are showing how, with enough resources, the most hard-to-reach young people can become stable, successful members of their communties. By Heather Joslyn Baltimore Youth Charity Fights Poverty the Hard Way https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Baltimore-Youth-Charity-Fights/240680 2017-07-19T08:00:00-04:00 The nonprofit group Thread surrounds each struggling teenage participant with a team of volunteers who push, pull, and cajole them to success. It’s hard work, but it gets results. Can it find the money and support it needs to grow? By Heather Joslyn Daily News Roundup: Inside a College Development Office Riven by Dysfunction https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Inside-a/240675 2017-07-18T10:01:00-04:00 Dozens of fundraisers have left Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in recent years, fleeing what ex-staffers describe as a toxic environment created by the university's highly paid president. Plus, how big nonprofit hospitals are faring financially under Obamacare. Letter to the Editor: In Defense of Board Diversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Letter-to-the-Editor-In/240671 2017-07-18T08:00:00-04:00 The leaders of BoardSource take issue with the notion that single-mindedness on some boards can be an asset. Daily News Roundup: House Takes Step to Weaken Church-Politicking Ban https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-House/240667 2017-07-17T09:58:00-04:00 The Appropriations Committee approved language in a spending bill aimed at curbing IRS enforcement of the ban on electioneering by houses of worship. Also, big foundations take big financial hits as a private-equity fund popular with charitable investors goes bust. Capitol Hill Veteran Joins Feeding America; Sloan Foundation Gets New Leader https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Capitol-Hill-Veteran-Joins/240648 2017-07-14T08:00:00-04:00 Plus, major personnel moves at the Barr, Public Welfare, Annie E. Casey, and Laura and John Arnold foundations. By Heather Joslyn Daily News Roundup: Wider Array of Nonprofits Join Push Against Obamacare Replacement https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Wider/240637 2017-07-13T11:24:00-04:00 Nonprofit hospitals and patient-advocacy groups are lobbying wavering Republicans as a vote looms on the Senate health-care measure. Also, charities explore mobile-payments app Venmo as a fundraising tool, and a big-city newspaper teams with GoFundMe to encourage crowdfunding campaigns. Daily News Roundup: Knight Foundation Arm Sues Over Trump’s Twitter Blocks https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Knight/240609 2017-07-12T09:29:00-04:00 The Knight First Amendment Institute says the president's account is a "public forum" and he violates the free-speech rights of users he prevents from posting responses. Plus, a Philadelphia public broadcaster's executive pay arouses ire, and Melinda Gates slams White House policies on family planning. Daily News Roundup: Annual Warren Buffett Charity Gift Tops $3 Billion https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Annual/240590 2017-07-11T09:53:00-04:00 The summertime ritual saw 18.6 million shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock go to the Gates Foundation and four Buffett-family grant makers. Also, a look at how Priscilla Chan is taking the reins at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and a Texas supermarket mogul makes his second major education gift this year. LGBTQ Nonprofit Workers Report More Negative Career Impact, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/LGBTQ-Nonprofit-Workers-Report/240572 2017-07-11T09:00:00-04:00 One in five say they’ve had career setbacks traceable to their gender identities, but the impact of race and ethnicity is bigger, according to a new survey by the Building Movement Project. By Timothy Sandoval Charities: Don't Forget About the Politicking Ban Just Yet https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Dont-Forget-About/240573 2017-07-11T08:00:00-04:00 The Johnson Amendment, which prohibits explicitly partisan activity by 501(c)(3) groups, remains the law of the land, despite President Trump’s executive order seeking a curb on enforcement. By Matthew Shell Daily News Roundup: Red Ink Prompts March of Dimes to Sell Headquarters https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Red-Ink/240567 2017-07-10T11:07:00-04:00 The iconic charity put its national office on the market following years of multimillion-dollar losses. Also, Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners talk about the roots of their giving, and conservative philanthropy leaders make a case against impact investing. Daily News Roundup: Charities Got $200 Million From Suspect in Massive Malaysia Fraud https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charities/240531 2017-07-05T10:29:00-04:00 Also, Leonard Lauder reaffirms his $1 billion art pledge to the Metropolitan Museum of Art amid the institution's organizational upheaval, and the head of the Obama Foundation talks about the postpresidential charity's goals for boosting civic engagement. Renovation Nation: How Three Nonprofits Rebooted and Sparked Growth https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/renovation-nation-how-three-n/146 2017-07-05T07:59:59-04:00 Inside the makeovers that helped 4-H, PEN America, and Mental Health America update their images, reach new audiences, and rev up fundraising. 4-H Shows How an Image Update Can Boost Support https://www.philanthropy.com/article/4-H-Shows-How-an-Image-Update/240512 2017-07-05T07:59:58-04:00 Technology and testimonials from former members help the century-old organization showcase programs that resonate with modern kids and families. By Heather Joslyn Online Data and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Revive an Advocacy Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Online-Dataan/240513 2017-07-05T07:59:57-04:00 Mental Health America has boosted its fundraising and reach by "functioning like a start-up," with streamlined decision-making and new digital tools. By Heather Joslyn PEN America Joins the Political Fray — and Finds New Audiences https://www.philanthropy.com/article/PEN-America-Joins-the/240514 2017-07-05T07:59:56-04:00 Long considered a genteel citadel of the literary elite, the nonprofit has increased its revenue and membership while raising its voice on free expression, protection of journalists, and President Trump. By Heather Joslyn Soccer Program Helps Refugee Children Find Footing in America https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Soccer-Program-Helps-Refugee/240507 2017-07-05T07:59:55-04:00 Luma Mufleh felt moved to start coaching a ragtag group of kids she spotted playing barefoot in their strange new surroundings. What followed was an improbable journey to create something that could lift them to acceptance. By Rebecca Koenig Opinion: A New Breed of Leader Is Driving Social Change https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-A-New-Breed-of-Leader/240504 2017-07-05T07:59:49-04:00 With open minds and coalition-building skills, "system entrepreneurs" can transform how philanthropy tackles the biggest social challenges. By Jeffrey Walker Museum Salaries Have Risen 3 Percent, Survey Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Museum-Salaries-Have-Risen-3/240502 2017-06-30T12:18:00-04:00 The report by the Association of Art Museum Directors also shows that chief operating officers saw their pay increase the most. By Maria Di Mento Sloan Foundation Names Academic Veteran as New Leader https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Sloan-Foundation-Names/240496 2017-06-30T11:44:00-04:00 Adam Falk, a physicist, was once awarded a research fellowship by Sloan and has served as president of Williams College since 2010. By Alex Daniels Merck Fund Names New Chief; Aspen Music Festival Hires Top Fundraiser https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Merck-Fund-Names-New-Chief-/240483 2017-06-30T10:09:00-04:00 Plus, major personnel moves at the James Beard, James Graham Brown, and Akonadi foundations. By Heather Joslyn Daily News Roundup: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Restructures as Endowment Dwindles https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Colonial/240493 2017-06-30T09:54:00-04:00 The operator of the historic Virginia site will shed jobs and outsource operations following steep financial losses. Also, Harvard gets set to overhaul its endowment portfolio, and a jury backs the government's long-running effort to seize a Manhattan skyscraper from an Iran-linked charity. Daily News Roundup: GuideStar Sued Over ‘Hate Group’ Labels https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-GuideStar/240473 2017-06-29T10:14:00-04:00 Liberty Counsel, a Christian legal nonprofit, said it was defamed by the since-removed tags at the charity tracker's website. Also, two states are looking into Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow's charity operations, and the Kellogg Foundation commits $24 million to organizations battling racism. Dumbledore’s Army Comes to Life in Harry Potter-Inspired Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dumbledore-s-Army-Comes-to/240471 2017-06-29T09:31:00-04:00 How one nonprofit channels fans’ passion for pop culture into social activism. By Nidhi Singh