PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:35:12-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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. Network for Good Reports Post-Holiday Giving Slump https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 Online donations to the giving platform dropped from a high of more than $13 million on December 31 to a low of less than $266,000 on January 7. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi 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. 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 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 Donor Recognition Doesn’t Need to Be Prominent to Work, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Recognition-Doesn-t/238783 2017-01-04T07:59:54-05:00 New research suggests that a link to an online list of donors may be as effective in spurring gifts as listing boldface names in expensive, glossy printed materials. By Alex Daniels 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. 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. Daily News Roundup: New York Clamps Down on Giving to Politicians' Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New-York/238707 2016-12-16T10:04:00-05:00 Also, Ivanka Trump raises ethics questions by auctioning a coffee date for charity, and Denver suspends enforcement of an urban-camping ban criticized by advocates for the homeless. Daily News Roundup: Giving Via GoFundMe Passes $3 Billion Mark https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Giving-Via/238697 2016-12-15T09:20:00-05:00 Also, Amazon raises its profile in Seattle philanthropy amid a downtown building boom, and the NFL de-pinks its annual October cancer campaign. Daily News Roundup: Google Parent Gives Staff Holiday Bonus to Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Google/238654 2016-12-12T10:04:00-05:00 Also, San Francisco teams with tech leaders to fund a $30 million program to aid homeless families, and looming tax changes fuel a year-end burst of stock donations. After #GivingTuesday, Network for Good Announces #RetentionWednesday https://www.philanthropy.com/article/After-GivingTuesday-Network/238573 2016-12-06T10:07:00-05:00 The online-gift processor plans to help charities follow up with giving-day donors and will collect and share data about nonprofits’ fundraising performance. By Timothy Sandoval Facebook Processes $6.8 Million in Donations on Giving Tuesday https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-Processes-68/238578 2016-12-05T11:13:00-05:00 More than 100,000 people contributed via pages on the social network, which is looking to raise its profile as a conduit for online fundraising. By Megan O’Neil Giving Tuesday Haul Is an Estimated $168 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Tuesday-Haul-Is-an/238534 2016-11-29T17:10:00-05:00 That easily beats the estimated $117 raised last year and far exceeds the $10 million brought in during the first Giving Tuesday in 2012. By Tim Sandoval and Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Patagonia Black Friday Bonanza Aids Green Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Patagonia/238531 2016-11-29T10:28:00-05:00 Also, the ice bucket that started it all goes on display at a Smithsonian philanthropy exhibition, and two founders of Guess jeans ready their art collection for a new Los Angeles museum. Gates Foundation to Match $500,000 in Giving Tuesday Donations Made on Facebook https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Foundation-to-Match/238438 2016-11-17T11:35:00-05:00 The money will supplement dollars raised on users’ individual fundraising pages, a new feature added to the social network in June. By Megan O’Neil Facebook Adds Video Fundraising Feature to Compete With YouTube https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-Adds-Video/238436 2016-11-17T08:00:00-05:00 The move comes as the company tests additional ways to bolster its role in "peer-to-peer" fundraising done by individual supporters on behalf of nonprofits. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Planned Parenthood Sees Flood of ‘Pence’ Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Planned/238425 2016-11-16T09:22:00-05:00 Also, Lincoln Center appoints its first woman leader, and a new study says donations have replaced ticket sales as U.S. orchestras' chief revenue source. How to Plan and Participate in Giving Tuesday and Other ‘Giving Day’ Events https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-plan-and-participate-in/113 2016-11-15T10:37:00-05:00 Tools, articles, and other resources to help you make the most of an online fundraising marathon. As Giving Tuesday Turns 5, Its Impact Expands Beyond Dollars https://www.philanthropy.com/article/As-Giving-Tuesday-Turns-5-Its/238414 2016-11-15T10:03:00-05:00 Philanthropy observers say the annual day of giving has spawned a movement, bringing a much-needed spirit of collaboration, innovation, and digital experimentation to the nonprofit world. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Apple Opens Payments Service to Charity Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Apple/238412 2016-11-15T09:36:00-05:00 Also, volunteering takes a place on the agenda at industry conventions, and a university revises naming guidelines after stripping a controversial donor's name from a campus facility. Salvation Army’s Online Red Kettle Drive Lets Donors Earmark Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Salvation-Army-s-Online-Red/238344 2016-11-09T08:00:00-05:00 The new holiday campaign uses social-media tools to let people raise money from friends and direct donations to specific chapters or needs. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Clinton Fund Got Qatar Gift During Hillary’s State Tenure https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Clinton/238334 2016-11-07T09:56:00-05:00 Also, a New York Times special section on giving includes looks at Silicon Valley's big-bet philanthropy and a wave of online services that screen charities to advise donors. Daily News Roundup: Clinton Aides Sparred Over Morocco Foundation Summit https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Clinton/238144 2016-10-21T10:02:00-04:00 Plus, the conservative video activist purporting that Hillary Clinton supporters fomented violence at Donald Trump rallies got money from Mr. Trump's foundation. Daily News Roundup: Foundation Ties Worried Hillary Aides Before Run https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Foundation/238067 2016-10-14T09:55:00-04:00 Also, a review by New York City's top finance official raises questions about whether Donald Trump fulfilled pledges to 9/11 charities in the weeks after the attack. #GivingTuesday Donations Have Risen Steadily, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GivingTuesday-Donations-Have/238049 2016-10-12T11:42:00-04:00 An analysis of the first three years of the annual day of philanthropy by Blackbaud shows that charities of all sizes got bigger gifts with each year of the event. By Heather Joslyn How to Engage Young Alumni https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-engage-young-alumni/110 2016-10-12T00:00:00-04:00 A collection of resources to help you inspire recent graduates to give or get involved.  Podcast: Tailoring Your Fundraising to Reach Generation X https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-tailoring-your-fundra/6099/ 2016-10-10T11:02:00-04:00 Dara Royer, head of development and marketing for Mercy Corps, explains how the aid charity is targeting the more than 60 million Americans born from 1965 to 1980. By Tony Martignetti Daily News Roundup: 32-Year Juilliard Leader Stepping Down https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-32-Year/238000 2016-10-06T09:38:00-04:00 Also, Doctors Without Borders re-creates the refugee experience in Washington, and Michelle Obama gets corporate support to maintain the White House vegetable garden. Daily News Roundup: $37 Million Tex. Haul Raises Giving-Day Bar https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-37/237911 2016-09-27T10:27:00-04:00 Also, Yale University bucks the 2016 trend of college-endowment losses, and new census data shows the first significant drop in U.S. proverty since the Great Recession. Election and Stock-Market Jitters Complicate Year-End Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/ElectionStock-Market/237845 2016-09-21T10:13:00-04:00 Experts urge fundraisers to get an early start making plans with donors to ride out a period of unusually high uncertainty in the final months of 2016. By Heather Joslyn, Timothy Sandoval, and Eden Stiffman Online Drives Take Off for Teachers Buying School Supplies https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Online-Drives-Take-Off-for/237697 2016-09-06T10:35:00-04:00 Teachers are increasingly relying on crowdfunding campaigns to supplement tight school budgets for classroom equipment ranging from laptop computers to cleaning supplies, writes the Associated Press. Generation X Comes of Age as Donor Group With Big Potential https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Generation-X-Comes-of-Age-as/237628 2016-09-06T07:59:58-04:00 Between boomers and millennials is a cohort whose members balance busy lives with a desire to fix problems. Fundraisers should pay attention. By Heather Joslyn La. Flood Donations Via Tech Giants Go Only to Red Cross https://www.philanthropy.com/article/La-Flood-Donations-Via-Tech/237677 2016-09-02T10:50:00-04:00 ProPublica reports on major technology and other companies, including Apple, Amazon, and Wells Fargo, whose fundraising on behalf of Louisiana flood victims goes exclusively through the American Red Cross despite criticism in recent years of the charity's disaster response.