PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:34:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Podcast: Laying the Groundwork for Crowdfunding for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-laying-the-groundwork/6348/ 2017-07-14T08:00:00-04:00 Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and president of GlobalGiving, discusses the nonprofit fundraising site’s 15 years of helping groups garner worldwide support for grass-roots projects. By Denver Frederick 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. Number of Donors Who Gave Via Network for Good Has Jumped https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-07-12T16:44:00-04:00 About 20 percent more people made contributions in June 2017 than in June 2016, but the number of nonprofits that received gifts rose only 1.7 percent during that time. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi Daily News Roundup: Supreme Court Rules Church Can Get Government Grant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Supreme/240446 2017-06-27T09:43:00-04:00 School-choice advocates said the decision, which concerned a state program to help nonprofits renovate playgrounds, bolsters their call for taxpayer-funded private-school vouchers. Also, Blackbaud makes a big move into crowdfunding, and a charity backed by big tech bucks works to get coding into classrooms. Nearly a Third of Donors Say They'll Give More in 2017, Survey Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nearly-a-Third-of-Donors-Say/240426 2017-06-23T10:10:00-04:00 Donors — especially millennials — are poised to ramp up their philanthropy, motivated in part by their improved financial situations and President Trump’s rise, according to a forthcoming report. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Sandy Hook Charity Drops Megyn Kelly Over Alex Jones Interview https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Sandy-Hook/240334 2017-06-14T10:02:00-04:00 Also, plans to overhaul the health-care system could set the stage for faster growth of crowdfunding websites, and how better marketing could draw more donations to help Syrian refugees. Daily News Roundup: $100 Million Art Sale Backs Criminal-Justice Fund https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-100/240316 2017-06-12T11:20:00-04:00 Also, the Gates Foundation and Rotary International spearhead $1.2 billion in new fundraising for the push to eradicate polio, and Warren Buffett's annual auction of a lunch date fetches $2.68 million for a San Francisco social-service charity. Facebook Offers Charities Free Data to Help Them Better Respond to Disasters https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-Offers-Charities-Free/240279 2017-06-07T12:00:00-04:00 The mapping feature will help nonprofits find concentrated areas where people feel unsafe. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Major Nonprofit Hospitals Spend Millions on Advertising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Major/240163 2017-05-25T09:47:00-04:00 Also, media mogul and $500 million art donor Jerry Perenchio dies, and a new app aims to harness President Trump's Twitter habit to raise money for progressive causes. 3rd U.S. Red Nose Day Makes Big Bet on Facebook Fundraising Tools https://www.philanthropy.com/article/3rd-US-Red-Nose-Day-Makes/240145 2017-05-23T09:34:00-04:00 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is matching up to $1 million in donations made to the event through the social network. By Eden Stiffman Millennials Embrace Both Online and Snail-Mail Appeals, Says Study https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Millennials-Embrace-Both/240146 2017-05-23T09:21:00-04:00 Persuasive websites and matching grants hold keys to getting young adults to give, suggests a new report by Dunham + Company. By Heather Joslyn The Rise of DIY Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/the-rise-of-diy-fundraising/136 2017-05-02T08:00:00-04:00 Nonprofits are stepping up efforts to help their supporters bring in new donors online. In this special report we give you examples of what's working, explain the tools you need, and provide guidance on how your charity can get started.  New Wave of Technology Helps Expand Power of Online Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Wave-of-Technology-Helps/239925 2017-05-02T07:59:59-04:00 Charities are stepping up efforts to help their supporters raise money from friends. While the amount of money raised is still relatively small, the tactics help nonprofits expand their web of connections to potential donors. By Timothy Sandoval What Nonprofit Newsrooms Can Teach Charities About Online Engagement https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-Nonprofit-Newsrooms-Can/239923 2017-05-02T07:59:58-04:00 ProPublica and the Texas Tribune offer practical lessons on building ties with an information-hungry audience. By Eden Stiffman In Building Movements, Don't Forget About Email https://www.philanthropy.com/article/In-Building-Movements-Dont/239924 2017-05-02T07:59:57-04:00 Facebook and Twitter are important, but the Women’s Marches and other activist campaigns prove that an older form of electronic technology still has power to motivate followers, says Brian Young of Action Network. By Eden Stiffman Free Tool Helps Nonprofits Draw More Social-Media Fans https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Free-Tool-Helps-Nonprofits/239926 2017-05-02T07:59:56-04:00 Facebook’s CrowdTangle tracks the performance of all an organization’s social-media accounts, and savvy nonprofits can use the data to boost fundraising. By Heather Joslyn Give Local Day Shrinks Significantly Following Last Year’s Tech Meltdown https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Give-Local-Day-Shrinks/239963 2017-05-01T15:36:00-04:00 Giving where you live remains the focus, but one year after Kimbia’s major technology failure the scope of the event has shifted, with some community foundations switching to different dates or other tech providers. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Metropolitan Museum of Art Mulls Ticket Charge for Non-New Yorkers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239920 2017-04-27T10:10:00-04:00 Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the deficit-plagued museum's proposal to make entrance fees mandatory for visitors from outside the city. Also, Livestrong says it's turning a fundraising corner after three years of plunging donations, and an African charity teams with dating app Tinder to help super-rare rhinos breed. How to Block Your Nonprofit’s Online Ads From Offensive Sites https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/how-to-block-your-nonprofit-s/6290/ 2017-04-27T09:41:00-04:00 Ensure your advertising doesn’t appear on websites that run counter to your mission or could blacken your brand. By Cody Switzer ACLU Tests Strategies to Keep Wave of New Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/ACLU-Tests-Strategies-to-Keep/239892 2017-04-26T08:00:00-04:00 The organization is making a push to turn hundreds of thousands of new supporters into regular donors and mining data to find those with the potential to make major gifts. By Timothy Sandoval Online Revenue Jumped 14% for Charities in 2016, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Online-Revenue-Jumped-14-for/239884 2017-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 Email fundraising and monthly giving continued to grow in 2016, and nonprofits spent more on digital ads. By Timothy Sandoval 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. 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 How Today's Stars are Raising Charitable Dollars Online https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/how-todays-stars-are-raising/134 2017-04-04T08:00:00-04:00 Several for-profit companies are making it easy for nonprofits big and small to connect with celebrities to raise money. But there are pitfalls, and it's often not clear who benefits the most. Stars Align for Small Charities to Raise Big Money Online https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Stars-Align-for-Small/239669 2017-04-04T07:59:59-04:00 Several for-profit companies are making it easy for nonprofits to connect with A-list celebrities for digital campaigns. But there are pitfalls, and it's often not clear who benefits the most. By Megan O’Neil What It Takes to Make Charity-Celebrity Partnerships Work https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-It-Takes-to-Make/239671 2017-04-04T07:59:57-04:00 Charity leaders and the stars themselves dish about the ins and outs of working with big names to raise big money. By Megan O’Neil Study Shows Value of Using Competition to Revive Dormant Donors https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Study-Shows-Value-of-Using/239646 2017-04-04T07:59:53-04:00 An experiment involving users of Kiva showed that inactive donors who were part of a giving team could often be prodded into contributing if faced with a challenge to help outdo other teams. By Alex Daniels Tips and Tools for Building Strong Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Programs https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/tips-and-tools-for-building-st/133 2017-03-29T00:00:00-04:00 A collection of resources to help nonprofits attract loyal volunteer fundraisers and build a strong sense of community among supporters. 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. 6 Must-Haves for a Successful Peer-to-Peer Program https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/6-must-haves-for-a-successful/6252/ 2017-03-21T10:15:00-04:00 Arm your volunteer fundraisers with tools they need to bring in donations. Here are some necessities. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: ACLU Goes to Grass Roots in Anti-Trump Campaign https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-ACLU-Goes/239472 2017-03-13T11:21:00-04:00 The nonprofit is aiming to channel its swelling coffers and membership ranks into a national direct-action movement. Also, a fire-safety charity takes heat for seven-figure executive salaries, and hospitals worry that replacing Obamacare will undo a drop in charity-care costs. How to Use Data to Boost Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Data-to-Boost/239429 2017-03-08T10:18:00-05:00 Tell a story, and present information that matters to donors in a format that’s easy to understand. By Rebecca Koenig Charity Athletic Events Decline in Revenue for 4th Straight Year https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Athletic-Events/239361 2017-03-01T13:00:00-05:00 Runs, walks, and cycling events have grown more popular but not necessarily more lucrative, a study finds. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Suit Alleges PayPal Redirected Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Suit/239363 2017-03-01T10:59:00-05:00 Also, pharmaceutical firms defend steep price hikes as necessary to subsidize drug-donation programs, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's director resigns under pressure. 6 Tips to Help Supporters Raise Money From Friends https://www.philanthropy.com/article/6-Tips-to-Help-Supporters/239338 2017-02-28T09:48:00-05:00 Experts offer advice on how to build strong peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. By Eden Stiffman