PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:58:28-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 Network for Good Registers 21% Bump in March Online Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-03-07T00:00:00-05:00 The fundraising platform drew more than $19 million in contributions last month, and the number of donations was up 23.9 percent from March 2016. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi 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 Daily News Roundup: NYC Plans Big Increase in Homeless Shelters https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NYC-Plans/239340 2017-02-28T09:07:00-05:00 Also, Jewish nonprofits are hit by another wave of bomb threats, and Harvard's investment chief shakes up management of the world's wealthiest endowment. Daily News Roundup: Major AIDS Charity Draws Fire for Political Spending https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Major-AIDS/239318 2017-02-24T09:20:00-05:00 Critics say the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is straying from its mission by using its resources on a campaign to limit property development in Los Angeles. Also, Israel denies a work visa for a human-rights nonprofit's researcher. Giving Climbed in 2016 but at a Slower Rate Than Before, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Climbed-in-2016-but-at/239267 2017-02-22T11:30:00-05:00 Midsize organizations are finally rebounding from the recession, and online giving remains a bright spot, according to the annual study by fundraising-software company Blackbaud. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: What Makes a Charity Campaign Go Viral? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-What-Makes/239201 2017-02-15T09:41:00-05:00 A University of Cambridge study examines key characteristics of breakout fundraising and awareness efforts like the ice-bucket challenge. Also, a major science publisher reaches an agreement with the Gates Foundation on "open access" research. Daily News Roundup: Snapchat Parent’s IPO Could Bring $300 Million for Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Snapchat/239103 2017-02-03T10:09:00-05:00 Also, a Maine couple make their second $100 million art donation to a collegiate museum, and the Clinton Foundation assesses its finances and future in the Trump era. Greenpeace Sees Surge in Support With Defiant Message https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Greenpeace-Sees-Surge-in/239032 2017-01-27T11:37:00-05:00 The group’s display of a banner telling people to "resist," which appeared to hang over the White House, was part of a much bigger behind-the-scenes push to build support — and find new donors. By Timothy Sandoval Big Charities Close 2016 With a Surge in Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Big-Charities-Close-2016-With/239010 2017-01-26T11:25:00-05:00 Nonprofits hope 2017 will be a success, too, but worry about President Trump’s position on numerous issues and that an economic downturn might be looming. By Timothy Sandoval and Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: Whither the Clinton Foundation in the Trump Era? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Whither/238981 2017-01-23T09:53:00-05:00 Also, GoFundMe gains popularity with the alt-right, and the Trump administration teams up with an NFL great's charity on programs for black communities. 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. 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