PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:33:07-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 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 GuideStar’s Reversal on ‘Hate' Flags Prompts New Concerns https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GuideStar-s-Reversal-on/240443 2017-06-26T21:55:00-04:00 After threats to its staff and much criticism, the group removed warnings it had placed on profiles of nonprofits labeled "hate groups," raising questions about how best to promote civil discourse in this political moment. By Eden Stiffman 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 Survey Paints Grim Picture of Program Assessment at Charities and Foundations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Survey-Paints-Grim-Picture-of/240396 2017-06-20T09:00:00-04:00 Nonprofits lack the knowledge needed to assess the results of their work, program officers say, and the foundations that fund them aren’t much better at it. By Rebecca Koenig Donations Grew 1.4% to $390 Billion, Says ‘Giving USA’ https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donations-Grew-14-to-390/240319 2017-06-13T00:01:00-04:00 Modest performance in key economic indicators, coupled with uncertainty over the nation’s political direction, seems to have led to sluggish growth in philanthropy last year. By Timothy Sandoval GuideStar Adds Hate-Group Warning Labels to 46 Nonprofit Profiles https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GuideStar-Adds-Hate-Group/240296 2017-06-08T17:31:00-04:00 The charity-information service is placing prominent warning banners at the top of the organizations’ profiles, based on the findings of the Southern Poverty Law Center. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: NAACP Fires President to Start 'Systemwide Refresh' https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NAACP/240137 2017-05-22T10:50:00-04:00 In other news, an Australian businessman announces a $300 million gift to fight slavery and other problems, and Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates commit $100 million to a fund for women. Social-Service Needs Fall Slightly in 2016, but Several States Still Struggle https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Social-Service-Needs-Fall/240109 2017-05-18T11:05:00-04:00 Nevada, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Alaska, and Arkansas had the biggest demand for basic human services, according to the latest Human Needs Index data, a joint project of the Salvation Army and Indiana University. By Eden Stiffman Women Show Big Generational Divide in Giving, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Women-Show-Big-Generational/240027 2017-05-09T09:00:00-04:00 Baby-boomer women are much more confident and strategic in their giving than millennial women, who often cite emotional factors, according to data from Fidelity Charitable. By Maria Di Mento Value of New Donors Is Largely Offset by Loss of Previous Donors, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Value-of-New-Donors-Is-Largely/239992 2017-05-04T11:42:00-04:00 For every $100 organizations gained last year from new contributors or those increasing gifts, they lost $95 through donor attrition and reduced monthly giving. By Timothy Sandoval Charities Expect to Raise More in 2017 but Still Worry About the Future https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Expect-to-Raise-More/239961 2017-05-01T10:43:00-04:00 Two-thirds of U.S. nonprofits expect to exceed last year's fundraising totals, but politics and the economy have them on edge, according to a new survey of more than 900 charity leaders and fundraisers. 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 Charity Tops Government in Foreign Aid, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Tops-Government-in/239432 2017-03-08T11:45:00-05:00 U.S. private philanthropy to developing countries totaled $43.9 billion in 2014, far outstripping the $33.1 billion the U.S. government spent, according to the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute. By Maria Di Mento 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 A Tool for Measuring Fundraising Efficiency https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/template/a-tool-for-measuring-fundraisi/6191/ 2017-01-25T11:14:00-05:00 Evaluate your fundraising health by monitoring expenses, dependency on top donors, and what it costs you to raise a dollar. By Rebecca Koenig $50 Million Social Innovation Fund May Continue Under Trump, Some Predict https://www.philanthropy.com/article/50-Million-Social-Innovation/238910 2017-01-17T10:05:00-05:00 Supporters of the effort hope that Republicans in Congress see the similarities between their values and the fund's goals. By Megan O’Neil Charitable Giving Expected to Grow 3.6% in 2017 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charitable-Giving-Expected-to/238878 2017-01-12T12:00:00-05:00 All types of giving will increase, including from individuals, foundations, and corporations, a study predicts. By Timothy Sandoval 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. Richest Donors to Give Nearly $30 Million During Their Lives https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Richest-Donors-to-Give-Nearly/238665 2016-12-13T11:06:00-05:00 The biggest supporters of charities are more likely to hold most of their wealth in liquid assets, says a new study by Wealth-X, a market-research company. 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 Utah, Md., W. Va. Top Charity Rankings, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Utah-Md-W-Va-Top-Charity/238527 2016-11-28T16:40:00-05:00 The report rated states on 13 measures of generosity, including the share of income residents contributed and the percentage of the population that donated and distributed food. By Timothy Sandoval How the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Makes Data Meaningful https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/how-the-chesapeake-bay-foundat/6140/ 2016-11-10T09:00:00-05:00 Kate Wilson, a fundraiser with the conservation charity, talks about focusing donor meetings on results rather than raw numbers. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh Nonprofits Worry About Financial Struggles as Trump Takes Over https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Worry-About/238355 2016-11-09T12:41:00-05:00 Charitable tax deductions and direct spending cuts — along with economic turbulence — worry many leaders. By Megan O’Neil and Timothy Sandoval Policy Concerns Build for Nonprofit Leaders as Election Day Nears https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Policy-Concerns-Build-for/238311 2016-11-04T09:44:00-04:00 Most of the worries appear to center on the potential for a Trump presidency, but Hillary Clinton and her aides have also pushed ideas that raise alarms. By Timothy Sandoval Doing Data Right to Show Real Impact https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/doing-data-right-to-show-real/6135/ 2016-11-03T14:23:00-04:00 Carl Chadband, former chief operating officer of the Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, talks about how the West Virginia family-services charity rethought how it presents data to donors. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh Using Data to Effect Change https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Using-Data-to-Effect-Change/238295 2016-11-03T10:15:00-04:00 How one nonprofit uses data to change policy and improve lives. By Rebecca Koenig A Practical Guide for Harnessing the Power of Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Practical-Guide-for/238252 2016-11-01T10:42:00-04:00 The Data Playbook was designed to help nonprofits and foundations collect and use data to inform their operations and strategy, and further their cause.  By Rella Kaplowitz Millennial Women Doubt They Can Make a Big Difference, Study Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Millennial-Women-Doubt-They/238195 2016-10-26T10:35:00-04:00 The survey by Achieve and the Case Foundation also shows a gender gap in volunteerism, donations, and views on government. By Heather Joslyn Data Analysis Boosts Revenue at Art Institute of Chicago https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Data-Analysis-Boosts-Revenue/238170 2016-10-25T10:02:00-04:00 Information the museum collects on visitors' movements through the galleries is helping it identify patterns that guide marketing decisions. By Rebecca Koenig Many Wealthy Donors Plan to Increase Giving, Report Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Many-Wealthy-Donors-Plan-to/238169 2016-10-25T09:48:00-04:00 Religious groups and charities that meet basic needs get the most money from affluent households, according to the study by U.S. Trust and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. By Timothy Sandoval Churchgoers Gave Bigger Gifts but Smaller Shares of Income Over Time https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Churchgoers-Gave-Bigger-Gifts/238078 2016-10-14T11:11:00-04:00 Members of Protestant congregations gave 2.2 percent of income to religious causes in 2014, according to the latest analysis by Empty Tomb. By Heather Joslyn Podcast: A Tech Nonprofit Harnesses Hackathons for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-a-tech-nonprofit-harn/6105/ 2016-10-14T10:35:00-04:00 DataKind founder Jake Porway talks about how his organization helps social-change charities employ high-caliber analytics at little or no cost. By Denver Frederick Video: Making Measurement Work for Fundraising https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/video-making-measurement-work/6103/ 2016-10-13T10:23:00-04:00 Richard Shaw, chief development officer at Youth Villages, talks about how, and when, the Washington-area charity uses data in crafting appeals. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh #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