PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:54:34-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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 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 Stanford Hangs Up on Telemarketing — Will Others Follow? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Stanford-Hangs-Up-on/237968 2016-10-03T10:10:00-04:00 Fundraisers debate the decision by the university to end phone-athons, weighing the costs of annoying donors versus the benefits of acquiring more of them. By Timothy Sandoval Big Money Comes to Inequality Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Big-Money-Comes-to-Inequality/237967 2016-10-03T10:03:00-04:00 Amid anxieties over growing disparities, donors and foundations are devoting serious amounts to studies of rich and poor. By Scott Carlson Podcast: Building a Philanthropic World of Data and ‘Glass Pockets’ https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-building-a-philanthro/6081/ 2016-09-30T10:16:00-04:00 Foundation Center CEO Brad Smith talks about the impact of machine-readable 990s and why grant makers should be information “supernovas.” By Denver Frederick Charity Becomes Hot Election Topic — and Not in a Good Way https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Becomes-Hot-Election/237932 2016-09-29T10:52:00-04:00 Scrutiny of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s nonprofit organizations may be creating an unfairly negative perception of how most of philanthropy really works, experts say. By Rebecca Koenig Feeding America Is Top Cause for Schwab Donors, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Feeding-America-Is-Top-Cause/237913 2016-09-27T11:44:00-04:00 Clients of the donor-advised-fund provider directed more than half of their grant making to causes in their home states in fiscal year 2016, according to new data on their giving. By Timothy Sandoval Half of Board Chairs Say They Did Nothing to Prepare for Role, Report Says https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Half-of-Board-Chairs-Say-They/237895 2016-09-23T15:48:00-04:00 Only 30 percent of respondents in a study by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management said they met frequently with current or potential donors, and only 55 percent said they sometimes did. By Timothy Sandoval Nonprofit Leader Tiffany Gueye: How an Education Charity Rigorously Measures Results https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/video/nonprofit-leader-tiffany-gueye/6077/ 2016-09-23T13:15:00-04:00 In this video interview, Chronicle reporter Eden Stiffman talks to Tiffany Gueye, CEO of Building Educated Leaders for Life, about the group’s participation in randomized, controlled studies and its partnership with the YMCA. By Eden Stiffman and Nidhi Singh Childless Alumni Are Good Bets for Planned Gifts, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Childless-Alumni-Are-Good-Bets/237844 2016-09-21T10:08:00-04:00 The report also found that donors aged 45 to 50 are significantly more likely than other age groups to make planned gifts. By Maria Di Mento Foundations Embrace Evaluation but Not Transparency, Study Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Embrace-Evaluation/237837 2016-09-20T09:57:00-04:00 A third of respondents said their organizations have dedicated evaluation departments, but researchers say many foundations don't interpret benchmarking data correctly or share the results externally, By Rebecca Koenig Data Shouldn’t Aid Only Donors, Charities Are Told https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Data-Shouldn-t-Aid-Only/237828 2016-09-19T10:19:00-04:00 When charities stop relying just on anecdotal evidence of their success, their performance improves and they attract supporters more easily. By Nicole Wallace Live Tweets from Philanthropy Next 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Live-Tweets-from-Philanthropy/237771 2016-09-16T08:30:00-04:00 Follow what people are learning at The Chronicle's first live event, Philanthropy Next: Demonstrate Impact, Inspire Donors, held today in Washington, DC. As Election Day Nears, Nonprofits Mobilize to Get Out the Vote https://www.philanthropy.com/article/As-Election-Day-Nears/237766 2016-09-13T10:01:00-04:00 Organizers say charities’ civic-engagement efforts have proven effective in boosting turnout in traditionally low-voting communities. By Rebecca Koenig