PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-07-26T04:32:34-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Podcast: How $100 Million Could Help Digitize Millions of Important Books https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-100-million-coul/6361/ 2017-07-24T09:56:00-04:00 The third in a series of interviews with semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change contest covers the Internet Archive, which wants to make more books available to the public, preserve out-of-print titles, and assist libraries. By Denver Frederick Foster-Care Veteran Seeks to Use Tech to Ease Transition to Adult Life https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foster-Care-Veteran-Seeks-to/240711 2017-07-21T08:00:00-04:00 Through his nonprofit, Think of Us, Sixto Cancel is testing a mobile app designed to coach young people aging out of their foster homes how to navigate housing, employment, and more. By Nicole Wallace How to Work With Pro Bono Tech Support https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/backgroundpaper/how-to-work-with-pro-bono-tech/6354/ 2017-07-18T10:41:00-04:00 Questions to ask, skills to look for, and other things to consider before you enlist volunteer technical help. By Rebecca Koenig 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: Congress Moves to Restrict IRS Oversight of Nonprofit Politicking https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Congress/240554 2017-07-07T09:29:00-04:00 Language in House spending bills would bar the agency from using appropriated funds to scrutinize "dark money" 501(c)(4) groups. Also, how a federal investigation of antiquities imports by Hobby Lobby could affect the new Bible museum backed by the store chain's owners. Daily News Roundup: Finance Titan’s Charity Sues to Recoup $25 Million Fraud Loss https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Finance/240544 2017-07-06T09:59:00-04:00 Hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon's foundation was ensnared in a Ponzi-like scheme orchestrated by a Wall Street peer. Also, Turkish police detain the head of the country's Amnesty International chapter, and Oscar winners create virtual-reality experiences for charity. 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. Daily News Roundup: Eric Trump Charity Remakes Board and Changes Name https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Eric-Trump/240425 2017-06-23T09:33:00-04:00 The president's son is no longer on the board of the former Eric Trump Foundation, now called Curetivity. Also, looks at nonprofits developing artificial intelligence for social good and challenges faced by foundations that opt to spend down and close. Daily News Roundup: Responses to Bezos Giving Tweet at 42,000 and Counting https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Responses/240414 2017-06-22T09:19:00-04:00 Experts liken the Amazon founder's approach to philanthropy to his disruption of the retail industry. Also, Susan G. Komen Arizona is shutting its doors, and the Girl Scouts adds an achievement badge in cybersecurity. Daily News Roundup: Calif. to Counter Trump Health Cuts With $20 Million for Clinics https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Calif-to/240388 2017-06-19T10:09:00-04:00 The state grant program aims to shore up community and Planned Parenthood clinics facing potental shortfalls. Plus, a philanthropy consultant critiques Jeff Bezos's Twitter call for giving advice, and New York State shuts down a cancer charity investigators say was effectively run by a commercial fundraiser. Daily News Roundup: Congressional Ballgame Raises $1 Million for D.C. Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/240364 2017-06-16T09:03:00-04:00 Proceeds from the annual benefit more than doubled last year's total as ticket sales skyrocketed in the wake of the gun attack on Republican lawmakers at a practice field. Also, Illinois nonprofits lose a round in court in their battle to secure state payments held up by a budget impasse. 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: How Silicon Valley Donors Are Reshaping Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-How/240270 2017-06-06T10:47:00-04:00 Also, the Supreme Court rules that faith-affiliated hospitals need not abide by federal regulations on insuring employee pensions, and an art critic mounts a climate-based case for cultural institutions to reject Koch philanthropy. Daily News Roundup: Ford Foundation to Return to Detroit With Satellite Office https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ford/240206 2017-05-31T09:35:00-04:00 The grant maker is re-establishing a physical presence in its native city 64 years after moving its headquarters to New York. Also, Google co-founder Sergey Brin is reportedly building the world's largest aircraft with a charitable purpose in mind. Daily News Roundup: Trump Targets Obamacare Rule Opposed by Faith Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump/240195 2017-05-30T10:19:00-04:00 The White House is set to relax the mandate on birth-control coverage in employee health-care plans, which religious nonprofits have fought bitterly. Also, a political scientist looks at the NAACP's leadership crisis, and Charlotte, N.C.'s property boom disrupts a major charity program. 2 New Marketplaces Bring Impact Investors and Products Together https://www.philanthropy.com/article/2-New-Marketplaces-Bring/240077 2017-05-15T09:51:00-04:00 The services aim to expand mission investing by helping funds and enterprises raise capital faster and more efficiently. By Nicole Wallace Daily News Roundup: New Amazon Building Will Include Homeless Shelter https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New-Amazon/240042 2017-05-10T10:33:00-04:00 The tech giant will give over part of a structure in its planned office campus in downtown Seattle to a homelessness charity. Also, an Illinois appeals court rules that a public college's fundraising foundation is subject to open-records laws. Daily News Roundup: Houston Tries to Steer 'Spare Change' to Homelessness Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Houston/240032 2017-05-09T09:51:00-04:00 A City Hall-led campaign encourages people to pass up panhandlers in favor of supporting a charitable housing fund. Also, a look at the state of local nonprofit newsrooms and an accountant's view of a major New York charity's fiscal meltdown. 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 Podcast: How HopeLab Creates Games for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-how-hopelab-creates-g/6281/ 2017-04-21T09:39:00-04:00 The nonprofit, an offshoot of the Omidyar Network, combines technology, design, and behavioral science to develop innovative and engaging tools for improving children’s health. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Steve Ballmer Launches Online Trove of Government Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Steve/239836 2017-04-19T10:47:00-04:00 Also, the White House sends up a trial ballon on capping the charitable deduction, and Sheryl Sandberg's workplace-equality nonprofit Lean In faces criticism for staying neutral as more professional women protest Trump policies. Daily News Roundup: Universities Pushing Back on Endowment Scrutiny https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/239819 2017-04-18T10:04:00-04:00 As Congress weighs restrictions on tax exemptions for endowments, well-heeled colleges are adding the issue to their lobbying agenda. Also, how technology unduly dominates a surge in education aid for displaced Syrian children. Daily News Roundup: Modern Master Robert Ryman Donates Art Trove to Dia Foundation https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Modern/239780 2017-04-13T10:11:00-04:00 Also, the European Union weighs legal action over Hungary's targeting of George Soros-backed nonprofits, and a business professor calls for limiting the charitable tax deduction to gifts to "efficient" nonprofits. Sheryl Sandberg Starts Website to Help People Facing Adversity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Sheryl-Sandberg-Starts-Website/239779 2017-04-13T07:17:00-04:00 The Facebook COO’s project provides information on coping with sexual assault, divorce, violence, health problems, incarceration, and other issues. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Former Feed the Children CEO Sues Over Ouster https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Former/239767 2017-04-12T09:51:00-04:00 A former congressman alleges he was fired by the anti-hunger charity after 10 months on the job for reporting irregularities to Oklahoma's attorney general. Also, a look at how big Silicon Valley companies are redefining corporate social responsibility. 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 Daily News Roundup: Facebook and Foundations Team for News Project https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Facebook/239682 2017-04-03T10:15:00-04:00 The $14 million venture will back efforts to help people make informed judgments about what they read online. Also, a foundation fires the law firm it shared with President Trump, and a look at how Rockefeller heirs are taking the reins of the family's philanthropy. Daily News Roundup: U. of Louisville Foundation Halts Controversial Compensation Plan https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-U-of/239643 2017-03-30T10:33:00-04:00 Also, a new tech platform is becoming the favored tool of the anti-Trump movement, and the American Civil Liberties Union is helping to fuel grass-roots advocacy.  Keeping Real-World Bias Out of Artificial Intelligence Will Take Work, Says Speaker at NTEN Conference https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Keeping-Real-World-Bias-Out-of/239608 2017-03-27T12:00:00-04:00 Gender and racial biases can distort data and even affect things like facial-recognition software, according to a robotics intern at HP Labs. By Nicole Wallace Daily News Roundup: New Gates-Omidyar Project to Harness Satellite Data https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-New/239547 2017-03-21T09:56:00-04:00 The "Radiant Earth" effort will gather and analyze satellite imagery for use in tackling humanitarian and environmental issues. Also, inside looks at how Charity: Water deploys data to boost fundraising and why the head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was forced out. Nonprofit Leaders Respond to White House Spending Plan https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Leaders-Respond-to/239527 2017-03-17T10:41:00-04:00 Environmental nonprofits are calling it a “scorched-earth budget," diverse foreign-aid groups are united in their fury, and leaders in science, education, the arts, and social services are voicing grave concerns. Daily News Roundup: Donors Can 'Profit' on Trump-Backed Tax Break https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Donors-Can/239442 2017-03-09T10:34:00-05:00 A school-choice option built on tax credits and touted by the president carries big financial benefits for wealthy donors, according to a new study. Also, a maker of grants-management software secures $16 million in venture capital, highlighting investor interest in nonprofit tech.