PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:35:48-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Ex-Clinton Foundation Leader Joins Tech Mogul Schmidt’s Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ex-Clinton/238939 2017-01-19T09:38:00-05:00 Also, Betsy DeVos distances herself from giving by her parents' foundation to groups viewed as anti-gay rights, and D.C.-area Girl Scouts draw fire for marching in Donald Trump's inaugural. 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. Network for Good Reports Post-Holiday Giving Slump https://www.philanthropy.com/interactives/online-giving-dashboard 2017-01-11T00:00:00-05:00 Online donations to the giving platform dropped from a high of more than $13 million on December 31 to a low of less than $266,000 on January 7. By Ben Myers, Eden Stiffman, and Ariana Giorgi 4 Ways to Modernize a College Phone-athon Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/4-Ways-to-Modernize-a-College/238854 2017-01-10T10:54:00-05:00 A top Colorado State fundraiser talks about how the university is using data analytics and a personal touch to keep money flowing in by phone. By Timothy Sandoval Opinion: How Tech Donors Could Change the World With $20 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-How-Tech-Donors-Could/238795 2017-01-03T11:46:00-05:00 Mark Zuckerberg and other technology billionaires should help nonprofits prove to skeptical donors the value of spending on tech to advance their missions. By Paul Rieckhoff Daily News Roundup: $140 Million From Gates Backs Anti-HIV Implant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-140/238786 2016-12-30T09:18:00-05:00 Also, Bay Area charities face challenges in meeting the demands of Silicon Valley philanthropists, and the IRS eyes land-donation deals structured to give investors big tax breaks. 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: 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. Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to Spend Down $1 Billion Endowment https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Edna-McConnell-Clark/238663 2016-12-13T12:00:00-05:00 The youth-focused grant maker said the decision was made to address the pressing challenges children face today and because larger, pooled grants tend to have greater impact than smaller, piecemeal ones. By Alex Daniels 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. Daily News Roundup: Dumpster-Diving Samaritans Face Charges in Pa. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238638 2016-12-09T10:20:00-05:00 The two men were arrested while scouring commercial trash containers for food to give to the homeless. Also, Facebook investors allege collusion in a stock move that aided Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropic ambitions. Daily News Roundup: Bloomberg Commits $360 Million More to Curb Smoking https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Bloomberg/238577 2016-12-05T10:29:00-05:00 Also, the number of private-college presidents pulling down $1 million-plus paychecks rises and a newspaper investigates spending by a San Francisco socialite's disability charity. Daily News Roundup: Patagonia Black Friday Bonanza Aids Green Groups https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Patagonia/238531 2016-11-29T10:28:00-05:00 Also, the ice bucket that started it all goes on display at a Smithsonian philanthropy exhibition, and two founders of Guess jeans ready their art collection for a new Los Angeles museum. Daily News Roundup: Big Cities Say They Will Fight Trump on Deportations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Big-Cities/238520 2016-11-28T09:57:00-05:00 Also, federal authorities accuse an Oregon charity of helping people set up religious nonprofits to evade taxes, and "free-market philanthropy" rises in Silicon Valley. Daily News Roundup: Trump Taps Philanthropist Betsy DeVos for Education Dept. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Trump-Taps/238488 2016-11-23T10:01:00-05:00 Also, the president-elect says he won't press for a renewed investigation of the Clinton Foundation and Exxon Mobil accuses Rockefeller family charities of spearheading a climate conspiracy. Daily News Roundup: Apple Opens Payments Service to Charity Gifts https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Apple/238412 2016-11-15T09:36:00-05:00 Also, volunteering takes a place on the agenda at industry conventions, and a university revises naming guidelines after stripping a controversial donor's name from a campus facility. Daily News Roundup: Clinton Fund Got Qatar Gift During Hillary’s State Tenure https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Clinton/238334 2016-11-07T09:56:00-05:00 Also, a New York Times special section on giving includes looks at Silicon Valley's big-bet philanthropy and a wave of online services that screen charities to advise donors. Daily News Roundup: Myanmar and U.S. Top List of Most Generous Countries https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Myanmar/238193 2016-10-26T09:48:00-04:00 Also, finance mogul Paul Tudor Jones plans an investment fund made up of socially responsible corporations, and a former antipoverty activist draws fire as the head of New York City's homelessness agency. Silicon Valley Donors Ignore Local Needs, Report Finds https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Silicon-Valley-Donors-Ignore/238173 2016-10-25T12:00:00-04:00 Philanthropy is burgeoning along with the region’s wealth, but the tech-sector elite pays relatively little attention to charities in its own backyard, according to a new study. By Rebecca Koenig Charity Loses Tens of Thousands of Dollars Amid Cyber Attack https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Loses-Tens-of/238161 2016-10-24T12:27:00-04:00 Small Army for a Cause, a cancer-focused group in Boston, was prepped and ready for its annual one-day fundraising campaign when the word "failed" started to appear next to each attempted donation. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Doctors Without Borders Rejects Vaccines From Drug Giant https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Doctors/238088 2016-10-17T11:02:00-04:00 Also, a $1 million Qatari gift to the Clinton Foundation leads to questions about whether the charity properly disclosed the donation. 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 Daily News Roundup: Haitians Saying ‘No’ to Red Cross Help https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Haitians/238061 2016-10-13T09:26:00-04:00 Also, March Madness-themed charity Brackets for Good expands and the Associated Press answers questions on the latest Clinton Foundation controversy. Daily News Roundup: Obama Foundation Names 'Inclusion Council' https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Obama/238048 2016-10-12T10:21:00-04:00 Also, new State Department emails show coordination with the Clinton Foundation following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and Houston officials debate naming a public school for a big donor. Tech Wonders and Dilemmas Explored at Innovation Conference https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Tech-WondersDilemmas/238041 2016-10-11T10:59:00-04:00 Donors explore the implications of technology aimed at creating a better world at a conference organized by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. By Nicole Wallace 5 Steps to Building Better Technology at Your Nonprofit https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/5-steps-to-building-better-tec/6097/ 2016-10-06T08:00:00-04:00 Think of technology as a long-term investment, leaders of tech-savvy nonprofits recommend — one that requires in-house talent and continual feedback to pay off. By Cody Switzer 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 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 Daily News Roundup: Tech Giants Form Nonprofit to Study Artificial Intelligence https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Tech/237930 2016-09-29T10:33:00-04:00 Plus, a look at whether candidates' philanthropy affects voters' choices and an examination of Donald Trump role as "Grand Benefactor" of a prominent cancer hospital. 5 Crucial Skills for Nonprofit Product Managers https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/checklist/5-crucial-skills-for-nonprofit/6080/ 2016-09-29T09:36:00-04:00 Managing technology products is difficult, but those who do it say the job comes down to a handful of key attributes and abilities. By Cody Switzer Podcast: Putting Data About Nonprofits to Work for Good https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-putting-data-about-no/6076/ 2016-09-23T10:54:00-04:00 GuideStar head Jacob Harold talks about the goals behind his group’s online trove of information about charities and what its 7 million yearly users are looking for. By Denver Frederick Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion for Science Research https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Chan-Zuckerberg-Initiative/237865 2016-09-21T17:25:00-04:00 The Facebook co-founder and his physician wife draw praise from Bill Gates, among others, as they outlined plans to tackle big goals and fund research that other grant makers consider too risky. By Rebecca Koenig Daily News Roundup: Tech Boom Has Downside for Silicon Valley Nonprofits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Tech-Boom/237822 2016-09-16T10:27:00-04:00 Also, internet mogul Marc Benioff turns his philanthropic attention to the oceans and the University of New Hampshire draws fire for how it is using a late longtime campus employee's $4 million bequest. How Product Managers Are Changing Nonprofit Technology https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Product-Managers-Are/237799 2016-09-15T10:35:00-04:00 By thinking of different systems and services as “products” and putting someone in charge of their success, organizations are quickly improving their processes and gaining efficiency. By Cody Switzer Daily News Roundup: 10 Schools to Share $100 Milllion From Powell Jobs Venture https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-10-Schools/237798 2016-09-15T10:10:00-04:00 Plus, the Clinton Foundation's largest affiliate lays plans to separate from the mothership if Hillary Clinton becomes president, and the N.F.L. commits $100 million for research and other work to address head trauma among players.