PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-04-24T16:56:23-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy 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. 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 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. 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: Stars Sport ACLU Support in Oscar Fashions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Stars/239336 2017-02-27T09:19:00-05:00 Also, a look at Salesforce's influential "Pledge 1%" model for corporate giving and the rise of cause gift cards targeting millennial consumers. 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 Podcast: Solving for X on a Grand Scale https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/audio/podcast-solving-for-x-on-a-gr/6230/ 2017-02-17T08:00:00-05:00 Marcus Shingles, CEO of the XPrize Foundation, talks about the nonprofit's crowd-powered competitions to produce technological breakthroughs and solutions to complex social problems. By Denver Frederick Daily News Roundup: Bill and Melinda Gates Urge U.S. Commitment to Foreign Aid https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Bill-and/239197 2017-02-14T09:58:00-05:00 The couple's annual letter, styled this year as a report to Warren Buffett, touts gains that aid funding has achieved in combating poverty and disease. Also, the Rockefeller Foundation brings its focus on building communities' resilience to a digital news site. Daily News Roundup: Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Issues First Grants https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Chan/239145 2017-02-08T10:47:00-05:00 The organization overseeing Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $3 billion effort to tackle all disease earmarks $50 million to dozens of biomedical researchers. Also, India cuts financial ties with the Gates Foundation on a massive vaccine program. Opinion: How Philanthropy Can Help Usher in the Quantum Age https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-How-Philanthropy-Can/239109 2017-02-07T00:00:01-05:00 As quantum theory takes root in the social as well as the physical sciences, foundations should invest in efforts to better our grasp of this powerful idea and its potential for both good and ill. By Stephen Del Rosso 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. Dean’s Videos Help College Fundraisers Land Big Gifts Faster https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Dean-s-Videos-Help-College/239069 2017-02-01T09:49:00-05:00 Gift officers at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering use personalized messages to get the dean involved earlier in the cultivation process. By Nicole Wallace Daily News Roundup: Flush ACLU Heading to Silicon Valley Start-Up School https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Flush-ACLU/239068 2017-02-01T09:40:00-05:00 On the back of record fundraising, the civil-liberties group will join tech accelerator Y Combinator's next session. Also, the Bidens launch their charitable foundation, and Ontario may bar hospitals from naming themselves for donors. Daily News Roundup: Finalists Named for $20 Million X Prize Moon Shot https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Finalists/238999 2017-01-25T09:57:00-05:00 Also, David Cameron joins the nonprofit world as head of a British Alzheimer's charity, and the New York Philharmonic loses its president. 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. 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