• January 29, 2015

Peter Panepento

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Assistant Managing Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Expertise: Social media | Fund raising | Online giving | Online advocacy | Technology | Charity governance | IRS issues | Cause-related marketing | Marketing nonprofit groups | IRS Form 990 l Sports and philanthropy

Background: Peter Panepento is an assistant managing editor for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, where, among other duties, he oversees its online presence at http://philanthropy.com and in social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

After joining the paper as a senior reporter in 2006, he created Give & Take, a Chronicle blog that covers the nonprofit blogosphere. Since then, he has been working to reinvent http://philanthropy.com, managing and moderating its popular Live Discussions series, and closely following nonprofit groups’ use of social media. Panepento reports in depth on issues such as fund raising, endowments, cause-related marketing, donor-advised funds, and planned giving.

Before coming to The Chronicle, Panepento worked at the Erie (Pa.) Times-News as its first online reporter from 2005 to 2006 and as a business reporter from 2000 to 2005, covering Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric Co., Erie Insurance Group, and International Paper Co. He was a senior editor for SchoolSports magazine in Boston (1999 to 2000) and edited several community newspapers in the Boston area for Community Newspaper Co. (1995 to 1999). Panepento has also written for national magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Computerworld, and Men’s Health.

He has been a speaker at conferences and meetings across the United States, talking about how nonprofit groups can build their presence through the use of social media, fund-raising trends, regulatory trends, and the economy.

Honors: Certificate, Investigative Reporters and Editors, 2005 | National Headliner Awards, Investigative Reporting for Daily Newspapers, 2005 | First Place, Western Pennsylvania Press Club, Business Reporting for Daily Newspapers with circulations of 45,000 and over, 2004 and 2003 | Best in Business-Breaking News – Society of American Business Editors and Writers, 2002

Publications: Side by Side (Reader’s Digest, 2007)  | Who We Are: Can an orchestra be a brand name? (Symphony, The League of America’s Orchestra’s bimonthly publication, January/February 2007) | Sparks of Genius (Reader’s Digest, 2006) | The New Philanthropists (Symphony, May/June 2006) 

Media Appearances: Panepento, an expert on the use of social media for nonprofit groups, fund raising, and other issues related to the nonprofit world, has been quoted in publications as diverse as The New York Times, Mashable.com, Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, and San Jose Mercury News. His radio and television appearances include Public Radio International’s The Takeaway and New England Cable News in Boston, as well as other local broadcast programs across the country.

Online Features:

Philanthropy This Week podcast

Live Discussions online series



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