The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Community http://philanthropy.com/section/Community/200/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:58:59 EST <![CDATA[The Detroit Deal Is a Model for How Foundations Can Solve Dire Problems]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150177/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Detroit-Deal-Is-a-Model/150177/ The deal demonstrates what happens when grant makers offer incentives that get every key player to make a financial sacrifice.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:28:16 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Should Give, Not Beg on Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150163/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Should-Give-Not-Beg/150163/ The competition for donations on December 2 runs the risk of alienating the very people nonprofits need most.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Renaming Avery Fisher Hall Raises the Question of Authenticity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150117/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Renaming-Avery-Fisher-Hall/150117/ Avery Fisher's dedication to music infused every aspect of his life. Naming the hall after him symbolized philanthropy that connected one person to a genuine passion.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:40:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foundations Should Support ‘Reproductive Justice,’ Not Just ‘Pro-Choice’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149999/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Should-Support/149999/ Young people and those who are poor and face other challenges don’t respond to the phrases so many nonprofits use to push legalized abortion.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Workers Should Feel Free to Change Jobs and Causes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150033/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Workers-Should-Feel/150033/ It’s time to talk to rising stars about the skills they need for a strong career, regardless of where they land.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[5 Falsehoods That Keep Nonprofits From Making the Most of Social Media]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149997/ http://philanthropy.com/article/5-Falsehoods-That-Keep/149997/ Nonprofits must stop worrying about crazy people online and instead focus on finding well-meaning people who want to help shape and support their cause, says the author of Matterness, a book released Monday.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[With Nonprofit Help, Deer Hunters Share Bounty With the Poor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150011/ http://philanthropy.com/article/With-Nonprofit-Help-Deer/150011/ Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry has 130 chapters that work in 26 states to supply food banks.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Grant Makers Are Uniquely Suited to Find Lasting Solutions to Global Needs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149979/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Are-Uniquely/149979/ The Ebola crisis should prompt philanthropy to re-examine what happens after the emergency money is spent.

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:41:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bill and Melinda Gates Should Focus on Fixing America’s Health-Care Problem]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149973/ http://philanthropy.com/article/BillMelinda-Gates-Should/149973/ Their foundation’s remarkable work overseas to end global disease is laudable, but why not also help the poor in the U.S.?

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[3 Steps to Securing Big Gifts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149971/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Steps-to-Securing-Big-Gifts/149971/ Organize your development staff, call prospective donors to set up meetings, and meet face-to-face several times before asking for money, say two experts.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:22:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Fundraisers Can Learn From Tom Menino, Boston’s ‘Urban Mechanic’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149873/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-Fundraisers-Can-Learn/149873/ The death last week of Boston's longest-serving mayor is a reminder of qualities that make a public official beloved—and can help a fundraiser do a better job.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:39:00 EST
<![CDATA[Y's CEO to Focus on Diabetes Prevention, Diversity, and Media Campaign]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149743/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Ys-CEO-to-Focus-on-Diabetes/149743/ Kevin Washington, the organization’s first black chief executive, is working to achieve a set of precise numerical goals.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[For Foundations, Advocacy Should Be About More Than Changing Policies]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149799/ http://philanthropy.com/article/For-Foundations-Advocacy/149799/ Grant makers can ultimately lose the battle if they don't look ahead to the policies' implementation and how market forces will react.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[African Fund Supports Conservation-Minded School Construction]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149723/ http://philanthropy.com/article/African-Fund-Supports/149723/ The African Wildlife Foundation aims to educate children in rural villages on the importance of preserving local land and wildlife.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Conquer Political Gridlock to Carve New Paths]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149719/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Conquer-Political/149719/ Nonprofits are springing up across the country, and even in the most politically combative states, people are working together to forge a new path of possibility and hope.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:16:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Donor-Advised Funds Are a Boon to Savvy Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149677/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Advised-Funds-Are-a-Boon/149677/ Most people who establish them have a strong desire to give, and the funds make it easier for tax advisers to broach the subject of charitable donations with their clients.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:08:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Donor-Advised Funds Let Wall Street Steer Charitable Donations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149679/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Advised-Funds-Let-Wall/149679/ Ever more money is being warehoused in these funds instead of going directly to charities, which are struggling with growing needs.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:08:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Keeping Your Organization Out of the 'Blame Game']]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149533/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Keeping-Your-Organization-Out/149533/ What leaders, board members, and employees can do to change an organizational culture based on fear and finger-pointing.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Shouldn’t Shrink From Supporting Marches to Curb Climate Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149425/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Shouldn-t-Shrink/149425/ Climate change is fixable, but it helps to have protesters in the streets to persuade leaders it is good politics.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Maker Defends the Council on Foundations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149455/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Maker-Defends-the/149455/ The membership group is not responsible for the failures of philanthropy, writes Angel Braestrup, head of the Curtis & Edith Munson Foundation.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Today’s Problems Call for Reviving Charity—and Eliminating the Need for It]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149427/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Today-s-Problems-Call-for/149427/ The tension between philanthropy and charity can benefit both worlds. We would do well to revitalize a partnership between the two.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Program in Rural Mont. Gives Veterans Solace and Fishing Lessons]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149443/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Program-in-Rural-Mont-Gives/149443/ The Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation offers military service members a chance to gain new skills and put aside painful memories.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Awareness Isn’t the Problem – It’s Shame]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149319/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Awareness-Isn-t-the-Problem/149319/ People with serious diseases face real struggles that we need to address to remove shame and stigma.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mixing Action With Awareness]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149405/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mixing-Action-With-Awareness/149405/ Online shares and retweets are easy, but it’s real donations and volunteer hours that make a difference. It’s time we ask for more.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Companies Can Make a Real Change in Breast-Cancer Prevention]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149317/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Companies-Can-Make-a-Real/149317/ Businesses should be clearer about how they give to breast-cancer campaigns and disclose possible cancer-causing agents in their products.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Moving Breast-Cancer Awareness Online]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149313/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Moving-Breast-Cancer-Awareness/149313/ Given the success of campaigns like the ice-bucket challenge, here are four suggestions to step up digital efforts in October.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT