The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Community http://philanthropy.com/section/Community/200/ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:11:51 EDT <![CDATA[How Nonprofits Use Crowdfunding to Attract Support of All Kinds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145893/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Use/145893/ Founders of two crowdfunding platforms say groups use the method to raise money not only from individuals but also from businesses—and to bring in volunteers.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:16:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Global Activist Battled Policies That Disenfranchised the Powerless]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145999/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Global-Activist-Battled/145999/ Peter Bell, a former president of CARE who died this month at age 73, devoted his life to defending human rights and reducing poverty.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Looking for a Nonprofit Job? This Could Be Your Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145587/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Looking-for-a-Nonprofit-Job-/145587/ Read the transcript of an online discussion on how job applicants can increase their chances of being hired and how nonprofits can recruit the best candidates.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scientific Leaps Require Donors to Give Bigger]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145855/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Scientific-Leaps-Require/145855/ As government cuts back, research that could save people from dying of cancer, diabetes, and other diseases is at risk unless philanthropy steps in.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:52:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Nonprofits Are Using Google Hangout]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145129/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Are-Using/145129/ View a video discussion on how to use Google Hangout to get feedback and ideas from people you serve. 

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA["We Do Not Sell Our Donor List."]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145789/ http://philanthropy.com/article/We-Do-Not-Sell-Our-Donor/145789/ Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Nonprofits Will Lose Workers to Business Unless They Feel a Sense of Purpose]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145725/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Will-Lose-Workers/145725/ Nonprofits need to teach managers to act like community organizers if they expect to keep their most talented employees—especially those in the millennial generation.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[E-Readers Bring Magic to Thousands of Poor Children in Africa]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145729/ http://philanthropy.com/article/E-Readers-Bring-Magic-to/145729/ The nonprofit Worldreader distributes Kindles and electronic books, providing access to stories for pleasure and instructional materials to students in nine countries.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Use Tumblr to Get Your Nonprofit Noticed by Potential Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145655/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Tumblr-to-Get-Your/145655/ Join us on Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern time for a live video tutorial on how nonprofits are using Tumblr: for fundraising, for blogs, as a website, and more.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:25:00 EDT
<![CDATA[End of Program Doesn't Mean Failure of Effective Giving Idea]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145771/ http://philanthropy.com/article/End-of-Program-Doesnt-Mean/145771/ The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's president says the end of its Nonprofit Marketplace Initiative doesn't mean the organization is giving up on "effective philanthropy."

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading Change in Hard-Hit Rural Communities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145651/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leading-Change-in-Hard-Hit/145651/ A Nevada nonprofit leader explains how collaborating with both the government and the people in need were key to recovering from the recession.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Make It Easy for Donors to Give Online]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145127/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Make-It-Easy-for-Donors/145127/ Read the transcript of an online discussion on how to streamline donation pages to make giving simple and fast.

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Attacks and Vitriol Will Not Deter Me From Supporting Fixes to Public Policy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145647/ http://philanthropy.com/article/AttacksVitriol-Will-Not/145647/ Controversy has swirled around John Arnold, who critics say wants to be another “Koch brother.” He says his work on issues like pensions has bipartisan support.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:52:00 EDT
<![CDATA[World Vision’s Flip-Flop on Hiring Married Gays Shows a Stunning Lack of Foresight]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145645/ http://philanthropy.com/article/World-Vision-s-Flip-Flop-on/145645/ The aid organization should have known there is no such thing as a "minor donor issue," and it should have had contingency plans.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Use Social Media to Connect With Older Supporters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145371/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Social-Media-to/145371/ Alejandra Owens, who works on digital strategy at AARP, shares tips on how to reach people over age 50.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Get Celebrities Involved in Your Cause]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144887/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Get-Celebrities/144887/ View a video discussion on how top organizations persuade celebrities to help raise money and promote their missions.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Give Fundraising Researchers More Influence]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145453/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Give-Fundraising-Researchers/145453/ The people who find out information about potential donors deserve more credit, but they also must stand up for their work more aggressively.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Network Aimed at Ending Child Marriage Gets $1.25-Million Skoll Award]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145449/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Network-Aimed-at-Ending-Child/145449/ Girls Not Brides is among seven recipients of the $1.25-million award to recognize social entrepreneurs. Other winners include B Lab and Global Witness.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Improves Life for the Poor as It Restores Historic Muslim Sites]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145455/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Improves-Life-for/145455/ Besides making physical improvements to cultural sites, the Aga Kahn Development Network tries to meet the social needs of people in neighboring communities.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Attract Monthly Gifts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145313/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Attract-Monthly-Gifts/145313/ Show donors that modest monthly donations can help nonprofits make a greater impact.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:42:00 EDT
<![CDATA[IRS Should Take the Middle Ground on Nonprofit Politicking]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145375/ http://philanthropy.com/article/IRS-Should-Take-the-Middle/145375/ The tax agency’s final decision will be judged by whether the rules can be enforced impartially and whether they protect constitutional principles, such as an informed electorate.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:44:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Network More Effectively During Nonprofit Conferences]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144885/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Network-More-Effectively/144885/ Read the transcript of a live online discussion on how to make useful professional connections at conferences.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Richard Boone: a Tireless but Humble Advocate for the Poor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145353/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Richard-Boone-a-Tireless-but/145353/ A force behind many War on Poverty efforts including food stamps and Head Start, Mr. Boone, who died at age 86, was a risk taker and was always open to new ideas.

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:24:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Changes in the Charitable Deduction Don’t Have to Mean Losses for Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145323/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Changes-in-the-Charitable/145323/ Not all proposals to overhaul tax laws are the same. It's possible that some could strengthen incentives to give.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:10:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Technology Can Improve Your Fundraising Events]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144827/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Technology-Can-Improve/144827/ Read the transcript of a live online discussion on free or low-cost tools that can help you organize, run, and raise money for your get-together.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[War on Poverty Book Ignores the Programs Overall Successes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145165/ http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Book-Ignores/145165/ The effort cultivated new leaders from poor and minority neighborhoods and pushed for serious changes in how local governments served the needy.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT