The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Community http://philanthropy.com/section/Community/200/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:52:54 EDT <![CDATA[How to Instill Charity Workers With a Sense of Purpose]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148967/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Instill-Charity-Workers/148967/ Charity leaders can take steps to motivate staff and volunteers to work hard for their cause.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Find Out What's Next for the ALS Association]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148965/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Find-Out-Whats-Next-for-the/148965/ Join us on Friday, October 3, at 1 p.m. Eastern time for a live video discussion with the organization's president, hosted by Chronicle podcaster Tony Martignetti.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:41:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Foundations Invest Money Is Just as Important as How They Make Grants]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148865/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Foundations-Invest-Money/148865/ Grant Makers started by entrepreneurs could offer some valuable lessons to established philanthropies with legacies to protect.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Frugal Fundraising Is Still a Good Idea]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148937/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Frugal-Fundraising-Is-Still-a/148937/ A fundraiser at a Catholic secondary school thinks limits on expenses for fundraising and program management are important safeguards.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[7 Myths About Social-Impact Investing Keep Grant Makers From a Good Thing]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148881/ http://philanthropy.com/article/7-Myths-About-Social-Impact/148881/ It isn't just for start-up companies. It can take the form of a loan to a nonprofit health clinic or to an arts group learning how to deal with debt.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Local Donors Can Do Better to Improve Schools]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148871/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Local-Donors-Can-Do-Better/148871/ Philanthropists who know the area well can pool their resources and keep a dialogue going with government agencies, neighborhood associations, parents, and others.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Will the Council on Foundations Be a Change Agent or Just a Trade Group?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148901/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Will-the-Council-on/148901/ The organization has been in the doldrums, with weak boards, dissatisfied members, and an unclear mission.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's Time to Seize the Moment to Support Racial-Justice Solutions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148925/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Its-Time-to-Seize-the-Moment/148925/ Grant makers serving minority groups say organizations need to join forces to battle discrimination.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Support Advocacy With Unrestricted Gifts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148933/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Support-Advocacy-With/148933/ A fund's request for evaluation feedback from grantees is well-meaning, but a university official says the information is already out there.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Medical Charity Battles a Rampaging Epidemic in Africa]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148875/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Medical-Charity-Battles-a/148875/ Doctors Without Borders has more than 1,850 staff members working in countries where Ebola has been spreading.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Would Happen If You Let Donors Come to You?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148769/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-Would-Happen-If-You-Let/148769/ As demand for online privacy grows, author Doc Searls says nonprofits have a lot to gain by making it easy for donors to give through a standard, simple tool instead of their own.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148685/ http://philanthropy.com/article//148685/ Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[4 New Approaches to Reaching and Cultivating Today’s Billionaires]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148617/ http://philanthropy.com/article/4-New-Approaches-to-Reaching/148617/ Fundraisers need to consider how donors think about politics, family, and results.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Public Radio Station Tunes In to a City’s Innermost Thoughts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148631/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Public-Radio-Station-Tunes/148631/ WWNO in New Orleans is seeking honest opinions from diverse voices by embedding microphones in cardboard sculptures around town where people can answer the question of the week.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Be a True Leader, Start by Listening]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148593/ http://philanthropy.com/article/To-Be-a-True-Leader-Start-by/148593/ While we often associate leadership with assertiveness and certainty, leaders must first listen to others and recognize what they don't know, says author Annie Paul Murphy. 

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:07:00 EDT
<![CDATA[More Feedback Would Improve Foundations’ Service to Society]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148585/ http://philanthropy.com/article/More-Feedback-Would-Improve/148585/ Seven foundations are announcing today a plan to award at least $15-million to jump-start projects that promote better openness about what works.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A New Effort to Improve Philanthropy Through Better Feedback]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148577/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-New-Effort-to-Improve/148577/ Listen to the recording of a live discussion with the co-chairs of a seven-foundation partnership working to improve philanthropy.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Hire and Retain Great Fundraisers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148395/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Learn-How-to-HireRetain/148395/ Watch the recording of a live online discussion on how to recruit, mentor, and hang on to talented fundraisers.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ferguson Shooting, Not Ice-Bucket Craze, Demands Philanthropy’s Focus]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148591/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Ferguson-Shooting-Not/148591/ Foundations and nonprofits are spending so much time talking about the ice-bucket frenzy and not nearly enough about healing racial and political divisions.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:21:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundation CEOs Need Candid Feedback to Succeed in Driving Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148573/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-CEOs-Need-Candid/148573/ Ford’s CEO says in a letter released today that lack of constructive criticism is his biggest challenge. So let’s give him and other leaders what they need.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:41:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Push the Senate to Pass the America Gives More Act]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148505/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Push-the-Senate-to-Pass-the/148505/ Nonprofit leaders should do all they can while lawmakers are at home to promote tax breaks that encourage donations.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[3 Rules for Getting Gifts From Big Corporations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148477/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Rules-for-Getting-Gifts-From/148477/ Show your passion, always mention your connections to the company, and avoid letters of inquiry, says the president of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[America’s Celebrity Obsession Shouldn’t Dictate What Causes Get Attention]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148439/ http://philanthropy.com/article/America-s-Celebrity/148439/ Journalists too often rely on Hollywood stars to decide which charities are worthy of coverage.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Self-Reporting Is Key to Responsible Behavior by Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148435/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Self-Reporting-Is-Key-to/148435/ The Direct Marketing Association says its new tool for measuring fundraising performance is reliable because it uses data that are independently audited and submitted to the IRS.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:28:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Despite All the Buzz About Innovation, Foundations Are Playing It Too Safe]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148241/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Despite-All-the-Buzz-About/148241/ Many grant makers keep turning to safe investments with predesignated results, but a few are breaking out of that mold.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundation Supports Cutting-Edge Findings for Cancer Treatment]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148221/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Supports/148221/ The Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy has awarded nearly $25-million to projects that are too innovative to get federal aid.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT