The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Community http://philanthropy.com/section/Community/200/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:39:11 EDT <![CDATA[Does Bitcoin Make Sense for Your Organization?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147963/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Does-Bitcoin-Make-Sense-for/147963/ Join us on Wednesday, August 6, at noon Eastern time when a panel of experts will answer your questions about the "cryptocurrency."

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[After a Nonprofit Financial Crisis, the Board Needs to Step In]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147981/ http://philanthropy.com/article/After-a-Nonprofit-Financial/147981/ The loss of more than $5-million at Greenpeace should send a message to all nonprofits about how to recover from a messy scandal.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:01:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Philanthropy's 'Fatal' Flaws and How Community Funds Can Help]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147969/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropys-Fatal-Flaws/147969/ The departing leader of the Santa Fe Community Foundation says community funds should be leaders in an effort to democratize philanthropy.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:32:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Are the Wealthy Thinking Now?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147885/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-Are-the-Wealthy-Thinking/147885/ Catch up on trends in fundraising in a conversation recorded at the 2014 Fundraising Day in New York last month.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:25:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Social Change Requires Foundations to Help Nonprofits Extend Their Digital Reach]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147933/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Change-Requires/147933/ A new survey shows that it’s lack of money and staff, not a paucity of knowledge or interest, that is holding nonprofits back.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:18:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Using Your Organization's History to Achieve Goals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147785/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Using-Your-Organizations/147785/ Watch the recording of a discussion about researching your group's past and presenting it in a compelling way.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundation Trustees Shouldn’t Be Paid Millions of Dollars]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147863/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Trustees/147863/ News that three Bremer Foundation trustees received $1-million should spark a campaign about all fees that exceed a few thousand dollars a year.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Philanthropy Must Step Up Action to Help Children Crossing the Border]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147849/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-Must-Step-Up/147849/ Nonprofits that provide services and advocacy need grant-maker support.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Give Millions While You’re Young: a Plea to the Wealthy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147775/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Give-Millions-While-You-re/147775/ Generous philanthropy started early can help stave off big problems that will face society later and help donors learn about giving when they’re young.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:32:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Skateboarding Charity Breaks Social Barriers and Promotes Education]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147623/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Skateboarding-Charity-Breaks/147623/ Skateistan introduces a new sport to youngsters in Afghanistan and Cambodia—but only if they go to school.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Founder of Group That Composts Human Remains Wins Nonprofit Award]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147635/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Founder-of-Group-That-Composts/147635/ Echoing Green, which helped groups like City Year get their start, awarded 55 fellowships, including one to the founder of the Urban Death Project.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[As the Role of Foundations Changes, We Need to Alter Our Default Attitudes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147613/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-the-Role-of-Foundations/147613/ Philanthropy’s growth and the changing perspectives of young people and new donors require grant makers to reshape the grant-making culture.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sharing Data on Diversity Helps Foundations Do a Better Job]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147615/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Sharing-Data-on-Diversity/147615/ Grant makers should follow the lead of Google, Yahoo, and others in disclosing details about who makes decisions.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Leadership Development Is a Vital Ingredient for Social Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147619/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Leadership/147619/ More grant makers should step up spending to help advocacy groups learn to do more.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Donors Who Lavish Money on Elite Institutions Only Exacerbate the Wealth Gap]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147583/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-Who-Lavish-Money-on/147583/ Instead of fighting poverty, much of philanthropy goes to private schools, top universities, and the arts, leaving very little to local and grass-roots groups.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservative Ideologues Are a Danger to Nonprofits of All Kinds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147567/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Conservative-Ideologues-Are-a/147567/ Blaming the victim for problems in the economy and our society undermines the public’s charitable instincts and support of government programs.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama’s Plan to Aid Black Men and Boys Will Help Everyone]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147541/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-s-Plan-to-Aid-Black/147541/ A plan that fails to recognize that some groups have greater needs than others will not deliver equal outcomes.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:10:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Opinion: Storytelling to Win Support for a Cause Should Be Tied to Social Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147437/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Opinion-Storytelling-to-Win/147437/ Personal narratives work best when they convey the kind of inspiration that prompts people to action, the author says.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why ‘Fail Fast’ Isn’t the Right Approach for Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147323/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Fail-Fast-Isn-t/147323/ To achieve substantive social change, philanthropy must be focused on long-term goals and not immediate outcomes, says the president of the Surdna Foundation.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofits Should Care About Net Neutrality]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147261/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofits-Should-Care/147261/ Amy Sample Ward, chief executive of NTEN, explains why nonprofits should be concerned about the FCC proposal to allow premium Internet “fast lanes.”

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:39:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Philanthropy Can Help Fix Democracy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147185/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Philanthropy-Can-Help-Fix/147185/ Eric Cantor’s loss in a Virginia primary race shows the importance of how election maps are drawn; more foundations need to take heed.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Founder of For-Profit Lighting Company Wins $100,000 Bronfman Prize]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147075/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Founder-of-For-Profit-Lighting/147075/ Sam Goldman’s social enterprise has reached 33 million people in 62 countries.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Former Diplomat to Seek More Partnerships as Head of Lutheran World Relief]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147079/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Former-Diplomat-to-Seek-More/147079/ Daniel Speckhard plans to double the nonprofit’s budget in the next eight years, in part by working more closely with businesses.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Books Offer Tips for Data-Driven Fundraising; a Nun’s Tales of Activism]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147113/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Books-Offer-Tips-for/147113/ Nonprofits get advice on how to hire people who can analyze information and get inspiration from a proven advocate.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Small Groups Need Sustained Funding to Develop Breakthrough Ideas]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147063/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Small-Groups-Need-Sustained/147063/ Foundations must end a system that causes tiny charities to duplicate efforts and compete for limited resources.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Foundations Can Be the Risk Takers They Want to Be]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147059/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Foundations-Can-Be-the/147059/ To spark greater innovation, start rewarding failure and stop counting widgets.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT