The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Community http://philanthropy.com/section/Community/200/ Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:44:38 EST <![CDATA[Need for Diversity at Nonprofits Is More Vital After Garner and Brown Cases]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150943/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Need-for-Diversity-at/150943/ Charities have much to learn from business on the importance of hiring more women and minorities.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:37:10 EST
<![CDATA[Questions Board Members Should Ask to Foster Diversity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150941/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Questions-Board-Members-Should/150941/ Consultant Ann Lehman suggests making diversity part of a strategic plan and setting up a buddy system to mentor new trustees.

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Foundations Can Help Transform How We Care for Aging Americans]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150919/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Can-Help-Transform/150919/ Let’s apply social networking concepts to how we help social-service groups and others care for a fast-growing part of our population.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:04:09 EST
<![CDATA[Outrage Over Garner and Brown Cases Should Keep Philanthropy Focused on Criminal Justice]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150899/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Outrage-Over-GarnerBrown/150899/ Foundations and nonprofits have made a huge difference; now they are poised to do even more.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Is It Immoral for Charities to Push ‘Amazon Smile’?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150865/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Is-It-Immoral-for-Charities-to/150865/ Amazon’s practices seem at odds with the goals of many charities, so they shouldn’t help the company sell its wares.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Courageous Nonprofit Leadership Groups Are Greatly Needed]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150799/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Courageous-Nonprofit/150799/ The lack of attention to big issues, like forcing wealthy institutions to give more and act more democratically, is hobbling the ability of charities to serve society.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:49:20 EST
<![CDATA[Foundations Should Push for Disclosure of Corporate ‘Welfare’ Deals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150797/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Should-Push-for/150797/ A new proposal would force local and state governments to tell how much they provide to businesses, and how much citizens are losing as a result.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:46:57 EST
<![CDATA[Top U.S. Fundraiser for U.N. Agency to Use Ads to Raise Profile of Refugees]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150393/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Top-US-Fundraiser-for-UN/150393/ Anne-Marie Grey hopes to court the news media to gain attention for people who are forced to flee their home countries because of war or political strife.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[An April 15 Deadline for Charitable Giving Would Be a Boon to Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/An-April-15-Deadline-for/150413/ All the research, plus some real-life fundraising experience, suggests that moving the deadline would lead to an overall increase in the sums Americans give annually.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Buzzwords to Watch in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150405/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Buzzwords-to-Watch-in-2015/150405/ Encryption, artivists, and wearables are among the words and ideas that will get new attention in the year to come.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[10 Trade-Offs Donors Face That Make Philanthropy Tough but Rewarding]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150407/ http://philanthropy.com/article/10-Trade-Offs-Donors-Face-That/150407/ Should gifts be based on a philanthropist’s passions or society’s needs? Those are among the questions to confront.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New York in Miniature Links Holiday Visitors With the Plant World]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150371/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-York-in-Miniature-Links/150371/ The New York Botanical Garden builds iconic landmarks from a host of materials found in nature.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Leaders Can Tap Into Employees' Great Ideas]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150149/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Leaders-Can-Tap-Into/150149/ The potential for big ideas exists in every organization, but a suggestion box is not enough. Leaders must actively listen and follow up with action.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 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/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 last week.

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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