The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Fundraising http://philanthropy.com/section/Fundraising/268/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:29:21 EST <![CDATA[Sidewalk Sleep-Outs Connect Wealthy With Homeless]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150259/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Sidewalk-Sleep-Outs-Connect/150259/ Covenant House’s expanding marquee event raises funds and helps find employment for the 1,900 young people in 27 cities the organization shelters every night.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:08:38 EST
<![CDATA[Minn. Attorney General Questions Company’s Solicitation of Noncash Gifts for Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150245/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Minn-Attorney-General/150245/ Savers LLC, a for-profit thrift store chain that works with charities to collect used items for resale, regularly fails to let donors know how much of their gift goes to charitable causes and how much is profit.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:19:57 EST
<![CDATA[On Social Media, Personal Ties Are Central to Charitable Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150211/ http://philanthropy.com/article/On-Social-Media-Personal-Ties/150211/ About 70 percent of donors in a new American Red Cross study said they would take some sort of action after seeing a friend’s post asking for a donation.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:02:08 EST
<![CDATA[How to Get Started in Mapping Donor Ties]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149987/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Get-Started-in-Mapping/149987/ Start with the people you know, identify who cares most about your community or cause, and other advice for mapping relationships to potential donors.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tips on Choosing a Relationship-Mapping Database]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149989/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tips-on-Choosing-a/149989/ Three things to watch for when choosing software to help you find connections to potential donors.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Find New Donors With Databases That Track Connections]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149991/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Find-New-Donors/149991/ New technology is formalizing and making easier the process of uncovering hidden connections between the charity’s network and prospective donors.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraiser Makes Her Own Relationship Maps]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149985/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraiser-Makes-Her-Own/149985/ At the Calgary Zoo, a senior development officer took a do-it-yourself approach when she wasn’t happy with databases available from public and private sources.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Power of ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150075/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Power-of-Theatre-of-the/150075/ Three lessons every nonprofit can learn from having people act out their experiences with social problems and work toward solutions.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:09:00 EST
<![CDATA[Even as Border Crossings Slow, Work for Nonprofits Ramps Up]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150039/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Even-as-Border-Crossings-Slow/150039/ Social workers, lawyers, and others prepare for a "long haul" in assisting newly arrived children fleeing violence in Central America.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gifts to Donor-Advised Funds Grew 24% in 2013, According to a Study]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149955/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-to-Donor-Advised-Funds/149955/ Americans put more than $17-billion into the funds, which channeled about 20 percent of their assets to charities.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:20:55 EST
<![CDATA[New Capital Campaigns: a Sampling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149751/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Capital-Campaigns-a/149751/ See the goals and end dates of seven charity drives.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Billion-Dollar Campaigns Roar Back]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149747/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Billion-Dollar-Campaigns-Roar/149747/ A growing number of nonprofits are holding capital campaigns, but some experts question whether they're a good idea for all kinds of organizations and whether they will result in donor fatigue.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Math Makes Final Tally for Capital Campaigns Hard to Pin Down]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149745/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Creative-Math-Makes-Final/149745/ The kinds of gifts a charity counts in a campaign and how and when it counts them can make a big difference in the final tally.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Uber Delivers On-Demand Kittens in Furry Fundraiser]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Uber-Delivers-On-Demand/149749/ The seven-city corporate partnership gave the service’s users a way to rent 15 minutes with feline friends as a gift to charity.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Creators of Pumpkin-Themed ‘Smash Diabetes’ Campaign Bemoan Timing]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149717/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Creators-of-Pumpkin-Themed/149717/ The group was working on a plan in preparation for Halloween this year, just months before the Ice-Bucket Challenge went viral.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Storytelling Winners Announced]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149539/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Storytelling-Winners/149539/ Watch the winning videos in TechSoup's contest.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Savvy Use of Social Media Helps Propel Rapid Growth for Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149485/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Savvy-Use-of-Social-Media/149485/ Charities have aggressive goals for doing better than last year at promoting donations and volunteerism during the holiday shopping frenzy.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Miley Cyrus Raises More Than $200,000 for Small Nonprofit]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149283/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Miley-Cyrus-Raises-More-Than/149283/ Star power may result in an additional $50,000 from wealthy donors for My Friend’s Place in Hollywood, which serves homeless youths.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:06:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Lessons in Nonprofit Storytelling From a Live Performance]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149279/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lessons-in-Nonprofit/149279/ Stories don’t have to be told through short online videos. There’s something powerful in hearing a story unmediated and straight from the source.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Disaster Response Needs More Cooperation Between Nonprofits, Regulators]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149251/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Disaster-Response-Needs-More/149251/ Experts at a conference of state charity regulators say suffering is compounded by officials who are often caught off guard and fail to communicate with others trying to help.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:14:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Tips for New Chief Executives]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149125/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tips-for-New-Chief-Executives/149125/ Know your own weaknesses and don’t be critical of your predecessor.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Personalized Pitches and Online Appeals Dominate Year-End Drives]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149123/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Personalized-Pitches-and/149123/ Some nonprofits are starting early on their campaigns and pointing donors to results of their giving.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundraisers Upbeat About 2014, but Staffs Are Stretched Thin]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149137/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraisers-Upbeat-About-2014/149137/ More than half of groups say they don’t have the resources they need to increase giving, according to a new study.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[North Texas Giving Day Nets $26.3-Million in Online Charity Bazaar]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148995/ http://philanthropy.com/article/North-Texas-Giving-Day-Nets/148995/ Local media coverage, parallel fundraising events, and a tool kit with sample letters and tweets helped make the event a big success.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:27:52 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Curious Chameleons’ Make the Best Major-Gift Officers, New Study Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148993/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Curious-Chameleons-Make/148993/ The top performers shared some important traits: behavioral and linguistic flexibility, intellectual curiosity, and assertiveness in soliciting prospects.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:27:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Legal Experts Weigh Regulations Best Suited to Crowdfunding Sites]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148891/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Legal-Experts-Weigh/148891/ Most rules for charities are decided in the states, and some commercial crowdfunding sites reject the idea that they are fundraisers.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT