The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Fundraising http://philanthropy.com/section/Fundraising/268/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:05:50 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
<![CDATA[Inside a Crowdfunding Site: Indiegogo]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148899/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Inside-a-Crowdfunding-Site-/148899/ The platform is a for-profit company, but a third of its campaigns are for social causes.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Charities Can Avoid Legal and Reputation Risks of Crowdfunding]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148909/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Charities-Can-Avoid-Legal/148909/ Nonprofits need to be sure they're being accurately represented and that they understand the financial-reporting requirements.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inside a Crowdfunding Site: LoveAnimals.org]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148883/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Inside-a-Crowdfunding-Site-/148883/ The site has raised about $180,000 in 138 campaigns for small and medium-size animal-welfare charities.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT