The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Fundraising http://philanthropy.com/section/Fundraising/268/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:20:28 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
<![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[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[Caution! The Downsides of Crowdfunding]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148885/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Caution-The-Downsides-of/148885/ The fundraising craze brings new money but also new legal and ethical concerns.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[United Way Worldwide Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148815/ http://philanthropy.com/article/United-Way-Worldwide-Now/148815/ The organization is the largest yet to accept gifts in the digital currency.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:22:56 EDT
<![CDATA[7 Nonprofits to Test Using Twitter 'Buy' Button for Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148733/ http://philanthropy.com/article/7-Nonprofits-to-Test-Using/148733/ The new tool will facilitate financial transactions directly from tweets.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Turning Tweets Into Gifts: A Q&A With TinyGive's Co-Founder]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148711/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Turning-Tweets-Into-Gifts-A/148711/ The tweet-to-give platform has signed up 150 nonprofits this year, and Clarence Wardell believes it can capture youth activism.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:44:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Balancing Attention vs. Action: Tips for Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148645/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Balancing-Attention-vs/148645/ Recognize when the public already knows about your cause, and other advice.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Raising Visibility a Waste of Time?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148647/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Is-Raising-Visibility-a-Waste/148647/ Awareness campaigns can be a distraction from the work of a charity—without much of a payoff in the long term.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Appeals to Change Behavior Work Better When They Are Tied to People’s Values]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148641/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Appeals-to-Change-Behavior/148641/ Asking people to improve their health in relation to their roles as spouses or parents works better than a general plea.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Are Inventing New Ways to Attract Recent Graduates to Donate]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148629/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Colleges-Are-Inventing-New/148629/ A new study finds young people are far more inclined to give to causes other than their alma mater.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding the Next Ice Bucket]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148623/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Finding-the-Next-Ice-Bucket/148623/ Spontaneous charm was key to the success of the ALS fundraising efforts, so just copying it won’t work.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Emmett Carson Named Community Foundations Chair at Indiana University]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148543/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Emmett-Carson-Named-Community/148543/ As a visiting scholar, he will develop a community-foundations syllabus and serve as guest lecturer.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Chart: Gifts From Ice-Bucket Challenge Exceed $100-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148457/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Chart-Gifts-From-Ice-Bucket/148457/ See a daily tally of gifts from the popular online campaign and how many new donors it's attracting.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:04:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Technology, Imagination, and Organizing With Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148487/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Technology-Imagination-and/148487/ In the final Storytelling Summer post, two questions on how people tell and consume stories now—and why a strong story transcends medium.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the Ice-Bucket Challenge Is Helping to Rebrand a Mission]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148459/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-the-Ice-Bucket-Challenge/148459/ Lou Gehrig is nearly absent from the buzz around the viral fundraiser, which is exactly how the ALS Association wants it.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:15:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Everybody's Talking About the Ice-Bucket Challenge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148427/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Everybodys-Talking-About-the/148427/ Some say it's "awesome," and some say there's a disconnect between the frivolous event and the frightening disease it's raising money to fight.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:04:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Navigating Privacy and Other Issues for Ethical Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148421/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Navigating-PrivacyOther/148421/ Advice for protecting the people you serve while telling their stories and determining who "controls" a story.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[3-Day March Aims to Raise $1-Million for Nonprofit-Power Movement]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148415/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Day-March-Aims-to-Raise/148415/ Dan Pallotta, the event organizer, wants to change the public's perception of how nonprofits should spend money on executive pay, fundraising, and operations.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:38:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Videos and Lessons From $16-Million "Ice-Bucket" Fundraising Phenomenon]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/VideosLessons-From/148413/ The online challenge has VIPs and many others pouring ice water over their heads to raise money and bring attention to a devastating disease.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Really Telling Stories?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148397/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Are-You-Really-Telling/148397/ A story has to have a protagonist who wants something and who faces obstacles—and it has to have an ending.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Contest and Big Giveaway Draw In Possible Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148227/ http://philanthropy.com/article/ContestBig-Giveaway-Draw/148227/ The Women’s Foundation of California attracted new supporters and nonprofit allies by asking the public to decide who should get an important award.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[International Aid Group Uses Niche Prize to Woo Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148231/ http://philanthropy.com/article/International-Aid-Group-Uses/148231/ The development group PSI wooed potential supporters with a paid trip to Washington to meet its staff and other experts.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Soliciting Greetings for Sick Kids Gives Children’s Hospital a New Way to Find Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148229/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Soliciting-Greetings-for-Sick/148229/ A Los Angeles institution captures thousands of email addresses by asking people to send Valentines to patients.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Master of Planned Giving Shares His Secrets of Building Relationships]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148251/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Master-of-Planned-Giving/148251/ Jeff Comfort's ability to attract sizable planned gifts is due in part to his skill as an "active listener."

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT