The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Fundraising http://philanthropy.com/section/Fundraising/268/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:48:40 EDT <![CDATA[4 Essential Elements of Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147827/ http://philanthropy.com/article/4-Essential-Elements-of/147827/ Practice, consider your audience, and other tips for telling stories that will bring about change.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video-Game Giant Rigorously Vets Potential Grantees]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147831/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Video-Game-Giant-Rigorously/147831/ After a string of ineffective grants, a philanthropic arm of the gaming company Activision Blizzard has begun using detailed audits to assess veterans charities.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:08:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Reaching New Audiences Through Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147443/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Reaching-New-Audiences-Through/147443/ Advice for doing more than just "preaching to the choir" with your message.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Foundations’ Assets Climb to Record $66-Billion]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147717/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Community-Foundations-/147717/ Grant making at the funds grew to nearly $5-billion last year.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities With Annual Funds More Likely to Meet Total Fundraising Goals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147697/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-With-Annual-Funds/147697/ Arts and religious groups are mostly likely to have annual campaigns, according to a new survey.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:11:00 EDT
<![CDATA[$25-Million Settlement Puts Spotlight on Veterans Charity Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147611/ http://philanthropy.com/article/25-Million-Settlement-Puts/147611/ The Disabled Veterans National Foundation and its vendors were found to have tangled conflicts of interest and heavy spending on operations.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Key Elements of New York’s Settlement With Veterans’ Charity and Its Vendors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147695/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Key-Elements-of-New-York-s/147695/ The $25-million deal is thought to be the largest financial relief government regulators have ever obtained.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Balance Small Wins and Long-Term Goals in Your Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147441/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Balance-Small-Wins-and/147441/ Share your victories, but don't focus on them so much that your audience loses the big picture.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147559/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Banking-on-Bitcoin-Nonprofit/147559/ Some groups are bringing in thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts, but others are leery of the digital currency.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:21:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Tell a Boring Story]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147439/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Dont-Tell-a-Boring-Story/147439/ Learn how to connect with your listeners, even on complicated issues, and make them feel empowered to help.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[N.Y. Wins $25-Million in Fundraising Abuse Case]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147445/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NY-Wins-25-Million-in/147445/ The sum the fundraising vendors Quadriga Art and Convergence Direct Marketing will pay to end an investigation is thought to be the largest ever paid over deceptive appeals.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Children Spill Over Border, Nonprofits Respond]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147365/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Children-Spill-Over-Border/147365/ Organizations working to feed and house the flood of immigrants say they are working long days, and they fear the problem will worsen.

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Stream: The Outlook for American Giving in 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147305/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Live-Stream-The-Outlook-for/147305/ Watch a recording from a panel discussion moderated by The Chronicle's editor, Stacy Palmer, at the Hudson Institute to get insights about this year's "Giving USA" report.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[International Aid Group Sharpens Its Focus to Expand Donor Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147157/ http://philanthropy.com/article/International-Aid-Group/147157/ Catholic Medical Mission Board reached its $1-billion goal a year early by concentrating on maternal and child health.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Showing Donors What Their Gifts Can Do Pays Off for Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147159/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Showing-Donors-What-Their/147159/ How a college and an arts organization demonstrate the value of a donation in creative ways.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How a Food Bank and Private School Thrived During the Economic Slump]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147161/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Food-BankPrivate/147161/ Now that bold fundraising moves paid off, two groups are finding new ways to seek gifts from individuals.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Miami Group Hopes Steadfast Community Support Through Lean Times Motivates Jewish Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147163/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Miami-Group-Hopes-Steadfast/147163/ As the economy improves, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation hopes to persuade every local Jew to give.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Smile Train Collaborates With Major Sports Events to Power Up Donor Interest]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147165/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Smile-Train-Collaborates-With/147165/ The group works with high-profile events like Wimbledon as well as volunteers who offer a tennis lesson or other service in exchange for a donation.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Corporate Giving Declines 3.2%; Donor-Advised Funds Up Sharply]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147175/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Corporate-Giving-Declines/147175/ Individuals powered the 3 percent growth in giving last year, but foundations also contributed to the rise, according to "Giving USA."

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Try New Strategies as Fundraising Rebounds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147167/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Try-New-Strategies/147167/ Contributions grew 3 percent last year, according to "Giving USA," and giving could return to pre-recession levels soon.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Master’s Programs in Fundraising Are Helping Students Meet Job Demands]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147145/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Master-s-Programs-in/147145/ A growing number of programs are serving people who are just getting started as well as those in midcareer.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Competition Spurs New Software to Meet a Wide Variety of Nonprofit Needs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147143/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Competition-Spurs-New-Software/147143/ Salesforce takes aim at Blackbaud’s dominance in serving fundraisers.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Marijuana Event Brings Money and Attention to Colo. Symphony]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146987/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Marijuana-Event-Brings-Money/146987/ The first of three planned events attracted 300 concertgoers at $75 apiece and drew attention on Twitter and Facebook as well as in major newspapers.

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Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:14:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundraising by Text Message: What Worked and What Didn’t]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146601/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraising-by-Text-Message-/146601/ A museum learned that most people don't use smartphones to support an exhibit, while the Salvation Army persuaded lots of people to give that way after a disaster.

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Sun, 18 May 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Online Fundraising Goes Mainstream]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146619/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Fundraising-Goes/146619/ Internet giving grew by roughly 13 percent last year, according to a Chronicle  survey of 100 of the largest nonprofits.

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Sun, 18 May 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Penn State Raises $2-Billion Even After Abuse Crisis]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146583/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Penn-State-Raises-2-Billion/146583/ Aggressive efforts to keep donors loyal and leadership stable helped keep big gifts coming even after a scandal that rocked the university.

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Sun, 18 May 2014 19:30:00 EDT