The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Fundraising http://philanthropy.com/section/Fundraising/268/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:05:34 EST <![CDATA[‘Dreamy’ Jeff Bridges Super Bowl Ad Seeks Help in Fight Against Hunger]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151579/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Dreamy-Jeff-Bridges/151579/ The actor who played iconic slacker movie character "The Dude" will devote the proceeds of his "sleeping tapes" to the No Kid Hungry campaign.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:49:43 EST
<![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak a New Case Study for Global Disaster Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151475/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Ebola-Outbreak-a-New-Case/151475/ See examples of how international aid groups approached the subject in their year-end mailings.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Atlas of Giving Says Charitable Donations Grew 9% Last Year, to $457-Billion]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151415/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Atlas-of-Giving-Says/151415/ But the organization cites a variety of factors, including the possibility of higher interest rates and a weak stock market, in warning of a likely decline this year.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Fidelity and Schwab Donor-Advised Funds Report Strong Growth]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/FidelitySchwab/151413/ While contributions last year to donor-advised funds exceeded the amount given away, grants made from the accounts grew at a faster rate.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Giving to Colleges Rises Nearly 11%]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151405/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-to-Colleges-Rises/151405/ For the second time in a row, donations rose by 10 percent or more. The growth was powered in part by big campaigns like Harvard's drive to raise $6.5-billion.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Video-Game Marathon Raises $1.5-Million for Cancer Group]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151311/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Video-Game-Marathon-Raises/151311/ Games Done Quick, an event where participants try to complete their favorite games as fast as possible, has drawn donor and corporate support to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:39:10 EST
<![CDATA[5 Nonprofits Seeking New Leaders in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151143/ http://philanthropy.com/article/5-Nonprofits-Seeking-New/151143/ Two big cancer charities, two grant makers, and a social-service umbrella group are looking for CEOs.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lessons From Year-End Giving: Tips for 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151237/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lessons-From-Year-End-Giving-/151237/ Use a variety of techniques, and consider placing ads on Facebook or Google.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Charities Will Raise Money in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151233/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Charities-Will-Raise-Money/151233/ Nonprofits hope to take advantage of monthly giving, matching donations, and smartphones and tablets to bring in more money this year.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Can Learn From Group That Trains Storytellers Around the Globe]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151259/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Can-Learn-From/151259/ Charities of all kinds have a lot to learn about storytelling from the Global Press Institute, which trains local women reporters, then publishes and syndicates their stories.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:46:00 EST
<![CDATA[Ore. and Ohio State Fundraising Teams Face Off]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151159/ http://philanthropy.com/article/OreOhio-State/151159/ As football teams of the University of Oregon and Ohio State University rumbled on the field in the championship game Monday night, the universities were also waging a fundraising challenge.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:46:00 EST
<![CDATA[At ALS Association, Fundraising Success Begets Fundraising Success]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151085/ http://philanthropy.com/article/At-ALS-Association/151085/ Amid the $115-million glow of the ice-bucket challenge, the nonprofit’s 2014 walk revenue climbs 45 percent, while the number of December gifts spikes 357 percent.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:22:10 EST
<![CDATA[Colorado Symphony Enjoys 1-Year Fundraising High]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151055/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Colorado-Symphony-Enjoys/151055/ Four marijuana-friendly events generated $250,000 for the Denver-based performing-arts organization, but few nonprofits are following suit.

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:20:12 EST
<![CDATA[The Hottest Fundraising Tactics and Trends of the Last Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150973/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Hottest-Fundraising/150973/ From complex big-data "relationship mapping" to basic messaging strategies, here's a roundup of The Chronicle's most sought-after advice in 2014 for getting more cash from existing donors and finding new ones. Also, advice on fundraising careers.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Best Advice and Trends for Making Donors Happy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150975/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Best-AdviceTrends-for/150975/ See a roundup of The Chronicle's reporting in 2014 on the thinking of top philanthropists, where we uncover some surprising things that get their attention.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Network for Good Charts 13% Leap in Year-End Charity Donations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151033/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Network-for-Good-Charts-13-/151033/ Donations to more than 10,000 nonprofits that use the payment platform were boosted by particularly strong giving during the final hours of the year, with $9.9-million in charitable donations arriving on December 31.

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Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:35:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Show Strides in Keeping Loyal Donors but Are Too Focused on Short-Term Results, Scholars Say]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151011/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Show-Strides-in/151011/ Only 43 percent of supporters are giving a second time, so many groups are putting a lot of money into finding replacements.

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:26:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraisers Who Use Academic Research Do Better, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150949/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraisers-Who-Use-Academic/150949/ Small groups are less likely to look at new findings on why people give, but a report suggests they could improve donations by doing so.

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:03:07 EST
<![CDATA[Social-Service Groups Try Creative Holiday-Season Fundraising Tactics]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150933/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Service-Groups-Try/150933/ Spice rubs, donor "elves," and personalized letters are all part of the mix as charities seek to boost year-end giving.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:41:42 EST
<![CDATA[International Rescue Committee Snags New Year’s Eve Spotlight]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150931/ http://philanthropy.com/article/International-Rescue-Committee/150931/ The refugee-assistance charity is the first charity officially designated as a partner of the iconic celebration in Times Square.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:40:31 EST
<![CDATA[Quadriga, Accused of Misleading Donors, Reorganizes Under New Name]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150915/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Quadriga-Accused-of/150915/ Company investigated in New York for fundraising practices and conflicts of interest debuts as Innovairre, backed by same owners and investors.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:52:45 EST
<![CDATA['Beard Baubles' Pique Interest in Australian Charity’s Melanoma Drive]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150905/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Beard-Baubles-Pique-Interest/150905/ Hairy holiday campaign is designed to raise awareness of skin cancer in a country where many people are at risk.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:02:43 EST
<![CDATA[Innovative Jewish Groups in D.C. Make a Pitch to Broaden Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150863/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Innovative-Jewish-Groups-in/150863/ Nonprofits extend outreach to local philanthropies to help attract new donors and volunteers.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Starlight Enhances ‘Wish List’ Program with Online Gift Certificates]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150781/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Starlight-Enhances-Wish/150781/ Recipients can search for pediatric facilities by location, name, or medical specialty and provide a wide range of help for sick children.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:22:24 EST
<![CDATA[How a Hero Can Save the Day—and Rally Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Hero-Can-Save-the/150749/ Two groups share lessons in how to tell stories about people fighting for change.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Unicef Gets Matching Help in Year-End Appeal for Unrestricted Gifts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150755/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Unicef-Gets-Matching-Help-in/150755/ The organization is touting the benefits of giving cash that can be tapped quickly when a crisis erupts.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:50:00 EST