The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Giving http://philanthropy.com/section/Giving/257/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:58:59 EDT <![CDATA[Just 1 in 5 Wealthy People Think Their Gifts Make a Difference, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149557/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Just-1-in-5-Wealthy-People/149557/ Donors are happier when they plan their giving instead of reacting to a random request from a friend or relative.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:49:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Social Innovation Fund Leader to Head Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Effort]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149547/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Innovation-Fund-Leader/149547/ Michael Smith, a foundation veteran who has led the federal Social Innovation Fund for the past year, will lead the program to improve the lives of minority boys and young men.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Wealthy Households Plan to Give More Over the Next 5 Years, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149531/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Wealthy-Households-Plan-to/149531/ People say they have more money to give, and they believe nonprofits need their support.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Lack Understanding of Causes They Support, Study Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149475/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Lack-Understanding/149475/ Only 31 percent of nonprofit leaders believe that most of the grant makers who support their operations have a "deep understanding" of the needs of beneficiaries.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mogul Seeks to Help Youths in Troubled Areas Embrace Technology]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149441/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mogul-Seeks-to-Help-Youths-in/149441/ Mitchell Kapor seeks to provide not just money but expertise and connections to groups seeking to revitalize Oakland, Calif.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Former NAACP Head Leads Kapor Center’s East Coast Office]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149437/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Former-NAACP-Head-Leads-Kapor/149437/ Benjamin Jealous wants to spread ideas from Silicon Valley to the East Coast.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[If Giving Makes People Happy, Authors Ask, Why Not Give More?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149453/ http://philanthropy.com/article/If-Giving-Makes-People-Happy/149453/ A new crop of social scientists wants to isolate the causes and consequences of giving. Will the nonprofit world benefit?

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Forbes’ Says Huntsmans Are Most Generous; ‘Harper’s’ Says PBS Whitewashes Programming]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149473/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Forbes-Says-Huntsmans/149473/ The Utah businessman gave away a much greater share of his wealth than Bill and Melinda Gates did, while Harpers says PBS kowtows to wealthy donors.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GuideStar Unveils Online Tool to Gauge Nonprofits’ Diversity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/GuideStar-Unveils-Online-Tool/149413/ Organizations can see how they stack up to industry standards by providing information on their workers’ gender, sexual orientation, race, and any disability.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:43:54 EDT
<![CDATA[A Giving Pledge, Ralph Nader Style]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149389/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Giving-Pledge-Ralph-Nader/149389/ The consumer advocate is trying to launch a new effort for wealthy donors, aimed at increasing social justice.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:34:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Pledges $25-Million to Fight Ebola]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149381/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mark-Zuckerberg-Pledges/149381/ The Facebook founder made the announcement on his Facebook page, saying the epidemic is at "a critical turning point."

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:49:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Moore Foundation Names Public-Health Leader to Top Post]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149367/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Moore-Foundation-Names/149367/ Unlike his predecessor, who was an environmental expert, Harvey Fineberg's focus is on the need to improve health care.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:51:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Founder of Chobani Yogurt Pledges $2-Million for Syrian and Iraqi Refugees]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149355/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Founder-of-Chobani-Yogurt/149355/ Donation by a Kurdish Turk who made his fortune in the U.S. is a rare large private gift in response to the humanitarian crisis.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:01:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Some Tech Entrepreneurs Embrace Giving Before They Have Anything to Give]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149351/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Some-Tech-Entrepreneurs/149351/ The Founders’ Pledge asks Silicon Valley’s start-up entrepreneurs to donate 1 percent of their companies’ equity to charity from the very beginning.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:12:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pledge Worth $500-Million Over 30 Years to Fund Research on Nutrition]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149281/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Pledge-Worth-500-Million-Over/149281/ Businessman David Murdock has pledged an annual $15-million from his estate to the study of nutrition and agriculture and their impact on health.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:54:39 EDT
<![CDATA[GoPro Founders Give $500-Million to Silicon Valley Community Foundation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149215/ http://philanthropy.com/article/GoPro-Founders-Give/149215/ The donation comes less than a year after Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan donated $1-billion to the fund.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:53:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Leaders of the NFL’s Domestic-Violence Response Pledge 'Multiple Millions']]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149185/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leaders-of-the-NFL-s/149185/ The Chronicle speaks with two top NFL Foundation officials as the league determines its philanthropic response to an issue much in the news for some of its players.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[20% of Grant Makers Pay Trustee Fees, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149097/ http://philanthropy.com/article/20-of-Grant-Makers-Pay/149097/ A new study by the Council on Foundations looks at pay for board members and CEOs.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:41:59 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Ebola Case Could Spur Stronger Response From Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149085/ http://philanthropy.com/article/US-Ebola-Case-Could-Spur/149085/ Expert says the Texas case cited by the Centers for Disease Control may convince donors that the government needs help dealing with the virus.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:06:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Wants to Teach You How to Give]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149071/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Laura-Arrillaga-Andreessen/149071/ The wealthy Silicon Valley philanthropist is teaching a free online course at Stanford and wants to reach people of all incomes.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Giving Course Attracts Big Names in Philanthropy as Lecturers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149073/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Course-Attracts-Big/149073/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:45:05 EDT <![CDATA[Domestic-Violence Prevention Groups See Media Attention but Few Dollars]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149065/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Domestic-Violence-Prevention/149065/ With corporations hesitant to give, foundations focusing elsewhere, and donors preferring to support direct services, little money goes to groups working to prevent abuse.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Divestment Movement Still in Its Infancy Despite Rockefeller Coup]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149063/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Green-Divestment-Movement/149063/ A coalition pushing foundations to divest from fossil fuels has generated momentum in its first year but has yet to recruit a top-25 foundation.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:42:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Activists Urge Grant Makers to Try to Prevent Another Ferguson]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149029/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Activists-Urge-Grant-Makers-to/149029/ An invitation-only gathering in Washington focused on how to tackle problems that have arisen due to changing demographics.

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:12:58 EDT
<![CDATA[$103-Billion Pledged at Clinton Global Initiative]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148959/ http://philanthropy.com/article/103-Billion-Pledged-at/148959/ See a wrapup of grant commitments and other highlights from the annual event, which ended Wednesday.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[X-Prize Taps the Crowd to Tackle Global Education]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148949/ http://philanthropy.com/article/X-Prize-Taps-the-Crowd-to/148949/ The organization is seeking software compelling enough that kids in villages in sub-Saharan Africa will teach themselves literacy and math.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT