The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Giving http://philanthropy.com/section/Giving/257/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:48:53 EDT <![CDATA[Pledges Roll In as Clinton Global Initiative Convenes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148959/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Pledges-Roll-In-as-Clinton/148959/ Watch a live stream of the annual meeting and follow announcements from foundations and others.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:10:41 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
<![CDATA[Cultivating Young Donors Holds Promising Return, Survey Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148873/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Cultivating-Young-Donors-Holds/148873/ Charities should woo people under 35 today if they want reliable streams of revenue in the coming years, even though they won't see big returns for a while.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Effort to Help Arts Groups Navigate Real-Estate Costs Wins Prize]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148869/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Effort-to-Help-Arts-Groups/148869/ Shelley Trott, an official of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, was honored for her creative approach to solving problems in a way that can be copied elsewhere.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A $350-Million Gift to Harvard Is the Latest in a String of Donations for Public Health]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148887/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-350-Million-Gift-to-Harvard/148887/ The donation from Gerald and Ronnie Chan shows growing interest in finding advanced techniques to help reduce the risks that make people sick.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U. of Rochester Booster Endows a Top Fundraising Position]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148903/ http://philanthropy.com/article/U-of-Rochester-Booster-Endows/148903/ Two longtime donors have given $1.5-million to supplement the salary of the institution's chief advancement officer.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[James Irvine Foundation Taps Interim CEO for Permanent Post]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148895/ http://philanthropy.com/article/James-Irvine-Foundation-Taps/148895/ Don Howard is noted for his work on "pay-for-success" projects and has been an activist on HIV and other health issues.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:10:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Leader of ‘Genius Grant’ Program Spreads the Word to Inspire Creativity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148829/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leader-of-Genius-Grant-/148829/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[Social Innovation Fund Names 7 New Grantees]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148831/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Innovation-Fund-Names-7/148831/ Efforts to fight childhood hunger and help poor women over 50 gain financial security won money from the federal program.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Nonprofit Officials Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148835/ http://philanthropy.com/article/5-Nonprofit-Officials-Win/148835/ Mary Bonauto, a lawyer who has been working to legalize same-sex marriage, is among the winners, who will each receive a $625,000, no-strings-attached award.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inspiring People to Make a Difference]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148813/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Inspiring-People-to-Make-a/148813/ Nicholas Kristof, whose book A Path Appears will be released next week, talks about why more people don't give to relieve poverty and the importance of marketing for nonprofits.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:42:21 EDT
<![CDATA[AmeriCorps Turns 20 Amid Stymied Growth]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148791/ http://philanthropy.com/article/AmeriCorps-Turns-20-Amid/148791/ Partisan politics and budget woes have hampered President Obama’s goal of expanding the program, but new strategies, some involving Congress and some not, make the future look brighter.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:54:23 EDT
<![CDATA[New VPs at Ford: a Promotion and 2 Outside Hires]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148627/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-VPs-at-Ford-a-Promotion/148627/ Darren Walker's biggest changes have been in personnel, recruiting former senior officials from the Obama administration and the Gates foundation.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ford CEO Sees the Arts as a Way to Work Toward Social Justice]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148635/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Ford-CEO-Sees-the-Arts-as-a/148635/ Darren Walker doesn’t buy the idea that the fund’s focus on helping the poor means it shouldn’t spend on art.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington College Gets $5-Million to Expand Ethics Program]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148643/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Washington-College-Gets/148643/ Richard Holstein, an alumnus, says when he was in dental school he saw too may people cheating and using drugs.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Blackbaud Extends Reach With $160-Million Acquisition of MicroEdge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148675/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Blackbaud-Extends-Reach-With/148675/ The deal would expand the fundraising-software company's reach to foundations, large donors, and corporations, which use MicroEdge to track gifts and social-responsibility programs.

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:26:31 EDT
<![CDATA[After Windfall, ALS Group Grapples With 2.4-Million Donor Dilemma]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148619/ http://philanthropy.com/article/After-Windfall-ALS-Group/148619/ The ALS Foundation is on an urgent quest to hang on to the new donors who gave because of the ice-bucket challenge.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:34:41 EDT
<![CDATA[New Leader Steers Ford Foundation Back Toward Familiar Ground]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148567/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Leader-Steers-Ford/148567/ Darren Walker is refocusing the organization on urban issues, as well as peace and global security.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:33:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Donors Often Overlook Benefits of Giving Appreciated Stock]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148561/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-Often-Overlook-Benefits/148561/ As the stock market hits new highs, fundraisers are missing out if they don't explain the tax breaks and savings on capital-gains taxes.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:15:50 EDT
<![CDATA[After Ferguson, Grant Makers Seek Solutions to Racial-Justice Issues]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148511/ http://philanthropy.com/article/After-Ferguson-Grant-Makers/148511/ The shooting of an unarmed black man is prompting thoughts on on what might be done to tackle problems of stereotypes, police accountability, and suburban poverty.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:06:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fox Releases Series Pilot Early After Charity Goal Is Met]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148475/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fox-Releases-Series-Pilot/148475/ Five charities will receive a total of $100,000 from the broadcasting company because fans met a "flock to unlock" challenge to release the "Red Band Society" online before its TV debut.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:41:49 EDT
<![CDATA[How 4 Suicide-Prevention Groups Responded to the Death of Robin Williams]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148455/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-4-Suicide-Prevention/148455/ The leaders discuss very different approaches to responding to one of their cause’s biggest media moments.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:15:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Create Fund to Respond to Ebola Crisis in Africa]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148433/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Create-Fund-to/148433/ The money will go to community groups working on relief or on warning people in rural areas about the dangers of the disease.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:26:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Paul Allen Foundation Pledges $2.8-Million to Fight Ebola]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148383/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Paul-Allen-Foundation-Pledges/148383/ The money went to the American Red Cross, which says it’s the largest gift so far in the fight against the outbreak in West Africa.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Makers Join Forces to Aid Immigrant Children]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148375/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Join-Forces-to/148375/ At least two new collaborative efforts by foundations, mostly in California, are taking shape to provide emergency relief.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:34:40 EDT
<![CDATA[New Tack Helps Gifts to Popular Museum Jump 90%]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148355/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Tack-Helps-Gifts-to/148355/ Board members as well as visitors have responded to appeals to give more and encourage others to do so.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:53:20 EDT