The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Giving http://philanthropy.com/section/Giving/257/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:22:20 EDT <![CDATA[Video: A Growing Wave of Giving From Small Grant Makers and Individuals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147355/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Video-A-Growing-Wave-of/147355/ Small foundations and wealthy individuals increasingly are having an outsize role in philanthropy and social change.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:07:00 EDT
<![CDATA[$100-Million Gift Pushes Oregon University to Brink of Securing $500-Million Match]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147951/ http://philanthropy.com/article/100-Million-Gift-Pushes/147951/ The anonymous pledge is part of a $1-billion drive for the Knight Cancer Institute.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundation Investments See Double-Digit Growth for a 2nd Year in a Row]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147889/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Investments-See/147889/ A study of 153 grant makers also found that 56 percent increased giving.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[$650-Million Mental-Health Gift Targets Neglected Area]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147887/ http://philanthropy.com/article/650-Million-Mental-Health/147887/ Fundraisers hope the donation from billionaire businessman Ted Stanley will inspire others to consider giving to this much-neglected cause.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Robert Wood Johnson Leader Details Plan to Shift Health-Care Strategy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147881/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Robert-Wood-Johnson-Leader/147881/ The grant maker will focus on developing healthy habits rather than individual problems like smoking.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama Announces $91-Million More Pledged to Help Minority Males]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147833/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-Announces-91-Million/147833/ Charities are adding to the $200-million pledged by 29 foundations in February, but critics say girls should not be left out of the effort.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:12:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities That Support People With Mental Illness Win Hilton Prize]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147807/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-That-Support-People/147807/ Fountain House and Clubhouse International win the $1.5-million humanitarian award, the first time it has gone to an organization focused on mental health.

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:07:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bank of America Fund Gives $500,000 to Shriver Corps to Fight Poverty]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147799/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bank-of-America-Fund-Gives/147799/ The new group aims to help low-income families achieve financial independence.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hewlett Bets $50-Million to Make Congress Work More Effectively]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147733/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Hewlett-Bets-50-Million-to/147733/ New ‘Madison Initiative’ draws critics who say money would be better spent on current grantees.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Gun Safety and Environment Still Big Causes for Bloomberg]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147633/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gun-SafetyEnvironment/147633/ Capital magazine’s special philanthropy issue also looks a nonprofit journalism and private support of scientific research.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Blind Philanthropist Gives $50-Million to Fight Rare Eye Diseases]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147641/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Blind-Philanthropist-Gives/147641/ Gordon Gund, a venture capitalist, created the Foundation Fighting Blindness after he lost his sight at age 31.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147639/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Like-Facebook-for/147639/ Only a small number of groups have raised more than a few thousand dollars through the social network.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Facebook’s Pros and Cons for Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147609/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-s-ProsCons-for/147609/ The network helps groups get data on potential donors and persuade them to act on behalf of a cause.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wounded Warrior CEO Rips Rating Systems as ‘Ineffective and Misinformed’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147677/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Wounded-Warrior-CEO-Rips/147677/ The founder of a top veterans nonprofit complains that charity ratings systems are "ineffective" and "misleading."

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:27:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Surge of Remainder Trusts Seen as Baby Boomers Age]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147647/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Surge-of-Remainder-Trusts-Seen/147647/ The approach could regain popularity as a result of tax changes and rising income.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:15:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Giving Circles Popular With Minorities and Younger Donors, Says Study]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147475/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Circles-Popular-With/147475/ Groups that pool donations offer entry-level philanthropy opportunities, says researcher.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: Foundations Reveal What They Look For in Grant Proposals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147433/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Video-Foundations-Reveal-What/147433/ Skip the complicated language, understand the grant maker's goals, and explain what your group hopes to learn.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Online Donors in Seattle Are America’s Most Generous, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147289/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Donors-in-Seattle-Are/147289/ Washington, D.C., and its suburbs, Atlanta, and Cambridge, Mass., are the other top places where lots of people like to give through the Internet.

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:19:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wealthy Say Volunteering, Not Money, Is Best Way to Help the Poor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147231/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Wealthy-Say-Volunteering-Not/147231/ More than half polled in survey see business start-ups and lower regulations and taxes for entrepreneurs as most effective route to closing the income gap.

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunities Help Employers Attract Talent, Report Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147205/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Volunteer-Opportunities-Help/147205/ More than half of millennials in a new survey said their companies’ giving and volunteering activities helped them make the decision to accept a job.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Addiction Treatment Center Gets $13-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147091/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Addiction-Treatment-Center/147091/ A late businessman’s foundation helps people with multiple health struggles.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Producer Gives $10-Million to Research on Kids’ Sports Concussions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147099/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Film-Producer-Gives/147099/ Steve Tisch donated the money to UCLA’s School of Medicine.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lenfests Plan to Donate Fortune]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147071/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lenfests-Plan-to-Donate/147071/ Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest are shifting their focus to helping needy urban youths as they figure out how to donate the rest of their big philanthropic commitment.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Middletons Focus on Homelessness]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147087/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Middletons-Focus-on/147087/ John and Leigh Middleton, part owners of the Philadelphia Phillies, are focusing their billions on solving tough social problems.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[3 Ways Nonprofits Can Find Talented Technology Experts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147061/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Ways-Nonprofits-Can-Find/147061/ Charities, foundations, and universities must collaborate to train a new generation of technologists focused on social good.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lifestyles, Attitudes, and Technology Are Shaping Millennials’ Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147155/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lifestyles-Attitudes-and/147155/ Technology gives young donors easier access to data about charities, but not having a lifelong affiliation with jobs or religion changes how nonprofits reach them, say experts.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT