The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Giving http://philanthropy.com/section/Giving/257/ Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:15:59 EST <![CDATA[GoDaddy Founder Doubles Up His Year-End Donation for Veterans’ Care]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150217/ http://philanthropy.com/article/GoDaddy-Founder-Doubles-Up-His/150217/ Bob Parsons, who was wounded in the Vietnam War before going on to create a popular web-hosting site, helps the Semper Fi Fund end 2014 on a high note.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:37:21 EST
<![CDATA[13 Nonprofits Get Grants to Encourage Openness in Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150165/ http://philanthropy.com/article/13-Nonprofits-Get-Grants-to/150165/ The Fund for Shared Insight has awarded $5.26-million to "accelerate the culture of listening" at charities.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:46:22 EST
<![CDATA[Grant Makers Channel More to Charities' Operating Costs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150135/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Channel-More-to/150135/ A new study finds foundations are also resuming multiyear grants after cutting back in hard economic times.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[After a Scandal, Pearson Dissolves Foundation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150121/ http://philanthropy.com/article/After-a-Scandal-Pearson/150121/ It will now make grants from its corporate-responsibility arm. The move comes after an investigation found that the foundation’s activities were trying to help improve the company’s profits.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[United States Ranks 9th in the World in Giving to Charity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150105/ http://philanthropy.com/article/United-States-Ranks-9th-in-the/150105/ The latest World Giving Index sees an uptick in the rate of American philanthropy, though the United States still lags some smaller and poorer nations.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[CrowdRise Builds Virtual Tower to Promote Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150103/ http://philanthropy.com/article/CrowdRise-Builds-Virtual-Tower/150103/ The online charity platform is launching a free smartphone app that will create hologram images of donors and amounts.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:12:12 EST
<![CDATA[Gates Foundation Leader Urges Grant Makers to Avoid Arrogance of Power]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150099/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Foundation-Leader-Urges/150099/ Speaking at the Independent Sector annual meeting, Susan Desmond-Hellman said she understood the challenges grantees face because until recently she was one.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:07:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofit News Site Focusing on Criminal Justice Draws Big Grant Makers’ Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150029/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-News-Site-Focusing/150029/ The Marshall Project, launching Monday, aims to shine a spotlight on the plight of prisoners.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Studies Detail How Operating Costs and Grim Statistics Affect Donor Behavior]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150027/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Studies-Detail-How-Operating/150027/ Donors were more likely to give if they knew all administrative costs were already covered and if an appeal asked them only to support one person, without data about others who were suffering.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Detroit’s ‘Grand Bargain,’ the Chief of a Local Foundation Was a Key Player]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150005/ http://philanthropy.com/article/In-Detroit-s-Grand/150005/ The head of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan was central to making the deal come together.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Will Philanthropy Bail Out the Next Bankrupt City?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150007/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Will-Philanthropy-Bail-Out-the/150007/ After foundations put more than a half-billion dollars to help Detroit get out of its fiscal crisis, some experts wonder whether other cities will seek the same type of aid.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Former Univision Chief Pledges Art Worth $500-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150031/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Former-Univision-Chief-Pledges/150031/ A. Jerrold Perenchio promised to bequeath his collection to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[U. of Wisc. Gets $100-Million Gift]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150089/ http://philanthropy.com/article/U-of-Wisc-Gets-100-Million/150089/ The former head of Cisco Systems and his wife want their gift to support university faculty.



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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Study Finds Unexpected Source of Giving: Young Women]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149953/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Study-Finds-Unexpected/149953/ Young single women who are not affiliated with a religion are far more generous than their older, secular counterparts.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:21:44 EST
<![CDATA[Foundations Help Communities Emerge From Disasters Better Than Before]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149941/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Help-Communities/149941/ Community foundations are collaborating with government, nonprofits, and other foundations to promote preparedness and resilience at local and regional levels.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:01:16 EST
<![CDATA[A Push for Communities to Focus on Resilience]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149937/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Push-for-Communities-to/149937/ In a book being released today, the Rockefeller Foundation's president, Judith Rodin, discusses a major new effort to guide communities to be more nimble, innovative, and better prepared for inevitable challenges.

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:49:50 EST
<![CDATA[Gates Foundation Pledges $3-Million to GuideStar to Enhance Nonprofit Database]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149927/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gates-Foundation-Pledges/149927/ GuideStar hopes to add new features and to give charities a way to report outcomes.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:25:23 EST
<![CDATA[Atlantic Philanthropies Is the Latest Nonprofit Subject to Email ‘Phishing’ Attacks]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149919/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Atlantic-Philanthropies-Is-the/149919/ Scammers use the names of trusted charity enterprises to extract personal information from people like Social Security numbers.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:58:00 EST
<![CDATA[$50-Million Gift to ACLU Provides Jolt for Criminal-Justice Overhaul]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149885/ http://philanthropy.com/article/50-Million-Gift-to-ACLU/149885/ The donation from the Open Society Foundations boosts what has become a bipartisan effort to reduce the number of Americans behind bars.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foundation Giving Reaches Record $54.7-Billion, Report Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149877/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Giving-Reaches/149877/ The surging stock market boosted assets of many foundations and spurred creation of new charitable trusts, according to the Foundation Center.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:35:26 EST
<![CDATA[Gifts of $1-Million or More Rose Sharply to $26.3-Billion in 2013, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149833/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-of-1-Million-or-More/149833/ Of the seven parts of the world included in the study, the United States came out on top, with 1,173 donors giving a total of $16.9-billion.

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foundation Support Is Crucial in Plan to Save Detroit’s Art and Pensions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149905/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundation-Support-Is-Crucial/149905/ A judge approves a bankruptcy plan heavily reliant on half a billion dollars in philanthropic support.

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:56:50 EST
<![CDATA[Donors to Gay Causes Consider Their Next Steps]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149811/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-to-Gay-Causes-Consider/149811/ After a spate of legal victories on same-sex marriage, the next challenge could be employment discrimination, bullying and homelessness among gays, or many issues at once.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:49:17 EST
<![CDATA[Girls’ School Gets $40-Million Bequest From Alumna]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149737/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Girls-School-Gets/149737/ An alumna of Foxcroft School left the gift because the institution helped students become independent, forward-thinking women.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Happens if an Impact Investment Turns a Profit]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149735/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-Happens-if-an-Impact/149735/ The outcome is different if the money comes from a foundation than if it comes out of the donors' pockets.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Steve and Jean Case Tout ‘Impact Investments’ Instead of Giving Money Away]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149729/ http://philanthropy.com/article/SteveJean-Case-Tout/149729/ The couple is increasingly putting money behind causes that hold the promise of generating financial returns.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST