The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Giving http://philanthropy.com/section/Giving/257/ Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:48:33 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/ Following a shooting in Ferguson, Mo., foundations are discussing what to do about stereotypes, police accountability, and the growth of poverty in poor suburbs.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:14:18 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
<![CDATA[Foundations’ Efforts to Educate the Very Young Make Headway]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148215/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Efforts-to/148215/ Philanthropists are pressing policy makers to pour government money into the programs foundations have tested.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Donors Emphasize Science to Expand Support for Early-Childhood Education]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148233/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-Emphasize-Science-to/148233/ Many programs are based on research that philanthropy has supported, like the finding that 4-year-olds in high-income households have heard millions more words than kids in poor families.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GE Foundation Commits $20-Million to Maternal and Child Health in Africa]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148167/ http://philanthropy.com/article/GE-Foundation-Commits/148167/ The five-year commitment was announced at the start of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:52:04 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