The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Giving http://philanthropy.com/section/Giving/257/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:20:38 EST <![CDATA[Super (Generosity) Bowl: Which Team Has the Edge?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151459/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Super-Generosity-Bowl-Which/151459/ The Chronicle takes a look at which team gives the most, comparing the owners, foundations, fans, and players—like Russell Wilson, who makes regular visits to Seattle Children's Hospital. 

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[3 Takeaways From the Gates Annual Letter]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151369/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Takeaways-From-the-Gates/151369/ Bill and Melinda Gates are now trying to enlist every citizen in philanthropy, not just fellow billionaires.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:18:38 EST
<![CDATA[Los Angeles Couple Gives $5-Million for Nonprofit-Management Education]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151275/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Los-Angeles-Couple-Gives/151275/ Marcie and Howard Zelikow want to make sure rabbis, cantors, and others learn how to run organizations well.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Giving Tuesday Tally Surges to $46-Million, Report Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151265/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Tuesday-Tally-Surges-to/151265/ Fueled by social media and online-giving campaigns, donations more than doubled over the amount raised in 2012, when the event began.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:11:29 EST
<![CDATA[5 Hot Causes for Donors in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151139/ http://philanthropy.com/article/5-Hot-Causes-for-Donors-in/151139/ This year will see growing support for racial justice and for gays, among others, and ordinary investors will join the rich in impact investing.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Mobile Donations a Low Priority at Many Nonprofits, Survey Suggests]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151185/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mobile-Donations-a-Low/151185/ Executives cite minimal efforts to measure results, according to information released by GiveCentral, an online-donation platform.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:54:00 EST
<![CDATA[Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151075/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Local-Governments-and/151075/ Advocates say the funds raised by the technology help unlock additional sources of giving, but some taxpayers see city hall trying to double-dip into their wallets.

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:04:14 EST
<![CDATA[Grant-Maker Stories That Will Matter in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150979/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Maker-Stories-That-Will/150979/ A new breed of CEOs, including Patricia Harris of Bloomberg Philanthropies, is reshaping philanthropy, and employees exert new pressures on corporate giving as well. Meanwhile, diversity woes persist at foundations, and red flags go up about veterans charities.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Biggest Gifts of Year Topped by New $1-Billion Foundation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151007/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Biggest-Gifts-of-Year-Topped/151007/ Ralph Wilson Jr., the late owner of the Buffalo Bills, left a major bequest to his fund in a year when multibillionaires continued to make huge gifts, including many to advance science and one to aid New York parks.

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:02:59 EST
<![CDATA[Jewish Group Launches Website to Assist ‘Giving Circle’ Movement]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150995/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Jewish-Group-Launches-Website/150995/ "Amplifier" was built to further the mission of the Natan Fund, including strengthening Jewish identity and community, but its resources could be used by any group.

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Mental Health Nonprofit Teams With Theater Group to Tackle Thorny Issue]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150961/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mental-Health-Nonprofit-Teams/150961/ A play based on a real family’s experience dealt with material so difficult that the actors were trained in how to relieve stress from their performances.

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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:29:56 EST
<![CDATA[President’s Changes on Immigration Mobilize Nonprofits, Foundations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150895/ http://philanthropy.com/article/President-s-Changes-on/150895/ Advocates now face a bigger job than they did two years ago helping "dreamers" achieve temporary legal status.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:08:05 EST
<![CDATA[Two-Thirds of Americans Plan to Maintain Steady Giving by Year’s End]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150889/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Two-Thirds-of-Americans-Plan/150889/ Improving economic confidence is expected to drive donations at levels slightly higher than in 2013, researchers say.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:46:51 EST
<![CDATA[Report Slamming Savers LLC Prompts Pivot in Handling of Donated Goods]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150861/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Report-Slamming-Savers-LLC/150861/ Minnesota’s attorney general faults for-profit company for merging its identity with charities, improper accounting of inventory.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[‘Disaster Lifecycle’ Needs More Attention From Grant Makers, Study Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150783/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Disaster-Lifecycle-Needs/150783/ Foundations are urged to think more strategically about the aid they can provide before, during, and after bad things happen.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:24:51 EST
<![CDATA[Microsoft Co-Founder Pledges $100-Million for Cell Research]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150745/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Microsoft-Co-Founder-Pledges/150745/ New institute will investigate cell behavior at the basic level as a foundation for disease advances.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Schools Are Main Focus of Collective Action but Don’t Account for the Biggest Successes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150409/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Schools-Are-Main-Focus-of/150409/ Problems of student achievement at various levels are often so great that "niche" approaches won’t work, experts say.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Intensive Joint Efforts to Solve Big Problems Are a Work in Progress]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150375/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Intensive-Joint-Efforts-to/150375/ Even some advocates of the approach say it’s being overhyped when the evidence is still out on how well it works.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Estate of Music Publisher Gives $13-Million to SOS Children’s Villages–USA]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150369/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Estate-of-Music-Publisher/150369/ Harry and Carol Goodman’s will also provided partial stock ownership in companies that own songs like "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[U. of N.C. Pharmacy School Gets $100-Million for Innovation Institute]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150387/ http://philanthropy.com/article/U-of-NC-Pharmacy-School/150387/ Fred Eshelman, founder of a pharmaceutical company, had previously given $38-million.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Big Gifts Are Surging in 2014, Chronicle Tally Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150367/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Big-Gifts-Are-Surging-in-2014/150367/ The very wealthy have given at least $800-million more to nonprofits so far this year than they did at the same point last year.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:42:09 EST
<![CDATA[Giving Tuesday Shows Strong Growth in Both Donations and Volunteerism]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150365/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Tuesday-Shows-Strong/150365/ Charities raised more than $46-million, and volunteerism has become an important part of the annual event.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:54:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kindness Takes Early Lead in Unusual Giving Tuesday Competition]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150317/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Kindness-Takes-Early-Lead-in/150317/ Thirty-two nonprofits are vying to win $5,000 in an online contest to see which gives the most compelling case for support.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:50:48 EST
<![CDATA[Corporate-Giving Effort Aims to Expand Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150313/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Corporate-Giving-Effort-Aims/150313/ The goal of the 1% Program is to recruit 500 companies to pledge 1 percent of their equity, 1 percent of their employees’ time, and 1 percent of their product to charity by Giving Tuesday 2015.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:49:57 EST
<![CDATA[Grameen Microloan Program Makes Major Push Into Los Angeles]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150299/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grameen-Microloan-Program/150299/ An idea that started in one of the poorest nations in the world helps women business owners in Los Angeles and New York expand their operations.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:43:39 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