The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Giving http://philanthropy.com/section/Giving/257/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:18:49 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
<![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