The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Ideas & Advice http://philanthropy.com/section/Ideas-Advice/271/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:59:00 EST <![CDATA[Sidewalk Sleep-Outs Connect Wealthy With Homeless]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150259/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Sidewalk-Sleep-Outs-Connect/150259/ Covenant House’s expanding marquee event raises funds and helps find employment for the 1,900 young people in 27 cities the organization shelters every night.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:08:38 EST
<![CDATA[On Social Media, Personal Ties Are Central to Charitable Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150211/ http://philanthropy.com/article/On-Social-Media-Personal-Ties/150211/ About 70 percent of donors in a new American Red Cross study said they would take some sort of action after seeing a friend’s post asking for a donation.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:02:08 EST
<![CDATA[How to Get Started in Mapping Donor Ties]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149987/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Get-Started-in-Mapping/149987/ Start with the people you know, identify who cares most about your community or cause, and other advice for mapping relationships to potential donors.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tips on Choosing a Relationship-Mapping Database]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149989/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tips-on-Choosing-a/149989/ Three things to watch for when choosing software to help you find connections to potential donors.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Find New Donors With Databases That Track Connections]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149991/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Find-New-Donors/149991/ New technology is formalizing and making easier the process of uncovering hidden connections between the charity’s network and prospective donors.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraiser Makes Her Own Relationship Maps]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149985/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraiser-Makes-Her-Own/149985/ At the Calgary Zoo, a senior development officer took a do-it-yourself approach when she wasn’t happy with databases available from public and private sources.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Power of ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150075/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Power-of-Theatre-of-the/150075/ Three lessons every nonprofit can learn from having people act out their experiences with social problems and work toward solutions.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:09:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Capital Campaigns: a Sampling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149751/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Capital-Campaigns-a/149751/ See the goals and end dates of seven charity drives.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Billion-Dollar Campaigns Roar Back]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149747/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Billion-Dollar-Campaigns-Roar/149747/ A growing number of nonprofits are holding capital campaigns, but some experts question whether they're a good idea for all kinds of organizations and whether they will result in donor fatigue.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Math Makes Final Tally for Capital Campaigns Hard to Pin Down]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149745/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Creative-Math-Makes-Final/149745/ The kinds of gifts a charity counts in a campaign and how and when it counts them can make a big difference in the final tally.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Uber Delivers On-Demand Kittens in Furry Fundraiser]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Uber-Delivers-On-Demand/149749/ The seven-city corporate partnership gave the service’s users a way to rent 15 minutes with feline friends as a gift to charity.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Creators of Pumpkin-Themed ‘Smash Diabetes’ Campaign Bemoan Timing]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149717/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Creators-of-Pumpkin-Themed/149717/ The group was working on a plan in preparation for Halloween this year, just months before the Ice-Bucket Challenge went viral.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Storytelling Winners Announced]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149539/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Storytelling-Winners/149539/ Watch the winning videos in TechSoup's contest.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Savvy Use of Social Media Helps Propel Rapid Growth for Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149485/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Savvy-Use-of-Social-Media/149485/ Charities have aggressive goals for doing better than last year at promoting donations and volunteerism during the holiday shopping frenzy.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lessons in Nonprofit Storytelling From a Live Performance]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149279/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lessons-in-Nonprofit/149279/ Stories don’t have to be told through short online videos. There’s something powerful in hearing a story unmediated and straight from the source.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Personalized Pitches and Online Appeals Dominate Year-End Drives]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149123/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Personalized-Pitches-and/149123/ Some nonprofits are starting early on their campaigns and pointing donors to results of their giving.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Turning Tweets Into Gifts: A Q&A With TinyGive's Co-Founder]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148711/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Turning-Tweets-Into-Gifts-A/148711/ The tweet-to-give platform has signed up 150 nonprofits this year, and Clarence Wardell believes it can capture youth activism.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:44:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Are Inventing New Ways to Attract Recent Graduates to Donate]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148629/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Colleges-Are-Inventing-New/148629/ A new study finds young people are far more inclined to give to causes other than their alma mater.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Technology, Imagination, and Organizing With Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148487/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Technology-Imagination-and/148487/ In the final Storytelling Summer post, two questions on how people tell and consume stories now—and why a strong story transcends medium.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the Ice-Bucket Challenge Is Helping to Rebrand a Mission]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148459/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-the-Ice-Bucket-Challenge/148459/ Lou Gehrig is nearly absent from the buzz around the viral fundraiser, which is exactly how the ALS Association wants it.

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:15:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Navigating Privacy and Other Issues for Ethical Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148421/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Navigating-PrivacyOther/148421/ Advice for protecting the people you serve while telling their stories and determining who "controls" a story.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Really Telling Stories?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148397/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Are-You-Really-Telling/148397/ A story has to have a protagonist who wants something and who faces obstacles—and it has to have an ending.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Top Fundraisers Succeed: Making a Corporate Partnership Work]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148273/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Top-Fundraisers-Succeed-/148273/ Lynn Croneberger, of SOS Villages, puts a focus on how her organization can help businesses achieve their goals.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Top Fundraisers Succeed: Managing Volunteers to Help Raise Money]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148275/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Top-Fundraisers-Succeed-/148275/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Online Quizzes, Ringtones, and Apps Aid in the Hunt for New Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148223/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Quizzes-Ringtones-and/148223/ To get a step ahead of the competition, charities use unconventional techniques to get names and addresses of people who might want to give.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cornell Lab Gives Bird Lovers Free Tools— in Exchange for Their Email Addresses]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148225/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Cornell-Lab-Gives-Bird-Lovers/148225/ The university’s popular bird site has doubled donations by getting savvier about collecting contact information.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT