The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Ideas & Advice http://philanthropy.com/section/Ideas-Advice/271/ Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:20:49 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[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
<![CDATA[Contest and Big Giveaway Draw In Possible Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148227/ http://philanthropy.com/article/ContestBig-Giveaway-Draw/148227/ The Women’s Foundation of California attracted new supporters and nonprofit allies by asking the public to decide who should get an important award.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[International Aid Group Uses Niche Prize to Woo Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148231/ http://philanthropy.com/article/International-Aid-Group-Uses/148231/ The development group PSI wooed potential supporters with a paid trip to Washington to meet its staff and other experts.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Soliciting Greetings for Sick Kids Gives Children’s Hospital a New Way to Find Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148229/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Soliciting-Greetings-for-Sick/148229/ A Los Angeles institution captures thousands of email addresses by asking people to send Valentines to patients.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Social-Service Group Finds Ways for Donors to Give in Hard Times]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148257/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Service-Group-Finds/148257/ Ashley McCumber seeks ways to jump-start the imaginations of people who can afford to give big.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Master of Planned Giving Shares His Secrets of Building Relationships]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148251/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Master-of-Planned-Giving/148251/ Jeff Comfort's ability to attract sizable planned gifts is due in part to his skill as an "active listener."

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Great Fundraisers: Tips From the Experts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148269/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Finding-Great-Fundraisers-/148269/ Seek out people who communicate well and who will be compatible with colleagues.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 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[Land Trust Harvests Interest Through Farmers Markets]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148281/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Land-Trust-Harvests-Interest/148281/ By asking people to go online to pledge their commitment to their local markets, American Farmland Trust attracted email addresses of potential supporters.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Leader’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Helps Propel a Giving Revolution]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148245/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Leader-s-Entrepreneurial/148245/ Eileen Heisman, head of the National Philanthropic Trust, makes a point of telling donors what is possible and what is not.

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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[Charities Scramble Over In-Demand Fundraisers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148285/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Scramble-Over/148285/ At a time when it takes a median of six months to fill development jobs, nonprofits are looking in unexpected places for great talent.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[9 Ways Charities Can Help Fundraisers Succeed]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148295/ http://philanthropy.com/article/9-Ways-Charities-Can-Help/148295/ Offer flexibility and show them how their work aids the organization’s mission, experts suggest.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundraiser Deepens Donor Ties by Putting Them to Work]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148249/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraiser-Deepens-Donor-Ties/148249/ Margaret Turner, who seeks big donations for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, asks people who give to introduce her to other potential supporters.

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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[4 Questions to Develop Your Storytelling Strategy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148193/ http://philanthropy.com/article/4-Questions-to-Develop-Your/148193/ Ask yourself what you want to achieve, who can help you, and how you can reach and appeal to your audience.

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Philadelphia, a Recipe for Chicken Soup and Nonprofit Revenue]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147999/ http://philanthropy.com/article/In-Philadelphia-a-Recipe-for/147999/ A nonprofit leader and local restaurateurs are collaborating on a hip, crowdfunded restaurant to make money to help the poor.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Turn Audience Emotion Into Action]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147961/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Turn-Audience-Emotion/147961/ Make sure your listeners can see themselves in the story, helping to solve the problem, then give them a way to get involved immediately.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[4 Essential Elements of Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147827/ http://philanthropy.com/article/4-Essential-Elements-of/147827/ Practice, consider your audience, and other tips for telling stories that will bring about change.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reaching New Audiences Through Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147443/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Reaching-New-Audiences-Through/147443/ Advice for doing more than just "preaching to the choir" with your message.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Balance Small Wins and Long-Term Goals in Your Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147441/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Balance-Small-Wins-and/147441/ Share your victories, but don't focus on them so much that your audience loses the big picture.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147559/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Banking-on-Bitcoin-Nonprofit/147559/ Some groups are bringing in thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts, but others are leery of the digital currency.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:21:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Tell a Boring Story]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147439/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Dont-Tell-a-Boring-Story/147439/ Learn how to connect with your listeners, even on complicated issues, and make them feel empowered to help.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT