The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Ideas & Advice http://philanthropy.com/section/Ideas-Advice/271/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:12:04 EST <![CDATA[Ebola Outbreak a New Case Study for Global Disaster Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151475/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Ebola-Outbreak-a-New-Case/151475/ See examples of how international aid groups approached the subject in their year-end mailings.

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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Can Learn From Group That Trains Storytellers Around the Globe]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151259/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Can-Learn-From/151259/ Charities of all kinds have a lot to learn about storytelling from the Global Press Institute, which trains local women reporters, then publishes and syndicates their stories.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:46:00 EST
<![CDATA[Colorado Symphony Enjoys 1-Year Fundraising High]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151055/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Colorado-Symphony-Enjoys/151055/ Four marijuana-friendly events generated $250,000 for the Denver-based performing-arts organization, but few nonprofits are following suit.

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Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:20:12 EST
<![CDATA[The Hottest Fundraising Tactics and Trends of the Last Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150973/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Hottest-Fundraising/150973/ From complex big-data "relationship mapping" to basic messaging strategies, here's a roundup of The Chronicle's most sought-after advice in 2014 for getting more cash from existing donors and finding new ones. Also, advice on fundraising careers.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Best Advice and Trends for Making Donors Happy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150975/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Best-AdviceTrends-for/150975/ See a roundup of The Chronicle's reporting in 2014 on the thinking of top philanthropists, where we uncover some surprising things that get their attention.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Network for Good Charts 13% Leap in Year-End Charity Donations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151033/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Network-for-Good-Charts-13-/151033/ Donations to more than 10,000 nonprofits that use the payment platform were boosted by particularly strong giving during the final hours of the year, with $9.9-million in charitable donations arriving on December 31.

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Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:35:00 EST
<![CDATA[Social-Service Groups Try Creative Holiday-Season Fundraising Tactics]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150933/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Service-Groups-Try/150933/ Spice rubs, donor "elves," and personalized letters are all part of the mix as charities seek to boost year-end giving.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:41:42 EST
<![CDATA[International Rescue Committee Snags New Year’s Eve Spotlight]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150931/ http://philanthropy.com/article/International-Rescue-Committee/150931/ The refugee-assistance charity is the first charity officially designated as a partner of the iconic celebration in Times Square.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:40:31 EST
<![CDATA[How a Hero Can Save the Day—and Rally Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Hero-Can-Save-the/150749/ Two groups share lessons in how to tell stories about people fighting for change.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Keep Up With the Last Days of the Year-End Giving Season]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150451/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Keep-Up-With-the-Last-Days-of/150451/ December online donations shot up nearly 13 percent, according to data from more than 10,000 groups. See daily totals since November 1, and compare with data from 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:02:00 EST
<![CDATA[Early Signs Point to Another Big Growth Year for Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150303/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Early-Signs-Point-to-Another/150303/ The national day of generosity, now in its third year, could top $40-million in donations. Hands-on volunteering is also a growing part of the day.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:35:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Best Social-Media Posts About #GivingTuesday 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150151/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Best-Social-Media-Posts/150151/ Follow this Chronicle-curated stream to keep up with the most noteworthy social-media posts from Giving Tuesday, including donation tallies.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:59:00 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