The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Letters to the Editor http://philanthropy.com/section/Letters-to-the-Editor/221/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:07:16 EDT <![CDATA[End of Program Doesn't Mean Failure of Effective Giving Idea]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145771/ http://philanthropy.com/article/End-of-Program-Doesnt-Mean/145771/ The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's president says the end of its Nonprofit Marketplace Initiative doesn't mean the organization is giving up on "effective philanthropy."

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Must Work Together to Pave Way for Immigration-Law Overhaul]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144577/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Must-Work-Together/144577/ A coalition of grant makers says investing in social services and advocacy is an urgent step as the citizenship movement gains steam.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Transparency and Careful Scholarly Work Required to Estimate Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144135/ http://philanthropy.com/article/TransparencyCareful/144135/ The need for reliable data is too important for any group to claim its methodology is a secret sauce, write the senior leaders of "Giving USA."

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:22:00 EST
<![CDATA[Don’t Coerce Medical Clinics to Charge for Services]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142067/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Don-t-Coerce-Medical-Clinics/142067/ Nonprofit health groups should resist pressure from the Affordable Care Act to alter their original goals.

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Sun, 06 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What’s Wrong With 'Strategic Philanthropy’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141729/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-s-Wrong-With-Strategic/141729/ A veteran organizer says foundations need to do more to listen to people who work in the trenches every day to solve social problems.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Widespread Denial Allows Charity Scams to Flourish]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141423/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Widespread-Denial-Allows/141423/ Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT <![CDATA['Tea party’ Means Politics]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141445/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tea-party-Means-Politics/141445/ Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Nonprofit Leader Condemns Unethical Use of Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140993/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Leader-Condemns/140993/ Diana Aviv, who leads the Independent Sector, says that when charities are suspected of raising millions to profit individuals, they must be investigated.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Defending a Critique of Popular Funds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141013/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Defending-a-Critique-of/141013/ A consultant to nonprofits elaborates on his opinion piece criticizing commercial donor-advised funds.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Online Appeals Can’t Match Direct Mail]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140285/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Appeals-Can-t-Match/140285/ Direct mail is by far the most successful way to find new donors and raise money.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Donor-Advised Funds Don’t Deserve to Be Singled Out for Criticism]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140263/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Advised-Funds-Don-t/140263/ A foundation leader takes issue with the notion that nonprofits see little benefit from donor-advised funds.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigration Math Doesn’t Pass Muster]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140287/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Immigration-Math-Doesn-t/140287/ An opinion writer defends his view about ethical concerns he says nonprofits should have about immigration.

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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Shouldn’t Fear Immigration Measure]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139781/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Shouldn-t-Fear/139781/ Philanthropists are sorely overlooking the needs of the country's vibrant and fast-growing Hispanic community.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Portrait of Girl Scouts Turmoil Doesn’t Reflect Charity’s Strength]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138967/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Portrait-of-Girl-Scouts/138967/ The mission of the Girl Scouts is to serve young people. Whether its staff changes and affiliate reorganization are good for all employees is irrelevant, say three leaders of local affiliates.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Giving $1,000 a Day to Individuals Is a Bad Idea]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137469/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-1000-a-Day-to/137469/ Combatting social problems requires donors to make grants over time, not in small, short-term bursts.

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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Former Public Welfare Board Member Defends His Views]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137319/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Former-Public-Welfare-Board/137319/ Tom Scanlon says his memo to newly recruited trustees was meant to encourage them to restore some of the organization's earlier practices.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Equality Should Start Within Organizations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137321/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Equality-Should-Start-Within/137321/ Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:24:00 EST <![CDATA[Nonprofits Need to Shake Their Tax Obsession]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137181/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Need-to-Shake-Their/137181/ Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Public Welfare Fund Rebuts Trustee’s Criticisms]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137001/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Public-Welfare-Fund-Rebuts/137001/ The board says the fund continues to make grants that take risks and serve people in need, as it responds to a Chronicle column about the departure of a board member who served for 40 years.

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Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:25:00 EST
<![CDATA[Well-Managed Donor-Advised Funds Don’t Hurt Frontline Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136032/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Well-Managed-Donor-Advised/136032/ Creating charitable endowments provides philanthropic strength and continuity, says a former community-fund leader.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fla. Tax-Credit Program Isn’t Covert Operation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136036/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fla-Tax-Credit-Program/136036/ The program saves the state's taxpayers money, and parents are fueling the growth, says the leader of an organization that helps manage the program.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Social Innovation Fund Not 'Shaky’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135444/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Innovation-Fund-Not/135444/ While the fund has caused additional administrative burdens, there are also benefits that make those additional burdens worthwhile.

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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Should Try to Learn From Business]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135366/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Should-Try-to-Learn/135366/ An attack on the author Dan Pallotta missed the point that nonprofits need to be measured by impact, not overhead.

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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Letters to the Editor: How to Avoid Abuses at Donor-Advised Funds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132473/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Letters-to-the-Editor-How-to/132473/ Two foundation officials respond to an opinion piece suggesting that grant makers are skirting payout rules by giving to the advised funds, and another nonprofit official wonders how charitable the commercially run funds are.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Low-Wage Workers Deserve More From Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131974/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Low-Wage-Workers-Deserve-More/131974/ Charities need to improve the pay and benefits they offer to people who do challenging jobs, like providing home health care, nonprofit officials urge.

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Sun, 27 May 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Coverage of Community-Service Agency Failed to Offer Full Picture]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131347/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Coverage-of-Community-Service/131347/ National-service advocates criticize a series of articles about the Corporation for National and Community Service and President Obama's nominee to lead the organization.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:00:00 EDT