The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Managing http://philanthropy.com/section/Managing/248/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:03:40 EST <![CDATA[Court Orders IRS to Release Computer-Readable Charity Tax Forms]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151521/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Court-Orders-IRS-to-Release/151521/ A nonprofit advocate today won a victory in his battle to force the tax agency to make information about tax-exempt groups more accessible.

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Open Society Foundations Spins Off Entity Focused on Helping Black Males]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151337/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Open-Society-Foundations-Spins/151337/ The change reflects the growing national interest in efforts like the Obama administration’s My Brother’s Keeper.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:53:42 EST
<![CDATA[Obama Emphasizes Tax Plan in State of the Union Speech]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151317/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-Emphasizes-Tax-Plan-in/151317/ The president's proposal would encourage gifts to charities.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:04:35 EST
<![CDATA[How Much Major Nonprofit Players Spend on Lobbying]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151225/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Much-Major-Nonprofit/151225/ Nonprofits tend to budget tens or hundreds of thousands to make their voices heard, far less than the millions that major banks spend.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What’s Next for Nonprofits This Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151243/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-s-Next-for-Nonprofits/151243/ Trends and ideas to stay on top of, including outsourcing for small groups, training staff in data analysis, average people getting into impact investing, and much more.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charity Creates Financial-Coaching Site]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151229/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Creates/151229/ The Change Machine helps workers assist clients in identifying money problems, finding solutions, and monitoring progress.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New App Helps People Aid the Homeless]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151235/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-App-Helps-People-Aid-the/151235/ The app uses a smartphone's GPS function to give information about shelters, food programs, and other services close by.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Head of David Rockefeller Fund Aims to Help Small, Overlooked Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151231/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Head-of-David-Rockefeller-Fund/151231/ Lukas Haynes has a track record of spotting emerging ideas and channeling donors to them.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Advocates Poised for Capitol Hill Battle on Donor-Advised Funds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151227/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Advocates-Poised-for-Capitol/151227/ Lobbyists are gearing up to press their case with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and other congressional leaders over tax legislation affecting nonprofits.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Are Missing Out on Tools That Could Give Them an Edge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151223/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Are-Missing-Out-on/151223/ Nonprofits say they are eager to experiment with approaches like design thinking and contingency planning.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Find Much to Like in Obama Tax Plan]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151305/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Find-Much-to-Like/151305/ A proposed increase in the estate tax that exempts charitable gifts could spur more giving in the form of bequests and charitable trusts.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:29:00 EST
<![CDATA[Colt Revolver Among Gifts Not Accounted for by West Point Museum, Report Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151277/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Colt-Revolver-Among-Gifts-Not/151277/ The U.S. Military Academy followed protocol to get approval to accept the millions of dollars of noncash gifts but did not properly log them into its system, according to a U.S. Department of Defense audit.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[5 Policy Moves to Watch in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151141/ http://philanthropy.com/article/5-Policy-Moves-to-Watch-in/151141/ The charitable deduction and donor-advised funds could enter Capitol Hill debates this year.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Presbyterian Church Pulls Ads Skewered as Racist and Demeaning]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151219/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Presbyterian-Church-Pulls-Ads/151219/ Some church leaders say internal warnings about the ads, which were intended to be edgy and humorous, were ignored.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:13:02 EST
<![CDATA[Key Court Victory Closer for IRS Open-Records Activist]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151215/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Key-Court-Victory-Closer-for/151215/ A judge signaled he planned to rule in favor of an effort to force the tax agency to release machine-readable nonprofit data.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:37:03 EST
<![CDATA[DoSomething Uses Trademark Humor to Say Sorry for Text-Message Error]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151213/ http://philanthropy.com/article/DoSomething-Uses-Trademark/151213/ A post intended for 4,000 people went to 2.1 million, resulting in numerous policy changes at the organization, along with some teasing.

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:57:10 EST
<![CDATA[6 People to Watch in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151137/ http://philanthropy.com/article/6-People-to-Watch-in-2015/151137/ The actor and longtime veterans advocate Gary Sinise is among those likely to claim the spotlight this year, as are three nonprofit leaders, a college fundraiser, a social entrepreneur, and an open-records advocate.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Catholic Charities Leader Seeks to Coordinate Services for the Poor and Sick]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151171/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Catholic-Charities-Leader/151171/ The antipoverty group’s first woman president brings expertise in mental-health care and organizational leadership.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:24:04 EST
<![CDATA[7 Nonprofit Groups to Watch in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151135/ http://philanthropy.com/article/7-Nonprofit-Groups-to-Watch-in/151135/ The American Red Cross, President Obama’s foundation, and the ALS Association are among the organizations that will be in the spotlight this year.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[6 Trends to Watch in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151133/ http://philanthropy.com/article/6-Trends-to-Watch-in-2015/151133/ More eye-popping gifts like Gerald Chan's $350-million donation to Harvard, a chance for Generation Xers to shine as leaders, a focus on nonprofit privacy issues, and more are in store this year.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Sen. Grassley Asks Red Cross to Explain Its Finances]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151093/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Sen-Grassley-Asks-Red-Cross/151093/ The lawmaker is concerned about news-media reports saying its claim that 91 cents of every dollar goes to charity is wrong.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:28:09 EST
<![CDATA[Leading and Managing Nonprofits: the Best Advice of the Last Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150981/ http://philanthropy.com/article/LeadingManaging/150981/ Chronicle editors selected nine stories from 2014 that will help you sort through fads, test new ideas, and find success in unexpected places.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Americans’ Engagement With Organizations Wanes, Report Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150921/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Americans-Engagement-With/150921/ Latest survey results support trend of declining volunteerism and growing loss of trust in public institutions.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:05:53 EST
<![CDATA[New Veterans Study Touted as National Model]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150901/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Veterans-Study-Touted-as/150901/ University of Southern California researchers acquire data at local level to better identify specific communities’ needs.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:05:53 EST
<![CDATA[Founder of DC Central Kitchen Has New City to Feed: Los Angeles]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150773/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Founder-of-DC-Central-Kitchen/150773/ Robert Egger, who grabbed the spotlight in the nation’s capital with innovative approaches to feeding the hungry, is set to open L.A. Kitchen.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[‘Impact Investments’ Show Strong Returns, Survey Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150809/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Impact-Investments-Show/150809/ Of 39 institutional investors who made $2.5-billion in total commitments, 80 percent said their investments met or exceeded financial expectations and 90 percent said they exceeded social goals.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:26:21 EST