The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Managing http://philanthropy.com/section/Managing/248/ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:11:30 EDT <![CDATA[Site Helps Giving Circles Manage Donations and Memberships]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145707/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Site-Helps-Giving-Circles/145707/ The One Percent Foundation's new projects helps people find, start, and administer groups that bring people together to combine their gifts.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Web Series Highlights Museum’s New Acquisitions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145747/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Web-Series-Highlights/145747/ The Metropolitan Museum of Art is using photo slide shows and video interviews with artists and curators to spotlight new works of art in its collection.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Prize Supports Tools to Aid Community-College Students]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Prize-Supports-Tools-to-Aid/145749/ The Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty group in New York, is holding a $5-million competition for technology tools designed to help students enrolled in remedial classes graduate within three years.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Despite Attempts to Boost Volunteerism, Rate Hits a New Low]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145697/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Despite-Attempts-to-Boost/145697/ The White House, nonprofits, businesses, and even Hollywood have encouraged Americans to give their time, but the numbers don't go up. An improving economy may change that.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rape Crisis Center Builds Intensive Team Training]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145699/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Rape-Crisis-Center-Builds/145699/ The center estimates that it would need more than 22 full-time staff members, at a cost of $600,000 a year, to accomplish what the volunteers do with training.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How a Busy Food Bank Welcomes All Who Want to Help]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145717/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Busy-Food-Bank-Welcomes/145717/ The Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado manages people who give time with the same attention as those who give money.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Many Groups Seek New Ways to Attract Money as the Economy Recovers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145723/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Many-Groups-Seek-New-Ways-to/145723/ A study of more than 5,000 groups finds that many nonprofits, like the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, N.H., are trying to broaden their sources of funds in the wake of the recession.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[AmeriCorps Gets Boost From Mentions in TV Programs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145527/ http://philanthropy.com/article/AmeriCorps-Gets-Boost-From/145527/ A campaign to promote volunteerism on TV shows reached prime time in a recent episode of "True Detective."

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Google Offers $5-Million in Contest]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145467/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Google-Offers-5-Million-in/145467/ Google plans to award $500,000 grants to four nonprofits and smaller amounts to the runners-up for creative projects that help tackle tough problems in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fear of Losing Foundation Support Makes Charities Leery of 'Failing Fast’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145417/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fear-of-Losing-Foundation/145417/ While traditional philanthropies may not like a new management technique that emphasizes lots of testing to see what works, nonprofits may find that technology donors embrace the approach.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Founder Wants to Extend Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145469/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Founder-Wants-to-Extend-Giving/145469/ Organizers of Giving Tuesday, now in the planning phase for its third campaign later this year, want to spark contributions long after the holidays are over.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Learn to Test Ideas Fast and Polish Them Later]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145409/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Learn-to-Test-Ideas/145409/ A management approach popular with tech companies called "lean start-up" is catching on in the nonprofit world. The emphasis is on experimentation and constant improvement.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Funds Ask Local People to Set Giving Priorities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145429/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Community-Funds-Ask-Local/145429/ A growing number of the funds are moving away from a traditional approach of letting donors and board members pick worthy projects.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Son’s Cerebral Palsy Leads His Father to Become a Charity CEO]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145445/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Son-s-Cerebral-Palsy-Leads/145445/ Richard Ellenson, head of the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation, was in advertising before founding companies that develop products for the disabled.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Fund Pauses Giving While It Consults Residents]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145431/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Brooklyn-Fund-Pauses-Giving/145431/ As the community foundation deals with growing gaps between rich and poor, some local groups worry they will no longer be able to count on the philanthropy's largesse.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Must Guard Against Imposters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145463/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Must-Guard-Against/145463/ Very few nonprofits are active on emerging social networks, but that doesn’t mean organizations can ignore the platforms, says one expert.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Updates From the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145303/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Live-Updates-From-the-2014/145303/ Read an archive of tweets from our reporters who attended the annual conference.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:49:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SXSW Update: How Small Groups Can Spark Innovation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145285/ http://philanthropy.com/article/SXSW-Update-How-Small-Groups/145285/ Hint: Don't call it innovation, says a top leader at the Sierra Club.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cornell U.’s President Named to Head Smithsonian]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145267/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Cornell-U-s-President-Named/145267/ David Skorton's role in raising $5-billion for the university is one big reason he was chosen.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[N.Y. and D.C. Nonprofits Plan New Hiring and Raises]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145175/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NYDC-Nonprofits-Plan/145175/ More than one-third of groups expect to increase employee pay by 3 percent or more.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nearly Half of All Nonprofits Plan to Add Jobs This Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145169/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nearly-Half-of-All-Nonprofits/145169/ Despite a generally rosy employment picture ahead, turnover, succession plans, and training remain challenging for many groups.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama Budget Would Support Anti-Poverty Efforts and Early-Childhood Education]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145187/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-Budget-Would-Support/145187/ His plan would also use federal money to revive poor urban and rural areas, but it would slash funds to Community Services Block Grants and other programs.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[White House and Congressional Budget Plans Battle It Out Over Charitable Deduction]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145203/ http://philanthropy.com/article/White-HouseCongressional/145203/ The House plan goes further in seeking to draw tax revenue from nonprofits and sends a strong message about how lawmakers want nonprofit groups to spend money.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits and Taxes: Key Proposals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145197/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NonprofitsTaxes-Key/145197/ President Obama and the House Ways and Means chairman have each crafted plans that seek to raise revenue by imposing new tax rules that affect donors, foundations, and other nonprofits.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Paring Email Lists Ensures More People See Charity Messages]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145181/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Paring-Email-Lists-Ensures/145181/ As companies like Yahoo and Google clamp down on spammers, nonprofits are finding ways to ensure their messages reach people who really want to hear from them.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Get a Geek Translator and 9 Other Steps to Take in Hiring]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145207/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Get-a-Geek-Translator9/145207/ In hiring a technology worker, it's not necessary to understand the jargon, but you do need to explain clearly what your organization wants to accomplish.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT