The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Managing http://philanthropy.com/section/Managing/248/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:47:15 EST <![CDATA[Pay-for-Success Is Gaining Momentum, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150107/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Pay-for-Success-Is-Gaining/150107/ A new study outlines benefits of having private investors fund social programs, with financial incentives for exceeding goals.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:44:20 EST
<![CDATA[‘New York’ Profiles Pierre Omidyar’s Giving; ‘People’ Spotlights Ford Foundation’s President]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149993/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-York-Profiles-Pierre/149993/ The trouble at Mr. Omidyar's nonprofit news and entertainment site prompts scrutiny.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[An Unexpected Online Success Offers a Blueprint for Other Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150023/ http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Unexpected-Online-Success/150023/ As AARP looks to generate more revenue from its social-media audience of 2 million, the group shares lessons from its early successes.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Charity Leader Believes Tech Holds the Key to College for Needy Students]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150001/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Charity-Leader-Believes-Tech/150001/ Keith Frome, who helped found College Summit, is now returning to the group to lead it.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Uses Radio for Education in Liberia]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149983/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Uses-Radio-for/149983/ One charity is helping students keep up with their studies as schools in the country are closed to contain the Ebola outbreak.

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:38:56 EST
<![CDATA[Alec Baldwin Pulls Out of Independent Sector’s Conference]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149929/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Alec-Baldwin-Pulls-Out-of/149929/ The star is considered a powerful champion of the arts but his appearance also prompted controversy.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:24:51 EST
<![CDATA[GOP’s Senate Wins Boost Prospects of Nonprofit Tax Changes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149847/ http://philanthropy.com/article/GOP-s-Senate-Wins-Boost/149847/ Action this and next year is possible, and Utah’s Orrin Hatch, who will chair the Senate Finance Committee, is expected to exercise less nonprofit oversight than his predecessor.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:08:17 EST
<![CDATA[Strength in Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149789/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Strength-in-Storytelling/149789/ A renewed focus on an age-old method of motivating people to take action yields impressive results, and some big names are taking notice.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Effective Storytelling Needs Effort Throughout the Organization]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149741/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Effective-Storytelling-Needs/149741/ Everyone in the organization—the mail room to the board room—should be listening for stories.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Heifer Provides Tech Training in Peru]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149791/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Heifer-Provides-Tech-Training/149791/ The program is giving women in the Andes access to computers, printers, and cameras to boost their income from the items they make from alpaca wool.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Number and Assets of Charities Are Growing Rapidly, Study Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149681/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NumberAssets-of-Charities/149681/ About 963,000 charities existed in 2012, far more than the 743,000 operating in 2002. And during that time, their assets grew 43 percent, to $3-trillion.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:58:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Government Expands Official Outreach to Businesses and Nonprofits, Study Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149665/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Government-Expands-Official/149665/ These arrangements sometimes produce growing pains, including a deep cultural divide and frustrations dealing with bureaucracies.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:21:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Taproot Foundation Starts Online Matchmaker for Charities Seeking Pro Bono Help]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149661/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Taproot-Foundation-Starts/149661/ The website links skilled volunteers with nonprofit projects that need assistance.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ad Council Hires Cable-TV Pioneer to Help Charities Connect With People]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149429/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Ad-Council-Hires-Cable-TV/149429/ Lisa Sherman says powerful content is the key to reaching people amid competition for their attention.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Campaign Uses Texts to Promote Brushing]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149477/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Campaign-Uses-Texts-to-Promote/149477/ Parents get brushing reminders and texts that offer encouragement, quizzes, and interesting facts.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Tool Helps Foundations Share Data]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149481/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Tool-Helps-Foundations/149481/ The Walter & Elise Haas Fund has created a plug-in that lets foundations publish information from any grants-management database on their websites.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Data: Nonprofit Employment Defied Recession]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149525/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Data-Nonprofit-Employment/149525/ Government research says nonprofit jobs grew even amid the depths of the recession.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Somaly Mam Foundation Shutters Operations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149517/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Somaly-Mam-Foundation-Shutters/149517/ The move follows a controversy over charges that the namesake founder, renowned as an anti-trafficking activist, fabricated her personal history.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:23:22 EDT
<![CDATA[The Top 25 Nonprofit Management Tools]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149177/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Top-25-Nonprofit/149177/ Bridgespan interviewed more than two dozen nonprofit leaders and other experts to identify which tools were among the most important to nonprofits.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Boards Can Support New Charity Leaders]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149129/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Boards-Can-Support-New/149129/ Boards should clarify roles and ask new chief executives what they need.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Harlem Children’s Zone Spent a Decade Preparing for New Leadership]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149157/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Harlem-Children-s-Zone/149157/ A key part of the effort: building an endowment before the new CEO took over to reduce fundraising pressures.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Listen and Observe Are the Watchwords for New Chief Executives]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149127/ http://philanthropy.com/article/ListenObserve-Are-the/149127/ New nonprofit leaders should cast a wide net instead of relying on a single ally in the organization.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Project Will Identify and Share Best Nonprofit Management Tactics]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149119/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Project-Will-Identify-and/149119/ Survey results will offer insight from experts on tools and trends that can help organizations increase their social impact.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Handing Over the Reins: a Charity’s 6-Step System]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149159/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Handing-Over-the-Reins-a/149159/ How Harlem Children’s Zone developed its succession plan and transition.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Fortune’ Explores Thiel Foundation’s Support for Nonprofit and For-Profit Start-Ups]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149155/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fortune-Explores-Thiel/149155/ Meanwhile, Newsweek examines housing programs that bring together vulnerable people like foster children and military veterans with older people seeking fellowship.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Leader Who Helped Livestrong Weather Scandal Prepares to Move On]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149115/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leader-Who-Helped-Livestrong/149115/ Doug Ulman, a 14-year veteran of the group that Lance Armstrong founded, offered a steady hand after the doping scandal hurt donations.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT