The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Managing http://philanthropy.com/section/Managing/248/ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:20:36 EDT <![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
<![CDATA[Nonprofit CEO Pay Raises Are Still Below Pre-Recession Levels]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148877/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-CEO-Pay-Raises-Are/148877/ Leaders gained a median 2.2-percent increase in pay in 2012, according to a GuideStar analysis of compensation at 91,000 organizations.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Technology Service Charity DoSomething.org Opens 8 Global Affiliates]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148927/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Technology-Service-Charity/148927/ New groups in Africa, Asia, Canada, and Great Britain are already working on campaigns in literacy and other areas.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Trustees' Pay Is Challenged After 2 Give Themselves 1,000% Raises Over 9 Years]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148905/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Trustees-Pay-Is-Challenged/148905/ A watchdog group is seeking an investigation of the Otto Bremer Foundation’s compensation plan.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Some Former CEOs Still Have Lucrative Deals at Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148863/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Some-Former-CEOs-Still-Have/148863/ Arrangements that give former leaders millions for what critics say is a limited benefit to the charity around are raising eyebrows.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Cirque du Soleil Marketing Executive Brings Expertise to Nature Conservancy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148867/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Cirque-du-Soleil-Marketing/148867/ Mario D’Amico plans to use techniques he honed at the entertainment company to help the environmental movement.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Latest Episode Highlights Danger and Potential of Reddit Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148703/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Latest-Episode-Highlights/148703/ After two charities turned away donations from the social-media site, a look at the mixed results of how its users have given to charity.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:41:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference to Debate Whether Current Charity Rules Promote the Public Good]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148637/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Conference-to-Debate-Whether/148637/ Philanthropic leaders, scholars, and others want to pave the way for an update on rules that govern giving and nonprofits.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pastoral Work Informs Philanthropy Role for New Leader at IU’s Lilly School]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148621/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Pastoral-Work-Informs/148621/ David King will draw on experiences as an academic and in the pulpit.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[DataKind Announces New Chapters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148651/ http://philanthropy.com/article/DataKind-Announces-New/148651/ Two of the new affiliates are in the United States while the other three are overseas, in Bangalore, India, and in Dublin and Singapore.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Tool Puts Dollar Value on Social Projects]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148581/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Tool-Puts-Dollar-Value-on/148581/ Organizations can modify open-source calculator to suit their own focus.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT