The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Managing http://philanthropy.com/section/Managing/248/ Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:38:11 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
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Hold Out Hope for Tax Bill Despite Setbacks]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150775/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Hold-Out-Hope-for/150775/ The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on legislation that would make permanent several temporary tax provisions that help charities.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:57:55 EST
<![CDATA[Obama to Announce $1-Billion in Grants for Preschool Education]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150767/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Obama-to-Announce-1-Billion/150767/ Private donors are committing $330-million of the new money, while the federal government will provide the rest.

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:29:21 EST
<![CDATA[Charity Seeks to Keep Poverty From Being Passed to Next Generation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150385/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Seeks-to-Keep-Poverty/150385/ Grant makers are increasingly pouring money into projects that work with poor parents and their children.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Group Takes On Payday Lending to Help Low-Income Workers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150377/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Group-Takes-On-Payday-Lending/150377/ The Mississippi Center for Justice advocates against predatory behavior and sets up alternative loan programs.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Cash Prizes Entice Creative Minds to Develop Fresh Approaches to Poverty]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150383/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Cash-Prizes-Entice-Creative/150383/ The Robin Hood Foundation is putting $5-million into a contest to figure out how to ensure that community-college students graduate.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[‘Poverty Lab’ Connects Nonprofit Groups With Academic Experts Who Measure Results and Design Programs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150381/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Poverty-Lab-Connects/150381/ Multiple efforts are under way to help charities figure out how to help the poor in meaningful ways.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Long War on Poverty]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150379/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Long-War-on-Poverty/150379/ Reaching people in many generations and doing research on what works is essential, charity leaders say.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Rallying a Community to Solve a Problem: 5 Local Efforts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150411/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Rallying-a-Community-to-Solve/150411/ Efforts include overhauling the juvenile-justice system, fighting poverty, and improving education.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[‘The New Republic’ Tells Why Aid Projects Fail; ‘Forbes’ Showcases Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150389/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-New-Republic-Tells/150389/ And a charity leader takes to the pages of the Harvard Business Review to explain old power vs. new power.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Start-Up Seeks to Provide Inexpensive Satellite Images for Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150391/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Start-Up-Seeks-to-Provide/150391/ The company's nonprofit arm will use overhead imagery to help causes like environmentalism and human rights.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150353/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Impact-Investing/150353/ Assets managed with "sustainable" and "responsible" strategies reached $6.57-trillion at the start of the year, compared with $3.74-trillion in 2012.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:08:00 EST
<![CDATA[Congress Aims to Clear ‘Tax Extenders’ Package This Month]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150329/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Congress-Aims-to-Clear-Tax/150329/ Some lawmakers had hoped for broader legislation, but that effort will have to wait until next year.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:29:03 EST
<![CDATA[New Deadline for Tax-Free Giving Stalls in Congress, but Supporters Fight On]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150331/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Deadline-for-Tax-Free/150331/ Allowing people to make tax-deductible gifts until April 15 would boost cash for charities, supporters say, but opponents fear a shift in focus away from the holidays.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:29:03 EST
<![CDATA[Google’s Gift Powers a Mobile Shower Service for Homeless People]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150321/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Google-s-Gift-Powers-a/150321/ The bus has two showers, each with its own entrance, for privacy and safety.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:29:03 EST
<![CDATA[Senior Executives Are Often Unaware of Development Opportunities, Study Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150213/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Senior-Executives-Are-Often/150213/ Ninety percent of top executives said their organization offered development opportunities, while just 52 percent of leadership team members said such opportunities existed.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:26:26 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[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[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/ A small "ragtag" team with no budget built an impressive audience on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Tumblr in just five years.

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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