The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Multimedia http://philanthropy.com/section/Multimedia/364/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:52:55 EDT <![CDATA[How Nonprofits Use Crowdfunding to Attract Support of All Kinds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145893/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Use/145893/ Founders of two crowdfunding platforms say groups use the method to raise money not only from individuals but also from businesses—and to bring in volunteers.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:16:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading Change in Hard-Hit Rural Communities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145651/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leading-Change-in-Hard-Hit/145651/ A Nevada nonprofit leader explains how collaborating with both the government and the people in need were key to recovering from the recession.

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Use Social Media to Connect With Older Supporters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145371/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Social-Media-to/145371/ Alejandra Owens, who works on digital strategy at AARP, shares tips on how to reach people over age 50.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Attract Monthly Gifts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145313/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Attract-Monthly-Gifts/145313/ Show donors that modest monthly donations can help nonprofits make a greater impact.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:42:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Facebook Grows Up, Nonprofits Need a New Approach]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144831/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Facebook-Grows-Up/144831/ A digital-marketing expert details how Facebook's increased focus on pleasing shareholders should influence a charity's social-networking strategies.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:49:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tapping Small Businesses for Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144711/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tapping-Small-Businesses-for/144711/ Learn how to build ties to local companies that can provide generous contributions beyond just cash.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:48:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Community Activist's Path to Foundation CEO]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144153/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Community-Activists-Path-to/144153/ Sterling Speirn, who just stepped down as chief executive of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, discusses how his work at local nonprofits shaped his approach to leading one of the nation's biggest philanthropies.

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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:37:00 EST
<![CDATA[4 Fundraising Goals for 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143997/ http://philanthropy.com/article/4-Fundraising-Goals-for-2014/143997/ Plan now for year-end donations, and start treating every social-media follower like a potential donor, say two nonprofit experts.

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[Using Humor to Spark a Candid Conversation About Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143835/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Using-Humor-to-Spark-a-Candid/143835/ Leah Neaderthal’s blog When You Work at a Nonprofit spotlights funny images drawn from popular culture to call attention to the excitement and frustrations of the nonprofit world.

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Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:17:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winners and Losers in the 2013 Giving Race]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143561/ http://philanthropy.com/article/WinnersLosers-in-the-2013/143561/ Human services and disaster relief are chalking up some of the biggest gains this year, while organizations that focus on religion and health are lagging.

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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Go Mobile With Appeals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143271/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Go-Mobile-With-Appeals/143271/ New approaches make it easy to seek donations on smartphones and tablets without spending a lot of money.

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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:05:00 EST
<![CDATA[Creative and Low-Cost Ways to Thank Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142977/ http://philanthropy.com/article/CreativeLow-Cost-Ways-to/142977/ Two experts share their tips for inexpensive yet memorable ways to show appreciation to supporters.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:04:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Create a Culture of Innovation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142699/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Create-a-Culture-of/142699/ Allyson Hewitt, senior fellow at MaRS, shows how to pull together people who don't often work together to create solutions to social problems.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Use Social Media in Year-End Drives]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142213/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Social-Media-in/142213/ Learn the steps a cancer charity takes to amplify its fundraising by creating messages everyone wants to share.

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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:20:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Big Data Are Changing Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142255/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Big-Data-Are-Changing/142255/ Bradford K. Smith, president of the Foundation Center, explains how sharing information can help grant makers better solve problems.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:05:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Raising Money Through 'Crowdfunding']]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141829/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Raising-Money-Through/141829/ Learn how charities can run successful appeals on mass-campaign sites like Deposit a Gift.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofits Must Collaborate]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141849/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofits-Must/141849/ Rahul Bhardwaj, chief executive of the Toronto Community Foundation, discusses the cultural changes that force organizations to change how they operate.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Peter Buffett Takes to Twitter to Reshape Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141671/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Peter-Buffett-Takes-to-Twitter/141671/ The composer, musician, and son of Warren Buffett talks about what led to his controversial New York Times opinion piece.

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:24:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofits Need Flexible Strategies]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141267/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofits-Need-Flexible/141267/ Jeanne Bell, chief executive of CompassPoint, a nonprofit in San Francisco that provides management help to other charities, explains how to cope with the fast pace of change.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Focusing on Donors, Not the Charity, in Your Appeals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141177/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Focusing-on-Donors-Not-the/141177/ Charities should show donors what their gifts achieve, as did a nature group with an appeal written in the voice of its beneficiary—a hummingbird, say two experts.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Philanthropic Contests Can Spur Innovation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141099/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Philanthropic-Contests-Can/141099/ Contests can help foundations step out of their comfort zone and find programs they might not otherwise discover, says one expert.

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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:26:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Build Communities on Social Media]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140583/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Build-Communities-on/140583/ Charities should throw themselves into discussions about their causes to build ties to potential donors on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere, say two nonprofit experts.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Use Social Media to Rally Supporters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140491/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Social-Media-to/140491/ Learn the behind-the-scenes lessons from a social-media campaign that helped a Texas lawmaker derail an anti-abortion bill.

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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofit Leaders Must Collaborate]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140127/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofit-Leaders-Must/140127/ James Canales, head of the James Irvine Foundation, talks about his efforts to bring people together to promote change, including Linked Learning (left), which aims to increase graduation rates.

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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Small Businesses Can Help Your Nonprofit]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139703/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Small-Businesses-Can-Help/139703/ A key part of arranging a marketing deal is to understand what the company wants to achieve by supporting your group, say two experts.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Nonprofits Benefit From Virtual Currency?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139625/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Can-Nonprofits-Benefit-From/139625/ Bitcoins have sparked intrigue and controversy in the business and technology worlds. But can they provide a new way to help donors and charities make secure transactions online?

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Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:28:00 EDT