The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Multimedia http://philanthropy.com/section/Multimedia/364/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:28:42 EDT <![CDATA[Tips for Jump-Starting Your Year-End Campaign]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148969/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tips-for-Jump-Starting-Your/148969/ Now is the time to get your mailing list in order, collect stories, set a campaign calendar—and even write the thank-you notes you’ll use later, says one fundraising expert. 

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Instill Charity Workers With a Sense of Purpose]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148967/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Instill-Charity-Workers/148967/ Charity leaders can take steps to motivate staff and volunteers to work hard for their cause.

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Would Happen If You Let Donors Come to You?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148769/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-Would-Happen-If-You-Let/148769/ As demand for online privacy grows, author Doc Searls says nonprofits have a lot to gain by making it easy for donors to give through a standard, simple tool instead of their own.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Be a True Leader, Start by Listening]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148593/ http://philanthropy.com/article/To-Be-a-True-Leader-Start-by/148593/ While we often associate leadership with assertiveness and certainty, leaders must first listen to others and recognize what they don't know, says author Annie Paul Murphy. 

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:07:00 EDT
<![CDATA[3 Rules for Getting Gifts From Big Corporations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148477/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Rules-for-Getting-Gifts-From/148477/ Show your passion, always mention your connections to the company, and avoid letters of inquiry, says the president of the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Working Too Much Can Hurt Productivity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147959/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Working-Too-Much-Can-Hurt/147959/ In the first episode of The Chronicle's podcast What's the Big Idea, Allison Fine interviews the author Brigid Schulze about why work has become overwhelming for so many people and how nonprofit leaders can ease the burden for their staffs.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Philanthropy's 'Fatal' Flaws and How Community Funds Can Help]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147969/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropys-Fatal-Flaws/147969/ The departing leader of the Santa Fe Community Foundation says community funds should be leaders in an effort to democratize philanthropy.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:32:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Are the Wealthy Thinking Now?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147885/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-Are-the-Wealthy-Thinking/147885/ Catch up on trends in fundraising in a conversation recorded at the 2014 Fundraising Day in New York last month.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:25:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why ‘Fail Fast’ Isn’t the Right Approach for Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147323/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Fail-Fast-Isn-t/147323/ To achieve substantive social change, philanthropy must be focused on long-term goals and not immediate outcomes, says the president of the Surdna Foundation.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofits Should Care About Net Neutrality]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147261/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofits-Should-Care/147261/ Amy Sample Ward, chief executive of NTEN, explains why nonprofits should be concerned about the FCC proposal to allow premium Internet “fast lanes.”

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:39:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Simple and Effective Facebook Tactics for Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147009/ http://philanthropy.com/article/SimpleEffective-Facebook/147009/ Recycle your best posts and use tools that help coordinate email and social-media campaigns, say two digital-marketing experts.

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Creating a Network of Community Advocates]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146561/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Creating-a-Network-of/146561/ Seattle's former deputy mayor of community explains how a network of trained community members helped bring more voices to discussions and foster positive change.

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Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Speed Growth at a Small Charity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146527/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Speed-Growth-at-a-Small/146527/ The founders of a nonprofit incubator and a small nonprofit explain how sharing office space and some duties and with other new groups can help speed growth.

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Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Using Social Networks to Reach Thought Leaders]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146495/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Using-Social-Networks-to-Reach/146495/ Two experts talk about using new tools that map real-world relationships among influential people for fundraising and more.

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Thu, 15 May 2014 09:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Show Your Impact Through Online Storytelling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146127/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Show-Your-Impact-Through/146127/ Two marketing experts discuss how to attract young supporters by telling compelling stories, like those told by Aiesec Canada, which connects students with global internships.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:10:00 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