The Chronicle of Philanthropy | News http://philanthropy.com/section/News/283/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:44:37 EST <![CDATA[Minn. Attorney General Questions Company’s Solicitation of Noncash Gifts for Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150245/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Minn-Attorney-General/150245/ Savers LLC, a for-profit thrift store chain that works with charities to collect used items for resale, regularly fails to let donors know how much of their gift goes to charitable causes and how much is profit.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:19:57 EST
<![CDATA[Even as Border Crossings Slow, Work for Nonprofits Ramps Up]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150039/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Even-as-Border-Crossings-Slow/150039/ Social workers, lawyers, and others prepare for a "long haul" in assisting newly arrived children fleeing violence in Central America.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gifts to Donor-Advised Funds Grew 24% in 2013, According to a Study]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149955/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-to-Donor-Advised-Funds/149955/ Americans put more than $17-billion into the funds, which channeled about 20 percent of their assets to charities.

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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:20:55 EST
<![CDATA[Miley Cyrus Raises More Than $200,000 for Small Nonprofit]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149283/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Miley-Cyrus-Raises-More-Than/149283/ Star power may result in an additional $50,000 from wealthy donors for My Friend’s Place in Hollywood, which serves homeless youths.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:06:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Disaster Response Needs More Cooperation Between Nonprofits, Regulators]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149251/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Disaster-Response-Needs-More/149251/ Experts at a conference of state charity regulators say suffering is compounded by officials who are often caught off guard and fail to communicate with others trying to help.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:14:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Tips for New Chief Executives]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149125/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tips-for-New-Chief-Executives/149125/ Know your own weaknesses and don’t be critical of your predecessor.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundraisers Upbeat About 2014, but Staffs Are Stretched Thin]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149137/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraisers-Upbeat-About-2014/149137/ More than half of groups say they don’t have the resources they need to increase giving, according to a new study.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[North Texas Giving Day Nets $26.3-Million in Online Charity Bazaar]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148995/ http://philanthropy.com/article/North-Texas-Giving-Day-Nets/148995/ Local media coverage, parallel fundraising events, and a tool kit with sample letters and tweets helped make the event a big success.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:27:52 EDT
<![CDATA[‘Curious Chameleons’ Make the Best Major-Gift Officers, New Study Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148993/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Curious-Chameleons-Make/148993/ The top performers shared some important traits: behavioral and linguistic flexibility, intellectual curiosity, and assertiveness in soliciting prospects.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:27:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Legal Experts Weigh Regulations Best Suited to Crowdfunding Sites]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148891/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Legal-Experts-Weigh/148891/ Most rules for charities are decided in the states, and some commercial crowdfunding sites reject the idea that they are fundraisers.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inside a Crowdfunding Site: Indiegogo]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148899/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Inside-a-Crowdfunding-Site-/148899/ The platform is a for-profit company, but a third of its campaigns are for social causes.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Charities Can Avoid Legal and Reputation Risks of Crowdfunding]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148909/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Charities-Can-Avoid-Legal/148909/ Nonprofits need to be sure they're being accurately represented and that they understand the financial-reporting requirements.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inside a Crowdfunding Site: LoveAnimals.org]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148883/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Inside-a-Crowdfunding-Site-/148883/ The site has raised about $180,000 in 138 campaigns for small and medium-size animal-welfare charities.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Caution! The Downsides of Crowdfunding]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148885/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Caution-The-Downsides-of/148885/ The fundraising craze brings new money but also new legal and ethical concerns.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[United Way Worldwide Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148815/ http://philanthropy.com/article/United-Way-Worldwide-Now/148815/ The organization is the largest yet to accept gifts in the digital currency.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:22:56 EDT
<![CDATA[7 Nonprofits to Test Using Twitter 'Buy' Button for Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148733/ http://philanthropy.com/article/7-Nonprofits-to-Test-Using/148733/ The new tool will facilitate financial transactions directly from tweets.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Balancing Attention vs. Action: Tips for Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148645/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Balancing-Attention-vs/148645/ Recognize when the public already knows about your cause, and other advice.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Raising Visibility a Waste of Time?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148647/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Is-Raising-Visibility-a-Waste/148647/ Awareness campaigns can be a distraction from the work of a charity—without much of a payoff in the long term.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Appeals to Change Behavior Work Better When They Are Tied to People’s Values]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148641/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Appeals-to-Change-Behavior/148641/ Asking people to improve their health in relation to their roles as spouses or parents works better than a general plea.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding the Next Ice Bucket]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148623/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Finding-the-Next-Ice-Bucket/148623/ Spontaneous charm was key to the success of the ALS fundraising efforts, so just copying it won’t work.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Emmett Carson Named Community Foundations Chair at Indiana University]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148543/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Emmett-Carson-Named-Community/148543/ As a visiting scholar, he will develop a community-foundations syllabus and serve as guest lecturer.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Chart: Gifts From Ice-Bucket Challenge Exceed $100-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148457/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Chart-Gifts-From-Ice-Bucket/148457/ See a daily tally of gifts from the popular online campaign and how many new donors it's attracting.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:04:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Everybody's Talking About the Ice-Bucket Challenge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148427/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Everybodys-Talking-About-the/148427/ Some say it's "awesome," and some say there's a disconnect between the frivolous event and the frightening disease it's raising money to fight.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:04:20 EDT
<![CDATA[3-Day March Aims to Raise $1-Million for Nonprofit-Power Movement]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148415/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Day-March-Aims-to-Raise/148415/ Dan Pallotta, the event organizer, wants to change the public's perception of how nonprofits should spend money on executive pay, fundraising, and operations.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:38:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Videos and Lessons From $16-Million "Ice-Bucket" Fundraising Phenomenon]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/VideosLessons-From/148413/ The online challenge has VIPs and many others pouring ice water over their heads to raise money and bring attention to a devastating disease.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Top Fundraisers Succeed: Thank Donors in Meaningful Ways]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148299/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Top-Fundraisers-Succeed-/148299/ Lori O’Brien, a fundraiser at Youth Villages, says it’s important to send acknowledgments that are personal.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT