The Chronicle of Philanthropy | News http://philanthropy.com/section/News/283/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:36:42 EST <![CDATA[International Rescue Committee Snags New Year’s Eve Spotlight]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150931/ http://philanthropy.com/article/International-Rescue-Committee/150931/ The refugee-assistance charity is the first charity officially designated as a partner of the iconic celebration in Times Square.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:40:31 EST
<![CDATA[Quadriga, Accused of Misleading Donors, Reorganizes Under New Name]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150915/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Quadriga-Accused-of/150915/ Company investigated in New York for fundraising practices and conflicts of interest debuts as Innovairre, backed by same owners and investors.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:52:45 EST
<![CDATA['Beard Baubles' Pique Interest in Australian Charity’s Melanoma Drive]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150905/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Beard-Baubles-Pique-Interest/150905/ Hairy holiday campaign is designed to raise awareness of skin cancer in a country where many people are at risk.

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:02:43 EST
<![CDATA[Innovative Jewish Groups in D.C. Make a Pitch to Broaden Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150863/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Innovative-Jewish-Groups-in/150863/ Nonprofits extend outreach to local philanthropies to help attract new donors and volunteers.

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Starlight Enhances ‘Wish List’ Program with Online Gift Certificates]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150781/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Starlight-Enhances-Wish/150781/ Recipients can search for pediatric facilities by location, name, or medical specialty and provide a wide range of help for sick children.

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:22:24 EST
<![CDATA[Unicef Gets Matching Help in Year-End Appeal for Unrestricted Gifts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150755/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Unicef-Gets-Matching-Help-in/150755/ The organization is touting the benefits of giving cash that can be tapped quickly when a crisis erupts.

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tips for Charity Leaders Who Are Shy About Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150399/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tips-for-Charity-Leaders-Who/150399/ Talk less and listen more, say experts.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraisers Find Painless Ways for Nonprofit Leaders to Raise Money]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150395/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraisers-Find-Painless-Ways/150395/ Hartford Symphony music director Carolyn Kuan and other charity leaders discuss the ways they help without ever explicitly mentioning a donation.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Doctors Tread Carefully When Grateful Patients Open Checkbooks]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150397/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Doctors-Tread-Carefully-When/150397/ One-on-one coaching is often the most effective way to help physicians learn to become strong fundraising allies.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Super Bowl Fund to Launch on Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150305/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Super-Bowl-Fund-to-Launch-on/150305/ The 50 Fund will award 25 percent of money it brings in, mostly from tech companies, to Bay Area charities.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:56:00 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