The Chronicle of Philanthropy | News http://philanthropy.com/section/News/283/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:04:38 EST <![CDATA[Atlas of Giving Says Charitable Donations Grew 9% Last Year, to $457-Billion]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151415/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Atlas-of-Giving-Says/151415/ But the organization cites a variety of factors, including the possibility of higher interest rates and a weak stock market, in warning of a likely decline this year.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Fidelity and Schwab Donor-Advised Funds Report Strong Growth]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/FidelitySchwab/151413/ While contributions last year to donor-advised funds exceeded the amount given away, grants made from the accounts grew at a faster rate.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Giving to Colleges Rises Nearly 11%]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151405/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-to-Colleges-Rises/151405/ For the second time in a row, donations rose by 10 percent or more. The growth was powered in part by big campaigns like Harvard's drive to raise $6.5-billion.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Video-Game Marathon Raises $1.5-Million for Cancer Group]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151311/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Video-Game-Marathon-Raises/151311/ Games Done Quick, an event where participants try to complete their favorite games as fast as possible, has drawn donor and corporate support to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:39:10 EST
<![CDATA[5 Nonprofits Seeking New Leaders in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151143/ http://philanthropy.com/article/5-Nonprofits-Seeking-New/151143/ Two big cancer charities, two grant makers, and a social-service umbrella group are looking for CEOs.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lessons From Year-End Giving: Tips for 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151237/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lessons-From-Year-End-Giving-/151237/ Use a variety of techniques, and consider placing ads on Facebook or Google.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Charities Will Raise Money in 2015]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151233/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Charities-Will-Raise-Money/151233/ Nonprofits hope to take advantage of monthly giving, matching donations, and smartphones and tablets to bring in more money this year.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Ore. and Ohio State Fundraising Teams Face Off]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151159/ http://philanthropy.com/article/OreOhio-State/151159/ As football teams of the University of Oregon and Ohio State University rumbled on the field in the championship game Monday night, the universities were also waging a fundraising challenge.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:46:00 EST
<![CDATA[At ALS Association, Fundraising Success Begets Fundraising Success]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151085/ http://philanthropy.com/article/At-ALS-Association/151085/ Amid the $115-million glow of the ice-bucket challenge, the nonprofit’s 2014 walk revenue climbs 45 percent, while the number of December gifts spikes 357 percent.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:22:10 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Show Strides in Keeping Loyal Donors but Are Too Focused on Short-Term Results, Scholars Say]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/151011/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Show-Strides-in/151011/ Only 43 percent of supporters are giving a second time, so many groups are putting a lot of money into finding replacements.

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:26:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraisers Who Use Academic Research Do Better, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150949/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraisers-Who-Use-Academic/150949/ Small groups are less likely to look at new findings on why people give, but a report suggests they could improve donations by doing so.

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:03:07 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