The Chronicle of Philanthropy | News http://philanthropy.com/section/News/283/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:45:59 EDT <![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[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[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[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
<![CDATA[Hospital Fundraiser Knows Institution Inside Out to Help Donors Connect]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148263/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Hospital-Fundraiser-Knows/148263/ Grace Ko, chief fundraiser at New York University's Langone Medical Center, does all she can to match supporters with hospital experts who can heighten their interest in giving.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Plan on Big Jump in Fundraising Next Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148137/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Colleges-Plan-on-Big-Jump-in/148137/ A survey of mostly American colleges and universities says 60 percent are working toward an increase of 10 percent or more.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charity Watchdogs Scoff at Direct Marketers’ Self-Reporting Effort]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148013/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Watchdogs-Scoff-at/148013/ The new "accountability dashboard" will include information like how many donors a group has acquired over the previous three years.

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:14:09 EDT