The Chronicle of Philanthropy | News http://philanthropy.com/section/News/283/ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:39:05 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[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[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[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
<![CDATA[Video-Game Giant Rigorously Vets Potential Grantees]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147831/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Video-Game-Giant-Rigorously/147831/ After a string of ineffective grants, a philanthropic arm of the gaming company Activision Blizzard has begun using detailed audits to assess veterans charities.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:08:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Foundations’ Assets Climb to Record $66-Billion]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147717/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Community-Foundations-/147717/ Grant making at the funds grew to nearly $5-billion last year.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities With Annual Funds More Likely to Meet Total Fundraising Goals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147697/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-With-Annual-Funds/147697/ Arts and religious groups are mostly likely to have annual campaigns, according to a new survey.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:11:00 EDT
<![CDATA[$25-Million Settlement Puts Spotlight on Veterans Charity Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147611/ http://philanthropy.com/article/25-Million-Settlement-Puts/147611/ The Disabled Veterans National Foundation and its vendors were found to have tangled conflicts of interest and heavy spending on operations.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Key Elements of New York’s Settlement With Veterans’ Charity and Its Vendors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147695/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Key-Elements-of-New-York-s/147695/ The $25-million deal is thought to be the largest financial relief government regulators have ever obtained.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[N.Y. Wins $25-Million in Fundraising Abuse Case]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147445/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NY-Wins-25-Million-in/147445/ The sum the fundraising vendors Quadriga Art and Convergence Direct Marketing will pay to end an investigation is thought to be the largest ever paid over deceptive appeals.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Children Spill Over Border, Nonprofits Respond]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147365/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Children-Spill-Over-Border/147365/ Organizations working to feed and house the flood of immigrants say they are working long days, and they fear the problem will worsen.

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Stream: The Outlook for American Giving in 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147305/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Live-Stream-The-Outlook-for/147305/ Watch a recording from a panel discussion moderated by The Chronicle's editor, Stacy Palmer, at the Hudson Institute to get insights about this year's "Giving USA" report.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[International Aid Group Sharpens Its Focus to Expand Donor Support]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147157/ http://philanthropy.com/article/International-Aid-Group/147157/ Catholic Medical Mission Board reached its $1-billion goal a year early by concentrating on maternal and child health.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Showing Donors What Their Gifts Can Do Pays Off for Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147159/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Showing-Donors-What-Their/147159/ How a college and an arts organization demonstrate the value of a donation in creative ways.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How a Food Bank and Private School Thrived During the Economic Slump]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147161/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Food-BankPrivate/147161/ Now that bold fundraising moves paid off, two groups are finding new ways to seek gifts from individuals.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Miami Group Hopes Steadfast Community Support Through Lean Times Motivates Jewish Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147163/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Miami-Group-Hopes-Steadfast/147163/ As the economy improves, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation hopes to persuade every local Jew to give.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Smile Train Collaborates With Major Sports Events to Power Up Donor Interest]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147165/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Smile-Train-Collaborates-With/147165/ The group works with high-profile events like Wimbledon as well as volunteers who offer a tennis lesson or other service in exchange for a donation.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Corporate Giving Declines 3.2%; Donor-Advised Funds Up Sharply]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147175/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Corporate-Giving-Declines/147175/ Individuals powered the 3 percent growth in giving last year, but foundations also contributed to the rise, according to "Giving USA."

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Try New Strategies as Fundraising Rebounds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147167/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Try-New-Strategies/147167/ Contributions grew 3 percent last year, according to "Giving USA," and giving could return to pre-recession levels soon.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Master’s Programs in Fundraising Are Helping Students Meet Job Demands]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147145/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Master-s-Programs-in/147145/ A growing number of programs are serving people who are just getting started as well as those in midcareer.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Competition Spurs New Software to Meet a Wide Variety of Nonprofit Needs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147143/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Competition-Spurs-New-Software/147143/ Salesforce takes aim at Blackbaud’s dominance in serving fundraisers.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT