The Chronicle of Philanthropy | News http://philanthropy.com/section/News/283/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:35:04 EDT <![CDATA[United Way May Urge Congress to Reverse Federal Charity-Drive Rules]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145995/ http://philanthropy.com/article/United-Way-May-Urge-Congress/145995/ New restrictions will worsen a long-term slide in giving by federal workers, charities say.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:18:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Investment Returns at Small Nonprofits Lag Far Behind Benchmarks in Bull Market]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145583/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Investment-Returns-at-Small/145583/ A new study finds a big gap in the earnings of groups with formal investing strategies and those that don't have such plans.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:08:00 EDT
<![CDATA[70% of Charities Expect Gains in 2014]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145437/ http://philanthropy.com/article/70-of-Charities-Expect-Gains/145437/ Thirteen percent believe donations will grow by at least 15 percent after 2013 showed strong gains following many years of struggle.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Updates From the 2014 International Conference on Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145369/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Live-Updates-From-the-2014/145369/ Get the latest from our reporters at the Association of Fundraising Professionals' International Conference on Fundraising, in San Antonio, which ends today.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Staffing, Not Stigma, Is Biggest Fundraising Challenge for Mental-Health Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145365/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Staffing-Not-Stigma-Is/145365/ A new study of more than 100 fundraisers highlights concerns that board members and chief executives don't understand fully what it takes to attract donations.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:52:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gifts to Colleges Rose Nearly 10% Last Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144721/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-to-Colleges-Rose-Nearly/144721/ An annual study finds that donors gave more in 2013 than ever before. Stanford raised $931-million last year, topping all institutions but the University of California system.

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Investing in Fundraisers Who Cultivate Big Donors Pays Off, Studies Find]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144319/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Investing-in-Fundraisers-Who/144319/ Survey results show that spending money to attract and retain good fundraisers really does pay off.

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Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Donations Rose 4.9% in 2013, Study Finds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144409/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donations-Rose-49-in-2013/144409/ The examination of 4,000 charities found that giving last year increased faster than at any other time since the recession started.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:12:00 EST
<![CDATA[Pay-for-Success Projects Spread to More States]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144265/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Pay-for-Success-Projects/144265/ The James Irvine Foundation has committed $2.5-million for programs in California, and similar efforts are advancing in Massachusetts, New York, and Utah.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:11:00 EST
<![CDATA[Group Estimates Philanthropy Rose 13% in 2013, Clashing With 'Giving USA’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144113/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Group-Estimates-Philanthropy/144113/ Each group criticizes the other: "Giving USA" is a "technological dinosaur"; Atlas of Giving's results aren't reliable because it won't divulge its methods.

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:25:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraisers Bet on Creativity and Young Donors After Mixed Results in Year-End Drives]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143917/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraisers-Bet-on-Creativity/143917/ Concerns about the stock market and the impact of federal cuts on the needy are causing many charities to go into overdrive to devise new ways to attract gifts.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Showing Donors What Their Gifts Will Do Increases Fundraising 75%]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143979/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Showing-Donors-What-Their/143979/ Read Global, a literacy and economic-development group, also got a big year-end boost when Upworthy, a popular site, highlighted its video.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Perks for Donors Help a Charity Reap Rewards]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143977/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Perks-for-Donors-Help-a/143977/ Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in the developing world, offered donors who gave or raised at least $25,000 a chance to name a school in Guatemala and be the charity's guest at the dedication.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Online Gifts Rose 16% During Holiday Season]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143773/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Gifts-Rose-16-During/143773/ Donations rose to nearly $78-million from November 1 to December 31 in 2013, compared with $67-million in 2012.

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Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[An Unexpected Gift from a Controversial Tweet]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Unexpected-Gift-from-a/143749/ Aid for Africa, a coalition of nonprofits, has been receiving donations after an anonymous supporter set up a site to capitalize on anger about a racist comment.

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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Facebook Tests Donate Button, a Mixed Blessing for Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143719/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-Tests-Donate-Button/143719/ Nineteen nonprofits are trying out the new feature, but Facebook won't give them the names and email addresses of the donors.

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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:32:00 EST
<![CDATA[Year-End Giving Yields Healthy Increases for Many Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143679/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Year-End-Giving-Yields-Healthy/143679/ In a spot check of 20 nonprofits, all but one is raising more in the last quarter than any other time since the financial crisis caused donations to tank.

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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:54:00 EST
<![CDATA[Online Giving in Holiday Season Grows 17% Over 2012]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143673/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Giving-in-Holiday/143673/ According to Network for Good, a nonprofit processor of Internet donations, the total raised is higher in part because the size of the average gift has grown 12 percent.

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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:02:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charity Drives Gifts by Showing Donors Where Their Money Will Go]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143671/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Drives-Gifts-by/143671/ Read Global is hoping to raise thousands of dollars by letting donors know how they can help one woman, one family, or an entire village.

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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:27:00 EST
<![CDATA[NPR Gets $17-Million for Expanded Coverage and New Media Platform]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143639/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NPR-Gets-17-Million-for/143639/ The new platform will tailor programming to each listener's preferences and location.

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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Giving Tuesday Doubled Donations in 2nd Year]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143391/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Tuesday-Doubled/143391/ Nonprofits used matching-gift offers, phone-athons, and other efforts to get the word out to supporters.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:12:00 EST
<![CDATA[Giving Tuesday Shows Robust Results]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143375/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Tuesday-Shows-Robust/143375/ Donations nearly doubled online compared with last year, according to one estimate.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:19:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Big Donor Volunteers to Give Back Naming Rights to Help Fundraising]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143361/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Big-Donor-Volunteers-to-Give/143361/ The founder of a financial company told Jazz at Lincoln Center that it could offer another benefactor the chance to promote its name, possibly for twice as much as the original gift.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:39:00 EST
<![CDATA['Giving Tuesday' Live Blog: Get News and Share Updates]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143289/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Tuesday-Live-Blog-/143289/ See continuous updates about events and share news from your organization throughout the day today. We will be posting online-giving figures as they come available.

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Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:13:00 EST
<![CDATA[Giving Tuesday’s Second Year Brings More Participation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143299/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Giving-Tuesday-s-Second-Year/143299/ More than 7,000 nonprofits as well as companies, foundations, and even the White House are encouraging people to donate and volunteer.

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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Hiring a Chief Fundraiser: What CEOs and Boards Should Ask]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143009/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Hiring-a-Chief-Fundraiser-/143009/ A new book suggests that beyond asking about skills, boards should think hard about whether they are picking a proven leader and "thought partner" for a nonprofit's executives.

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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST