The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Opinion http://philanthropy.com/section/Opinion/212/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:36:29 EST <![CDATA[The Detroit Deal Is a Model for How Foundations Can Solve Dire Problems]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150177/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Detroit-Deal-Is-a-Model/150177/ The deal demonstrates what happens when grant makers offer incentives that get every key player to make a financial sacrifice.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:28:16 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Should Give, Not Beg, on Giving Tuesday]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150163/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Should-Give-Not/150163/ The competition for donations on December 2 runs the risk of alienating the very people nonprofits need most.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Renaming Avery Fisher Hall Raises the Question of Authenticity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150117/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Renaming-Avery-Fisher-Hall/150117/ Avery Fisher's dedication to music infused every aspect of his life. Naming the hall after him symbolized philanthropy that connected one person to a genuine passion.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:40:00 EST
<![CDATA[Foundations Should Support ‘Reproductive Justice,’ Not Just ‘Pro-Choice’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149999/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Should-Support/149999/ Young people and those who are poor and face other challenges don’t respond to the phrases so many nonprofits use to push legalized abortion.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Workers Should Feel Free to Change Jobs and Causes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/150033/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Workers-Should-Feel/150033/ It’s time to talk to rising stars about the skills they need for a strong career, regardless of where they land.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[5 Falsehoods That Keep Nonprofits From Making the Most of Social Media]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149997/ http://philanthropy.com/article/5-Falsehoods-That-Keep/149997/ Nonprofits must stop worrying about crazy people online and instead focus on finding well-meaning people who want to help shape and support their cause, says the author of Matterness, a book released last week.

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Grant Makers Are Uniquely Suited to Find Lasting Solutions to Global Needs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149979/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Makers-Are-Uniquely/149979/ The Ebola crisis should prompt philanthropy to re-examine what happens after the emergency money is spent.

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:41:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bill and Melinda Gates Should Focus on Fixing America’s Health-Care Problem]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149973/ http://philanthropy.com/article/BillMelinda-Gates-Should/149973/ Their foundation’s remarkable work overseas to end global disease is laudable, but why not also help the poor in the U.S.?

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Fundraisers Can Learn From Tom Menino, Boston’s ‘Urban Mechanic’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149873/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-Fundraisers-Can-Learn/149873/ The death last week of Boston's longest-serving mayor is a reminder of qualities that make a public official beloved—and can help a fundraiser do a better job.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:39:00 EST
<![CDATA[For Foundations, Advocacy Should Be About More Than Changing Policies]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149799/ http://philanthropy.com/article/For-Foundations-Advocacy/149799/ Grant makers can ultimately lose the battle if they don't look ahead to the policies' implementation and how market forces will react.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Charities Conquer Political Gridlock to Carve New Paths]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149719/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Conquer-Political/149719/ Nonprofits are springing up across the country, and even in the most politically combative states, people are working together to forge a new path of possibility and hope.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:16:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Donor-Advised Funds Are a Boon to Savvy Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149677/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Advised-Funds-Are-a-Boon/149677/ Most people who establish them have a strong desire to give, and the funds make it easier for tax advisers to broach the subject of charitable donations with their clients.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:08:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Donor-Advised Funds Let Wall Street Steer Charitable Donations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149679/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Advised-Funds-Let-Wall/149679/ Ever more money is being warehoused in these funds instead of going directly to charities, which are struggling with growing needs.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:08:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Shouldn’t Shrink From Supporting Marches to Curb Climate Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149425/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Shouldn-t-Shrink/149425/ Climate change is fixable, but it helps to have protesters in the streets to persuade leaders it is good politics.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Grant Maker Defends the Council on Foundations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149455/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Maker-Defends-the/149455/ The membership group is not responsible for the failures of philanthropy, writes Angel Braestrup, head of the Curtis & Edith Munson Foundation.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Today’s Problems Call for Reviving Charity—and Eliminating the Need for It]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149427/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Today-s-Problems-Call-for/149427/ The tension between philanthropy and charity can benefit both worlds. We would do well to revitalize a partnership between the two.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Awareness Isn’t the Problem – It’s Shame]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149319/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Awareness-Isn-t-the-Problem/149319/ People with serious diseases face real struggles that we need to address to remove shame and stigma.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mixing Action With Awareness]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149405/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mixing-Action-With-Awareness/149405/ Online shares and retweets are easy, but it’s real donations and volunteer hours that make a difference. It’s time we ask for more.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Companies Can Make a Real Change in Breast-Cancer Prevention]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149317/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Companies-Can-Make-a-Real/149317/ Businesses should be clearer about how they give to breast-cancer campaigns and disclose possible cancer-causing agents in their products.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Moving Breast-Cancer Awareness Online]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149313/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Moving-Breast-Cancer-Awareness/149313/ Given the success of campaigns like the ice-bucket challenge, here are four suggestions to step up digital efforts in October.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the NFL Can Really Appeal to Women]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149315/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-the-NFL-Can-Really-Appeal/149315/ A zero-tolerance policy for domestic abuse would go much further than pink cleats and jerseys.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Must Show How They Serve the Common Good]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149379/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Must-Show-How-They/149379/ With government failing and so many businesses getting into the social-benefit game, charities play a special and unique role.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Against the NFL’s ‘Limousine Philanthropy’]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149309/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Against-the-NFL-s/149309/ The league needs to make the most of its outsize role in society, but it will never figure out how from its offices on Park Avenue.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Expand the Focus of Breast-Cancer Awareness]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149311/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Expand-the-Focus-of/149311/ Traditional campaigns have largely bypassed women in developing countries as well as women of color in the United States.
It’s time to change that.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Time to Turn the NFL Purple]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149295/ http://philanthropy.com/article/It-s-Time-to-Turn-the-NFL/149295/ October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the league should use its influence to fight that issue first.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why It’s Time to Rethink Pink]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149303/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-It-s-Time-to-Rethink/149303/ Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to remind people about the importance of early detection but also a chance to move beyond awareness.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT