The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Opinion http://philanthropy.com/section/Opinion/212/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:34:19 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 revitalze 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
<![CDATA[3 Questions We Need to Answer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149299/ http://philanthropy.com/article/3-Questions-We-Need-to-Answer/149299/ We need to know who reaps the most from a pink October and look at the real medical facts.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Make a Meaningful Difference, Look at the Full Scope of the Problem]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149183/ http://philanthropy.com/article/To-Make-a-Meaningful/149183/ A program serving 75 youths barely puts a dent in a city's youth-violence statistics if 3,000 are in need of those services.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Schools Need Donor Support to Counter the ‘Corporatization’ of Public Education]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149161/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Schools-Need-Donor-Support-to/149161/ Progressive foundations must move quickly to increase their investments in grass-roots groups that are trying to help parents, teachers, and students fix what is broken.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Documentaries Change the World for the Better?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149165/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Can-Documentaries-Change-the/149165/ A new effort aims to see if media projects change minds or if they just preach to the choir.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Council on Foundations CEO Defends Group’s Leadership Role]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149167/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Council-on-Foundations-CEO/149167/ Among other things, the council has been speaking up on comprehensive tax reform and helped grant makers that give to veterans and military families to connect with one another, says Vikki Spruill.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Does High CEO Pay Lift Charity’s Value?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149181/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Does-High-CEO-Pay-Lift/149181/ The founder of the Project on Military Philanthropy questions whether there is a correlation between CEO compensation and how well a nonprofit performs.

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Sun, 05 Oct 2014 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Foundations Invest Money Is Just as Important as How They Make Grants]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148865/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Foundations-Invest-Money/148865/ Grant Makers started by entrepreneurs could offer some valuable lessons to established philanthropies with legacies to protect.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Frugal Fundraising Is Still a Good Idea]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148937/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Frugal-Fundraising-Is-Still-a/148937/ A fundraiser at a Catholic secondary school thinks limits on expenses for fundraising and program management are important safeguards.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[7 Myths About Social-Impact Investing Keep Grant Makers From a Good Thing]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148881/ http://philanthropy.com/article/7-Myths-About-Social-Impact/148881/ It isn't just for start-up companies. It can take the form of a loan to a nonprofit health clinic or to an arts group learning how to deal with debt.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Local Donors Can Do Better to Improve Schools]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148871/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Local-Donors-Can-Do-Better/148871/ Philanthropists who know the area well can pool their resources and keep a dialogue going with government agencies, neighborhood associations, parents, and others.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's Time to Seize the Moment to Support Racial-Justice Solutions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148925/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Its-Time-to-Seize-the-Moment/148925/ Grant makers serving minority groups say organizations need to join forces to battle discrimination.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Support Advocacy With Unrestricted Gifts]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148933/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Support-Advocacy-With/148933/ A fund's request for evaluation feedback from grantees is well-meaning, but a university official says the information is already out there.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Will the Council on Foundations Be a Change Agent or Just a Trade Group?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148901/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Will-the-Council-on/148901/ The organization has been in the doldrums, with weak boards, dissatisfied members, and an unclear mission.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT