The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Social Good http://philanthropy.com/section/Social-Good/365/ Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:39:18 EDT <![CDATA[Why Nonprofits Should Care About Net Neutrality]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147261/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofits-Should-Care/147261/ Amy Sample Ward, chief executive of NTEN, explains why nonprofits should be concerned about the FCC proposal to allow premium Internet “fast lanes.”

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:39:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Using Social Networks to Reach Thought Leaders]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146495/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Using-Social-Networks-to-Reach/146495/ Two experts talk about using new tools that map real-world relationships among influential people for fundraising and more.

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Thu, 15 May 2014 09:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Nonprofits Use Crowdfunding to Attract Support of All Kinds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145893/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Use/145893/ Founders of two crowdfunding platforms say groups use the method to raise money not only from individuals but also from businesses—and to bring in volunteers.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:16:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Use Social Media to Connect With Older Supporters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145371/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Social-Media-to/145371/ Alejandra Owens, who works on digital strategy at AARP, shares tips on how to reach people over age 50.

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Facebook Grows Up, Nonprofits Need a New Approach]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144831/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Facebook-Grows-Up/144831/ A digital-marketing expert details how Facebook's increased focus on pleasing shareholders should influence a charity's social-networking strategies.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:49:00 EST
<![CDATA[Using Humor to Spark a Candid Conversation About Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143835/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Using-Humor-to-Spark-a-Candid/143835/ Leah Neaderthal’s blog When You Work at a Nonprofit spotlights funny images drawn from popular culture to call attention to the excitement and frustrations of the nonprofit world.

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Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:17:00 EST
<![CDATA[How to Go Mobile With Appeals]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143271/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Go-Mobile-With-Appeals/143271/ New approaches make it easy to seek donations on smartphones and tablets without spending a lot of money.

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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:05:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Big Data Are Changing Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142255/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Big-Data-Are-Changing/142255/ Bradford K. Smith, president of the Foundation Center, explains how sharing information can help grant makers better solve problems.

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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:05:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Peter Buffett Takes to Twitter to Reshape Philanthropy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141671/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Peter-Buffett-Takes-to-Twitter/141671/ The composer, musician, and son of Warren Buffett talks about what led to his controversial New York Times opinion piece.

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:24:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Philanthropic Contests Can Spur Innovation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141099/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Philanthropic-Contests-Can/141099/ Contests can help foundations step out of their comfort zone and find programs they might not otherwise discover, says one expert.

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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:26:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Use Social Media to Rally Supporters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140491/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Use-Social-Media-to/140491/ Learn the behind-the-scenes lessons from a social-media campaign that helped a Texas lawmaker derail an anti-abortion bill.

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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:31:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Nonprofits Benefit From Virtual Currency?]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139625/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Can-Nonprofits-Benefit-From/139625/ Bitcoins have sparked intrigue and controversy in the business and technology worlds. But can they provide a new way to help donors and charities make secure transactions online?

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Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:28:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Unleashing the Power of Mothers and Blogs to Push Good Causes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138891/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Unleashing-the-Power-of/138891/ Jennifer James has built a network of 1,000 mothers who write about health, education, hunger, and other causes as a way to raise money and get attention for charities.

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Thu, 09 May 2013 10:14:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Charities Should Use More Kinds of Social Media]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138221/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Charities-Should-Use-More/138221/ Don’t limit your organization to Facebook and Twitter. Encourage your whole staff to use a wide variety of social-media sites.

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Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:42:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Charities Stifle Employee Passion Online]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137667/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Charities-Stifle-Employee/137667/ Requiring employees to keep separate personal and professional social-media accounts gets in the way of spreading the word about important nonprofit causes, says a digital strategist.

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Thu, 07 Mar 2013 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Nonprofits Can Build Loyal Communities Online]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137297/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Can-Build-Loyal/137297/ Figuring out why your organization wants a strong network of supporters online is a question more nonprofits should ask, says Sarah Robinson, author of Fierce Loyalty: Unlocking the DNA of Wildly Successful Communities.

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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Shrewd and Simple Approaches to Social Media]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136697/ http://philanthropy.com/article/ShrewdSimple-Approaches/136697/ Bombarding readers with messages on lots of topics doesn't work. That's one of many tips offered by the nonprofit marketing consultant Kivi Leroux Miller.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:38:00 EST
<![CDATA[How #GivingTuesday Built a Powerful Network]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136231/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-GivingTuesday-Built-a/136231/ The key to success for the giving day wasn't technology, but the way organizations—including the United Nations Foundation—worked together, says Henry Timms, the nonprofit leader who devised the idea.

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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why You Need to Keep an Eye on Social Media]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135752/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-You-Need-to-Keep-an-Eye-on/135752/ Fundraisers, chief executives, and others need to understand what challenges Facebook, Twitter, and other sites can bring to a nonprofit’s reputation, says Allyson Kapin, founder of Women Who Tech.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Online Fundraising and the Meaning of Life]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134910/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Online-Fundraisingthe/134910/ A filmmaker who raised $150,000 for a documentary about life's biggest question shares lessons about seeking money on the mass fundraising site Indiegogo.

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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:36:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Nonprofits Can Weave Stronger Networks]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134130/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Can-Weave/134130/ June Holley, an author and consultant, discusses how organizations can use social networks to connect previously overlooked supporters to their causes.

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Tue, 04 Sep 2012 15:34:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Promoting Smart Online Conversations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133375/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Promoting-Smart-Online/133375/ The Patterson Foundation recruits experts to participate in real-time online conversations about innovations in news media and then shares the key findings with others. The approach avoids the mudslinging that happens when forums are open to everyone.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Keeping It Simple: What Nonprofits Can Learn From Steve Jobs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132727/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Keeping-It-Simple-What/132727/ A former Apple employee describes how nonprofits can create a culture of simplicity much like the one that guided the founder of one of the world's most successful companies.

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Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Businesses Raise Money for Charity on Social Networks]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132141/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Businesses-Raise-Money-for/132141/ A bank in Maine worked with six nonprofits to spread the word about a cause-marketing effort.

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Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:08:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Using Pinterest to Raise Money: One Charity's Experiment]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131766/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Using-Pinterest-to-Raise/131766/ Ian Haisley, director of online strategy at Opportunity International, discusses a Mother's Day fundraising campaign based on an online quilt board inspired by Pinterest.

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Wed, 02 May 2012 12:06:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How and Why Causes Gain Momentum Online]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131440/ http://philanthropy.com/article/HowWhy-Causes-Gain/131440/ Learn how social media have helped fuel large-scale public displays such as protests sparked by the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:43:00 EDT