The Chronicle of Philanthropy | International http://philanthropy.com/topic/International/242/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:05:57 EDT <![CDATA[Donors Hope Big Gifts Will Ease U.S.-China Tensions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144559/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-Hope-Big-Gifts-Will/144559/ Two financial executives are providing tens of millions of dollars to universities that will seek to encourage greater understanding among the two superpowers.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[As Ted Turner’s $1-Billion Pledge Ends, U.N. Fund Builds New Relationships]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144591/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Ted-Turner-s-1-Billion/144591/ The fund is mapping out a strategy to attract large gifts over years to come, adding staff and board members and using well-connected young entrepreneurs as advisers.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Head of Soros Fellowship Seeks to Help Immigrant Students Thrive]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142097/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Head-of-Soros-Fellowship-Seeks/142097/ Craig Harwood, an academic administrator, is the new leader of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

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Sun, 06 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Gives $26-Million to Heritage Foundation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141715/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Family-Gives-26-Million-to/141715/ The heirs of Shelby Cullom Davis, a former Swiss ambassador who was a trustee of the think tank, donated the money to start an international-studies unit.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardening Program Helps Refugees Learn and Put Down Roots]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141431/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Gardening-Program-Helps/141431/ Participants in an International Rescue Committee project build connections to their new U.S. communities while raising crops that can bring extra income.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[African Leaders Outline Plan to Spread an Uneven Prosperity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140975/ http://philanthropy.com/article/African-Leaders-Outline-Plan/140975/ The continent's entrepreneurs, donors, and government leaders are using philanthropy to spur growth.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How a Scrappy Literacy Charity Met Ambitious Goal 5 Years Early]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139323/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Scrappy-Literacy-Charity/139323/ Room to Read founder John Wood says his charity's goal is to reach 10 million children by 2015 by using creative ways to get publicity.

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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Chinese University Gets $100-Million and Help Raising More]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138981/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Chinese-University-Gets/138981/ The financier Steve Schwarzman wants to attract students from all over the world to study economics and management in China.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stop Putting So Many Strings on Gifts to Global Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138949/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Stop-Putting-So-Many-Strings/138949/ Donors cite current overhead costs as proof that nonprofits already spend too much on administration, apparently oblivious to their own role in pushing up the very costs they question.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Wealth Spreads Around the World, So Do Opportunities for Fundraisers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138311/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Wealth-Spreads-Around-the/138311/ Penelope Cagney, who with Bernard Ross has written a new book on global fundraising, urges development officers to learn a second language and keep up on international affairs.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Evaluation Chief Learned Social Activism From Feisty Émigré Women]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138061/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Evaluation-Chief-Learned/138061/ Jacqueline Hart takes a newly created position at American Jewish World Service: vice president for strategic learning, research, and evaluation.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Relief Charities Brave Intense Fighting to Help Displaced Syrians]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138045/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Relief-Charities-Brave-Intense/138045/ Hazardous conditions and lack of money to provide refugees with shelter and other necessities put a strain on humanitarian organizations.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Peer Pressure Makes Donors Give More Than Planned]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138055/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Peer-Pressure-Makes-Donors/138055/ GlobalGiving enlisted behavioral economists to figure out how to encourage people to give more and found that the best technique was to show that lots of other people were also increasing their contributions.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bikes From Nonprofit Keep Cambodian Girls Safe]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137739/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bikes-From-Nonprofit-Keep/137739/ Girls who walked to school were at risk of rape or abduction, so many parents were keeping their daughters at home.

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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Development Groups Fail to Put Communities First, Says Former Aid Worker]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136573/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Development-Groups-Fail-to-Put/136573/ In a new book, Tori Hogan says humanitarian programs are plagued by poor management.

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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Carlos Slim’s Philanthropic Organizations: a Sampling]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134718/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Carlos-Slim-s-Philanthropic/134718/ Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[Carlos Slim’s Giving Revitalizes Mexico City Neighborhood]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134720/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Carlos-Slim-s-Giving/134720/ The Mexican mogul took a businesslike approach to turning around a deserted urban area and succeeded where others had failed.

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[World’s Richest Man Steps Up Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134714/ http://philanthropy.com/article/World-s-Richest-Man-Steps-Up/134714/ Carlos Slim Helú is giving billions of dollars away to charitable causes, even as he worries that nonprofits aren't doing enough to solve problems.

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[More U.S. Charities Focus on Donors Abroad]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133603/ http://philanthropy.com/article/More-US-Charities-Focus-on/133603/ Nonprofits hope wealthy people in booming economies will contribute generously, especially at a time when getting big gifts from Americans has become harder.

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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exit Interview: Mike Laflin, International Aid Expert]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133003/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Exit-Interview-Mike-Laflin/133003/ Mr. Laflin led a successful but unconventional project for the Education Development Center: It teaches young people in rural Zambia through lessons broadcast on radio.

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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[$1-Million Settlement in 'Three Cups’ Scandal Offers Warning to Boards]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131497/ http://philanthropy.com/article/1-Million-Settlement-in/131497/ A state regulator's investigation of Greg Mortenson, founder of the Central Asia Institute, drives home the importance of appointing trustees who can stand up to charismatic leaders, experts say.

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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Leadership Prize Winners Work in Middle East and Subharan Africa]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131344/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leadership-Prize-Winners-Work/131344/ Soraya Salti, regional director at Injaz Al-Arab, and mothers2mothers, a charity in South Africa, have each won the $250,000 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[African Newcomers Get Help Adjusting to American Life]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131341/ http://philanthropy.com/article/African-Newcomers-Get-Help/131341/ For individuals and families struggling with relocation issues, the Colorado African Organization offers not just English, computer, and civics classes but help in navigating health, transportation, and housing systems.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Philanthropist Takes the Long View]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131337/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Philanthropist-Takes-the/131337/ A young philanthropist bent on giving away half his fortune, the technology entrepreneur Greg Carr says social change isn't a short-term commitment. That's why he has given a 30-year, $40-million gift to a Mozambique conservation project.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Charity Adds Design Expertise to Its Small Staff]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130987/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Charity-Adds-Design/130987/ A Child's Right, which provides clean drinking water in developing countries, hired a designer who could help people visualize the group's mission.

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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Charity Braves a Shadowy Industry to Rescue Children]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131006/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Charity-Braves-a-Shadowy/131006/ The GoodWeave Foundation tries to persuade carpet retailers it's not in their financial interest to buy from suppliers who use child labor, and its random inspections at factories have allowed it to help thousands of youngsters escape harsh labor.

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Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST