The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Social Services http://philanthropy.com/topic/Social-Services/241/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:04:27 EDT <![CDATA[Michelle Nunn’s Senate Run Puts Nonprofit Leadership in the Spotlight]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148365/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Michelle-Nunn-s-Senate-Run/148365/ Her salary at Points of Light and the organization’s grant making come under scrutiny.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:30:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Social-Service Group Finds Ways for Donors to Give in Hard Times]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148257/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Social-Service-Group-Finds/148257/ Ashley McCumber seeks ways to jump-start the imaginations of people who can afford to give big.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Books Offer Tips for Data-Driven Fundraising; a Nun’s Tales of Activism]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147113/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Books-Offer-Tips-for/147113/ Nonprofits get advice on how to hire people who can analyze information and get inspiration from a proven advocate.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Middletons Focus on Homelessness]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147087/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Middletons-Focus-on/147087/ John and Leigh Middleton, part owners of the Philadelphia Phillies, are focusing their billions on solving tough social problems.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Salvation Army CEO Confronts Stretched Resources]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Salvation-Army-CEO/141749/ David Jeffrey says his biggest challenge is to persuade a new generation of donors to give and pursue careers at the venerable organization.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Social-Service Leader Seeks the Right Moment to Share His Exit Plan]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140981/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Social-Service-Leader-Seeks/140981/ Paul Castro knows he wants to retire to teach, but he doesn't want to suffer from problems his colleagues have faced when boards "panic and overreact" to the departure of a longtime leader.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Transition Is Tough When the Budget Doesn’t Allow for Succession Overlap]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141001/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Transition-Is-Tough-When-the/141001/ Pati Martinson, head of a New Mexico community-development group, is 66 and wants to retire, but her organization can't afford to hire a successor.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Suburban Poverty Poses Nonprofit Challenge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140983/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Suburban-Poverty-Poses/140983/ In a new book, two Brookings Institution scholars focus on the ways charities and foundations can work to deal with a problem they say has long been ignored.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Detroit Charity Turns Blight Into Gardens, Parks, and Homes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141005/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Detroit-Charity-Turns-Blight/141005/ For 25 years, Motor City Blight Busters has been turning abandoned buildings and other eyesores into vibrant centerpieces of struggling neighborhoods.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Too Many Nonprofit Government Contractors Fail to Produce Results]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139775/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Too-Many-Nonprofit-Government/139775/ How can social-service programs continue to win public support if they can't show clearly that they make a real difference?

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Helmsley Trust Grows Bigger, It Seeks New Causes to Aid]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139777/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Helmsley-Trust-Grows/139777/ The $4-billion philanthropy is pouring most of its money into research on diseases, but it's looking to diversify its spending as it gets ready for its assets to double.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Robin Hood Fund Uses Data in Grant Making]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139759/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Robin-Hood-Fund-Uses-Data/139759/ Two economists who have led the foundation's efforts have written a book to help other donors use tougher standards of cost-effectiveness to judge the value of charity programs.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Small Grant Maker Becomes a Force on National Issues]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138975/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Small-Grant-Maker-Becomes-a/138975/ Darren Sandow, head of the Hagedorn Foundation, is helping the $31-million fund on Long Island become a leader in the immigration debate.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bank of America Offers Support for Both Leaders and Charities]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138995/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bank-of-America-Offers-Support/138995/ The financial institution has spent more than $165-million to train people to run nonprofits over the past nine years.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Group Weaves Jewish Themes Into Training for Social-Justice Leaders]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139001/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Group-Weaves-Jewish-Themes/139001/ The Selah Leadership Program focuses not just on building skills but also creating strong professional networks.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Client Data Drive a Charity’s Controversial Merit-Pay System]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139007/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Client-Data-Drive-a/139007/ First Place for Youth, in Oakland, Calif., bases raises on how well the people it serves are faring as well as on whether employees are supplying accurate, timely records.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Charity Loses Aid From Government but Serves Twice as Many]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138991/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charity-Loses-Aid-From/138991/ The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, in Florida, increased its revenue by 49 percent largely by pushing for more private donations and expanding an ambulance and medical-van service.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Need Spikes, Hunger Charity Scrambles to Cover Costs]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138987/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Need-Spikes-Hunger-Charity/138987/ Government aid hasn't kept up as charities face record increases in demand, so the Oregon Food Bank and local pantries are digging into their reserves and limiting client visits.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foster-Care Group Measures Progress All Year to Fix Problems Early]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139011/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foster-Care-Group-Measures/139011/ First Place for Youth credits its growth—from a $2-million charity to one with an $11-million budget—to its system of collecting data.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[20 'Promise Zones’ Would Get Tax Breaks]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138623/ http://philanthropy.com/article/20-Promise-Zones-Would-Get/138623/ President Obama wants to encourage troubled communities to improve education , housing, jobs, and law enforcement.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[$500-Million Plan Would Reimburse Donors Who Pay for Programs That Work]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138625/ http://philanthropy.com/article/500-Million-Plan-Would/138625/ President Obama wants to expand an idea that gives an incentive to programs that can prove they save money for society in the long run.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Feed the Children: Key Management Challenges in Its History]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138607/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Feed-the-Children-Key/138607/ A chronology of the accusations, lawsuits, and top staff changes over the past 15 years.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit Circus Project Helps Troubled Youths]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138283/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-Circus-Project-Helps/138283/ A Portland, Ore., group works with social-service charities to teach troubled kids to perform trapeze and other acrobatics.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Grant Maker’s Week on Food Stamps]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138295/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Grant-Maker-s-Week-on-Food/138295/ The head of the Nathan Cummings Foundation learned the value of making personal efforts to understand the problems philanthropy seeks to solve.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Prizes and Games Inspire People to Save]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138063/ http://philanthropy.com/article/PrizesGames-Inspire/138063/ Charities seeking cheaper and more effective ways to help Americans achieve their financial goals find that fun matters.

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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Former NFL Team Owner Champions Controversial Causes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137161/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Former-NFL-Team-Owner/137161/ Delores Barr Weaver is pouring $50-million into a fund to help girls caught up in sex trafficking and to reduce the number of rapes among people in the military, among other efforts.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST