4 Steps for Starting an Employee Relief Fund

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In the episode, Holly spoke with Blackbaud’s VP of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy Rachel Hutchisson about the past year, the growth in need for employee relief funds, and the extensive research E4E Relief has conducted to further the industry.

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Donor-Advised Funds: Philanthropy’s Hot-Button Issue

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Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have become one of the hottest tools in philanthropy over the last few years. While the funds have been around for decades, the 1990s ushered in an increasing interest in DAFs as financial planning and planned giving tools. What makes a donor-advised fund so attractive? The Donor: Establish a DAF with a public charity, like a community foundation, or a charitable fund (Fidelity Charitable or the National Philanthropic Trust, for example).

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Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

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One foundation that has been a committed supporter of our work is the Lavelle Fund for the Blind. The Lavelle Fund exemplifies the tremendous social return that bold philanthropy can create. Embracing measured risk, The Fund has been willing to make early bets on Benetech, and has repeatedly chosen to invest in our prototype projects. It funds primarily organizations that serve the New York City metropolitan area or New York State.

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Elevating Community Impact Through Healthcare Philanthropy

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The 2019 Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Report on Giving identifies the top three healthcare areas supported by philanthropy were construction and renovation (20.5%); patient care program support (19.6%) and capital equipment (14.6%). Community Collaborative Philanthropy.

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 2

Connection Cafe

The largest theme that is constant in disaster philanthropy is partnership. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina , about 22% of total funding went to the American Red Cross (ARC). 82% of that funding came from corporations, where 18% was sourced from independent, community and public foundations. Corporations are unique in their ability to donate such large funds at once when immediate relief is needed. Click here to read part 1 of this series.

4 Characteristics of High Impact Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

High impact philanthropy. So how do you prepare yourself and organization for higher impact philanthropy? Cynthia Schaal, Chief Program Officer at Exponent Philanthropy, consults with many social good organizations on just how exactly to do this. If you are funding a program or trying to achieve some systemic change, something that’s longer term, the project plan should include some short term and intermediate goals as well.

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Privacy Worries Shutter Gates-Funded Education-Data Nonprofit – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Privacy Worries Shutter Gates-Funded Education-Data Nonprofit – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : A foundation-funded nonprofit software company that collected and stored information about public-school students announced Monday that it was closing over parental concerns about privacy, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times report

Philanthropy Is a Leadership Issue

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Donors fund work that allows nonprofits to employ specialists. If you are like one of the nonprofit leaders in the study, you will love Philanthropy by the Numbers from Blackbaud’s npEXPERTS. New ways to work with funding organizations that could significantly move your mission forward. Philanthropy is a leadership issue. Get that legal pad and get ready to take your philanthropy to a whole new level.

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 1

Connection Cafe

To be able to fully address the need for long-term recovery and the necessary rebuilding of infrastructure, funds need to be attributed to these geographic areas for a long time. The only way to ensure that there is enough funding available in the long-term for these unexpected events is to prepare. Woodruff Foundation was the need to evaluate where the immediate response funding was going, and identify other areas where aid was needed and they could support.

Donor-Advised Funds: Insight from the Experts

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Donor-advised funds are a hot topic. According to a study released this fall by the National Philanthropic Trust , the assets held in these charitable funds increased almost 24% last year to a whopping $70.7 Further, contributions coming out of these same funds grew by 27%. It’s a big story no matter how you look at it ( as the Chronicle of Philanthropy has reported ). She has a donor-advised fund, but she also gives directly.

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5 Healthcare Philanthropy Tips for CEOs

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As proven through the many years of partnership we have had with healthcare philanthropies, it is no surprise that we have seen many foundations faced with very similar challenges. In this post, we will dive deeper into these 5 tips for CEOs to enhance philanthropy campaign success: Include the physicians in your philanthropy process. Include your governing board and foundation board and secure funding ahead of time. Include the physicians in your philanthropy process.

Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds | The News Desk

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Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds | The News Desk : Rozek wanted to begin the course to distribute the foundation’s funds to as many localities as possible. After learning about online courses offered by colleges such as Stanford and Harvard he wanted to include the philanthropy courses already provided at universities by the foundation in the online-learning movement.

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Art Basel Teams With Kickstarter to Fund Small Art Groups – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Art Basel Teams With Kickstarter to Fund Small Art Groups – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Art Basel, the international modern- and contemporary-art show known for its focus on high-end works and wealthy patrons, has joined with Kickstarter to attract investment in smaller, experimental cultural projects, writes The New York Times.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 75: Best Practices in Disaster Philanthropy

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Donors often contribute toward disaster relief when the news of the disaster is fresh, but months or even years later, the recovery is still in progress and a variety of needs still require funding. In today’s episode, recorded live at bbcon, Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, talks with Blackbaud’s Rachel Hutchisson about disaster philanthropy and what it means to have a strategic and holistic response that considers mid- and long-term needs.

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

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2016 was a record-setting year for philanthropy, with Americans donating more than $373 billion and communities across the globe setting new standards for #GivingTuesday. The Philanthropy Outlook from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy projects a 3.6 We know 2017 is shaping up to be an epic year for philanthropy. Companies continue to embrace a more focused and sophisticated approach to philanthropy with both monetary and in-kind contributions.

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

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Like other areas of disaster philanthropy we’ve explored, how you measure the outcomes of the contributions your organization has made greatly depends on the timing of such funding or donations. Funds were distributed immediately, without the consideration of specific outputs required to address specific needs. Of course natural disasters are unpredictable, but a strategic game plan can do wonders to ensure the funds aren’t all spent immediately. .

Why You Need to Broaden Your Organization’s Funding Horizons

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For all the attention paid to how nonprofits raise funds, there is very little public understanding about the practice of fundraising and the various income streams nonprofits rely on. There is no question that without charitable dollars, nonprofit organizations could not fund their missions and work. But the fact is that investments in fundraising should be made not despite our need to fund our missions and work, but because of it. [1]

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this week, I had the terrific opportunity to participate on a panel at the US launch event for “Philanthropy and Social Media”, a whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy and The Indigo Trust. Philanthropy has been able to move into the real time web, too. Impacts to Philanthropy. But what does all this mean for philanthropy? What does your real-time philanthropy or social impact look like? events future philanthropy

Breakthrough Philanthropy - Thiel Foundation event

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Last night I had the privilege of attending the Breakthrough Philanthropy event put on by Peter Thiel's foundation, covered in the local press with articles like "Silicon Valley billionaire backs futuristic philanthropy" from the San Jose Mercury News. They all had big picture goals, and some of them made explicit funding asks during their lightning presentations. He acknowledged that many of these ideas struck many in the philanthropy field as weird.

Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

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This is how Natalia Kanem , Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) , ended her keynote presentation for the MicroEdge Day at bbcon. She reminded us that, ultimately fulfilling these ambitions is part of what philanthropy has stood for all along. Philanthropy’s ability to innovate can make great contributions toward the basic need for impact and change measurement within the SDGs. “

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The Critical Role of Healthcare Philanthropy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The tradition continued during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic that saw countless hospitals bolstered by philanthropy. All of these acts were in addition to continuing to raise funds but by very unique and different means than our foundations are accustom to. These stories will be proudly added to the narrative of healthcare philanthropy. . Philanthropy N eed s to L ead the W ay in the “ N ew” N ormal . This is truly an unprecedented time.

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Facebook ‘like’ competitions award philanthropy funds - News - The Daily Reveille - Louisiana State University

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Facebook ‘like’ competitions award philanthropy funds - News - The Daily Reveille - Louisiana State University : acebook news feeds have blown up recently as thousands of University students rush to join online competitions for Aspen Heights and other housing communities that award winners with cash

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

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Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization. But the reality is that in many nonprofit organizations, different teams and departments do not have a shared mental model for a culture of philanthropy. Get Everyone Aligned Around the Culture of Philanthropy.

Is Mobile Technology Better for Communication Than Fund Raising? - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Is Mobile Technology Better for Communication Than Fund Raising? Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "A recent survey of 233 nonprofits by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Kaptivate, a nonprofit consultant, leads to a similar conclusion.

[New eBook] Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

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Fund released Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. We got real about the need for a culture that fosters awareness for philanthropy’s role inside and outside our walls. In short, we realized we need to build a stronger culture of philanthropy. While much has been written in the last few years about what a culture of philanthropy is and how it can be achieved, we wanted to expand the conversation to include the whole organization.

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Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World

NonProfit Hub

Thus, corporate philanthropy is on the rise. One incentive for corporations to start their own foundations is that the funding comes entirely from their business revenue. Now, corporations are using philanthropy as a business tactic. Increasingly, philanthropy is being used as a form of public relations or advertising. They partner with companies to provide volunteers, internships, job opportunities and funding.

The Top 10 Fund-Raising Tweets - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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The Top 10 Fund-Raising Tweets - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "The Top 10 Fund-Raising Tweets June 16, 2011, 4:27 pm By Raymund Flandez At Fundraising Day in New York last week, Margaret Holman, a fund-raising consultant offered a light-hearted punch by offering a made-up list of her favorite fund-raising tweets at the event’s lunch.

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32 Sure Fire Ways to Grow Philanthropy after 40 Years of Static Giving

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With that in mind 35 influential leaders from across the nonprofit industry came together at the Growing Philanthropy Summit to develop an action-oriented agenda on growing philanthropy. Based on those themes Sargeant and Shang compiled a list of 32 recommendations to help guide the nonprofit industry in growing philanthropy in the coming years. 32 Sure Fire Ways to Grow Philanthropy in the U.S. Challenge the wealthy to plan their own philanthropy.

The Ecosystem of Good: How We’ll Revolutionize Philanthropy

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So that people around the world could make a donation to a general fund from their mobile device that would be rapidly funneled to the point of highest impact? Social Good cloud technology Collaboration Ecosystem of Good network effect nonprofit philanthropy ripple effect StrategyIf you’re a regular reader of this blog, my assumption is it’s because you’re someone working to build a better world.

Building a Culture of Healthcare Philanthropy with Patients at the Center

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It is often the additional funding that allows for the difference between what billable care can provide through margin and the other elements that only philanthropy can supply, such as healing gardens and funding for the latest technology. In order to maximize charitable giving from patients, it is crucial that all individuals know and value a culture of philanthropy. Promote those employees that engage in philanthropy.

Three Reasons Why It’s Necessary for Philanthropy to Engage Black Americans

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of Americans are non-Hispanic whites , Americans of color still struggle for their voice in many areas of society, namely philanthropy. The underrepresentation of African-Americans and Hispanics suggests that organized philanthropy is not doing an adequate job of engaging non-white communities — Diversity in Giving. 2: Black Millennials Will Be Your Ticket to the Next Generation of Black Philanthropy. Philanthropy has a problem and it is long overdue to address it.

Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

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Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money?By By Jacob Berkman  July 9, 2010The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Prospecting blog is running a series called “Fund-Raising Videos that Work.'

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Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

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Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money? | The Fundermentalist | JTA - Jewish & Israel News: "Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money?By By Jacob Berkman  July 9, 2010The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Prospecting blog is running a series called “Fund-Raising Videos that Work.'

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5 Corporate Philanthropy Benefits (and How You Can Achieve Them)

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Corporate philanthropy benefits not only the community but your company and its employees as well. As society shifts toward more prominent social, environmental, and economic responsibility, the importance of corporate philanthropy has increased as well. This article will explore five business benefits of corporate philanthropy and provide practical recommendations for what your company can do to achieve them. 5 Business Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy.

Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

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There are resources available to help nonprofits deal with the ever-impending recession, including: Funding from the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the CARES Act. According to Jitasa’s CARES Act Guide for Nonprofits , each of these provides funding for operational expenses at nonprofits and small businesses. The post Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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5 Corporate Philanthropy Examples to Inspire Your CSR Strategy

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To help you build your CSR strategy, we’ve gathered five corporate philanthropy examples that you can use for inspiration. The campaign donated a meal’s worth of money to food banks every time someone liked their Facebook page, combining philanthropy with social media marketing and brand awareness. million to fund food for the meals and the event itself packaged over 20,000 meals.¹. Build Your CSR Strategy on Successful Corporate Philanthropy Examples.

Donor-Advised-Fund Tool Sends Gifts Directly to Charities - Online Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Donor-Advised-Fund Tool Sends Gifts Directly to Charities - Online Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Donor-Advised-Fund Tool Sends Gifts Directly to Charities By Holly Hall Charities can now make it easier for donors to make gifts from donor-advised funds by using a simple application on the nonprofits’ Web site.

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Online Giving Up 14% in 2009, Fund-Raising-Software Firm Finds - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Online Giving Up 14% in 2009, Fund-Raising-Software Firm Finds - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Online Giving Up 14% in 2009, Fund-Raising-Software Firm FindsOnline giving increased 14 percent in 2009, according to the latest index on Web-based fund raising by the software company Convio, which provides fund-raising.

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Apple Pay for Nonprofits: Frictionless Online Philanthropy

Beth Kanter

Apple has had a rule that banned iOS apps from collecting funds for charities or fundraisers via Apple Pay. That means if they collected funds, it would have to take place outside the app, such as through a browser or text. With more and more nonprofit donors transacting their lives on mobile phones and an increasing percentage of mobile donors, the ability to use Apple pay will mean the potential for “ frictionless philanthropy.” Fundraising Mobile Philanthrop

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics

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Both the three Cs and the three Ps are influenced by corporate philanthropy, a trend that will escalate in 2019 as workplace giving becomes an even more important business driver. The most successful companies in the marketplace have already recognized the importance of corporate philanthropy. 2019 Corporate Philanthropy Themes and Competitive Arenas. This is where corporate philanthropy enters the mix. Track How Corporate Philanthropy is Affecting Your Business.

Don’t get bogged down in data « Philanthropy North Carolina

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Don’t get bogged down in data « Philanthropy North Carolina : "nonprofit and philanthropy professionals love data, maybe too much. But while data can be a useful means to the end of fixing problems, many people working in the charitable world seem to let data drive their thinking, decision-making, programs and funding, as well as their appeals to donors." ''via Blog this

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

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Corporate Philanthropy Drives Business Results. Other companies are using more diverse types of corporate giving – such as employee matching gift programs, volunteer opportunities, and non-cash donation drives – to increase philanthropy and improve their ROI. Multiple platforms, complicated processes, and high funding and administration needs drastically lower employee participation and diminish your ROI.

Tech's new entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy

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Tech's new entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was giving $500 million worth of his stock to the non-profit Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which helps donors manage and identify charitable funds that are in line with their philanthropic passions