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

Connection Cafe

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.

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Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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. The Lavelle Fund also supports programs benefiting the developing world.

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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.

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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). About 50% of funding at this point for Hurricane Harvey has gone to ARC.

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. This same report shows funding overall for disasters from large U.S.

Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

Connection Cafe

National Philanthropy Day—minus the turkey—is much the same, with our family comprised of funder and fundraiser alike, with donors committed to the communities where we live and work joining with the professionals who have helped them match passion with cause.

Philanthropy Is a Leadership Issue

Connection Cafe

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.

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5 Healthcare Philanthropy Tips for CEOs

Connection Cafe

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. Include your governing board and foundation board and secure funding ahead of time.

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

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

Connection Cafe

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

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 3 

Connection Cafe

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. Will there still be funding that needs to go to immediate, unanticipated needs?

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 75: Best Practices in Disaster Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

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. The current state of disaster philanthropy. Resource: Disaster Philanthropy Playbook.

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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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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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.

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.

Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

Connection Cafe

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. Social Good Global Goals Partnerships philanthropy SDGs UNFPA

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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.

[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.

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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.

Building a Culture of Healthcare Philanthropy with Patients at the Center

Connection Cafe

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.

Why You Need to Broaden Your Organization’s Funding Horizons

Connection Cafe

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.

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5 Corporate Philanthropy Examples to Inspire Your CSR Strategy

Givinga

To help you build your CSR strategy, we’ve gathered five corporate philanthropy examples that you can use for inspiration. 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.

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

NetWits

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. 32 Sure Fire Ways to Grow Philanthropy in the U.S. Create a nonprofit mutual fund.

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 Strategy

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.

Apple Pay for Nonprofits: Frictionless Online Philanthropy

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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. Fundraising Mobile 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. 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.

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

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.

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics

Givinga

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.

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga

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.

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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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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What I Learned From Grantmakers About Funding Technology

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Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of foundations about funding grantee technology. But our recent three-part course How to Get Your Technology Project Funded: Tips from Grantmakers revealed more than a few interesting takeaways. Most funders don’t fund technology, per se.

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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

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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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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 74: Increasing Civic Engagement Through Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

They play a convening role in the community and engage community members in philanthropy to address pressing local issues. We’ve invested significantly from day one in all of our communications tools, but with a deep emphasis on our technology first to support our fund holders.”. “At

Courting Corporate: Utilizing the Opportunities of Company Philanthropy

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So how should a non-profit, no matter its size, leverage corporate philanthropy? One of the easiest ways to encourage donations, matching gifts “lets an employee decide how their employer allocates corporate philanthropic funds,” notes Weinger.

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

New E-Book: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is culture of philanthropy embedded in the way that everyone does their work? What is a culture of philanthropy? In the nonprofit sector, there is growing understanding about the importance of creating a culture of philanthropy to power effective fundraising.

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