Philanthropy Is a Leadership Issue

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If you are like one of the nonprofit leaders in the study, you will love Philanthropy by the Numbers from Blackbaud’s npEXPERTS. 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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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

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

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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. Download: npEXPERTS – Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy.

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Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

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She reminded us that, ultimately fulfilling these ambitions is part of what philanthropy has stood for all along. Business and philanthropy have roles to play above and beyond just acting as funders, but also in advancing partnerships and the marketplace of ideas to turn programs into policy.

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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. As assets in DAFs continue to grow, so will the scrutiny—fundraisers are well-advised to stay tuned into philanthropy’s latest hot-button issue.

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

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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.

50 Fascinating Philanthropy Stats

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They’re the proof point that change is happening and a predictor of where philanthropy is headed in the future. You can imagine my numerical delight when Blackbaud launched the brand new 50 Fascinating Philanthropy Statistics website.

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

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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.

Apple Pay for Nonprofits: Frictionless Online Philanthropy

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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 Philanthropy

Are Millennial Runners Influenced by Philanthropy?

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Millennials (born 1980-2000) now account for more than a quarter of the nation’s population, which speaks to their profound ability to change the norms of the workplace, philanthropy, culture, technology, recreation and societal behavior—including the sport of running.

How the Global Mobile Revolution is Transforming Philanthropy

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In the late 1990s, I worked as a communications director for a small international development organization in San Francisco. When I came on board, the company’s first website had just launched, and my role was to create the first email newsletter and set up the site to accept online donations.

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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.

Corporate Philanthropy Trends Affecting Nonprofits in 2016

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2016 is also looking to be a great year for corporate philanthropy and nonprofits. From matching gifts and payroll giving to fundraising events and mobile giving, corporate philanthropy is going to be all the rage in 2016.

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


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.

Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

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I was honored to be invited to cover this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum , a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes. I went to cover one session, “ Building An Information Infrastructure: Unlocking Data for Philanthropy.”

Association Social Media: Philanthropy Ohio


——————— This interview is with Jessica Howard, Membership Services Associate, Philanthropy Ohio. For us, Twitter is a great platform to share articles, in-the-second news/happenings, best practices and more in-depth information about philanthropy.

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Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

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Now that we’ve had some time to reflect, I am wondering about how the Sharing Economy will catalyze new forms of philanthropy and CSR? Data Philanthropy. How do you see the sharing economy disrupting corporate philanthropy and giving in general?

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Philanthropy University Offers Amazing (Free!) Online Courses

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There are seven free online courses available starting in mid-September by people like Paul Brest, former head of the Hewlett Foundation and a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. What You Can Learn at Philanthropy University.

Embracing Next Generation Philanthropy


Next gen philanthropy is exciting, but requires some careful thinking. Mileage will vary, as each group and platform in next gen philanthropy is unique. Next gen philanthropy is tailor-made for new experiments like these. Don't let your next gen philanthropy push languish to the side of other initiatives – incorporate it into your social media and content plan, listen to what participants have to say, and respond as you learn more about them.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

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I also want to them to discover and follow their own sense of social activism and philanthropy and become Philanthroteens , teens with a passion for social change who grew up not knowing what it was like to not to have a cell phone or not to be connected to Facebook. Youth in Philanthropy.

Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy

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Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy – Guest Post by Melinda T. A recent study by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) finds that 99 percent of nonprofit organizations collect feedback from the people they seek to help.

2012 Philanthropy and Social Investment Industry Report Now Available

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For the past three years, my colleague Lucy Bernholz has published her annual Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint, an industry forecast about the social economy – private capital used. She writes the definitive blog on the topic called Philanthropy 2172.

United Nations Sets a New Agenda for Global Philanthropy

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These new UN Sustainable Development Goals are the de facto agenda for global philanthropy, and they have a new dimension: technology targets to enable implementation. " As we take on the new and ambitious agenda for global philanthropy, it's all about location, location, location.

Lady Gaga & Celebrity Philanthropy

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Lady Gaga & Celebrity Philanthropy. What I find transformative about Lady Gaga’s celebrity philanthropy is that while she definitely has favorite causes, a significant part of her message is encouraging people to volunteer and take action. Author: Rachel Muir. No doubt about it, Lady Gaga is a conversation starter. But did you know she topped the list of most charitable Celebs in 2010 , as ranked by Do Something , by how much energy celebrities devote to cause?

Young Tech Donors Take Leading Role in Philanthropy 50 - Philanthropy 50 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Young Tech Donors Take Leading Role in Philanthropy 50 - Philanthropy 50 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "America’s 50 most generous donors increased their giving by 27.5 The increase is striking compared with 2012, when giving by the Philanthropy 50 rose just 4 percent." ''via Blog this

Tool Kit: How to Use Data to Advance Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Tool Kit: How to Use Data to Advance Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Your database is a gold mine,” says Emily Courville, director of analytics at the Humane Society of the United States. There is so much you can learn about what your donors are doing if you just start to look.” Nonprofits have long used data to drive their fundraising efforts.

When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

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In philanthropy, one way you see leadership is in someone’s response to a problem or issue – instead of saying, “Who will fix this?” If you speak with Vikki, you can’t help but feel inspired about the future of philanthropy. That goes for philanthropy, too.

Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

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The ability to better articulate the work, by both funder and grantee partner, ensures these new champions of philanthropy can be confident of the return on investment, in the form of specific and measurable impact.

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Lessons from IGS16: The How-To’s for Applying the SDGs to Grantmaking

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CAF America launched the IGS last year around the shared belief that international philanthropy can, and should be, a powerful force in our effort to address the world’s most pressing issues. This was a very timely panel as we have all felt the momentum build behind philanthropy for the SDGs.

Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

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How are the rules of philanthropy changing, and what does that mean for fundraisers and the supporters they’re accountable to? As the landscape of philanthropy continues to evolve , it’s more important than ever for fundraisers to keep an eye on these larger trends shaping our field.

The Rise of Donor-ism

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Inside the pages of the latest npEXPERTS eBook , 11 of the best and brightest minds in philanthropy speak up about the most noteworthy trends in the sector today and how these trends are shaping the future.

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Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

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Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? Democratizing philanthropy. of technology, philanthropy and civil society.

The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending: Why That’s a Good Thing

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People who do what I do for a living spend their lives championing what we call “corporate social responsibility,” what companies do to give back (philanthropy, volunteerism, ethical supply chain, sustainability, etc.).

9 Things to Look for When Evaluating a Grant Proposal

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Foundations corporate giving corporate philanthropy csr foundations Foundations Management grant management grant proposal grantmaking nonprofits OutcomesEnsuring that your foundation makes impactful grants to the right nonprofit partners starts with a thorough proposal evaluation.

A New Generation Redefines Philanthropy

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Philanthropy is a changing! Who will be the "new generation of citizen leaders" and how will they impact the future of philanthropy? Some thoughts for the May Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Fundraising Non-profits

How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience

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Nonprofit Marketing Content marketing design marketing nonprofit philanthropy user experience web design websiteI bet most people you know have made some sort of a New Year’s resolution and are excited about executing it (at least for a while…) I am one of those people.

Wired for Philanthropy

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Ironically, as I was flying earlier this month there was a big article in the Airline magazine about the “philanthropy web” in Seattle—mostly rooted in , yes, you guessed it, former (and a few current) Microsoft employees. Author: Sara Spivey.

Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

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Heather Grady, Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, introduced the SDG Philanthropy Platform to the room. The SDG Philanthropy Platform informs and catalyzes collaboration through building awareness and connections between those working in the philanthropic space.

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What Mesh Businesses Should Support Philanthropy?

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Efurd’s question demands an examination of the functions that philanthropies need to tap — functions that could be commoditized and procured and delivered over a network. A number of standard philanthropy business processes, like financial due diligence, come to mind.

5 Fundraising Resolutions for 2016

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Major (and mega) gifts will continue to make the headlines, as will donors making choices for how to give back in new ways that push the limits of traditional philanthropy (aka both donor advised funds and Zuckerburg’s LLC).