Friday, September 19, 2014

A Gender Lens For Giving: Women In Philanthropy Urged To Invest More In Women And Girls - Forbes

A Gender Lens For Giving: Women In Philanthropy Urged To Invest More In Women And Girls - Forbes: "A Gender Lens For Giving: Women In Philanthropy Urged To Invest More In Women And Girls"



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7520 Rate for October Stable at 2.2% | Planned Giving Design Center

7520 Rate for October Stable at 2.2% | Planned Giving Design Center: "For purposes of determining the present value of an annuity, an interest for life or a term of years, or a remainder or a reversionary interest, the applicable federal rate under section 7520 for October 2014 is 2.2%; Stable with the last four month's rates."



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Charity ride Couple to auction off Aardman figures on trip to Africa | Bristol Post

Charity ride Couple to auction off Aardman figures on trip to Africa | Bristol Post: "The pair, who say they are not experienced cyclists, are raising money for Bristol-based charity the Kenyan Orphan Project – and Jake has managed to pull in some very special favours to help their fundraising mission.

Jake is digital creative director for Aardman and his colleagues have decided to get behind his fundraising initiative in a bid to help him and Marti reach their target of £2,400.

The creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep have supplied the couple with some one-off figures and memorabilia, which they are hoping to auction off to collectors around the world."



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What Goes Into a Successful Mentor Relationship?: Associations Now

What Goes Into a Successful Mentor Relationship?: Associations Now: "One mentor/mentee pair share their perspective about the tactics to forge a rewarding mentor relationship.

The mentoring relationship can be somewhat of a mixed bag—sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t."



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Second Mile Seeks Court Permission to Sell Pa. Property – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Second Mile Seeks Court Permission to Sell Pa. Property – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "The Pennsylvania nonprofit founded by the convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is seeking a court’s OK to sell land once designated for the youth charity’s headquarters, writes the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Second Mile filed a petition Tuesday to sell the 60.7-acre parcel in Centre County, Pa., to a private developer for $1.05-million."



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Nonprofits replace humdrum charity 5Ks with rappelling | TribLIVE

Nonprofits replace humdrum charity 5Ks with rappelling | TribLIVE: "Forget the humdrum 5K race for charity. Nonprofits increasingly are capitalizing on thrills, publicity and donations generated by getting several dozen volunteers to rappel down high-rise buildings across North America."



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#GivingTuesday Resources | Salsa

#GivingTuesday Resources | Salsa

Everything You Need To Know About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is the official start to the holiday giving season. Hot on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (on December 2, this year), #GivingTuesday is a chance for people to give back, by making a donation to their favorite nonprofit organization and then spreading the word of their gift to family and friends.

News Features: Nonprofits Use Technology to Bring Services to People | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

News Features: Nonprofits Use Technology to Bring Services to People | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

But that’s changing this fall. Community Connection of Northeast Georgia is launching a new database and website that will give callers, donorsand volunteers a place to find the latest information about Athensservices. As callers continue to use the 211 information hotline, Community Connection will record demographics, pinpoint major
intersections and identify hotspots.

The best fundraising campaigns, as chosen by the top fundraisers

The best fundraising campaigns, as chosen by the top fundraisers

Earlier this week, at an event organised by the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, some of the sector's leading  fundraisers highlighted the campaigns they most admired. Emily Corfe rounds up the best.

5 Nonprofit Officials Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy-

5 Nonprofit Officials Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas



Five nonprofit officials were named today among the 21 winners of the much-coveted fellowships awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, commonly referred to as the "genius" grants.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cancer Group Aims to Give Patients Say on Research Agenda – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Cancer Group Aims to Give Patients Say on Research Agenda – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Crowdfunding: Essential advice for charities | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

Crowdfunding: Essential advice for charities | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional

Crowdfund campaigns can give charities the opportunity to raise money online. By campaign, we mean a project on a crowdfunding website thattells everyone what that charity is fundraising for and why. The charitythen shares it as widely as possible – using online and offline marketing techniques to encourage supporters to make financial pledges
to the cause.

50 Years of the AFP Code of Ethics - Ethics - AFP

50 Years of the AFP Code of Ethics - Ethics - AFP

50 Years of the AFP Code of Ethics



For 50 years, the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards has served as the cornerstone of fundraising, identifying and promulgating the high standards that make ethical fundraising possible And as the giving season gets into full swing, AFP will be celebrating the 50th anniversary throughout the rest of the year, reminding members—as well as donors and others—why the code is so important.

The AFP Blog: What Does the Code Mean to You?

The AFP Blog: What Does the Code Mean to You?

What Does the Code Mean to You?


50 years ago, AFP created its first code of ethics.



It had four provisions related to: conducting yourself by generallyaccepted standards of truth, accuracy, fair dealing and good taste;”protecting privacy of anonymous donors; prohibiting commissions andpercentage-based compensation; and abiding by all appropriate laws and regulations.

Mass. Nonprofits Rank Among Top Donors to Mass. Nonprofits

Mass. Nonprofits Rank Among Top Donors to Mass. Nonprofits





September 12, 2014 — While nonprofit organizations typically are
recipients of charitable giving, six of them—all health providers or
insurance companies—are among the 25 largest charitable contributors in
Massachusetts, with three of them ranking in the top 10, according to a
new ranking published by the Boston Business Journal.


Transparency can help build trust « Philanthropy North Carolina

Transparency can help build trust « Philanthropy North Carolina

Nonprofits and foundations often talk about the need fortransparency in the charitable world but can fall far short of itthemselves.Whether or not your charity claims to be transparent, youshould make it easy for anyone — individual donors, institutionalfunders, other nonprofits, news reporters, the general public — to findbasic information about your organization.





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Harvard on Track to Raise $2-Billion in 12 Months – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Harvard on Track to Raise $2-Billion in 12 Months – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Harvard on Track to Raise $2-Billion in 12 Months

Philanthropy Front and Center-Atlanta: The Hottest Season Yet—For Fundraising

Philanthropy Front and Center-Atlanta: The Hottest Season Yet—For Fundraising

In an era of ice-bucket challenges, crowdfunding, and nonstop digital solicitation, is a bulk-rate mailing to your list really enough? Of course not. You need to stand out on multiple platforms and meet aheightened set of donor needs and expectations.


Fortunately, many donor engagement techniques that have traditionallybeen successful can set you apart in a crowded and increasingly complicated fundraising environment.

Charity leader hired by National University, retiring SD Foundation boss Bob Kelly takes on new role | UTSanDiego.com

Charity leader hired by National University, retiring SD Foundation boss Bob Kelly takes on new role | UTSanDiego.com

The outgoing president of the San Diego Foundation has been hired by
National University as its executive-in-residence for the Sanford
Institute of Philanthropy, part of the private, nonprofit university’s
new Sanford Education Center.The outgoing president of the San Diego Foundation has been hired by
National University as its executive-in-residence for the Sanford
Institute of Philanthropy, part of the private, nonprofit university’s
new Sanford Education Center.

United Way Becomes Largest Nonprofit to Accept Bitcoin

United Way Becomes Largest Nonprofit to Accept Bitcoin

Nonprofit United Way Worldwide announced today that it now accepts
donations in bitcoin, becoming the latest charitable institution to
adopt the digital currency into its operations.









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Monday, September 15, 2014

Ignite Community Innovation Challenge

Ignite Community Innovation Challenge

The Challenge

  • Submitters are asked to provide a two paragraph summary of their innovative idea and how it will create impact.
  • Two finalist organizations will make a 15 minute pitch to a community panel to sell their innovative idea.
  • Based on the pitches presented, the community panel will name a
    winner and runner-up of the Ignite Community Innovation Challenge.
  • Submissions should be clear and innovative, create a current
    disruption in practices, create a stronger focus on mission for the
    organization, have a viable chance of success and provide approaches
    that could be applicable to other organizations resulting in industry
    best practices
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Co-Creation, Tension, and the Horizon: An Interview with Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Co-Creation, Tension, and the Horizon: An Interview with Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Ruth McCambridge (RM): Darren, you issued a letter to grantees
on the one-year anniversary of your appointment as Ford Foundation
president. In it, you talked about holding the tension of contradiction
in your job at Ford, which is an interesting framework for managing an
institution like the Ford Foundation. Do you consciously think about the
contradictions in your work day to day?

A Board Member's Guide to Nonprofit Overhead | Blue Avocado

A Board Member's Guide to Nonprofit Overhead | Blue Avocado

Calculating overhead rates and managing overhead expense are important staff roles. Board members are not required to know how do staff accounting work, but we do need to bring an informed perspective to our oversight:

 

Board Building for a Challenging World | Exceptional Boards

Board Building for a Challenging World | Exceptional Boards  

The Center Against Domestic Violence
has experienced some governance challenges, which its board chair, John L. Miscione, and its chief executive officer, Judith Kahan, recentlydiscussed with Amish Mehta. He shares some of the highlights here.
Amish: Let’s step back in terms of where you’ve been, from a board perspective. What have been the challenges, and what have been your needs to enhance the board?

Museum of Art concludes $50 million campaign « Philanthropy North Carolina

Museum of Art concludes $50 million campaign « Philanthropy North Carolina

Based on a pilot program in a handful of counties, nearly 300seventh-graders at 46 middle schools in 24 counties throughout the state now are learning about history, English language arts, science and math by studying digitized versions of art from the North Carolina Museum of Art, with the help of a curriculum and training the Museum developed with and for teachers.

Lack of Aid Coordination Hurts Ebola Fight as Virus Spreads – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Lack of Aid Coordination Hurts Ebola Fight as Virus Spreads – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Aid charities, governments in the region, and global health officialswere largely caught off guard in the early months of the outbreak, whichhas claimed more than 2,300 lives, and are now playing catch-up as a
rapidly rising caseload outstrips available resources, the Postwrites. “Where we are today is probably where we should have been inMay,” said Ken Isaacs, a former U.S. Agency for International Development official now with Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse.

Livestrong Gifts Fell by a Third After Armstrong Admission – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Livestrong Gifts Fell by a Third After Armstrong Admission – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy



Donations to the Livestrong Foundation dropped by 34 percent in 2013, a year that started with charity founder Lance Armstrongconfessing that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout hisstoried cycling career, Bloomberg reports. The cancer organization took in $15-million last year, down from $22.7-million in 2012, according to tax filings.

Friday, September 12, 2014

BBC News - Ice bucket challenge: 'One in six Britons took part'

BBC News - Ice bucket challenge: 'One in six Britons took part'

One in six Britons have
taken part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for charity,
research commissioned by the Charities Aid Foundation suggests. The charity told BBC Breakfast that one in 10 people donated as a result of the campaign - each giving an average of almost £5. ComRes polled 2,058 British adults online from 5 to 7 September.

Cantor Fitzgerald Holds 10th Annual Charity Day - NY1

Cantor Fitzgerald Holds 10th Annual Charity Day - NY1

Cantor Fitzgerald held its 10th annual Charity Day Thursday.  Mayor Bill de Blasio was one of several big names to attend the event, whichcommemorates the company's 658 employees and 64 Euro Brokers employees
who were killed on September 11, 2001.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thieves Steal 100 Onions That 5th Graders Grew For Charity

Thieves Steal 100 Onions That 5th Graders Grew For Charity

It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthyeating and helping the less fortunate. Instead, a group of Mainefifth-graders got a lesson in the harsh realities of life.Whenstudents at the Albert S. Hall School in Waterville went out last week to harvest the yellow onions planted last spring, they found that all
100 had been stolen.