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Donor fatigue: Growing costs, more charities has created more selective donors - Grand Forks Herald

Donor fatigue: Growing costs, more charities has created more selective donors - Grand Forks Herald | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Donor fatigue: Growing costs, more charities has created more selective donors Grand Forks Herald The seemingly constant requests from a growing number of groups have donors rethinking how and where they give, according to Kristi Mishler, executive...
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Do American Politicians Just Care About Donors and Reelection? - Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Do American Politicians Just Care About Donors and Reelection? - Wall St. Cheat Sheet | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Do American Politicians Just Care About Donors and Reelection?
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Excellent article on  the impact of money in advancing Congressional gridlock. If the Democrats lose the Senate, the stakes get even higher there will be nmore of the same.

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PHILANTHROPY 2173: The last 20 years and the next 20 years

PHILANTHROPY 2173: The last 20 years and the next 20 years | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The last 20 years and the next 20 years via PHILANTHROPY 2173 - I had a great conversation this ... http://t.co/giGQ8WSnRO
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Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality - Los Angeles Times

Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality - Los Angeles Times | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality Los Angeles Times Critics say the foundations, though well-intentioned, privatize public school, undercut California's guarantee of a free public education for all and contribute to an...
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Social-Service Group Finds Ways for Donors to Give in Hard Times - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)

Social-Service Group Finds Ways for Donors to Give in Hard Times - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) Social-Service Group Finds Ways for Donors to Give in Hard Times Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) The best fundraising is like staging a house for the real-estate market, says Ashley McCumber, who...
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Arts, cultural groups fear funding may dwindle

Arts, cultural groups fear funding may dwindle | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
While no one questions the intentions of the foundations' support for the pension plans and Detroit Institute of Arts, many arts and cultural groups are concerned that support will hurt future grant making.
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Concerns persist about the unintended consequences and precedents established in philanthropy's bail out of the Detroit Institute of Arts.  

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Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments" | Blog | BillMoyers.com

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments" | Blog | BillMoyers.com | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Internal records show how a Switzerland-based businessman oversaw millions in contributions to the tea party group. (Leaked documents obtained by @AndrewKroll show how political nonprofits and big-money donors work together.
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Femal CEOs share nonprofit challenge - Sun-Sentinel

Femal CEOs share nonprofit challenge - Sun-Sentinel | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Femal CEOs share nonprofit challenge Sun-Sentinel The new peer groups aim to address the specific concerns of female chiefs at nonprofits, including the constant need to raise funds and cultivate donors, plus the intense pressure of working...
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It's a woman's world...at last.

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Museum Announces More Donors in Detroit Bankruptcy - ABC News

Museum Announces More Donors in Detroit Bankruptcy - ABC News | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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Museum Announces More Donors in Detroit Bankruptcy
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The Detroit Institute of Arts says it is just 20 percent shy of its goal to raise $100 million to prevent the sale of art in Detroit's bankruptcy and help city pensioners.
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Companies, Foundations Pledge $26.8M To Save Art At DIA - CBS Local

Companies, Foundations Pledge $26.8M To Save Art At DIA - CBS Local | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
CBS Local Companies, Foundations Pledge $26.8M To Save Art At DIA CBS Local DETROIT (WWJ) - A handful of business are pledging almost $27 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “grand bargain”...
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University Diverted State Funds Into Its Own Foundations - Huffington Post

University Diverted State Funds Into Its Own Foundations - Huffington Post | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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University Diverted State Funds Into Its Own Foundations
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... Carolina State University President Thomas Elzey.
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Philanthropy NYU :: Features :: George Soros

Philanthropy NYU :: Features :: George Soros | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Philanthropy NYU (George Soros speaks about how his early experiences shaped his outlook on life and drew him toward philanthropy: http://t.co/aYz0P5KQao)...
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Los Angeles' The California Endowment Assessed by Philanthropy Watchdog in New Crowdsourcing Website

Los Angeles' The California Endowment Assessed by Philanthropy Watchdog in New Crowdsourcing Website | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Conducted by top-notch researchers, Philamplify's foundation assessments provide a comprehensive examination of a foundation's grantmaking and operations. The reports incorporate feedback received from the foundation's key stakeholders and offer recommendations designed to maximize foundation effectiveness. Users of crowsourcing platform - - Philamplify.org can comment on and agree or disagree with these recommendations and share stories about how philanthropy has impacted their lives.





SOURCE:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/los-angeles-the-california-endowment-assessed-by-philanthropy-watchdog-in-new-crowdsourcing-website-264586111.html
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Making philanthropy more responsive: What the big guy in California can teach us.

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Giving USA: Americans Gave $335.17 Billion to Charity in 2013; Total Approaches Pre-Recession Peak

Giving USA: Americans Gave $335.17 Billion to Charity in 2013; Total Approaches Pre-Recession Peak | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The latest developments from our fundraising degree programs, non profit marketing, and more from experts at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. (#GivingUSA2014 report is out: Annual report on US giving & philanthropy.
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Recovery from the Great Recession. How great is it? 

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Report: 38% of Nonprofits Lack Technology to Track Donors - The Pursuant Blog

Report: 38% of Nonprofits Lack Technology to Track Donors - The Pursuant Blog | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Ben Stroup shares valuable information from a recent report on nonprofit technology and donor management.
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One of the most important issues in building relationships is knowing your donors passions, interests, and history of giving.

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Throwing Cold Water on Ice Bucket Philanthropy - The Nonprofit Quarterly

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New York Times Throwing Cold Water on Ice Bucket Philanthropy The Nonprofit Quarterly His second point more directly addresses the issue of the seriousness of the charitable decision, that such “donor-focused philanthropy…regards all causes as...
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Lawsuit blames former food bank head for Jacksonville nonprofit's losses - Florida Times-Union

Lawsuit blames former food bank head for Jacksonville nonprofit's losses - Florida Times-Union | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Lawsuit blames former food bank head for Jacksonville nonprofit's losses Florida Times-Union In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the nonprofit also claims that Bruce Ganger supplied confidential donor and financial information to the Feeding America...
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Sounds like nonprofit war.

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Pantries, nonprofits caught in a turf battle between two Jacksonville-based ... - St. Augustine Record

Pantries, nonprofits caught in a turf battle between two Jacksonville-based ...
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The two food banks serve the same 17-county area and are going after the same suppliers, donors, member pantries and nonprofits.
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Tuesday Buzz: Say No to Wine and Cheese, Nonprofits

Tuesday Buzz: Say No to Wine and Cheese, Nonprofits | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Why nonprofit donor events need to get beyond simply being fancy-schmancy affairs. Also: A generational expert talks up her latest book.

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New Mobile App Will Change the Way Donors Give and Nonprofits ...

New Mobile App Will Change the Way Donors Give and Nonprofits ... | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
At long last a mobile app has launched that allows Americans to easily donate to any U.S.-based nonprofit in just a few taps. By partnering with Guidestar and Network for Good, donors can now give to their favorite nonprofits ...
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Grants From Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable Up Sharply

Grants From Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable Up Sharply | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Fidelity Charitable’s donor-advised fund program announced that its clients made gifts totaling $1.1-billion in the first half of 2014, a 19-percent increase over the first half of 2013, according to a news release.
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Want to Create a Giving Circle? Here’s a Checklist.

Want to Create a Giving Circle? Here’s a Checklist. | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
By Jessica Bearman on behalf of Exponent Philanthropy According to a new report, one in eight American donors has participated in a giving circle—nearly half under the age of 40—and participation in a giving circle can both strengthen social...
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Making it easier to give to the charities you love.

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House Passes Bill Making Charitable Deductions Permanent - Accounting Today

House Passes Bill Making Charitable Deductions Permanent - Accounting Today | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
House Passes Bill Making Charitable Deductions Permanent
Accounting Today
“It's not a debate about the merits of public charities and private foundations.
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12 Reasons Why You Should Gracefully Resign from a Nonprofit Board

12 Reasons Why You Should Gracefully Resign from a Nonprofit Board | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
With all of the talk about the need for good trustees, there are a number of excellent reasons to NOT sit on a particular board of directors. Gene Takagi lists a dozen.
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Teachers Stage Protest Outside Gates Foundation Headquarters – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Teachers Stage Protest Outside Gates Foundation Headquarters – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Teachers stage protest outside @gatesfoundation headquarters http://t.co/xhyRw6vjCs via @seattletimes & @KPLU
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Common Core started a fire and philanthropy is in its path.

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12 Questions Job Seekers Should Ask—and Nonprofits Should Be Able to Answer – Fundraising Wisdom - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

12 Questions Job Seekers Should Ask—and Nonprofits Should Be Able to Answer – Fundraising Wisdom - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
.@cweisman gives 12 questions fundraising job seekers should ask—and nonprofits should be able to answer http://t.co/U9EbEoMcTS
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Before you take that development job, you might want to know the answers to these questions.

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