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Education and Social Change Infographic

Education and Social Change Infographic | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The Education and Social Change Infographic presents the findings that reveal that education continues to play a vital role in providing opportunities for social change engagement.
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Through my work in helping client measure their impact, infographics are an interesting public engagement tool. Yet, I wonder like any tool if it has worn itself out. Have infographics been so overused at this point that the public does not read them anymore?

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Foundation Giving Hits Record at $54.7 Billion (US)

Foundation Giving Hits Record at $54.7 Billion (US) | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
November 10 2014 - Foundations paid out an estimated record $54.7 billion in 2013, an increase of $2.7 billion compared to 2012’s record $52 billion. That’s according to a report, “Key Facts on U.S...
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Council on Foundations Fights Tax Changes and High-Profile Criticism - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Council on Foundations Fights Tax Changes and High-Profile Criticism - The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
After answering criticism highlighted in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Council gears up for a fight over how quickly donor-advised funds are spent.
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Escalating expenditure requirements for donor advised funds in proposed legislation would change the business model for community foundations substantially. 

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Detroit bankruptcy presented a "once in a lifetime" opportunity for foundations - Michigan Radio

Detroit bankruptcy presented a "once in a lifetime" opportunity for foundations - Michigan Radio | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
It’s hard not be awed by the scale and detail in Diego Rivera’s Depression-era “Detroit industry” murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts, but these scenes
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A philanthropy bail-out saves a city's art and the deeper pain of retirees facing pension cuts

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Local Foundations Can Make A Difference In Reinventing Schools - StateImpact Ohio

Local Foundations Can Make A Difference In Reinventing Schools - StateImpact Ohio | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Locally-focused philanthropic foundations can take a more significant role in turning around poor performing urban schools - that's the message offered up by two organizations that set out to do just that in Cleveland.
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The Mayor of West Palm Beach should take note.

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Freakonomics » Why Ranking Charities by Administrative Expenses is a Bad Idea

Freakonomics » Why Ranking Charities by Administrative Expenses is a Bad Idea | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The folly of judging a #charity on admin costs: new(ish) GRAPHS from @deankarlan: http://t.co/DHWfPKpflL #philanthropy #giving #impact
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The Surefire Way To Gauge Donor Happiness - Business 2 Community

The Surefire Way To Gauge Donor Happiness - Business 2 Community | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
You know what a newsletter is really great for? Measuring your donors’ true mood! Not trying to raise money with your newsletter? Think again: it’s a “donor happiness meter.” How do you know …
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Fifty foundations pledge to divest from fossil fuels - San Jose Mercury News

Fifty foundations pledge to divest from fossil fuels - San Jose Mercury News | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The Australian Financial Review Fifty foundations pledge to divest from fossil fuels San Jose Mercury News Organizers of the growing movement to persuade investors to divest from fossil fuels will announce a major milestone Monday, when more than...
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Have You Heard? 183 Foundations Have Joined Philanthropy’s Promise

Have You Heard? 183 Foundations Have Joined Philanthropy’s Promise | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
By Christine Reeves, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, celebrates many of the country’s most innovative and influential grantmaking...
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Foundations for whom community leadership is core to their mission.

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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

Throwing Cold Water on Ice Bucket Philanthropy - The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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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Detroit Exits Bankruptcy—What's Next for this City's Nonprofits and Foundations? - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Detroit Exits Bankruptcy—What's Next for this City's Nonprofits and Foundations? - The Nonprofit Quarterly | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Now that Detroit has “emerged” from bankruptcy with a deal with creditors, what now? For nonprofits and foundations, the challenges have not abated.
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Is $2.5 Million for New Offices for a Grantmaker Group a Sign of Bloat in the Sector? - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy

Is $2.5 Million for New Offices for a Grantmaker Group a Sign of Bloat in the Sector? - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Philanthropy New York, one of the premier regional associations of grantmakers, is hitting up its ...
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The "Golden Rule" goes one deeper....how much is philanthropy networking really worth? 

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Philanthropy makes the world go round - Tallahassee.com

Philanthropy makes the world go round - Tallahassee.com | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
National Philanthropy Day ® (NPD) will be celebrating 28 years in recognizing the great contributions of the non-profit community and the profound impact that philanthropy has on our society.
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Fundraising Campaign Ends For 'Ebola Free' Nurse, Donors Encouraged To ... - Forbes

Fundraising Campaign Ends For 'Ebola Free' Nurse, Donors Encouraged To ... - Forbes | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, has been declared free of the virus. The fundraising campaign for her has now wrapped and donors are encouraged to put their dollars towards Ebola charities.
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Doing the right thing...the rest of the story.

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Beyond Money: A Look at Giving: Is Your Nonprofit Board Old, Stale and Stubborn? Are They Living in the Past?

Beyond Money: A Look at Giving: Is Your Nonprofit Board Old, Stale and Stubborn? Are They Living in the Past? | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Is Your Nonprofit Board Old, Stale and Stubborn? http://t.co/dZt2gcWGh2 @BoardSource @philanthropy #leadership #nonprofits #NextGen #boards
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Do you know the signs of governance in trouble? Benign neglect only digs the hole deeper/ 

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What Nonprofits Should Know About Next Generation Fundraisers

What Nonprofits Should Know About Next Generation Fundraisers | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
According to a non-profit study, The Next Generation of American Giving, the majority of fundraising efforts are targeted at older donors, but this segment of the population is quickly shrinking. I...
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Demographics will change how future donors give.

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Millennial Donors Likely to Favor Social and Environmental Causes

Millennial Donors Likely to Favor Social and Environmental Causes | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Financial advisers hoping to win the business of millennials set to inherit tens of trillions of dollars over the next several decades should master the language of philanthropy, The Wall Street Journal writes.
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A business move that could displace the role of nonprofits and community foundations as the go-to-place for options for giving. 

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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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