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In Erik's call for Future Philanthropy blogs he links to a TED Talk from 2007: Katherine Fulton on You are the future of philanthropy.

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

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Here are the 7 faces of philanthropy: Dopey? Dynast Donors: Gave because their family has a history of philanthropy. Dear Queen B, LOL!

[Guest Post] Quitting the Culture Club – Why blaming a lack of culture of philanthropy is just plain lazy

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In the midst of our conversation, Dan said he didn''t let his team use the term "a culture of philanthropy." You need a culture of philanthropy!

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A response to “Bad Nonprofit Consultants” from Inside Philanthropy

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Todd Cohen, editor of the Philanthropy Journal, wrote a blog post on how bad nonprofit consultants can be. Here’s my response.

Thoughts On National Philanthropy Day

The Agitator

As we mark this year’s Philanthropy Day, two occurrences strike me as significant and deserving of special attention by our fellow.

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Cause Marketing or Corporate Philanthropy Program? It’s Not a Yes or No Question.

Cause Related Marketing

The question was prompted by a press release I saw recently announcing a new cause marketing effort from Godiva, the high-end chocolatier owned by the Turkish company Yildiz Holding, and headlined ‘Godiva Launches Philanthropy Program.’ For that matter, corporate philanthropy in general isn’t a ‘meal replacement’ for charities either.

#PHILANTHROPY: #Sundance & A3 Foundation Extend Cooperation for Asian-American Artists

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Shot from a film sponsored by the A3 Foundation. Robert Redford did it for Sundance, and the A3 Foundation is doing it at Sundance.

Is your nonprofit a “safe bet”? Let’s Get Dangerous!

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Like foundations want to be investment bankers and get the greatest yield for their dollar amounts. Do you take risks? Let’s get results.

Mysterious Power of a Fresh Approach (Case Study)

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Betsey, who has written for foundations for more than 20 years, has parlayed that experience into a must-read tale set in the heart of the foundation world. Nancy: Your thriller is so far from what we usually read about philanthropy. First, that foundations are not infallible, and neither are the people who work in them.

What makes a great Gift Officer great? 4 traits

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Related Posts. >> The Six Secrets to Becoming an Extraordinary Major Gift Officer. >> Build Relationships: The Foundation of Fundraising.

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Focus!

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America’s individuals, estates, foundations, and corporations gave $373.3 A chart from Third Sector’s Report. Or worse… Pokemon Go.

How Inefficient Charities Can Spoil Your Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

But it sucks to be a well-proven charity like The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, when a less efficient charity can invoke the same magic words. "I

Why everyone talks about segmenting emails but hardly anyone ever does it

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You’ll read about it in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Donors who have a family foundation or a donor-advised fund. Sounds good.

5 things you should do when you get a big bequest (to ensure that your marketing budget increases!)

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Now she’s at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — A wonderful organization! My pal ( Tricia Benson ) used to work at Human Rights Campaign.

Wrap-Up: AFP Mass Conference on Philanthropy

Selfish Giving

I talked about Massage Envy & The Arthritis Foundation and how to choose a cause for cause marketing. It was fun. What is Cause Marketing?

Next Generation of Philanthropy: Jolkona Foundation

A Small Change

Yesterday your read about the motivation behind Jolkona Foundation and a little bit more about some what they are trying to accomplish with the ability to measure the impact of each donation. What is an example of the kind of partnerships you create with the Jolkona Foundation? More than 10,000 new amputees go un-served every year.

Are you a foundation looking for nonprofits to fund? Consider this.

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If you work at a foundation or sit on the board for a foundation, I highly encourage you to pick this up. Hey Foundations!

The Foundation Center Now Provides Free Website That Teaches How To Do Grant Writing

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The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched an online learning community for the social sector. Video and audio recordings of on site Foundation Center presentations, along with links to the most relevant FAQs in the extensive Knowledge Base, accompany each topic.

The number one reason why you aren’t getting your share of dollars from donor advised funds

iMarketSmart

Community Foundation DAF’s average $420,155 and DAF’s at National Charities average $230,375. It’s really pretty simple.

Giving USA 2013: GoodNews … And Bad

The Agitator

Giving USA 2013 , the annual report on philanthropy, published by the Giving USA foundation and researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, was released yesterday. adjusted for inflation) — over 2011’s giving in terms of individual gifts and gifts from corporations and foundations.

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#PHILANTHROPY: Zuckerberg’s Millions Suggest New Style Of Giving By Young

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Last fall he gave a stunning $500 million to the Silicon Valley Foundation. Stars of ‘Nerd Philanthropy’ Dominate Top 50 Givers.

#GRANT: Dell Computers & Dell Foundation Offer Resources For Youth & Environment

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Michael and Susan Dell established their foundation in 1999 in an effort to present their booming company as a corporate citizen. If your organization would like to apply for support from the foundation, we have collated some resources to help you get started. That’s the recipe for success in today’s global market.

#Fundraising: How To Apply For Grants From The Gates Foundation

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In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. The grants from the Gates Foundation are given to organizations (especially those listed as U.S. As of today (9 October, 2011), Apple Inc.

#Fundraising: How To Apply For Grants From The Gates Foundation

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In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. The grants from the Gates Foundation are given to organizations (especially those listed as U.S. As of today (9 October, 2011), Apple Inc.

#GRANTS: The Lawrence Foundation Can Help Your Environmental Or Health Program

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In our ongoing periodic series on sources for grants, we have focused on foundations tied to the great tech companies of our day. In this installment we present a foundation not obviously linked to that sector of the economy, though in fact it is intimately entwined. Philanthropy’s Data Dilemma (pndblog.typepad.com).

#GRANTS: Verizon Foundation Offers Support For Environmental & Educational Nonprofits

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But did you know the Verizon Foundation also supports such nonprofits and charities with grants in money, kind, and service? They stress the fact that the foundation will not support land or major hardware/software purchases. Verizon Foundation launches Innovative App Challenge. And century.). Here’s how. Related articles.

What the hiring manager looks for in fundraising

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You should do that when you’re talking to foundations too. What are some other foundations you think we should contact that might be good?

Jolkona Foundation: Measuring Impact

A Small Change

Jolkona Foundation has some great ideas about how to measure donor impact. What inspired you to start the Jolkona Foundation?

#PHILANTHROPY: Evidence Of ‘Emerging Charitable Markets’ & How To Tap Into Them

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The study by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. ’ Who is participating in these markets? percent) than those individuals who make $100,000 or more (4.2

New York Times Takes Google To Task for Taking Philanthropy Lightly, Despite Many Attempts to Get It Right

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In The New York Times ' January 29, 2011 Business Day feature, Google Finds It Hard To Reinvent Philanthropy , Stephanie Strom and Miguel Helft reflect on Google's charitable arm's giving, since 2004 when one of Google's founders, Larry Page, described what that charitable arm, called Google.org , now just DotOrg , upon its launch, would do.

Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

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I’m back! Guess where I was? An encaustic art conference in Cape Cod! It was so fun. ” Why am I telling you all this? Until today.

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#Philanthropy: As Steve Jobs The CEO Retires, Will Steve Jobs The Philanthropist Step Forward?

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They all founded foundations and gave away scads of money in their later years. or any foundation he has attached himself to.

Managing up when your boss is not a fundraiser!

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There are graphs from Giving USA and Philanthropy Reports that go into detail about where most of the money comes from for nonprofits. Welcome!

Developing a Plan to Approach Companies

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It could be the CEO, or it could be a community relations director, or head of a corporate foundation. Even when there is a foundation, an employee charitable giving committee, or a community relations department, the CEO most likely will have a great deal of influence over these other “decision makers.” So do your research first.

Kid Philanthropy

The Agitator

Now his Little Red Wagon Foundation has generated 27 trailer trucks of aid, received a $25,000 check from Elton John, and is the focus of a $5 million film. Tags: Don't Miss these Posts charities fundraising nonprofit management philanthropy Zach Bonner set out to help homeless kids in his area of Florida.

Disaster Fundraising: Hurricane Sandy The Perfect Storm

The Agitator

Chronicle of Philanthropy. Every fundraiser is affected. The dreaded perfect storm for most fundraisers. First, some facts on early giving.

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Fundraising and Philanthropy people to follow on Twitter

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Notices on when you get a chance to meet with foundation employees? Well, recently I followed every single foundation on the Foundation Center’s website listing, and I put them in a list on my twitter feed. You can find specific foundations that are relevant to your cause, or just follow them all. How about money?

Big Mac® Fundraising

The Agitator

The Big Mac® Philanthropy Index will officially launch On April 8 th. Enter The Big Mac® Philanthropy Index. I kid you not. in the U.S.

#Philanthropy: Livestrong Bucked Economy & ROI Expectations Via SM

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The Great Recession hardly seems over, though most are confident that we have worked through the deepest part of the proverbial woods. Nonprofits, whose work is even more vital for many thousands of people during an economic downturn, suffered as well. Click image to visit the site. The result? The recession feels for most of us like it continues.

Foundations: Innovation, Really?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Among interviewees and participant advisors to the project that resulted in the report Caring to Change , many see foundations as embodying double standards for innovation and risk. Foundations can afford to be risk-takers. Foundations were the original source of social venture capital.