Friday, October 16, 2015

Your #GivingTuesday 2015 Prep List - Third Sector Today

Your #GivingTuesday 2015 Prep List - Third Sector Today:



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Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Tech mogul Jack Dorsey has launched a foundation to aid needy communities around the world and will give it a nearly one-fifth stake in mobile-payments company Square, Quartz and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report. Mr. Dorsey, Square's chief executive officer and biggest shareholder, revealed the donation in the firm's filing Wednesday for an initial public offering valued at $275 million."



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Providence: Bike-share program still on track - News - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI

Providence: Bike-share program still on track - News - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI: "The city has not given up hope of finding a corporate sponsor willing to finance a bike-share system officials have been trying to develop for the last two years.
"Bike share is alive and well," said Evan England, spokesman for Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza last week.
The company working for the city on the project is "optimistic we will reach a sponsorship agreement" to make Providence bike-share a reality, said Sheila Dormody, Elorza's director of policy in a phone interview."



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Investments in Art Fertilize Growth in Rural Towns | Nonprofit Quarterly

Investments in Art Fertilize Growth in Rural Towns | Nonprofit Quarterly:



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The Diversity Crisis: Do Nonprofits Need Quotas? - 101fundraising

The Diversity Crisis: Do Nonprofits Need Quotas? - 101fundraising: "Look at your board and your leadership team…
How many are men?
How many are over 50?
How many are white?
If the answer is: “most of them” – you are leaving money on the table. Lots of money."



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Stress Testing the Charitable Organization | Planned Giving Design Center

Stress Testing the Charitable Organization | Planned Giving Design Center: "There are more than 1 million nonprofits in the United States, and more than 70% of these entities receive annual support of less than $200,000.  Philanthropic advisors play an important role in guiding these volunteer-driven nonprofits in the performance of their vital community work.  Here's a tool to help them stay healthy and improve sustainability."



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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Philadelphia Orchestra Players OK Deal, but for Just One Year - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philadelphia Orchestra Players OK Deal, but for Just One Year - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Philadelphia Orchestra Players OK Deal, but for Just One Year
Philadelphia Orchestra musicians approved a new contract Monday, but the unusual deal lasts only 12 months and appears to have been adopted with reservations, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer."



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Contest Philanthropy Mutates—Can It Be Made to Fit? | Nonprofit Quarterly

Contest Philanthropy Mutates—Can It Be Made to Fit? | Nonprofit Quarterly: "It’s no secret that NPQ is not a big fan of contest philanthropy, but we are appreciative of taking the best of an overall abominable idea and using it for good.

The idea of “venture philanthropy” is not new, nor is the practice of making nonprofits compete for funding while admonishing them to cooperate. In 2014, Nonprofit Quarterly outlined the basic tenets of this way of giving, as some major donors make use of a model of engaged investment (also not a new notion). Recent variations on this theme of lusting after business methods while wanting to appear hip have included the “shark tank” for nonprofits, adapted from the reality show of the same name."



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Seeking Billions, N.Y. Arts Groups Rev Fundraising Engines - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Seeking Billions, N.Y. Arts Groups Rev Fundraising Engines - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "With 16 New York City cultural institutions engaged in campaigns to collect $3.47 billion for expansions and renovations, The New York Times looks at the art and practice of big-league fundraising, and whether the donor pool is deep enough to support so many big-dollar drives."



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Show the value of planned giving « Philanthropy North Carolina

Show the value of planned giving « Philanthropy North Carolina: "Planned gifts can make a big difference for charities by providing a long-term source of critical support.

So charities should invest the time and effort to tell the story of why those gifts matter, how they are created, and their impact on the people they serve, their communities and their donors."



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11 questions that donors ask themselves - The NonProfit Times www.thenonprofittimes.com/The NonProfit Times

11 questions that donors ask themselves - The NonProfit Times www.thenonprofittimes.com/The NonProfit Times: "uring “Why Developing an Integrated Marketing Program Must be Your Number One Priority” at the recent National Catholic Development Conference event, Don F. Olson, owner of DonO Communications in Michigan City, Ind., shared the 11 questions every donor asks themselve"



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Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "The new and growing challenges of today might be met with tomorrow’s advancements in technologies such as virtual reality, image reading and consolidated databases in the years to come."



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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Maine Locals Resist Donor's $100-Million Offer to Fund Park - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Maine Locals Resist Donor's $100-Million Offer to Fund Park - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Maine Locals Resist Donor's $100-Million Offer to Fund Park
A $100-million plan backed by Burt's Bees founder Roxanne Quimby to establish a new national park in the region of Maine's highest mountain is meeting resistance from area residents and officials who fear federal-government intrusion in their lives, reports the Associated Press."



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Star Power: The Pros and Cons of Celebrity Endorsers - NonProfit PRO

Star Power: The Pros and Cons of Celebrity Endorsers - NonProfit PRO: "It’s been six years since Lance Armstrong last rode in 
the Tour de France. It’s been three years since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency banned Armstrong from cycling and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles. And it’s been two years since Armstrong sat with Oprah on national television, at last admitting to allegations that had dogged him throughout his career: doping, performance-enhancing drugs, bullying, cover-ups. It was the final unraveling of the great underdog-becomes-champion-becomes-American-hero-story—“one big lie,” Armstrong called it."



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A Troubling Report on African American and Latino Arts Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

A Troubling Report on African American and Latino Arts Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly:



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How Do You Raise $3.47 Billion? Ask These Guys. - The New York Times

How Do You Raise $3.47 Billion? Ask These Guys. - The New York Times: "More than a dozen New York cultural institutions are planning major projects, and fundraisers are racing to tap into the deepest pockets."



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Closed for Business: The Billions Nonprofits Are Missing Out On | GuideStar Blog

Closed for Business: The Billions Nonprofits Are Missing Out On | GuideStar Blog: "Nonprofits are missing the boat on fundraising with businesses. Last time I checked the average nonprofit raised just five percent of their revenues from businesses. Compare that number to the 72 percent nonprofits raise from individuals.

Nonprofits would be eager to target businesses more if they knew just how much potential they had – and why businesses just might be the untapped future of giving."



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