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MORE NEWS, ADVICE, AND OPINION Here’s what else you’ll want to read as you catch up this weekend:
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION Businesses and Philanthropy Unite to Fight Racial Wealth Gap By Glenn Gamboa April 7, 2021 The CEOs of Starbucks and Goldman Sachs will join leaders from philanthropy and academia in the new effort, called NinetyToZero, so named for the roughly 90 percent wealth gap between white and Black Americans.
HaderoArnold-0405_Laura and John Arnold.JPG INDIVIDUAL GIVING Laura and John Arnold Commit to Giving at Least 5% of Their Wealth Yearly By Haleluya Hadero April 5, 2021 The Houston philanthropists were the first billionaires to join a campaign urging the wealthy to commit to donating yearly. The campaign is allied with an effort to persuade Congress to take steps to channel more money in foundations and donor-advised funds directly to charities.
Park Cannon Voting Rights Rally In Atlanta OPINION When it Comes to Voting Rights, Philanthropy Needs to Act Like Every Day Is Election Day By Geri Mannion April 6, 2021
Growing state efforts to restrict voting access threaten our democracy and the causes foundations care about. We need to start fighting back now. OPINION Move Over, Rage Philanthropy. It’s Time for Spite Philanthropy. By Gregory R. Witkowski April 5, 2021 Activists are running campaigns to give to charities that their enemies hate. The drives could produce much-needed gifts but get nonprofits caught up in partisan political controversies.
Cowandispatches-0407.jpg DISPATCHES For All of Us in Philanthropy, the Moment of Rebuilding Is Here By Lisa Pilar Cowan April 7, 2021 Our grantees have struggled mightily with a range of challenges as foundations have seen their assets boom and learned that it doesn’t take luxury travel or other trappings to do good well. Let’s work now to keep moving forward.
Crowdfunding websites ONLINE FUNDRAISING Crowdfunding Continues to Gain Traction as a Fundraising Tool By Emily Haynes April 9, 2021 Roughly 32 percent of people say they donate to a crowdfunding effort each year, according to a survey. Nine out of 10 respondents said they’d continue to give the same amount or more to crowdfunding efforts over the next three years.
Checklist browser window. Check mark. White tick on laptop screen. Choice, survey concepts. Elements for web banners, websites, infographics. Flat design, vector illustration on background. FUNDRAISING The Ethics of Opt-Out Donation Increases By Eden Stiffman April 8, 2021 While the tactic of asking donors to opt out of donation increases may net more money in the short term, fundraising experts say it’s unethical and may turn off donors and harm the reputation of the nonprofit world.
Chalkboard Meeting ASK AN EXPERT How to Persuade Board Members to Raise Money By Maria Di Mento April 6, 2021 Share success stories of trustees who have made transformative gifts, invite your finance and development leaders to a board meeting, and more.
Aerial view of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA GRANTS ROUNDUP Raytheon Technologies, Open Society Foundations Each Commit $500 Million Grants for Education By M.J. Prest April 7, 2021 Also, the John Deere Foundation has pledged $200 million in grants to nonprofit groups over the next 10 years, and the Lennar Foundation gave $50 million to establish a new cancer center at City of Hope Orange County.
DiMentoGifts-0405_Don and Suzy Newhouse.jpg GIFTS ROUNDUP Publishing Billionaire Donald Newhouse Gives $20 Million to Combat Dementia By Maria Di Mento April 5, 2021 Plus, the National Medal of Honor Museum, a center aimed at treating people with Lyme disease and tick-born illnesses, and four other nonprofits received big gifts.
prestransitions-0409_kreilick.jpeg TRANSITIONS Union of Concerned Scientists Appoints Next President By M.J. Prest April 9, 2021 Also, the Evelyn and Walter Hass Jr. Fund has named two new leaders for its democracy and immigrant-rights programs, and Lorie Slutsky, the longtime president of the New York Community Trust, wi ll retire next year.
Claudia-Juech TRANSITIONS Cloudera Foundation CEO to Lead Data Programs at Patrick J. McGovern Foundation By M.J. Prest April 5, 2021 Also, the Kansas Health Foundation picks a Pennsylvania health official as its next CEO, and the Sesame Workshop has named its first chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer.
What We’re Reading Elsewhere Here are some of the articles that attracted our attention in the past week. We provide these summaries every day in our free Philanthropy Today newsletter. (Sign up now.) About 6 percent to 7.5 percent of those who received stimulus checks in 2020 gave away at least some of those funds, according to Census Bureau surveys. The money went to charities or family members, helping to fuel a 10.6 percent increase in charitable giving in 2020 over 2019. A GivingTuesday executive said the organization saw a ''measurable spike' in $1,200 and $2,400 donations around the time of the first stimulus checks in April 2020.' (MarketWatch) The MacArthur Foundation is giving $100 million to a nonprofit with ambitious plans to end homelessness. Community Solutions helps local governments ensure that various agencies coordinate with one another and helps local officials keep track of homeless people by name and navigate the federal bureaucracy. The approach is a shift from just getting people something to eat or a place in a shelter to finding them permanent housing. (Chicago Tribune) The Nature Conservancy has started an internal review of its carbon-offsets program after criticism that it had helped participating corporations make misleading claims about their carbon footprints. The nonprofit sells carbon credits to major emitters that help pay for the preservation of forest lands, allowing the companies to claim that they offset their emissions. But the Nature Conservancy and other environmental groups have been selling credits for trees that are in no danger of being felled, bringing in money without meaningful forest protection. One defender of the practice said such transactions can save forests that seem safe now but might be targeted to raise cash for an organization facing an unforeseen future crisis. (Bloomberg Green) A group of activists are trying to raise $100 million to benefit Black girls and women in the South, who are often overlooked by philanthropy. Spurred by a report that Black girls and women receive 1 percent of the billions of philanthropic dollars that go to the South, LaTosha Brown decided to create the Southern Black Girls and Women's Consortium. A co-founder of Black Voters Matter and two associated organizations, Brown is working on the project with Margo Miller, executive director of the Appalachian Community Fund; Felecia Lucky, president of Alabama's Black Belt Community Foundation; and Alice Jenkins, executive director of the Fund for Southern Communities. They have raised $10 million so far. (Grio) The University of South Carolina's biggest donor wrote a scathing letter to the institution after it failed to acknowledge the recent death of her mother. Darla Moore, who has given more than $75 million to the university, said she was 'embarrassed and humiliated' by her association with the university after it was silent on the death of her mother, Lorraine Moore. She said the university had been 'the recipient of the most exceptional generosity in the history of this state by virtue of her [mother's] life' and that she regrets the 'effort and resources' she has devoted. USC's business school bears Darla Moore's name. In a statement, the university expressed its 'deepest condolences' to Moore. It would not comment on why it had not reached out to its benefactor earlier. (Post and Courier) New Grant Opportunities Your Chronicle subscription includes free access to GrantStation's database of grant opportunities. Among the latest listings: Digital projects. The National Endowment for the Humanities supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. These projects should present analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas; incorporate sound humanities scholarship; involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production; include appropriate digital media professionals; reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution; create appealing digital formats for the general public; and demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves. Optional drafts are due May 5, 2021. The application deadline is June 9. Female sports. The Women's Sports Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that foster multigenerational connections in their communities through sport, fitness, and movement-based programming for girls and women. Program can focus on girls and women participating together, adult and youth mentorship, parent and family engagement, or women serving as coaches and volunteers. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 may be used for staff, facility rental, equipment, uniforms, and supplies directly benefiting the program. The application deadline is May 28. Stacy Palmer Stacy Palmer has served as a top editor since the Chronicle of Philanthropy was founded in 1988 and has overseen the development of its website, Philanthropy.com. She plays a hands-on role in many Chronicle services, such as its Philanthropy Today daily newsletter and its webinar series offering professional development for people involved in fundraising, grant seeking, advocacy, marketing and social media.
From: Stacy Palmer
APRIL 10, 2021
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