Philanthropy in the Media: Stacy Palmer

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Stacy Palmer, Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, presented on May 20, 2014. Her presentation was titled Philanthropy in the Media.

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Philanthropy in the Media: Stacy Palmer

  1. 1. What's New and What's Next in the Nonprofit World Stacy Palmer, Editor The Chronicle of Philanthropy AFP - Indianapolis May 20, 2014 editor@philanthropy.com; @stacypalmer
  2. 2. 1. Changing Role of Government  Charitable deductions at risk again – can they be reshaped?  Obama as fundraiser in chief  Role of philanthropy: How much can and should it do?  Billionaires mix political and philanthropic donations  Detroit: Is it a precedent?  Not just C3's: B corporations
  3. 3. 2. Emphasis on Measurement and Performance  Charity Navigator  Hewlett – which changed its mission to helping people build measurably better lives – shifts money away from efforts to persuade donors to give based on results. Wasn't working  Lean startup: Failure is OK – get fresh ideas out there and move on  Social Exchange's Scaling Marketplace
  4. 4. 3. Getting Beyond Donations  Impact investing: Heron Foundation puts 100% of its endowment into efforts to create jobs (investments plus grants) $600-billion in assets could be tapped if all foundations invested this way  Social impact bonds: Juvenile justice, education  Nature Conservancy: Conservation notes that offer investment returns to foundations and donors
  5. 5. 4. Is it the Economy – or the Way Charities Raise Money?  Fundraiser turnover – tensions between CEO and CDO  Not all CDO departures voluntary  Why doesn't the 2% giving rate budge?  AHP study: More fundraisers; lots more money  Diversity: Do fundraisers match the changing face of America?
  6. 6. 5. Growing Anger About Big Nonprofit Salaries  Federal and state regulators go after million-dollar salaries  Charity donors and volunteers want salaries pegged to results
  7. 7. 6. Where Does the Money Go?  America's Worst Charities  Donor-advised funds: The payout debate  Philamplify, Disaster Accountability Project, Transparify  Concern about college endowments  Oregon law on fundraising costs  Effective altruism  Dan Pallotta's TED talk  Ending the Overhead Myth campaign  Donor intent: New book on Princeton
  8. 8. More Reading  New York Times: Fixes Blog: Solutions Journalism Network  Penelope Burk: Donor-Center Leadership  Aaron Hurst, The Purpose Economy  Dan Pallotta, Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World  Wall Street Journal: The New Science of Giving  Washington Post: Join Wall Street. Save the World
  9. 9. Let us help you continue to learn Visit us online at http://philanthropy.com  Philanthropy Today: Free daily e-mail updates  Free Live chats every Tuesday; all archived  Monthly Webinars -- help you and your staff members get new skills

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