Philanthropy This Week
Summary: Learn about some of the nonprofit world's most important issues from Chronicle of Philanthropy editors and reporters. Join us for discussions with the people behind the stories and interviews with some of philanthropy's most prominent newsmakers.
How can fund raisers avoid making poor choices when they are faced with sticky ethical situations involving planned gifts? Aviva Shiff Boedecker, a planned-giving consultant, offers advice in an interview with The Chronicle and Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio.
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Nonprofit leaders discuss the state of year-end fund raising.
Is the nonprofit world prepared for a surge of volunteers? Evan Hochberg, national director of community involvement with Deloitte, discusses that question in the first part half of this podcast. Then Timothy Ogden, editor in chief of Philanthropy Action, a journal for donors, discusses why he thinks unrealistic expectations, and a focus on how much charities spend on overhead, damage the nonprofit world.
The growing popularity of social media is making it easier for people to organize their own efforts to raise money and awareness for their favorite causes. Scott Henderson, a marketing consultant who runs Rally the Cause Productions in Indianapolis, discusses this trend and how it is helping some organizations raise more money. (Running time: 15:16)
If there was an effective way to measure nonprofit groups based on their performance, would it change the way donors prioritize their giving? Jeff Mason, chairman of the Alliance for Effective Social Investing, says the answer to this question is a clear yes. And he offers a new way to measure charities.