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"Our mission is building enduring relationships... If we cannot do this internally, first and foremost, then we have no business being in a donor’s home or office." [Subscription]
Chief financial and chief development officers often clash. A pair of UCLA officials now working on a historic capital drive offer tips for building a better relationship.
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Tim Cook isn't just focused on giving more to charity from his own bank account -- Apple has also increased donations under his leadership.
Under Tim Cook, America's most profitable company has put philanthropy on its agenda.
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Opinion: "Getting people to plant trees, take care of a watershed, volunteer at an urban farm, protest climate change, or undertake other environmental activities could be the secret to getting them engaged in a range of more mainstream political and civic actions. The need for a solution is great."
Getting Americans to plant a tree or take other conservation measures makes them more likely to vote and otherwise participate in civic issues.
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"Has organized philanthropy jumped the shark? How did it become appropriate to put nonprofits on display in a competitive process to pitch their ideas like carnival barkers?"
The Council on Foundations shouldn’t emulate reality television at its annual meeting, yet it has chosen to ask charities to act like circus barkers.
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See how a tournament-style fundraising competition is helping nonprofits up their game.
The annual Brackets for Good tournament uses competition to inspire charitable donations.
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It was a surprise when Ruth Bedford left $40 million to the +FoxcroftSchool, a private girls’ institution, last October. Now the late heiress’s estate is announcing two more unexpected gifts: $40 million apiece to the Westport Weston Family Y and  Norwalk Hospital, where Ms. Bedford volunteered for more than 50 years.
Ruth Bedford left the money to two Conn. nonprofits her family long supported.
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Many researchers believe that the charity world lacks a basic understanding of how donors’ brains work, how would-be donors behave in certain situations, and what incentives can successfully woo them. Our April cover story:

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Researchers say a poor understanding of donor behavior costs nonprofits money.
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With Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he plans to donate all of his wealth, he becomes another member of a growing club of technology leaders devoting huge amounts of money to philanthropy.
Twelve of America’s most generous donors, including Jan Koum, the 38-year-old founder of the messaging company WhatsApp, are in Silicon Valley and beyond, and many are under 40.
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The +LIVESTRONG Foundation, the onetime juggernaut created by cyclist Lance Armstrong, has named as its new CEO a former top official from Susan G. Komen, another cancer charity whose powerful brand has been battered in recent years.
Chandini Portteus moves from one financially troubled nonprofit to another, taking the helm of the onetime juggernaut created by now-disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.
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While many employers have committed to hiring ‪#‎veterans‬, +Starbucks Coffee CEO Howard Schultz is leading a push to train soldiers for civilian jobs even before they leave military service. 
His family foundation is leading an effort to prepare soldiers for civilian jobs, even before they leave military service.
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Are ombudsman offices effective mechanisms for managing complaints? Or diversions from dealing with criticism, at best?
A growing number of nonprofits have hired ombudsmen to settle disputes fairly and confidentially, but critics say these officials often lack teeth and even help suppress dissent.
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Nonprofits have a new opportunity to own a piece of the Internet.
The new system is designed to vet charities around the world and help donors find legitimate groups to support.
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