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RECAP BLOG: Philanthropy in the Media

By Willie Matis

Stacy Palmer, Top Editor at The Chronicle on Philanthropy, joined us last week for a GREAT and lively discussion.


She immediately started talking about government! Well she is from DC and it is an election year, right?

Stacy’s insight was great. Here are a few highlights…

– Do donors care about results and measurement?
Stacy is seeing both sides. She made a great point about the people doing well in rating systems will be happy, those who aren’t will be unhappy with the system. Smaller donors enjoy narratives that pull at our heart, but bigger donors enjoy data. Nonprofits will need to work to find a sweet spot here.

– Getting beyond donations.
Social impact investments could be very transformative.  Example would be the Heron Foundation putting 100% of its endowment into efforts to create jobs.

– Is it the economy? Or is it the way charities raise money?
This was a great slide.


– Making sure that fundraisers LOOK like the donors of whom they are asking for money.
Growing concern that there is not enough diversity in the field.

– Growing concern on knowing exactly where the money goes.
Check out Dan Palotta’s TED talk. Stacy mentioned a few nonprofit organizations have been successful by distilling his message to their boards.


Check out the Slideshare presentation below.

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Philanthropy in Today’s Media

by Willie Matis


The Workshop: What were the most important stories of 2013? What will be the biggest in 2014? Stacy Palmer, Editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, will share how the changing media and information landscape is impacting philanthropy, stories from behind-the-scenes at the Chronicle, the latest trends and how organizations are leveraging media to advance their missions.

And why would you NOT want to be at Ivy Tech’s Second Floor Ballroom to hear about this?

This workshop is on a different day and time than any luncheon… here are the deets.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
3:00 to 3:30 pm – Registration
3:30 to 4:30 pm – Program
5:00 to 6:30 pm – Reception

We are happy to host Stacy and to show her some Hoosier Hospitality as part of the JGA Signature Speaker Series. This particular event for AFP is a fun one as well because we are joining Johnson Grossnickle + Associates as they celebrate their 20th birthday that evening!!

Here is the location in case you need to click and have your phone bring you there…

Ivy Tech Community College Corporate College and Culinary Center
Second Floor Ballroom
2820 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Stacy will bring not only knowledge about the media’s role in philanthropy but philanthropy as a whole.  I didn’t know this about her until I read her bio – Stacy has served as the top editor for The Chronicle of Philanthropy SINCE IT’S BEEN FOUNDED! (That deserves a round of applause before she even takes the microphone.)  Register online now!

There is a little less than two weeks, but you need to start thinking about a FANTASTIC question to ask Stacy.  We can brainstorm together below.  Leave your thoughts in the comments section!

See you May 20th! 

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