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“Giving back” Important For Most High Net-Worth Individuals

“Giving back” Important For Most High Net-Worth Individuals By Mark Hrywna

More than half of high net-worth (HNW) individuals consider “giving back to society” essential to a life well lived, and another one-third describe it as “important,” for a combined 86 percent. Released on Thursday, the 2015 U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth Survey is the fifth annu…   Read More »

Charity Checkout Campaigns Remained Flat

Charity Checkout Campaigns Remained Flat By Patrick Sullivan

CHICAGO -- The biggest charity checkout campaigns raised some $388 million at U.S. cash registers in 2014, only slightly less than the total raised the previous year. The Rye, N.Y.-based Cause Marketing Forum (CMF) identified 77 campaigns that raised $1 million or more last year. Findings were relea…   Read More »

Scouts’ Anti-Gay Volunteer Stand ‘Cannot Be Sustained’

Scouts’ Anti-Gay Volunteer Stand ‘Cannot Be Sustained’ By Patrick Sullivan

The Boy Scouts of America’s prohibition against gay adult volunteers and employees is unsustainable, according to the organization’s board president. “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustaine…   Read More »

Law Enforcement Agencies Nab Deceptive Cancer Groups

Law Enforcement Agencies Nab Deceptive Cancer Groups By Mark Hrywna

A network of what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) described as “sham charities” raised $187 million over four years but provided little of what they promised millions of donors. In a joint action with 58 law enforcement partners, the FTC filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Arizona …   Read More »

Supreme Court Denies Hearing In Donor List Case

Supreme Court Denies Hearing In Donor List Case By Patrick Sullivan

The Supreme Court of the United States has refused to hear an appeal in the case of The Center for Competitive Politics where the identities of donors would be revealed to state officials in California. CCP sought an injunction from Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy against revealin…   Read More »

Robin Hood Gala Cracks $100 Million

Robin Hood Gala Cracks $100 Million By Mark Hrywna

The single largest charity fundraising gala in the nation outdid itself this year, cracking the $100-million mark for the first time ever. The Robin Hood Foundation’s annual gala on May 12 raised a record $101,688,198. Contributions ranged from $5 to $25 million, including one from an anonymous…   Read More »

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Youth Not Getting Job Opportunities They Need

By Mark Hrywna — May 27, 2015

What would happen if everyone in your office younger than 25 years old just disappeared? That’s the question asked — and hopefully answered — via a study released yesterday that examines youth employment and how to prepare your organization for the future.

16 Digital Inclusion Fellowships Offered By NTEN, Google Fiber

By Patrick Sullivan — May 21, 2015

NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, is partnering with Google Fiber to find 16 tech experts who can build digital inclusion programs in eight U.S. cities. The Digital Inclusion Fellowship was announced today, and applications are open through June 10.

Stanczykiewicz Picked To Head The Fund Raising School

By The NonProfit Times — May 21, 2015

Bill Stanczykiewicz was appointed director of The Fund Raising School and senior lecturer in philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, Ind.

Gardner Award Goes To Michael Brown

By The NonProfit Times — May 20, 2015

Michael Brown, co-founder and CEO of City Year, will receive the 2015 John W. Gardner Leadership Award from Independent Sector. The award will be presented at the John W. Gardner Leadership Luncheon on Oct. 29, 2015, concluding the 2015 Independent Sector National Conference in Miami.

Bipartisan IRA Rollover Bill Introduced In Senate

By Paul Clolery — May 1, 2015

The IRA charitable rollover has new life in a bi-partisan bill introduced today in the United States Senate. The Public Good Charitable Rollover Act of 2015, (S.1159) is sponsored by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Thad Cochran (R-Miss).

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