Real transformation can be a nauseating experience. It probably should be gut-wrenching. And the phrase thinking out of the box has created a new box without actually looking at the nature of the box. The “puritanical” idea that philanthropy assuages guilt holds charities back from transforming … Read More »
Wealthy donors appear to be getting more optimistic, with more of them expecting to give more to charity during the next three to five years, according to the 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Released today, the study has been written and researched in partnership with the India… Read More »
Nonprofits will be able to track and compare the diversity of their organizations against others in the sector, through a partnership announced today. “We believe that data about who’s leading, working in and with organizations is just as important as financial and operational data we already ha… Read More »
Picture a consumer in Los Angeles visiting a New York charity’s website. The site slips a cookie -- a tiny bit of tracking code -- onto the consumer’s computer. An advertising network then deploys “remarketing” and serves up an ad for the charity with a prominent “donate now” button whil… Read More »
The $115 million in Ice Bucket Challenge donations this summer are beginning to melt with initial approval of $21.7 million in funding for six projects. The ALS Association (ALSA) in Washington, D.C., announced it would support six programs and initiatives to expedite the search for treatments an… Read More »
At first glance, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules on crowdfunding don’t appear to have much to do with the nonprofit world. The rules are designed to make it easier for small businesses and startups to raise capital and provide additional opportunities for investors.… Read More »
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