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What Am I Bid? Nonprofit auctions offer lots of love – and quirkiness

What Am I Bid? Nonprofit auctions offer lots of love – and quirkiness By Richard H. Levey

The willingness to endure a little laughter can prove lucrative for a charity. Unfinished renovations to Wrigley Field at the start of the current baseball season resulted in the stadium offering only two working bathrooms for 34,000 beer-swilling Chicago Cubs fans during the team’s home opener. …   Read More »

Aviv Leaving IS, Headed To Feeding America

Aviv Leaving IS, Headed To Feeding America By Mark Hrywna

A day after completing the 14th session of a nationwide, 15-city listening tour, Independent Sector (IS) announced that President and CEO Diana Aviv would step down in October after 12 years leading the nonprofit advocacy organization. She is set to become the CEO of Feeding America, effective Oct. …   Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage OK Might Impact Nonprofit Pensions

Same-Sex Marriage OK Might Impact Nonprofit Pensions By Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 that same-sex marriage is constitutional, which would extend legalized same-sex marriage to 13 states that still do not recognize it. At issue in Obergefell v. Hodges was whether the Fourteenth Amendment required states to recognize same-sex marriages that were…   Read More »

Health Groups Laud SCOTUS ACA Decision

Health Groups Laud SCOTUS ACA Decision By Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan

The fate of President Obama’s signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), hung on just four words: “…established by the State.” The Supreme Court of the United States sided with the Obama administration in a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell. The plaintiffs …   Read More »

Millennial Giving & Volunteering Influenced By Peers

Millennial Giving & Volunteering Influenced By Peers By Mark Hrywna

Competitions and incentives can motivate Millennial employees in particular and inspire short-term engagement but in the long run, managers must show employees how their donation or volunteer hours make a difference, according to the 2015 Millennial Impact Report released today. Achieve, an India…   Read More »

Big Groups Snared Majority Of #GivingTuesday Online Donations

Big Groups Snared Majority Of #GivingTuesday Online Donations By Mark Hrywna

Smaller organizations took a larger share of online gifts during the most recent #GivingTuesday as healthcare and education nonprofits also got in on more of the fundraising action. Charleston, S.C.-based technology and fundraising firm Blackbaud this week released “#GivingTuesday Trends: A Clo…   Read More »

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Controversial Komen Founder Takes Volunteer Role

By Mark Hrywna — July 2, 2015

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder Nancy Brinker stepped down from her position as chair of global strategy but will remain in a voluntary role at the breast cancer charity. She will continue as a lifetime board member.

Michael J. Fox Foundation Absorbs Parkinson’s Group

By Mark Hrywna — July 1, 2015

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and the Michael Stern Parkinson’s Research Foundation (MSPRF) have announced the merger of the two organizations, effective June 30.

Classy Gets $18 Million In Class B Funding

By Mark Hrywna — July 1, 2015

Cloud-based fundraising platform Classy announced $18 million in Series B venture capital funding. The San Diego, Calif.-based company also announced the appointment of its first chief technology officer (CTO) and two additions to its advisory board.

Giving Booms: $358.3 Billion Boosted By Big Bequests

By Mark Hrywna — July 1, 2015

Confidence in an improving economy, bequest giving and a few mega gifts helped charitable giving in the United States continue to rebound, up 7.1 percent during 2014 to $358.38 billion.

Old Or Young, There’s No Telling How They’ll Respond

By Mark Hrywna — July 1, 2015

If there’s one thing that unifies people young and old, it’s cat pictures. That’s why Social Security Works (SSW) employs Cat Actuary. It’s not an actual feline financial whiz, of course, but a light-hearted meme the organization uses to spice up conversations that can get pretty serious.

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