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Sector Crusader Rick Cohen Dies Suddenly

Sector Crusader Rick Cohen Dies Suddenly By Mark Hrywna

Rick Cohen was at times the conscience of the nonprofit sector, one of its most honest skeptics and yet always a champion for the underdog. Cohen, editor of The Cohen Report, national correspondent for Nonprofit Quarterly and former executive director of the National Committee For Responsive Philant…   Read More »

Family Foundations Expanding Funding, Targeting Issues

Family Foundations Expanding Funding, Targeting Issues By Andy Segedin

Family foundations are shifting from geographic-based focuses to issue-based. Newer organizations, those founded after 2010, are less likely to base commitments on geography (40 percent) than organizations at least 45-years-old (78 percent). Newer foundations are likewise more likely to be committed…   Read More »

The 2015 NPT 100: The Turnaround Continues

By Mark Hrywna

The nation’s largest charities continued a steady if cautious recovery, with some ap­proaching pre-recession levels of revenue as public support tracked with giving estimates for 2014. The very largest organizations in The NPT 100 – the 27th annual study of the nation’s largest nonprofits …   Read More »

A Centuries-Old Tax Has Kept London’s Bridges, Charities Standing

By Andy Segedin

There is a reason that, despite the nursery rhyme’s claims, London Bridge is not falling down. A special tax has been raised for centuries to maintain and, at times, replace the bridge. Surplus from the tax has also been used to assist area nonprofits in recent years. The City Bridge Trust’s …   Read More »

Live From IS: Board Revises Organization’s Mission

By Paul Clolery

Miami, Fla. -- Independent Sector’s (IS) year-long, 15-city tour called “Threads,” coupled with the search for a new president and chief executive officer, has sparked what the organization’s board is calling a “refounding” of the 30-year-old national leadership group. The board unvei…   Read More »

Hackers Hit Nonprofit Retail Chain

Hackers Hit Nonprofit Retail Chain By Mark Hrywna

America’s Thrift Stores reported a malware-driven cyberattack through a third-party vendor that might have compromised credit card numbers and expiration dates of transactions made last month at its 18 stores. In a statement posted on its website, America’s Thrift Stores CEO Kenneth Sobaski s…   Read More »

Associating Not High

Associating Not High By The NonProfit Times

Associating Not High On List For Some State, Regional Groups The Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations (VANNO) launched in 2004 to provide a voice for the state’s nonprofit community. By 2012, it was gone. VANNO never drummed up more than 300 membership organizations, less than 1 perce…   Read More »

Featured Posts

UK Youth Charities To Merge

By Andy Segedin — November 24, 2015

Two of the United Kingdom’s leading youth-support organizations intend to merge. YouthNet, a London-based organization providing informational and emotional support for local young adults, and Get Connected, a London-based youth helpline, combined to assist 1.7 million young people in the United Kingdom in 2014.

Earned Income Jumps For Nonprofits

By Mark Hrywna — November 24, 2015

Revenue increased 7 percent and attendance was up 3 percent for cultural groups in nearly a dozen metropolitan areas from 2009 to 2012, despite a decline in most sources of contributed support, including individual giving.

Peer-to-Peer Learning Boosts Unrelated Programs

By The NonProfit Times — November 23, 2015

Patricia Graham’s big idea came in the form of a tiny icon. The valuable lesson was presented to her not by an instructor, but by a fellow student.

Postal Rates To Stay The Same, Might Even Drop

By Andy Segedin — November 19, 2015

The United States Postal Service’s (USPS) leadership has publicly committed to having no general price increases for letter and flat mail in 2016. An overall price decrease for such mailings is possible for later in the year.

Facebook Testing New Fundraising Tool

By Mark Hrywna — November 18, 2015

Facebook today unveiled a suite of donation tools to be tested among 37 charities that could be available to qualified nonprofits by next year.

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