The Clinton Foundation expects to re-file tax forms for the years 2010 through 2012 because of possible errors in reporting contributions from foreign governments. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) also is expected to re-file its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990 for 2012 and 2013. … Read More »
Email list size grew but email open rates declined while online revenue was up mainly because of growing monthly giving for some of the largest nonprofits last year. Those are some of the top-line takeaways from the 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study (#3DBench15), which incorporates data from 84 participatin… Read More »
After an unsuccessful bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, former Points of Light Institute CEO Michelle Nunn will remain in the Atlanta area as the next president and CEO of CARE USA. The Atlanta-based global poverty-fighting organization yesterday announced the appointment. Since July 2013, N… Read More »
A postage rate increase that’s expected to whack nonprofits that mail periodicals especially hard isn’t likely to change much, other than a new effective date later this year. The United States Postal Service (USPS) on Thursday filed its response to the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) … Read More »
The value of a volunteer hour was up 52 cents to $23.07 last year, about 2.3 percent more than 2013, according to the latest estimate released today by Independent Sector (IS). The Washington, D.C.-based advocacy coalition for nonprofits updates the figure annually, including a state-level breakd… Read More »
Four times during the past several years, KLRU-TV in Austin, Texas, has turned to crowdfunding to raise money. “Part of it was we were interested in getting into web production but it wasn’t in our current budget. We thought it was a different type of project for a TV station, to try fundraising… Read More »
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Spam costs more than $4.99 for a 12-ounce can of the meat surprise at the supermarket. Nonprofits are losing an average of nearly $15,000 per year due to emails ending up in prospects’ electronic spam folders, according to a new study released by digital firm EveryAction. The 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study analyzed 55 nonprofits with email lists of at least 100,000 names.
When Nicole Gyorfi Titus, a veteran communications director, was asked to lead digital operations for the ReadyforHillary, a Rosslyn, Va.-based national political action committee, she didn’t hesitate to utilize a cooperative database for the PAC’s direct mail fundraising efforts.
There is risk incurred by simply getting out of bed every morning. You can insure against almost anything and probably should. The topics of risk and insurance are hot right now as litigation increases against nonprofits.
You might want to put down the phone, or delay that mailing by a month or two. Nonprofits are 10 times more likely than donors to think the organization is not communicating enough with donors. For its first donor engagement study, Austin, Texas-based fundraising and software firm Abila surveyed more than 1,200 donors across four generational cohorts, as well as managers at 206 nonprofits with revenues ranging from $1 million to $49 million.
Big Data and regression models can chop and analyze a donor file in lots of interesting ways. But if you don’t have millions of dollars or millions of names in your file to utilize these technologies, you’ll have to look elsewhere for measurement.View More Featured Articles
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