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Super Bowl Mayors Hope To Score With Service Bowl

Super Bowl Mayors Hope To Score With Service Bowl By Mark Hrywna

Call it Service Bowl IV. Or, you can call it Service Bowl 2016. Either way, the mayors of the respective cities representing the two teams in Super Bowl 50 have placed a friendly wager, with the payoff community service. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts agreed tha…   Read More »

3 Major Nonprofits Launch Rebranding Efforts

3 Major Nonprofits Launch Rebranding Efforts By Andy Segedin

You would think that everyone already knew the Y-USA, YWCA and Muscular Dystrophy Association. Yet, the three major, long-standing organizations chose to reintroduce themselves to the public by either rebranding or launching marketing campaigns during January. These are already brand name organiz…   Read More »

Flint’s Nonprofits Organizing Response To Lead Contamination

Flint’s Nonprofits Organizing Response To Lead Contamination By Andy Segedin

The contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., has spurred the local nonprofit community into action, both tailoring programming to the new needs of the city and managing donations from across the country. Local organizations’ involvement in the crisis dates back to the fall, according to Jamie…   Read More »

The Encore Movement

The Encore Movement By Andy Segedin

HandsOn Greater Phoenix (HGP) has relied heavily on the engagement of students and working adults throughout its 23-year history. When it launched an academic intervention program shortly after its inception, it stuck with its target demographic. The problem was, according to HGP CEO Rhonda Olive…   Read More »

Check-Writing Scam Targets Charities

Check-Writing Scam Targets Charities By Andy Segedin

A check-writing scam targeting nonprofits in the Richmond, Va., area has the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) warning to be on the alert for big checks followed by emails seeking refunds. Some 18 organizations in the Richmond area recently reported receiving emails from “Ke…   Read More »

Giving Up 1.6%, Online Gifts Still In Single Digits

Giving Up 1.6%, Online Gifts Still In Single Digits By Andy Segedin

The online portion of charitable giving continued on its dial-up-speed ascension in 2015, representing just 7.1 percent of charitable giving, up from 6.7 percent in 2014. The small share restrained online giving’s overall 9.2 percent increase from making a bigger dent in overall giving, which clim…   Read More »

WWP Defends Fundraising, Personnel Practices

WWP Defends Fundraising, Personnel Practices By Mark Hrywna

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has demanded retractions from CBS Network and The New York Times after the two media companies published stories this week critical of the charity for its spending on administrative and management expenses. Watchdog group Charity Navigator (CN), which awards Wounded …   Read More »

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Aplos Software Gets $4 Million In New Funding

By Mark Hrywna — February 9, 2016

Aplos software has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding from San Joaquin Capital. The newly formed venture capital firm specializes in technology companies based in California’s Central Valley. The funding will allow Fresno, Calif.-based Aplos to accelerate and expand product development efforts.

CRM Firm Orange Leap Acquired By YourCause

By Paul Clolery — February 3, 2016

Orange Leap, one of the first software as a service providers (SaaS) for charitable organizations, was acquired by Carrollton, Texas-based YourCause. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Orange Leap Founder Randy McCabe will join YourCause as director of nonprofit services.

Declining Oil Revenue, Budgets Pressures Alaskans’ Giving

By Andy Segedin — February 3, 2016

Alaskans have donated $13.8 million to charity during the past seven years through the Pick. Click. Give. program, a giving mechanism that enables residents to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) to local causes. The program has grown each year since its inception in 2009, but efforts to address the state’s budget deficit might cut into PFDs, which are given annually to those who reside in the state for a full calendar year.

YouTube Adds Video Donation Option

By Mark Hrywna — January 28, 2016

YouTube has unveiled donation cards that can be added to videos, allowing users to donate to a nonprofit through the online video platform. Cards can add interactivity to videos, pointing users to a specific URL or display customized images, titles and calls to action, and now donations.

Jerry’s Back. MDA To Rebrand

By NPT Staff — January 27, 2016

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will lean on its star power as it unveils its revitalized brand on Friday at a Carnegie Hall event. Jerry Lewis, the longtime host of the organization’s Labor Day telethon, will provide a taped message for the event. “Today” anchor Natalie Morales, TNT sportscaster Ernie Johnson, “Small Town Big Deal” host and long-time MDA volunteer Jann Carl and “The Voice” winner Jordan Smith will also participate.

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