Mark has been with The NonProfit Times since 2005, where he’s become a sucker for stories about nonprofit governance, transparency and finances. His penchant for spreadsheets makes the annual NPT 100 report akin to Christmas morning, spread out over several months.
Before joining NPT, Mark was in charge of about a dozen weekly newspapers in suburban New Jersey — where he’s lived his entire life with the exception of a four-year sojourn in central New York to earn a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York-Oswego. After more than a decade in the same keeper league, he finally celebrated his first fantasy baseball championship in 2013.
Revenue for the nation’s largest nonprofits has continued to recover since the recession, backed by a slow but steady return for donations last year and buoyed by more gains in investment income and continued growth of program service revenue.
West Virginia voters will head to the polls on Election Day (Nov. 4) faced with a question of whether to allow nonprofit youth organizations that build $100-million facilities to be exempt from property tax. The ballot question to amend the state constitution would affect just one property and organization: the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and its Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Fayette County.
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 Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
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 have,” said GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold.
Unemployment insurance isn’t exactly top-of-the-pile material. But with unemployment claims reaching record highs after the Great Recession, some new rules — and potential changes — it should be on your radar.
Giving to nonprofit health care institutions in the United States during fiscal 2013 increased more than 3 percent compared to 2012 and more than 20 percent since the low point of the recession in four years ago and exceeded the gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States.