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.
A longtime Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive has been tapped to be the next leader of the Livestrong Foundation. The two Texas-based charities have a few things in common: both have a mission focused on cancer and both have experienced a decline in revenue in recent years, likely the result of donor backlash.
Helen Gayle will be the inaugural CEO of the McKinsey Social Initiative (MSI), a nonprofit that the global consulting firm created last year. She will join the organization in July after almost 10 years as president and CEO of CARE USA in Atlanta, Ga.
If it’s March, that means the office copy machine is working overtime, churning out brackets for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. It’s no different at The NonProfit Times, where we’ve invited a handful of nonprofit executives to join us in some good-natured fun to predict the tournament. The winner will get nothing more than the admiration of their peers nationwide and the others will be left with the scorn and ridicule that goes along with picking so many No. 12 seeds.
Of the 12 entries, the most popular Final Four picks are Kentucky (9), including six to win it all; Arizona (7), Duke (6), and Villanova (5). Standings will be updated after each day’s games. The first two teams listed in the Final Four are participants in the title game.
Six weeks after closing its doors, New York City-based human services agency Federation Employment & Guidance Services (FEGS) has filed for bankruptcy protection. FEGS secured an up to a $10-million loan from ones of its funders to support continuing operations.
Follow The NonProfit Times this month as we take a closer look at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament from a different perspective. In our bracket, teams will advance to the next round based on their fundraising prowess, according to Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey by the Council on Aid to Education (CAE):
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been pouring into donor-advised funds (DAF) in recent years. The question for some observers of the charitable world, however, is whether enough has been making its way to the coffers of charities.
It’s a conversation often avoided because it can be awkward. Even so, five people sat in front of thousands of attendees at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#15NTC) to get the ball rolling. “We’re purposely having the conversation together,” said Nonprofit Technology Netowrk (NTEN) Chief Executive Officer Amy Sample Ward. “The conversation is coming from and rooted in NTEN’s values.”
Jennifer Breakspear, executive director at QMUNITY, wasn’t familiar with Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” when she was persuaded to let them film a segment during her charity’s first PRIDE House. The event aimed to “celebrate diversity and shine a light on homophobia” during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.