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Mark Hrywna


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.

Mark Hrywna's Articles

  • IRS Might Have Located Lerner’s Emails

    By Mark Hrywna — November 24, 2014

    Emails to and from the now former director of the Exempt Organizations Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Lois Lerner, that were believed lost might have been located on back-up storage units.

  • $3.3 Billion Investment Payout For Cystic Fibrosis

    By Mark Hrywna — November 19, 2014

    Every investor has their story about the stock or investment that they let get away. This is not one of those stories. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) cashed in on one of its biggest venture philanthropy efforts, selling future royalty rights for $3.3 billion — 10 times the revenue that the charity typically generates in a year.

  • Avery Fisher Hall Renaming Shows Fleeting Fame And Naming Rights

    By Mark Hrywna — November 14, 2014

    To begin the process of raising a half-billion dollars for renovations to Avery Fisher Hall, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will rename the 50-year-old facility, in hopes of securing a new nine-figure gift.

  • $10 Million For Social Impact Entertainment

    By Mark Hrywna — November 12, 2014

    UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) today unveiled the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment. The center, which is dedicated to promoting social change through entertainment and performing arts, is the result of a $10-million gift by Jeff Skoll, social entrepreneur and founder of Participant Media.

  • $3 Million From Gates To GuideStar

    By Mark Hrywna — November 10, 2014

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $3 million over three years to data and research nonprofit GuideStar in support of its strategic plan, GuideStar 2020.

  • Survey: Nonprofits Doing Better With Content Marketing

    By Mark Hrywna — November 5, 2014

    The most effective nonprofit content marketers have a documented content marketing strategy that very closely guides efforts, along with a dedicated content marketing group that is successful a tracking return on investment (ROI) and publishes new content daily or multiple times per week.

  • Boy Scouts Win Ballot Question in W. Virginia

    By Mark Hrywna — November 5, 2014

    West Virginia voters yesterday agreed to change the state constitution to allow Boy Scouts of America to lease its 10,000-acre reserve without putting its property tax exemption in jeopardy.

  • The 2014 NPT Top 100: Is Recovery Here?

    By Mark Hrywna — October 31, 2014

    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 Ballot Item Targets BSA’s Land Use

    By Mark Hrywna — October 28, 2014

    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.

  • Giving Increases, But Donors’ Wealth Is Rising Quicker

    By Mark Hrywna — October 21, 2014

    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.


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