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Patrick Sullivan

Staff writer Patrick Sullivan came to The NonProfit Times in February 2012, having previously been a freelance writer. He graduated summa cum laude from Kean University in 2009, and is proud to be covering the nonprofit sector.

Patrick Sullivan's Articles

  • Sector Not Paying To Develop New Leaders

    By Patrick Sullivan — March 4, 2015

    Less than one percent of grant dollars were put towards nonprofit leadership development between 2003 and 2012, according to a new report.

  • Online Volunteers: Don’t Ever Call Them Virtual

    By Patrick Sullivan — March 3, 2015

    The street address 76 Reservoir Road, Atherton, Calif., is ostensibly the headquarters of the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN). Visitors would be lucky to find any staffer on any given day. That’s because the six-person leadership team, all volunteers, are only there once every two weeks. They work remotely the rest of the time.

  • Best Practices, Governance Principles Revised

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 25, 2015

    Independent Sector has updated nearly every one of its 33 Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices, the first set of substantive changes since the document was released in 2007.

  • Study Forecasts Rise In Giving

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 24, 2015

    A strong stock market and rising income and personal net worth will drive giving up almost 5 percent in each of the next two years, according to a new study.

  • Senate Bill Would Require Revocation Notice

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 23, 2015

    Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would require the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to give charities notice that they will lose their exempt status.

  • Six Goals Set For ‘Net Neutrality, Equity

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 13, 2015

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a challenge to the attendees of the NetGain event at the Ford Foundation. He spoke about how Internet access is necessary to close the achievement and income gap around the U.S., and lauded Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler’s recent statement on net neutrality as a “clarion call” and an opportunity to open doors.

  • House Passes Philanthropy Bill That’s DOA In The Senate

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 12, 2015

    The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the package of tax incentives known as the America Gives More Act, H.R. 644, by a vote of 279 to 137. All Republicans but one voted for the bill, as well as 39 Democrats. While the bill passed, it fell short of the 290-vote super majority needed to avoid a presidential veto.

  • Get Ready For More Videos, Images

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 12, 2015

    Prepare to see more videos, more images and more infographics coming from nonprofits in 2015.

  • Philanthropic Pasta-bilities Raising Millions

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 11, 2015

    New Years Resolutioners might find that too much pasta is a motivator to get in the gym. For school kids, pasta can be a motivator to learn about fundraising. For others, you just can’t get enough pasta.

  • Magazine Cites ‘Innovative’ Nonprofits

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 10, 2015

    Fast Company magazine has released a list of what it calls the top 10 most innovative nonprofits. In the opinion of the magazine’s editors, organizations on the list lead the way in technology use, scope or best practices. The Foundation for Detroit’s Future landed the top spot on the list by virtue of its grandiose vision: saving a city and its art.


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