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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

  • Foundation Giving Hits Record at $54.7 Billion

    By Patrick Sullivan — November 5, 2014

    Foundations paid out an estimated record $54.7 billion in 2013, an increase of $2.7 billion compared to 2012’s record $52 billion. That’s according to a report, “Key Facts on U.S. Foundations,” released by the Foundation Center in New York City. “Giving by the nation’s foundations has surpassed previous record levels,” said report author Steven Lawrence, director of research at Foundation Center, via a statement.

  • U.S. $1 Million Gifts Spike $3 Billion

    By Patrick Sullivan — November 4, 2014

    Major donors in seven regions around the world gave $26.3 billion in gifts of $1 million or more in 2013. The majority of the gifts and the dollars came from the United States, with 1,173 out of 1,995 gifts, totaling $16.92 billion. Though the number of major gifts coming from the U.S. was down compared to 2012, the total increased by $3 billion.

  • Schwab Charitable Grants Up 55%

    By Patrick Sullivan — November 3, 2014

    Schwab Charitable has made 55 percent more grants from its donor advised funds (DAFs) from the start of the organization’s July 1 fiscal year through the end of September than it did in the same three-month period in 2013. The total for this fiscal year, to date, is $201 million.

  • Schwab Charitable Grants Up 55%

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 31, 2014

    Schwab Charitable has made 55 percent more grants from its donor advised funds (DAFs) from the start of the organization’s July 1 fiscal year through the end of September than it did in the same three-month period in 2013. The total for this fiscal year, to date, is $201 million.

  • Ex-Maine Charities Boss In Hot Water

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 31, 2014

    Russel Brace, former president of United Mid-Coast Charities (UMCC) in Camden, Maine, has been accused of embezzling $3.8 million from the nonprofit. He faces a civil suit from the organization, but he might have more bad news coming. According to an affidavit filed by Brace’s attorney Peter DeTroy, the ex-executive is the subject of a federal criminal investigation and charges are expected, though they have yet to be filed.

  • #GivingTuesday Prepares For Round #3 On December 2

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 31, 2014

    Last year it was the Unselfie. Now, the nonprofit sector is awaiting the next big surprise #GivingTuesday has in store next month.

  • Hooking New Online Shoppers To Also Donate Takes Marketing

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 31, 2014

    Pam Kohl, executive director at Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC), a Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., wanted to rely less on race revenue. She was seeking easy ways to engage supporters when she stumbled upon online retail behemoth Amazon’s AmazonSmile program.

  • Donor-Advised Funds Continue Record Numbers

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 24, 2014

    Fidelity Charitable distributed what the organization called a record number of grants from its donor-advised funds (DAFs) during the first nine months of this year. The organization made more than 370,000 donor-recommended grants, amounting to some $1.6 billion – 27 percent higher than the same period in 2013. San Francisco-based Schwab Charitable also reported an increase of 34 percent in grants for the first nine months of 2014, up to $572.2 million.

  • Aroma, Touch and Words All Boosted Giving

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 21, 2014

    Russell James, III, Ph.D., is not advocating gathering your donors into a room where the air is filled with the hormone oxytocin. He’s just saying that an experiment involving dosing donors with a nasal spray of oxytocin led them to give more. It’s up to you whether you want to tamper with the ventilation system at your next special event.

  • JPMorgan’s Corporate Challenge Data Was Breached

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 20, 2014

    As if 76 million households weren’t enough, it has been learned that the JPMorgan Chase data breach this past summer has even more potential victims: participants in the banking giant’s Corporate Challenge series of charitable races.

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