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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

  • Gates Letter: Focus Is on Health, Farming, Banking And Education

    By Patrick Sullivan — January 22, 2015

    Bill and Melinda Gates have made a big bet: During the next 15 years the lives of poor people will improve faster than at any other time in history, and that their lives will improve more than anyone else’s. “We’re putting our credibility, time, and money behind this bet — and asking others to join us — because we think there has never been a better time to accelerate progress and have a big impact around the world,” they wrote in their foundation’s annual letter.

  • $50 Million For Children’s Hospital, Research

    By Patrick Sullivan — January 21, 2015

    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced it has received a $50 million gift from philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman. An eight-acre portion of CHOP’s campus will be renamed the Raymond G. Perelman Campus, and the gift will establish the Raymond G. Perelman Research Fund.

  • Study: #GivingTuesday Dollars Skyrocketing

    By Patrick Sullivan — January 16, 2015

    It’s not a secret anymore that #GivingTuesday is gaining momentum. The percentage of both total dollars and number of donations made on #GivingTuesday in 2012 was 1.3 percent of year-end giving. That increased to 3.8 percent of total year-end dollars and 4.2 percent of all gifts by 2014.

  • Catholic Charities Select Nun As New President

    By Patrick Sullivan — January 12, 2015

    Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), based in Alexandria, Va., has appointed Sister Donna Markham, Ph.D., as its first female president in the organization’s 105-year history. She succeeds Rev. Larry Snyder and takes office on June 1.

  • Pasta Philanthropy Is Catching On

    By Patrick Sullivan — January 9, 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.

  • Girl Scouts Go Online With New Cookies

    By Patrick Sullivan — January 7, 2015

    First, the good news: There are three new Girl Scout Cookie flavors this cookie season. Now, the even better news: you might be able to get them online.

  • Viral Campaigns Have An Infectious Nature That Must Be Incubated

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 30, 2014

    If you were breathing this past summer, you could not miss hearing about the Ice Bucket Challenge. You couldn’t avoid it even if you tried. What you might not realize is that the ALS Association, the beneficiary organization, did not create the campaign. The organization was able to seize the moment and capitalize on good luck and good will.

  • Digital Fundraising Is Still About The Story

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 30, 2014

    Organizers of the Atlanta Summit on Global Health were looking for a way to aggregate ideas for solutions to global hunger. It had to be easy to use and, more important, neat, because the responses were bound for the White House. When summit organizers asked Kiera Stein, web content manager for Atlanta-based nonprofit CARE, she immediately thought of Storify.

  • Volunteers and Volunteering Both Declined For 2013

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 18, 2014

    Fewer Americans are volunteering, and those who do give of them time are volunteering less. A report from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) shows a decline of 2 million in the number of volunteers in 2013 compared to 2012. The rate of volunteers fell from 26.5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 16 to 25.4 percent.

  • Boy Scouts Ordered To Pay $7 Million

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 17, 2014

    A jury in Connecticut has ordered the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based in Irving, Texas, to pay $7 million to a victim of sexual abuse. The plaintiff, known as John Doe in court documents, was abused several times by an assistant scoutmaster during the mid-1970s.


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