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Paul Clolery

Paul Clolery is vice president and editorial director of NPT Publishing Group in Morris Plains, N.J., which publishes The NonProfit Times and its sister publication the magazine Exempt. He also has oversight responsibilities for the editorial content The NonProfit Times Online, the e-letters NPT Weekly, NPT Instant Fundraising, Exempt and NPT TechnoBuzz.

Since Clolery joined The NPT, it has gone from one publication 12 times annually to the list above. He joined The NPT in December, 1994 from Faulkner & Gray, a division of Thomson Financial, where he was senior editor of The Practical Accountant, which at the time was the largest circulation independent publication covering tax and accounting. He also contributed to other F&G publications.

Often a speaker for industry meetings and conferences, he has spoken at conferences of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, The American Society of Association Executives, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The DMA Nonprofit Federation, the Blackbaud user conference, the Kintera user conference the Convio user and the Sage Software user conference. He also has been master of ceremonies for events at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Formerly a senior fellow of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Fourth Estate and the Third Sector series, Clolery taught the tax-exempt sector to consumer reporters for four years during a week-long seminar at the University of Mississippi and Marshall University. He also has lectured on the topic at the annual conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Prior to Faulkner & Gray, Clolery spent more than a decade in the daily newspaper business in Texas and New Jersey. He has been honored a dozen times for reporting excellence, including awards from Associated Press Managing Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists. Most recently, the Society of Professional Journalists has twice awarded him first place for column and opinion writing.

Clolery has also written freelance articles for ID World, Investor’s Business Daily, Working Woman and others. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and The National Press Club.

He was not a stranger to the nonprofit sector when he joined The NPT. A shoulder injury forced him to retire from active duty at a local volunteer rescue squad after answering more than 1,200 emergency calls. He currently is a volunteer emergency medical technician instructor, and is part of a teaching team that received a Daily Point of Light award from The Points of Light Foundation in Washington, D.C. for consistently having a pass rate of more than 90 percent of students on the National Registry EMT examination when the national average is less than 50 percent. In 2008, he was individually presented a Daily Point Of Light award for volunteer service.

Paul Clolery's Articles

  • Live From AFP: Donors Prove It’s All About Them

    By Paul Clolery — March 21, 2016

    In case you were going back and forth on the concept, yes, for many donors it is all about them. The three top answers to why people give money, versus time or straight advocacy:

  • Bad Decisions

    By Paul Clolery — March 1, 2016

    Mike Rowe has done every unimaginably ugly job there is on his television programs, “Dirty Jobs” on the Dis­covery Channel and now “Somebody’s Got to Do It” on CNN. He has slogged through human and animal excrement. He’s been a fish gutter, bat guano collector, septic tank cleaner, sludge recycler and shark suit tester.

  • Cutting Fundraisers Doesn’t Result In Greater Efficiency

    By Paul Clolery — March 1, 2016

    Mike Rowe has done every unimaginably ugly job there is on his television programs, “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel and now “Somebody’s Got to Do It” on CNN. He has slogged through human and animal excrement. He’s been a fish gutter, bat guano collector, septic tank cleaner, sludge recycler and shark suit tester.

  • Dan Cardinali New Boss At Independent Sector

    By Paul Clolery — February 23, 2016

    Dan Cardinali, president of Communities In Schools since 2004, has been hired as the new leader at core industry advocacy organization Independent Sector (IS), effective July 5.

  • CRM Firm Orange Leap Acquired By YourCause

    By Paul Clolery — February 3, 2016

    Orange Leap, one of the first software as a service providers (SaaS) for charitable organizations, was acquired by Carrollton, Texas-based YourCause. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Orange Leap Founder Randy McCabe will join YourCause as director of nonprofit services.

  • The Nonprofit President

    By Paul Clolery — February 3, 2016

    This issue of The NonProfit Times started hitting the postal stream just as the good people of Iowa were caucusing and the outcome was still in doubt. Eyes are trained on New Hampshire on Feb. 9 and then South Carolina on Feb. 27 for those primaries. Anyone who believes we’ll have an indicator as to how the presidential nominating process will turn out from those three exercises in democracy hasn’t been watching closely enough.

  • Communicating Message

    By Paul Clolery — December 31, 2015

    The year 2016 has the potential to be 50 miles of bad road for the charitable sector. Presidential candidates will push their tax plans, which in most cases will propose gutting incentives for charitable giving in the name of a balanced federal budget. Current incentives will be allowed to expire as members of Congress refuse to take action during an election cycle.

  • The Consigliere

    By Paul Clolery — December 22, 2015

    John Gardner and Brian O’Connell are acknowledged across the nonprofit world as the godfathers of modern philanthropic thought and action. Hardly mentioned is Bob Smucker, the man who was one of their chief influencers. He was the sector’s Tom Hagen, counselor to the guys out front.

  • Live From IS: Board Revises Organization’s Mission

    By Paul Clolery — October 28, 2015

    Miami, Fla. — Independent Sector’s (IS) year-long, 15-city tour called “Threads,” coupled with the search for a new president and chief executive officer, has sparked what the organization’s board is calling a “refounding” of the 30-year-old national leadership group.

  • Would You Donate To A Soft Drink Company?

    By Paul Clolery — October 27, 2015

    Something became quite obvious while sipping a Diet Dr. Pepper and reading through the 1,800 statistical cells for this year’s NPT 100 in the soon to be released November 1 issue of The NonProfit Times. The numbers are improving but donors have very little to do with the enhancement.

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