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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

  • Tax Policy Central To Everson’s Run For The White House

    By Paul Clolery — April 1, 2015

    Mark Everson is running for president and has placed federal tax code reform as the cornerstone of his campaign for the White House. You’d expect that from a former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner.

  • Stats Show Huge Jump In Tax-Exempt Orgs, Applications

    By Paul Clolery — March 24, 2015

    The number of tax-exempt entities jumped almost 13 percent to 1,723,315 during 2014, an increase of 124,302 organizations after marginal movement during the prior three years. The number of applications more than doubled — to 117,538 — during 2014 compared to 2013.

  • Vets, Kids Lead Donors’ Giving Choice

    By Paul Clolery — March 13, 2015

    Direct mail donors age 35 and older when given $100 to donate among 10 charities categories would most likely give a majority of the money to either a veterans group or to kids in poverty. And, that predisposition was across the political spectrum from conservatives to moderates to liberals.

  • Endowments Could Damage The Sector

    By Paul Clolery — March 9, 2015

    The President of the United States threatens to veto any and all legislation that reduces or even keeps static federal tax deductions for donors. Localities are seeking to strip nonprofits of certain exemptions, particularly property tax relief. It’s only a matter of time before caps are placed on the amounts nonprofits can raise that are eligible to be deductible.

  • Ex-Red Cross Chief Running For President

    By Paul Clolery — March 5, 2015

    Mark Everson, the former IRS commissioner who later took the helm of the American Red Cross and was forced to resign, has thrown his hat into the ring for President of the United States. He’ll run as a Republican.

  • Minorities Under Represented In Fundraising Appeals

    By Paul Clolery — March 3, 2015

    Giving at a place of worship is the top venue for donors who are white, African American and Hispanic. Asian donors, however, are more likely to give to health charities. Local social service and children’s charities are also priorities for Asian donors.

  • Study: Giving As Diverse As Donors

    By Paul Clolery — February 26, 2015

    Giving at a place of worship is the top venue for donors who are white, African-American and Hispanic. Asian donors, however, are more likely to give to health charities. Local social service and children’s charities are also priorities for Asian donors.

  • Abila In ‘Peach’ Of A Deal

    By Paul Clolery — February 18, 2015

    Content and learning platform Peach New Media, a player in the association and large organization educational space, has been purchased by Abila Software. The firm has operations in Atlanta and Hanover, Mass., and will be rebranded as Peach New Media, an Abila company.

  • Blackbaud Revenue Up 12% for 2014

    By Paul Clolery — February 12, 2015

    Nonprofit fundraising and financial platform firm Blackbaud posted net income of $4.8 million on revenue of $152.8 million during the fourth quarter of 2014. For the year, Blackbaud reported profit of $28.3 million, or 62 cents per share.

  • Warm Greeting

    By Paul Clolery — December 30, 2014

    There’s no intent to throw a bucket of ice over the efforts for #GivingTuesday but one has to wonder about the euphoria. The final numbers will show roughly $60 million was raised on Dec. 2 by some 20,000 partner organizations in the United States and another 6,500 or so abroad.


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