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  • 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.

  • The Problem of Too Many Prospects or Donors

    By Patrick Sullivan — March 10, 2015

    Too many fundraisers want more donors in the door and don’t care about what happens after the first gift. “They enter the dreaded ‘donor death spiral,’” said Rob Reger, senior vice president at the Irving, Texas office of data firm Epsilon. “That occurs with too many one-time or short-term donors who aren’t loyal to the organization.”

  • Report: Shalala Headed To Clinton Foundation

    By Mark Hrywna — March 9, 2015

    A former member of Bill Clinton’s cabinet is expected to become the next chief executive officer of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bot Traffic: Are Your Visitors Using You?

    By George Weiner — March 2, 2015

    “The monthly users are up this year. We did it!” Many nonprofit managers rely on web data to inform and deliver their services, as well as tell the story of organizational impact. Nonprofit websites are used for impact in multiple ways — to increase resource downloads, new registrations/sign-ups, and of course, monthly users.

  • Bridging the digital divide: Vermont gearing up for digital makeover

    By Mark Hrywna — March 2, 2015

    Vermont is known for its maple syrup, craft beer and skiing. Broadband? Not so much. Like most rural areas of the United States, the Green Mountain State struggles with the digital divide.

  • Live From DMA: Challenges For U.S. Postal Service

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 26, 2015

    There’s good news and bad news when it comes to the United States Postal Service (USPS), according to Robert Taub, acting chair of the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC).

  • Survey: Fewer But Larger Gifts By Small Grantmakers

    By Mark Hrywna — February 26, 2015

    Small foundations reported distributing fewer – but larger – grants last year as their average returns and market value grew, according to a new survey.


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