News & Articles

Komen Shutting Down In Phoenix

June 26, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The race is over in Phoenix, as Susan G. Komen Arizona will cease operations effective July 31. The organization’s Phoenix Race for the Cure event, previously set for October, has been cancelled.

Planned Gifts Don’t Go Bump In The Night

June 23, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Somewhere, hiding under beds and in closets, lurk the creatures that haunt planned giving officers: losing current sustainable gifts, complex lingo, and the discomfort of speaking about death.

U.S. Remains Low In Social Progress Index

June 21, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The United States has crept up one spot, to 18th, on the 2017 Social Progress Index. The improvement fails to express, however, the U.S.’s consistent underperformance relative to its gross domestic product (GDP), according to Michael Green, CEO of the Social Progress Imperative (SPI), creator of the index.

Elusive Donors Get More Expensive

June 20, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Giving continued its slow ascent during 2016, with positive gains hamstrung by losses in efficiency and momentum. The recent trends have created the effect of nonprofits shuffling forward, taking a step back for every two steps forward, according to a pair of recent studies.

Designated Gifts Lead To Fundraiser Layoffs

June 20, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Two of the nation’s largest United Way affiliates and the organization responsible for raising three-quarters of the funds to operate New York’s Central Park were among the nonprofits that laid off employees amid cost-cutting efforts in recent months.

Millennials Start Displaying Inclination To Give

June 19, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Millennials are still a ways away from contributing to the nonprofit sector to the same extent as Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. If signifiers of willingness to give such as volunteerism and attendance at religious services are to be believed, however, Millennials are closer to being as active as their elders than dollars indicate. Millennials gave an average of $580 to charity during the past year, according to a study commissioned by Dunham + Company, a consultancy to nonprofits, and conducted by Campbell Rinker.

6 Ways To Entice Millennial Donors

June 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

They’re here. Millennials gain prominence in society and commerce each year, making them an attractive population to help expand and diversify your organization’s donor base. What remains elusive, however, is how to attract this sect of donors, larger in number than Baby Boomers, after years of focusing on predominantly older donors — those who tend to be the most likely to give.

Giving Hit Record $390 Billion For 2016

June 13, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Giving in the United States set a record for the third consecutive year, topping $390 billion for 2016. Giving was up 2.7 percent and increases were reported in all major categories of nonprofits for only the sixth time in 40 years.

Opinion: Enhanced Incentives for Charitable Giving Make Good Tax Policy

June 12, 2017       Susan N. Dreyfus and Brian A. Gallagher      

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the charitable tax deduction, an element of the tax code that has incentivized millions of Americans to support philanthropic causes, from human and social services to arts, education, and religious charities.

NPT/Bluewater Study Shows NPOs Paying Up for Employee Healthcare

June 12, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNL) and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) might seem as if they are worlds apart, separated by some 1,500 miles. Like any nonprofit though, they face their unique challenges when it comes to salaries and benefits to attract and retain employees.