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Nonprofits Lose Donor Confidentiality Appeal

January 6, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A California appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked the state attorney general from gaining access to the names of major donors to nonprofits.

Year-End Giving Goes Year-Round

December 31, 2015       Andy Segedin      

At Langley Memorial Hospital in Langley, B.C., one can scrub in and get behind some of the hospital’s most cutting-edge equipment following years of schooling and medical training or simply by being among its leading donors.

Minimum Wage No Small Issue For Nonprofits

December 31, 2015       Andy Segedin      

Just 75 cents per hour is all that it took to push a program of one rural Michigan nonprofit from breaking even to deep into the red. LifeChallenge of Michigan in Hillsdale, Mich., operated Tastes of Life, a restaurant program that provided employees looking to find their feet an opportunity to gain real-world work experience.

VolunteerMatch’s Salesforce Account Breached By Malware

December 15, 2015       NPT Staff      

Malware on a VolunteerMatch computer has led to the unauthorized access of contact information within the organization’s Salesforce account. Compromised information includes email addresses, business addresses and telephone numbers within VolunteerMatch’s business records with Salesforce. As credit card information is not stored in such records, such data was not part of the breach.

Nonprofits Impacted Voter Turnout In 2014 Midterms

December 2, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

Intervention by nonprofits had the biggest impact on turnout of the least likely voters in the most recent midterm elections, according to a new study.

UK Youth Charities To Merge

November 24, 2015       Andy Segedin      

Two of the United Kingdom’s leading youth-support organizations intend to merge. YouthNet, a London-based organization providing informational and emotional support for local young adults, and Get Connected, a London-based youth helpline, combined to assist 1.7 million young people in the United Kingdom in 2014.

Earned Income Jumps For Nonprofits

November 24, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

Revenue increased 7 percent and attendance was up 3 percent for cultural groups in nearly a dozen metropolitan areas from 2009 to 2012, despite a decline in most sources of contributed support, including individual giving.

Postal Rates To Stay The Same, Might Even Drop

November 19, 2015       Andy Segedin      

The United States Postal Service’s (USPS) leadership has publicly committed to having no general price increases for letter and flat mail in 2016. An overall price decrease for such mailings is possible for later in the year.

Facebook Testing New Fundraising Tool

November 18, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

Facebook today unveiled a suite of donation tools to be tested among 37 charities that could be available to qualified nonprofits by next year.

Survey: 25% of Fundraisers End Up Fired

November 17, 2015       NPT Staff      

There is instability in fundraising at organizations cross the country. During his workshop “Averting The Current Crisis in Nonprofit Leadership” during the National Catholic Development Conference, Marc A. Pittman, executive director of The Nonprofit Academy in Greenville, S.C., discussed a recent CompassPoint survey of 2,700 development staff and executive directors.