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  • Live From CoF: 7 Ideas To Jumpstart The Economy

    By Paul Clolery — April 27, 2015

    The tone of this year’s Council on Foundation’s (CoF) annual conference focused not just on collaboration, but also pushing foundation leaders to take more of a role in instigating ideas that spur the national and local economies and finance. Examples of the “double bottom line” of businesses doing well while contributing to the social sector were showcased during a session called “7 Ideas To Jumpstart The Economy.”

  • Half Of Nonprofits Can’t Meet Service Demands

    By Mark Hrywna — April 27, 2015

    Three quarters of nonprofits reported ending 2014 at break-even or with a surplus but just as many continue to report increased demand for their services.

  • 12.5% Of Email Doesn’t Get To In-Box

    By The NonProfit Times — April 24, 2015

    Spam costs more than $4.99 for a 12-ounce can of the meat surprise at the supermarket. Nonprofits are losing an average of nearly $15,000 per year due to emails ending up in prospects’ electronic spam folders, according to a new study released by digital firm EveryAction. The 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study analyzed 55 nonprofits with email lists of at least 100,000 names.

  • Calculate A Donor’s Score Then Dump Them

    By Marty Daks — April 21, 2015

    When Nicole Gyorfi Titus, a veteran communications director, was asked to lead digital operations for the ReadyforHillary, a Rosslyn, Va.-based national political action committee, she didn’t hesitate to utilize a cooperative database for the PAC’s direct mail fundraising efforts.

  • Why Nonprofits Are Getting Sued More Often

    By The NonProfit Times — April 17, 2015

    There is risk incurred by simply getting out of bed every morning. You can insure against almost anything and probably should. The topics of risk and insurance are hot right now as litigation increases against nonprofits.

  • Millennials Give The Least, Want Money Used Wisely

    By Patrick Sullivan — April 15, 2015

    You might want to put down the phone, or delay that mailing by a month or two. Nonprofits are 10 times more likely than donors to think the organization is not communicating enough with donors. For its first donor engagement study, Austin, Texas-based fundraising and software firm Abila surveyed more than 1,200 donors across four generational cohorts, as well as managers at 206 nonprofits with revenues ranging from $1 million to $49 million.

  • 5 Data Points That Can Change Everything

    By Patrick Sullivan — April 14, 2015

    Big Data and regression models can chop and analyze a donor file in lots of interesting ways. But if you don’t have millions of dollars or millions of names in your file to utilize these technologies, you’ll have to look elsewhere for measurement.

  • Fundraising Investigations Must Comply With The 4th Amendment

    By Mark Fitzgibbons — April 7, 2015

    Claiming a “yearlong campaign of political harassment and public vilification,” the Humane Society of the United States sued Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently regarding an investigation of the charity. An Oklahoma judge blocked General Pruitt from obtaining all but one contested document that he sought.

  • GuideStar’s Harold completes comeback to win NPT Brackets

    By Mark Hrywna — April 7, 2015

    Completing a stunning comeback that will go down in the annals of NPT Brackets history, Jacob Harold won The NonProfit Times‘ inaugural NCAA Bracket Competition. The president and CEO of GuideStar outdueled a field of a dozen nonprofit executives and The NonProfit Times staff, securing the win thanks to Duke’s victory over Wisconsin last night in the national championship for men’s college basketball.

  • ICYMI: 2015 NPT Best Places To Work

    By The NonProfit Times — April 6, 2015

     Ask most any employee at a nonprofit why they work there and the answer will almost always come down to mission and believing they are making a difference. But what sets apart the organizations in the 2015 NPT Best Nonprofits To Work?

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