News & Articles

New Federal Tax Reform Bill To Impact Grants

February 13, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Even nonprofits that don’t receive direct federal grants often benefit from money provided by state, county, city or other organizations that pass-through federal support. The far-reaching arm of the federal dollar means almost all nonprofits feel the hurricane-force drama pouring out of Washington, D.C.

Lilly School Projects Giving Hike, Just Not In Traditional Methods

February 13, 2018       Paul Clolery      

The outlook for charitable giving for 2018 and 2019 is that there will be growth, just not the way it has always been. As donors remain committed to their favorite causes, the timing and amount of their giving might be very, very different due to changes to deductions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and a general robustness of the U.S. economy.

Facebook, Twitter Lead NPO Social Media Worldwide

February 12, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The vast majority of nonprofit organizations worldwide see social media as an effective tool for online brand awareness, recruiting volunteers and online fundraising but only one-third have a written social media policy.

Netflix Model Turns “Donors” Into “Subscribers”

February 6, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Nonprofits have been taking a page from the likes of Netflix and other subscriber services, suggesting donors make it a monthly gift each time they make a contribution. At least anecdotally, it seems monthly giving programs have taken over a prominent space on websites and in other appeals.

Higher Ed Giving Boosted By Robust Stock Gifts

February 6, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Colleges and universities continued to ride a hot stock market last year, with gifts by individuals, particularly donated securities, driving donation levels to another new record.

Pacelle Resigns As CEO of HSUS

February 2, 2018       Andy Segedin      

This story has been updated to include a HSUS statement.

Red Cross General Counsel Out In Botched Harassment Case

February 1, 2018       Paul Clolery      

The botched handling of a sexual harassment case at the American Red Cross (ARC) has cost the organization’s general counsel his job. David Meltzer had been with the organization more than a dozen years.

Sexual Harassment Issues Ensnaring Nonprofits

February 1, 2018       Andy Segedin      

This story has been updated to reflect the Humane Society of the United States’ decision to keep CEO Wayne Pacelle and his subsequent resignation.

Europe’s New Data Law: What Nonprofits Need To Know

February 1, 2018       Kelly DeMarchis Bastide and Shannon K. Yavorsky      

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will take effect on May 25 replaces the current European Data Protection Directive (the Directive). It introduces sweeping changes to European data protection legislation, with very significant penalties for noncompliance. The law applies to the use of personal data by European organizations and, in many cases, non-European Union (EU)-based organizations. 

Study: Most Charities Teetering On Financial Peril

January 31, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The nonprofit sector as a whole is fragile and profoundly undercapitalized, according to a new report that examined tax filing data over a recent five-year period.