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SVCF HR Leader Steps Downs, Investigation Continues

May 2, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The top human resources executive at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) stepped down, the second top executive to leave the organization within two weeks.

Blackbaud Acquisition Ups Its Position in Higher Ed

May 1, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Blackbaud took another step into the higher education technology and fundraising market, acquiring Reeher, a St. Paul, Minn.-based predictive modeling platform for colleges and universities. The sale price was $40 million.

Politics Hampering Philanthropy In 40% Of The World

April 30, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

While the regulatory conditions for philanthropy have shown improvements in six of the 11 regions around the world since 2015, the overall philanthropic environment in about 40 percent of countries and economies evaluated remains restrictive. Political environments present significant challenges to philanthropic activity.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Puts Carson On Leave

April 26, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., president, CEO and board member of the $13.5 billion Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), has been put on paid administrative leave as an investigation into the handling of sexual harassment and hostile workplace complaints continues. SVCF is the largest community foundation in the United States.

Donors Using Desktop Computers Still Backbone Of Online Giving

April 25, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Online revenue for nonprofits grew by 23 percent during 2017, after 15 percent growth in 2016, with email revenue accounting for 28 percent of all online giving. That gain came even as email open rates declined.

Missouri Gov. Accused Of Unauthorized Use Of Nonprofit’s Donor List

April 25, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is facing questions about whether he improperly used a donor list from the charity he founded before making his run for statewide office in 2016.

Study: Generations Are Changing And So Should Fundraising

April 24, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Fundraisers licking their chops waiting for Millennials to start giving are going to have to wait for approximately two decades because Boomers are not even close to relinquishing their positions as the top donors. And, Millennials will be behind GenX, a group predicted to be the next big thing for philanthropy.

Revenue, Program Spending Decline Again At Wounded Warrior Project

April 23, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) took another dramatic hit during 2017, down 30 percent after a 20-percent decline in 2016, according to the most recent federal Form 990 filing. Leaders of the organization, however, believe they’ve been able to dig out of rock bottom and back on a path toward growth.

Volunteer Value Up 2.3 Percent, $24.69 An Hour

April 20, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The value of a volunteer hour continues to rise, up to $24.69 in 2017. The figure is a 2.3-percent increase from 2016 and is part of an overall 51.8-percent increase in the value of volunteer hours since 2001, according to data from Independent Sector. The value of volunteer hours has grown every year during that span.

2 Reports Pump Improved Fundraising Results

April 17, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

NEW ORLEANS — Two surveys on the economic health of philanthropy and released here at the annual international conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) show that 75 percent of organizations met fundraising goals during 2017 and giving by big donors accelerated 47 percent during the fourth quarter year-over-year.