News & Articles

Big Boost For CFC Fundraising

November 23, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) continues to run about 17 percent ahead of last year’s pace. The 2016 campaign has reached $17.6 million in pledges through Nov. 22, more than one-third of the way toward its goal of $47 million.

Corporate Impact Investing Estimated At $2.4B

November 16, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A third of companies globally are “somewhat” or “highly” active in impact investing with large corporations investing $2.4 billion annually – a level that’s expected to grow over the next decade. Total giving by companies that are active is almost twice as much as those who are not active, according to a new pilot study released this week.

Rotary Foundation Receives Top Honor

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The Rotary Foundation, charitable arm of Rotary, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Apple Pay Enters Charitable Space

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Apple Pay moved into the charitable space this week by supporting donation processing. The tech giant’s touch-powered digital wallet eliminates donors’ need to enter billing or contact information, create an account, or fill out forms prior to checkout – making donations instantaneous just prior to the holiday giving season.

Aging Donors, Staff Turnover Hurts Fundraising

November 10, 2016       NPT Staff      

Greater than half (54 percent) of fundraising organizations polled have not been able to increase the overall percentage of revenue from fundraising during the past three years. An aging donor base and turnover among fundraising staffs pose further challenges to come.

High-Income Chinese-Americans Target Science, Tech

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Affluent Chinese-Americans put a greater emphasis on science and technology nonprofits (20 percent) than wealthy Americans generally (9 percent) but almost half of both groups prioritize children’s and education charities.

Classy Secures $30 Million In Financing

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Cloud-based fundraising platform Classy closed on $30 million Series C financing, bringing its total raised to $53 million since it was founded 10 years ago. It’s the second round of funding secured within the last 17 months.

$600,000 Raised With Robin Williams’ Bikes

October 28, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Shortly after a horse-riding accident left actor Christopher Reeve paralyzed, he was paid a visit by an Eastern European proctologist. As the doctor’s behavior became increasingly flamboyant, Reeve finally realized that it was his friend from The Julliard School, Robin Williams, in costume. It was the first time he smiled since his injury.

DMA Rebrands As Data & Marketing Association

October 27, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The “D” in DMA means something new now. On the eve of the professional group’s 100th anniversary, the Direct Marketing Association has rebranded to become the Data & Marketing Association.

Only 25% Of Wealthy Plan To Give To Candidates

October 26, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Nearly a quarter of wealthy donors (24 percent) have given to a political candidate, campaign or committee last year or plan to do so before the end of the election season. Donors over the age of 70 (40 percent) and members of the LGBTQ community (38 percent) are the most likely wealthy donors to give to a political candidate or campaign.