News & Articles

Giving Up 4.3% Compared To 2016

September 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Santa packed more into his sleigh for Christmas in July this year as compared to last year, according to the Blackbaud Index. The index, which measures giving in three-month increments and compares it to the same period the prior year, reports an increase in overall giving of 4.3 percent for the three-month period ending in July. That increase includes a 10.4-percent jump in online giving as compared to 2016 totals.

Donations Begin Rolling In For Harvey

August 30, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Charities and donors are gearing up for what is becoming the largest response to a disaster since at least Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and is likely to be a years-long, billion-dollar recovery effort.

Was it a Winner or a Loser? Why Testing is Critical

August 29, 2017       NPT Staff      

Testing is a critical and essential part of any effective direct mail program. Just like competing for customers and sales in the commercial world, competition is intense for donors and their loyalty. This competition is healthy, as more ideas and concepts flow out into the marketplace which can be adapted by different organizations with innovative package adjustments and tweaks that relate to their specific missions.

Charities Respond To Harvey

August 28, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The philanthropic community is responding to the Gulf Coast, which is reeling as the toll of Hurricane Harvey is being tabulated all while rains continue to hit the area. Some organizations have been thrust into disaster response while also dealing with the devastation in their own backyard.

Pop The Champagne (Salad Dressing)

August 25, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Long before cause marketing and corporate social responsibility became common phrases, a joke between friends led Paul Newman to sell his homemade salad dressing in 1982 and give away the profits.

Nonprofit Awareness 50 Points Behind Consumer Brands

August 22, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Retention rates for some of the top consumer brands eclipse 90 percent. The average nonprofit hovers at just over 40 percent. It begs the question: What the heck are they doing over in corporate America and what can be replicated for the charitable sector?

5 New Tax Impacts On Out-Of-State Employees

August 21, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Think about what your workplace looked like 15 years ago. Look around it now. In addition to some new faces, new technology, and, maybe, new furnishings, one of the main things that you might notice is what isn’t there at all – many of your co-workers.
The Internet and cloud computing has enabled nonprofits to employ more and more out-of-state staff members who can log-in remotely. Some workplaces are made up entirely of staff logging in from a coffee shop six states away.

$2 Billion Man Jerry Lewis Dies At 91

August 21, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Just two weeks before Labor Day, when most people remember watching Jerry Lewis host the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) telethon, the legendary comedian died on Sunday. He was 91.

Advocates Writing Big Checks, NPOs Relocating Events After Charlottesville

August 18, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Philanthropy responded on a number of fronts following protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and President Donald Trump’s assertion that both sides were to blame.

Nonprofits Advance Climate Accord Despite Federal Government Rejection

August 18, 2017       Andy Segedin      

While many wait to see how President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord impacts global efforts to combat climate change, the beat goes on for members of the nonprofit sector. Rather than adjusting objectives to meet the new administration, partnerships have been created with local government and industry to forge ahead.