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Father Larry Snyder will step down as president of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) at the end of January after leading of the nation’s largest social services agencies for nearly a decade.
Charitable giving increased for the second consecutive month, growing a lackluster 0.9 percent overall compared to the same period last year, according to the latest update to the Blackbaud Index.
Katie Bisbee, chief marketing officer for DonorsChoose.org in New York City, had to learn the hard way that “admitting failure and apologizing ends up engaging donors in a deeper way,” she said.
Like many American symphonies, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has seen some of its audience go up in smoke. “Here in Denver, the classical music audience has been flat or slightly declining for a long time,” said CEO Jerome Kern. “That impacts contributions. It’s not simply that they’re not attending concerts, they’re not contributing to support.”
The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign raised $1.1 million in online donations for nonprofits in the Washington, D.C.-area last Sunday, bringing a mid-year boost to 560 charities. It was down roughly $200,000 from last year.
Blackbaud has added another company to its string of acquisitions, purchasing the education software company WhippleHill Communications, Inc., for $35 million.
More than half of online consumers around the world (55 percent) will pay more for products and services from companies that are socially and environmentally responsible. North America (42 percent) and Europe (40 percent) lag behind the Asia-Pacific region (64 percent), Latin America (63 percent), and Africa and the Middle East (63 percent).
Tony Mestres is the new president and CEO of the Seattle Foundation, replacing the retiring Norman B. Rice. He will begin his new role starting July 1.
What could they possibly serve at a lunch that costs $2.16 million? You get a large helping of Warren Buffett for that tab.
The latest edition of the Blackbaud Index revealed that overall charitable giving increased by 1.3 percent for the three months ending April 2014, after initial reports last month indicated negative growth in the sector.