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$47 Million To Develop Principled Principals

October 13, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The Wallace Foundation has launched a $47-million, four-year initiative to improve the training of school principals. Seven universities and their corresponding state and district partners have been selected to participate in the initiative, which will be geared toward improving university principal-preparation programs and analyzing state policies to see whether higher-quality training can be better encouraged statewide.

Herschell Gordon Lewis Dead At 87

September 26, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Herschell Gordon Lewis, considered the “Godfather of Gore” as well as the “Godfather of Direct Marketing,” died early this morning from congestive heart failure. He was 87.

Giving in Puerto Rico Tops Mainland Rates

September 15, 2016       NPT Staff      

Households in Puerto Rico are giving to charity at a greater rate than mainland counterparts despite economic turmoil in the territory.

USPS Giving Mailers A Break

August 25, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Mailers might be getting more bang for their buck come January as weight caps on standard and first class commercial mail are expected to increase, according to a United State Postal Service (USPS) proposal.

Charity Navigator Hires Fundraising Expert

August 19, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Just six months ago, Shannon McCracken shared the stage with Charity Navigator CEO Michael Thatcher for a question-and-answer session during the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s annual Washington, D.C., conference. Starting Sept. 6, she’ll be the charity ratings organization’s new chief development officer.

IS Taps New COO In Continuing Reorganization

August 15, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The reorganization at Independent Sector continues as Victor Reinoso, a former deputy mayor of the District of Columbia, joins the organization as chief operating officer. Reinoso is the first major appointment since Daniel Cardinali took over as president and CEO of the advocacy organization in July.

Charges Filed In Alleged Terror Financing

August 5, 2016       NPT Staff      

A manager working in World Vision’s Gaza, Israel office has been accused of funneling organizational funds to Hamas, an Islamist militant group.

Early Childhood Investment Has Huge Financial Returns

July 26, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Large amounts of philanthropic capital directed at early-childhood investments have the potential to produce returns of $5 to $11 for every $1 invested. An investment of $1 billion focused on children ages five and under could result in the upward trajectory of hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans.

Wood Heading Up FrontStream

July 22, 2016       NPT Staff      

Nonprofit software industry veteran William “Bill” C. Wood is the new president of FrontStream, Inc., a provider of fundraising and community engagement solutions. Wood is responsible for the company’s strategy, products, marketing and sales, professional services, operations and customer service activities.

Media Hits Come In All Shapes And Sizes

July 21, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Organizations’ media teams might be dead-set on finding opportunities to shoot for the stars and land features in the country’s most prominent publications. Falling just short among the clouds or, in this case, mere mentions in news media, however, are how most prominent organizations are covered.