News & Articles

Nonprofits Hammered In Federal Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

President Donald Trump’s first federal budget proposes deep cuts in discretionary spending to many departments that impact nonprofits while boosting financial support to defense, homeland security and veterans’ affairs.

Leaders Gather In N.Y. Seeking Tax Policy Common Ground

March 15, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Leaders of some of the nation’s largest tax-exempt organizations will meet in New York City tonight and tomorrow to discuss federal tax policy in a first attempt to hammer out a consensus on the charitable sector’s plan for lobbying during an era of changes to the tax code.

Plaintiff Sues For Harvard Donor’s Records

March 13, 2017       Andy Segedin      

A federal judge has given Harvard University until March 20 to turn over the financial information of a top donor and alum, Charles Spackman. It is unclear as of yet whether the university will comply.

Operation(s): 5 Things That Are Making Regulators Buzz

March 7, 2017       Tracy L. Boak and Karen I. Wu      

Changes in the way nonprofits operate alter the face of many discussions but a number of the underlying legal issues and compliance considerations seem to be perpetual. Internal operational issues are of great interest to regulators. Among them are five hot-button areas — everything from fundraising to finances to online activity.

Red Cross Selling Building For $315.5 Million

March 6, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The American Red Cross has begun the process of selling its building on E Street in Washington, D.C., transferring staff to other facilities.

PayPal Sued For Redistributing Donations

March 1, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A class action lawsuit against PayPal and PayPal Giving Fund claims that the digital and mobile payment portal misrepresents its charitable giving platform, requiring charities to create accounts to access donations and ultimately redistributing funds elsewhere in some cases.

Online Hyper-Targeting Big Dollar Donors

February 28, 2017       George Weiner      

Familiarity is a powerful factor in the human decision-making, something that top brands such as Coca-Cola have known for many years. If you have a base level of familiarity with a product, you are significantly more likely to choose it.
This idea is not a new one and has been proven across multiple studies with movies and restaurants showing preferences toward what is familiar.

75% Disapproval Of Federal PBS Funding Cuts

February 27, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

With Republicans back in control of both Congress and the White House, several federal agencies that are routinely targeted for spending cuts appear to be back on the chopping block.

Giving Stagnant, Slowly Moving To Mobile

February 22, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Increases in online giving outpaced overall giving nearly eight-fold in 2016, 7.9 percent versus a paltry 1 percent. Though still representing just a fraction of gifts, donating online showed a staying power in 2016 that had yet to be previously seen, according to Steve MacLaughlin, vice president, data and analytics for Charleston, S.C.-based Blackbaud.

Nonprofits Targeted for Federal Funding Cuts

February 21, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

With Republicans back in control of both Congress and the White House, several federal agencies that are routinely targeted for spending cuts appear to be back on the chopping block.