News & Articles

Charity Scammer Gets Convicted

November 14, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Bobby Thompson, the alias of a man who scammed donors out of $100-million via his charity, was found guilty yesterday by a jury in Cleveland, Ohio. He faces between 10 and 70 years in prison.

University Of Michigan Launches $4-Billion Campaign

November 14, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The arms race of higher education fundraising continues unabated. The University of Michigan has launched a $4-billion fundraising campaign, the largest in the history of a public institute of higher education.

New CEO For Blackbaud

November 14, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

A former executive for an electronic payments company will be the next chief executive officer of Blackbaud, Inc. Michael P. Gianoni has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Charleston, S.C.-based software and fundraising firm, effective Jan. 13, 2014.

Contributions To Donor-Advised Funds Grew 34 Percent Last Year

November 13, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) had a banner year in 2012, with contributions up almost 35 percent and assets under management gaining nearly 19 percent, according to the National Philanthropic Trust’s 2013 Donor-Advised Fund Report.

NPT Blog: The Need for a National Purpose

November 12, 2013       Stephen Heintz      

The economic and political problems our nation confronts today are as deep-seated and complex as any we’ve faced in the past 100 years.

Nonprofit Trademark: Protect Your Fundraising Brand

November 8, 2013       Karen Wu      

With the daily barrage of information competing for your donors’ attention, how does your fundraising campaign stand out and get noticed? Many nonprofits don’t realize that their “brand” is one of the most valuable assets.

NPT Blog: Prospect Research: It’s More Than Net Worth

November 8, 2013       Maria Semple      

Developing a successful major gifts program is part science, part art. Building relationships with individuals and understanding what motivates them to give is the cornerstone to making an individual gifts program successful.

NPT Blog: Arab American Giving Trends Make Global Impact

November 7, 2013       Maha Freij      

Giving is deeply rooted in Arab culture. A powerful sense of shared responsibility and the need to help others has sustained and empowered newly transplanted and longstanding Arab American communities in the United States.

Endowments Show Double-Digit Gains

November 7, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Endowments at U.S. colleges and universities jumped 11.7 percent net of fees for the 2013 fiscal year, according to preliminary data gathered from 461 institutions for the 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. It’s a huge improvement compared to the -0.3 percent return reported by study participants for FY2012.

NPT Blog: Winning The War Within

November 7, 2013       Jatrice Martel Gaiter      

Under siege, that is how many human service providers are feeling. And, they have good reasons. Two huge issues we are facing can have cataclysmic results if we do not prevail.