News & Articles

Unlocking Monthly Gifts

September 13, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Eight animals are trapped in cages but all a donor has to do is make a monthly gift to Humane Society International (HIS) and the gate is unlocked. The higher the monthly gift, more animals or larger ones are set free, not only in RL (real life) but on the Web, too.

New ABS Boss Changing Fundraising Apparatus

September 13, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

A new chief executive at the American Bible Society (ABS) is putting his mark on the 197-year-old charity, just months into his tenure. Two key development positions have been vacated and the organization switched direct response vendors since Douglas Birdsall took over as president and CEO in March.

Live From NCDC: Money Is A Byproduct of Mission

September 12, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The purpose of philanthropy is to expand mission, not to raise money. Money is a byproduct of people being engaged with mission. That was the message that Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, president and CEO of the National Catholic Development Conference conveyed to attendees at NCDC’s 45th annual conference, held this week in Grapevine, Texas.

Words Stronger Than Actions When Teaching Kids About Giving

September 12, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Actions may speak louder than words – except when it comes to teaching children about charitable giving.

Judges Considering If Real Estate Was Transaction Or A Gift

September 4, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

A three-judge panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals (COSA) heard arguments for and against an appeal brought by the family of a donor who had bequeathed property to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and who say the university is not following the donor’s original intent in regard to development plans.

FCC Opens FM Airwaves For Nonprofits

August 30, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Walk down a street in any city in south King County, about 10 miles south of Seattle, Wash., and you’re liable to hear conversations carried on in Somali, Spanish, Tagalog or Vietnamese. OneAmerica, an immigrant advocacy organization based in Seattle, has been trying to solve the challenge of disseminating information to this diverse group of immigrants and refugees for years.

Texas Hoarders: Livestrong Piled Up Cash

August 30, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Livestrong has been stockpiling cash in recent years, holding four times as much in short-term savings and temporary cash in 2012 as it did three years ago, according to a review of its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990.

Honesty Might Come With Caveats

August 27, 2013       Paul Clolery      

If the old cliché of honesty being the best policy is correct, why are there so many instances of dishonesty in the nonprofit workplace? That was the question discussed today during a session of the 2013 Risk Summit, presented in Boston by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center.

Blackbaud Appoints Interim CEO

August 27, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Nine months after announcing that its president and chief executive officer will be stepping down, Blackbaud has appointed an interim president and CEO while a permanent successor is sought. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Anthony Boor was appointed interim president and CEO, effective Aug. 31, until a permanent CEO is hired.

Process Is On The Ground, Not In The Cloud

August 26, 2013       Paul Clolery      

Everyone is talking about data in the cloud and cloud computing in general. The cloud is nothing more than a location and the business processes on the ground are just as important.