News & Articles

UNICEF Joins Forces With ‘Star Wars’

May 23, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

It turns out that all you need to do to have a chance to step foot in a galaxy far, far, away is donate cash to a charitable cause.

One Night, $60 Million, For Robin Hood Foundation

May 15, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Donor’s kicked-in $60 million for the Robin Hood Foundation at its annual benefit Tuesday night, some $35 million of which will go to the foundation’s newly-created Robin Hood American Dream Fund.

Technology Contest Set To Reward Innovation

May 12, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofits in the Washington, D.C.-area will have the opportunity to win $7,500 by submitting their ideas on how they would use technology to change lives for 501cTECH’s 11th annual Technology Innovation Awards (TIA).

5 Pay For Success Programs Get Funded

May 6, 2014       Mark Hrywna      

Projects aimed at addressing recidivism, employment, chronic homelessness and the mentally ill, were among the five selected as part of a Pay for Success (PFS) Initiative by the Nonprofit Finance Fund and the James Irvine Foundation.

McGinly To Head Gobel Education

May 6, 2014       Zach Halper      

William C. McGinly has a new gig. A month before he will retire president and CEO of Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), he was announced as the new president of Gobel Education effective July 1.

IU Lilly Family School Of Philanthropy Launches Applied Research Center

May 1, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

A new applied research center announced today by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, (IU) is intended to allow nonprofits access to better data to improve their fundraising.

Wall Street, Donors Feeling Better, Fueling Revenue For Many Groups

May 1, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) focus on its strategic framework, called “Global Challenges, Global Solutions,” helped to secure a $26 million gift for programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia this past March. “A combination of the strategic framework and the maturation of some efforts to put strong and interesting programs in front of donors is starting to bear some fruit,” said Steve Howell, chief financial and administration officer for TNC in Arlington, Va.

Wearable Technology Can Change Relationships With Donors & Clients

May 1, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

Picture this: You’re a major gift officer on your way to a donor meeting and you’re lost. So, you ask for directions. A heads-up display in your glasses gives you a map to your donor’s front door.

#Timms: New ED At 92nd Street Y

April 30, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Henry Timms was appointed yesterday as executive director of the 92nd Street Y, the first non-Jewish leader in the 140-year history of the organization. He was the deputy executive director for innovation, strategy and content and had served as interim executive director since last summer.

Federal Data Act Pushes Grant Transparency

April 30, 2014       Zach Halper      

Grant management for recipients of federal funds figures to become more streamlined. Congress has passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, bringing government-wide standards for grant reporting that is expected to result in easier reporting processes for nonprofits.