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3 Website Tips That Build Traffic And Dollars

August 15, 2013       Michael Gastaldo      

With the ever-increasing importance of online fundraising and the significance of your online presence, it is equally important to set yourself up for success now and into the future. Here are three tips for to help you and your organization succeed.

Salvation Army Announces New Commander

August 14, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The Salvation Army USA has appointed Commissioner David Jeffery as the new National Commander of The Salvation Army USA, succeeding William Roberts, who will become the next chief of staff of the International Salvation Army. Commissioner Barbara Jeffrey will become National President of Women’s Ministries, effective Nov. 1.

Judge Orders Pursuant To Pay Another $131K

August 9, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

A Dallas, Texas-based fundraising agency has been ordered to pay more than $130,000 in front pay to a former executive who accused the firm of retaliation after he filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). A judge last week also denied a motion by The Pursuant Group asking that he set aside a jury’s award of $195,000 in punitive damages, back pay and pain and suffering.

Nonprofit Fractured Atlas Buys For-Profit Tech Firm

August 6, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit aimed at providing artists with smart technology and support services, announced that it has acquired Gemini SBS, a for-profit customer software development firm.

Compressed But Flexible

August 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Formally it’s called the compressed workweek or compressed schedule but it’s more commonly referred to as “Panda Fridays” at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). WWF has about 450 employees in the United States, all of whom participate in the compressed workweek, cramming a 10-day work schedule into nine days. There are about 375 employees in its Washington, D.C., headquarters with other staff in offices in Alaska, Montana and California. Typically, employees work an extra hour on seven of the nine days, but it’s flexible for how staff can reach the required 70 hours over the pay period, according to Elaine Bowman, vice president, human resources.

Restructuring, Cost Savings At Girl Scouts Includes Buyouts

August 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Racing to cut expenses before the end of its fiscal year in September, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has offered a voluntary separation incentive in an effort to reduce the headcount at the century-old organization’s national office.

Risk Of Retaliation Lawsuits On The Rise

August 1, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Marla Pietrowski was just trying to help when she blew the whistle on a co-worker in 2009. Pietrowski and the other worker were employed at a nonprofit that helps ex-convicts transition back to society. Pietrowski thought it highly inappropriate.

DMANF Unveils Fundraising Principles

July 11, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) has released its first set of fundraising principles. The principles are effective immediately and cover general principles, use of funds and costs of fundraising, as well as contracts with commercial partners. “The principles really pull together standards and best practices around several areas,” said Xenia “Senny” Boone, DMANF’s general counsel.

Colleges, Universities Recognized With Circle of Excellence Awards

July 11, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Almost 300 awards were bestowed upon some of the best work by colleges and universities in the areas of marketing, fundraising and more last year. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) last month announced the winners of its 2013 Circle of Excellence awards and winners are now available on its website.

Lions, Special Olympics Extend Partnership

July 8, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Two of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations will expand a decade-long partnership aimed at improving vision for some of the world’s most marginalized populations.