News & Articles

Picture This: What Comes After Twitter?

July 1, 2013       Zach Halper      

When a nonprofit executive seeks out Andrea Berry, director of partnerships and learning at Idealware in Portland, Maine, for social media advice, she more often than not directs them to Facebook or Twitter. These two tried and true sites are the best ways for nonprofits to get into the social media scene.

BYOD: “Bring Your Own Device” Is A Growing Trend

July 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The average person today has 1.2 personal electronic devices. OK, that’s a completely made up statistic but you have to admit everyone seems to have at least a smart phone or tablet computer – and many have both.

Employees Are Not Grabbing Access To Retirement Plans

June 24, 2013       Zach Halper      

Even as more nonprofits are offering retirement plans to their employees, participation rates remain relatively low. But at the same time, studies show nonprofit employees are worried about their retirement nest egg.

Winning Online Game Promotes Safe Sex

June 21, 2013       Zach Halper      

A trio of game developers took home the top prize during the 10th annual Games for Change Festival’s first public design competition in New York City for their idea of a game that would promote safe sex among young adults.

National Effort to Unite Unlikely Allies in Service to ‘One America’

June 20, 2013       Paul Clolery      

It is no surprise to anyone who isn’t living under a rock that there is political gridlock in Congress and popular consumer media has divided the nation into two camps. If anything is clear during the National Conference on Volunteering and Service this week in Washington, D.C., is that you don’t have to agree on a path to agree on a goal to resolve an issue.

Donor Advised Funds Cash Staying In The Neighborhood

June 10, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The average number of grants per giving account held at Fidelity Charitable during 2012 was seven with the average grant of $3,773. According to Fidelity Charitable, more than $900 million was granted in amounts of $50,000 or more.

Building Collapses Onto Salvation Army Thrift Store

June 6, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

A four-story building that was being demolished collapsed on an adjacent Salvation Army Family Store Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, Pa., killing at least six people and wounding at least 14. According to news reports, a woman was pulled alive from the wreckage of the one-story thrift store Wednesday night after being trapped for more than 13 hours; 13 others were sent to area hospitals for injuries on Wednesday morning. Rescue efforts continued today.

Amy Sample Ward to Lead NTEN

May 31, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has appointed Amy Sample Ward to the post of CEO. She will begin her new duties on June 1. She has served as NTEN’s membership director since 2011, and her role was expanded to acting community lead in 2012. Based in New York City, Sample Ward will return to her home city of Portland, Ore., this summer to lead the Portland-based organization.

Online Auctions Can Be The Cat’s Meow

May 31, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Go into any of the 2,700 Goodwill stores and you’ll find a lot of the same types of things: clothing, books, electronics, furniture. What you won’t find are pieces of artwork worth as much as a new car. Items such as an original Salvador Dali drawing donated anonymously to Tacoma Goodwill go onto Goodwill’s auction site, The Dali drawing sold last year for $21,005.

Part-Time Staff Hours In Flux Due To Obamacare

May 31, 2013       Gary Morton and Patrick Sullivan      

Officials of the Mental Health Association of Morris County fret about how The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) known as Obamacare might affect its operations beginning next year. They’re having trouble with how to meet the law’s implications — including what will be required of the association under the shared mandate for employees’ health insurance.