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  • United Way Fundraising Up, But Trails Inflation

    By Mark Hrywna — October 15, 2012

    United Way affiliates raised roughly 1.8 percent more public support last year or $3.927 billion — an increase of $69 million compared to 2010. It’s the second consecutive year public support is up after two years of declines, though it trails the rate of inflation in 2011 (3 percent) and early estimates of U.S. charitable giving last year (4 percent, 0.9 percent inflation-adjusted).

  • Charitable Deduction Isn’t ‘Loophole To Close’

    By John Graham IV — October 15, 2012

    In the middle of an acrimonious election season, policymakers in Washington, D.C., are faced with a looming “fiscal cliff” and the very real possibility that their delay in dealing with a number of fiscal policies is finally catching up with the country.

  • Fundraisers’ Relationship Helps Derail $3B Campaign

    By Todd Cohen — October 15, 2012

    Planning for a $3 billion comprehensive campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), an effort that had been expected to begin its quiet phase next summer, likely will be put on hold, for the third time in four years. Fueling the new delay is UNC’s chancellor announcing he would step down at the end of the school year and the school’s vice chancellor for university advancement quitting under pressure.

  • Home Depot Founder Wins Philanthropy Prize

    By The NonProfit Times — October 15, 2012

    Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of the popular home improvement retailer Home Depot, was awarded the 2012 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership on October 11.

  • Unsocial Media

    By The NonProfit Times — October 15, 2012

    Your Google+ isn’t talking to your Facebook API and the Pinterest account doesn’t match with the impressions you are getting from your analytics. Huh? That’s the life of a fundraiser these days, not a scene from the movie The Social Network.

  • Common Ground Customers Petition For More Time

    By Mark Hrywna — October 15, 2012

    Elizabeth Davis is disappointed. Hired three years ago as the chief operating officer of The Miracle Foundation, Davis said her organization spent roughly 18 months evaluating products and decided to go with Convio’s Common Ground. “We did the work ourselves, with a lot of volunteers and a lot of hard work because we had to migrate data from eight years from a legacy system,” Davis said.

  • Nonprofit Postage Hike of 2.5% Awaits PRC Approval

    By Mark Hrywna — October 12, 2012

    Charities can expect rates for nonprofit standard mail to rise by an average of about 2.5 percent next year.

  • Donation Collection Bin Bill Vetoed

    By Zach Halper — October 9, 2012

    An initiative spearheaded by Goodwill International that would have stopped nonprofits from placing collection bins on private property in California was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor called the bill anti-competitive.

  • New Boss At United Way Of NYC

    By Mark Hrywna — October 4, 2012

    United Way of New York City will be led by a female president and CEO for the first time in its history. Sheena Wright, a former United Way board member who for the past decade has been president and CEO of Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) in the Harlem section of New York City, will succeed Gordon Campbell in mid-November.

  • What Can You Get For $1? Registration in Colorado

    By Mark Hrywna — October 4, 2012

    Nonprofits that solicit contributions in Colorado and file registration statements – as well as professional fundraising consultants and paid solicitors – will see registration fees drop to $1 for at least the next year.


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