News & Articles

Hair-Raising Funds: Red Sox Beards To Benefit Charity

November 22, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Even casual viewers of this year’s World Series – won by the Boston Red Sox – could probably tell you this much about the winning team: They have pretty robust beards. Now, for prices that so far have reached $5,400, fans can own trimmings from two of the players’ beards and at the same time help a national men’s health charity.

Model the Collaboration You Hope to See

November 22, 2013       Niki Jagpal      

You are waking up to your morning fix of coffee and the news before you head into your office to wade your way through a pile of proposals. CNN is reporting on a broken economy, a broken justice system, stymied political process, people protesting and you turn the TV off because it reminds you of something you don’t want to think about.

Nonprofit PR Awards Deadline Approaching

November 21, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Friday is the deadline for nonprofits to enter PR News’ 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards without penalty. Some 33 campaign-based categories are open for submissions, as well as Nonprofit Communicator of the Year and Nonprofit/Association Team of the Year.

Charity Scammer Gets Convicted

November 14, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Bobby Thompson, the alias of a man who scammed donors out of $100-million via his charity, was found guilty yesterday by a jury in Cleveland, Ohio. He faces between 10 and 70 years in prison.

University Of Michigan Launches $4-Billion Campaign

November 14, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The arms race of higher education fundraising continues unabated. The University of Michigan has launched a $4-billion fundraising campaign, the largest in the history of a public institute of higher education.

New CEO For Blackbaud

November 14, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

A former executive for an electronic payments company will be the next chief executive officer of Blackbaud, Inc. Michael P. Gianoni has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Charleston, S.C.-based software and fundraising firm, effective Jan. 13, 2014.

Contributions To Donor-Advised Funds Grew 34 Percent Last Year

November 13, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) had a banner year in 2012, with contributions up almost 35 percent and assets under management gaining nearly 19 percent, according to the National Philanthropic Trust’s 2013 Donor-Advised Fund Report.

NPT Blog: The Need for a National Purpose

November 12, 2013       Stephen Heintz      

The economic and political problems our nation confronts today are as deep-seated and complex as any we’ve faced in the past 100 years.

Nonprofit Trademark: Protect Your Fundraising Brand

November 8, 2013       Karen Wu      

With the daily barrage of information competing for your donors’ attention, how does your fundraising campaign stand out and get noticed? Many nonprofits don’t realize that their “brand” is one of the most valuable assets.

NPT Blog: Prospect Research: It’s More Than Net Worth

November 8, 2013       Maria Semple      

Developing a successful major gifts program is part science, part art. Building relationships with individuals and understanding what motivates them to give is the cornerstone to making an individual gifts program successful.