News & Articles

Five Outstanding Low-Budget Websites

December 31, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Your website is your most visible and visited marketing piece. It says a lot about an organization. Websites are supposed to level the playing field — small versus big — when it comes to generating support and pushing advocacy.

Pay-What-You-Can Concept Challenged By Thin Margins

December 31, 2013       Marty Daks      

Panera Bread Co. wants to give something back to the communities it serves, and one way it has is to launch a series of “community cafés” where “suggested donations” replace fixed prices on the menu. The concept is fine, but “it is challenging,” said Kate Antonacci, director of social impact initiatives for the Panera Bread Foundation, which operates the Panera Cares cafés.

Interfaith Community Services CEO Retires

December 27, 2013       Zach Halper      

Richard Batt will retire as chief executive officer at Interfaith Community Services (ICS), the organization announced. The news comes nearly two years after he joined the Escondito, Calif.-based agency.

Survey: Fundraising Events Discouraging Volunteer Firefighters

December 18, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The retention of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania was found to be very low at organizations that sponsored a high number of fundraising events, according to recent survey by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

The Lottery: Ya’ Win Some, Ya’ Lose Some

December 17, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

When you buy a lottery ticket you are casting luck to the weather. For several charities it will be sunny skies – another barely has enough for an umbrella if it rains.

Fr. Edward Cappelletti, Religious Fundraising Leader, Has Died

December 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Fr. Edward Cappelletti, former director of the Salesian Missions in New Rochelle, N.Y., has died. He was 93.

Jackpot: Stuttering Foundation Receives 200 Mega Millions Tickets

December 13, 2013       Zach Halper      

How would you react if you had 200 chances to win $425 million? The chances are it would be quite similar to what the employees at the Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA) are feeling: Excitement and anxiety.

Battle Brewing For Detroit Institute of Arts’ Collection

December 6, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) collection was assessed at a fair market value of between $452 million and $866 million, with 11 works on display accounting for 75 percent of the total value range.