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Iowa Campaign Surpasses $1 Billion, Breaks Its Previous Record

July 8, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The University of Iowa has surpassed $1 billion in its latest comprehensive fundraising campaign, breaking its previous record.

Judge Decides Fate Of Alleged Fraudulent Sandy Charity

July 3, 2013       Zach Halper      

A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has ruled that a Super Storm Sandy charity accused of fraud will have an outside administrator distribute all remaining funds before dissolving.

Clinton Foundation Taps New CEO

July 2, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

A longtime partner at McKinsey & Co. will take the helm of the Clinton Foundation as its new CEO.

Study: Volunteering Helps With Job Prospects

July 2, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Volunteering can increase the chances of finding a job by 27 percent as a result of growing your social network and expanding your work experience. New research presented in “Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment,” a study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), suggests that rural volunteers and those without a high school diploma might benefit even more from volunteering.

Groups Use Mapping To Show Service Impact, Donation Transparency

July 1, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) wanted to show condom usage. Its solution was to have 15,000 people share information most people keep to themselves. The Seattle, Wash.-based PPGNW distributed approximately 60,000 condoms with quick response (QR) codes attached in February 2012. Users were asked to check in with the location of activity and other data, such as age and relationship status of the partners. The check-ins went onto an interactive map on the website WhereDidYouWearIt.com

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.