News & Articles

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.

NPT Blog: Arab American Giving Trends Make Global Impact

November 7, 2013       Maha Freij      

Giving is deeply rooted in Arab culture. A powerful sense of shared responsibility and the need to help others has sustained and empowered newly transplanted and longstanding Arab American communities in the United States.

Endowments Show Double-Digit Gains

November 7, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Endowments at U.S. colleges and universities jumped 11.7 percent net of fees for the 2013 fiscal year, according to preliminary data gathered from 461 institutions for the 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. It’s a huge improvement compared to the -0.3 percent return reported by study participants for FY2012.

NPT Blog: Winning The War Within

November 7, 2013       Jatrice Martel Gaiter      

Under siege, that is how many human service providers are feeling. And, they have good reasons. Two huge issues we are facing can have cataclysmic results if we do not prevail.

New Jersey To Allow Veterans Groups To Keep Funds From Fundraisers

November 6, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Republican Chris Christie beating Democrat Barbara Buono 60.5 percent to 38 percent to win a second term as New Jersey governor was not the biggest drubbing on the ballot this Election Day, November 5. More than four-fifths (81 percent) of voters answering the question said yes to a ballot initiative that would allow veterans’ groups like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to keep proceeds from small gambling events like bingo and raffles.

Donors Want Goals, Passion, Not Technical Talk

November 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Wealthy individuals and their financial advisors differ widely about their discussions on philanthropy and other things related to charitable giving, according to a new study. And when discussions do veer toward philanthropy, advisors tend to come at it from a technical perspective rather than goals and passion.

Group Hopes To Re-Frame Human Services Using Neuroscience

November 1, 2013       Marty Daks      

Many nonprofits, especially human services, are struggling with reduced funding from government and donors. A solution to the shortfall could involve changing the way that nonprofits explain their missions. It’s a matter of choosing the right words, a process known as framing, and it can affect donors’ thinking.

Guidelines Are Now Available For ACA’s Impact On Nonprofits

November 1, 2013       Zach Halper      

With confusion among the key elements in nonprofit managers’ minds when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released guidelines explaining how to implement the 2010 law’s provisions.

Scouts Appoint Former Defense Secretary Gates As President-Elect

October 31, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Robert Gates, the former Secretary of Defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has been appointed to the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He will serve as president-elect and as a member of the executive committee of the Irving, Tex.-based organization’s board.