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  • Advocacy Email Response Rates Jump 28%

    By Mark Hrywna — April 5, 2012

    Email response rates, particularly for advocacy emails, were up last year, according a study released today (April 5). Advocacy emails were up 28 percent, but even overall, response rates for email were up 2 percent among 44 nonprofits surveyed in the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, by M+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

  • Mortenson To Pay $1 Million In Restitution To Charity

    By Patrick Sullivan — April 5, 2012

    A yearlong investigation by the office of Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock into author and mountaineer Greg Mortenson’s charity, Central Asia Institute (CAI), found that both Mortenson and CAI’s board had been negligent in their management of the nonprofit. As a result of a settlement between Mortenson, CAI and the office of the attorney general, Mortenson must pay CAI back at least $1 million for personal expenditures such as charter flights and clothing. Bullock distributed his office’s investigative report in a press conference today.

  • Study: It Costs To Build Social Networks

    By The NonProfit Times — April 4, 2012

    It costs a nonprofit $3.50 for every “like” on Facebook, making Twitter at $2.05 for each follower a relative bargain. And, Facebook and Twitter communities grew by 30 percent and 81 percent at nonprofits during 2011.

  • New CEO At Feed The Children

    By Paul Clolery — April 4, 2012

    After nearly three years of turmoil, Feed The Children in Oklahoma City, Okla., has selected a new president and CEO.

  • Value Of Volunteers Continues To Grow

    By The NonProfit Times — April 4, 2012

    The value of an hour of a volunteer’s time increased about 2 percent during 2011 to $21.79, up from $21.36 in 2010. It is nearly triple the rate from 1980, according to Independent Sector in Washington, D.C.

  • Reserves On Hand

    By Thomas McLaughlin — April 3, 2012

    “Have six months of cash on hand at all times” is one of the recommendations most often invoked by well-meaning observers. It’s the holy grail of financial comfort for many nonprofit managers, the metric that brings color back to board members’ white knuckles, the feel-good threshold for restful nights.

  • 50 Best Nonprofits To Work For In 2012

    By Don McNamara — April 2, 2012

    Darlene Kiyan, executive director of Playworks Los Angeles, believes she knows what doesn’t attract would-be employees.

  • Astor’s Estate Settled, Charities Benefit

    By The NonProfit Times — April 2, 2012

    The estate of deceased philanthropist Brooke Astor, which had been contested since her death in 2007 at age 105, has been settled, freeing up nearly $100 million to go to New York charities.

  • NPT Celebrates 25 Years

    By The NonProfit Times — April 2, 2012

    The number 25 isn’t much in some circles. You can’t get a cup of coffee for 25 cents. You’ll spend more than $25 on a decent dinner for two and $2,500 won’t get you a car that starts every time you turn the key.

  • Credit Card Scams Targeting College Online Donations

    By Mark Hrywna — April 2, 2012

    From California to Pennsylvania, from Wisconsin to Washington, colleges around the country were getting large online donations that turned out to be nothing more than credit card scams.

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