News & Articles

Top U.S. Firms Not ‘Aspirational’ Worldwide

June 2, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

Microsoft, Ford and Target are the top three brands in America most trusted to act responsibly. But, worldwide results tell a different story. The 2014 Aspirational Consumer Index, released by BBMG and GlobeScan, surveyed more than 20,000 consumers in 21 countries on six continents to find the most trusted companies.

It Isn’t Bottoms-Up For Australian Charity

June 2, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

An Australian mayor is saying thanks but no thanks to a donation to his town’s charity after learning the money is the proceeds of a picture of Kate Middleton’s royal wardrobe malfunction.

Crowdsourcing: Donors Are Confusing Fundraising With Funding

May 30, 2014       Mark Hrywna      

The Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) raises some $7 million a year for its operations, but for a clinical stem cell trial, the organization turned to crowdfunding. Tisch surpassed its $300,000 campaign goal within four weeks on Indie­gogo.com, raising $317,540 from 960 funders (an average $331 per donor).

Nonprofit Databases Often Too Small For Heartbleed Hackers

May 30, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

Have you changed your donor management system’s password lately? If you’ve heard about the Heartbleed bug, you probably did. If you haven’t changed your passwords, do it now. We’ll wait.

King To Lead Lake Institute On Faith And Giving

May 29, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Religion scholar David P. King will lead the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, effective July 1. King will succeed William G. Enright, who will become a senior fellow at the Institute.

Causing A Movement To Develop Revenue

May 29, 2014       Paul Clolery      

CHICAGO — Nonprofit leaders not actively engaged with renewal face the danger of their organizations’ obsolescence. Cause marketing and branding is not about feel good and forgotten.

UNICEF Joins Forces With ‘Star Wars’

May 23, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

It turns out that all you need to do to have a chance to step foot in a galaxy far, far, away is donate cash to a charitable cause.

One Night, $60 Million, For Robin Hood Foundation

May 15, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Donor’s kicked-in $60 million for the Robin Hood Foundation at its annual benefit Tuesday night, some $35 million of which will go to the foundation’s newly-created Robin Hood American Dream Fund.

Technology Contest Set To Reward Innovation

May 12, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofits in the Washington, D.C.-area will have the opportunity to win $7,500 by submitting their ideas on how they would use technology to change lives for 501cTECH’s 11th annual Technology Innovation Awards (TIA).

5 Pay For Success Programs Get Funded

May 6, 2014       Mark Hrywna      

Projects aimed at addressing recidivism, employment, chronic homelessness and the mentally ill, were among the five selected as part of a Pay for Success (PFS) Initiative by the Nonprofit Finance Fund and the James Irvine Foundation.