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USOC CEO Steps Down Citing Health; Investigation Ongoing

March 1, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is seeking new leadership and a new path forward, less than a week following the conclusion of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The USOC has announced that Scott Blackmun, CEO since 2010, has stepped down. Susanne Lyons, a current USOC board member, will serve as acting CEO.

DAF Grantors Prefer Education Over Religion

February 28, 2018       Andy Segedin      

This story has been updated to reflect the source of data.

Live from DMA: Kickstarter Campaigns Require Traditional Fundraising Techniques

February 23, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Washington, D.C. – There are many reasons why nonprofits are considering — and doing — risky crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter. Some might be spurred to find new audiences. Others might have a zealous board member encouraging a project. Still others might have a project in need of restricted funding.

Nonprofit Boards Don’t Resemble Rest of America

February 20, 2018       Andy Segedin      

A first call for help for some, and a last line of defense for others — nonprofits are relied on by individuals and families from all walks of life. That diversity is not, however, reflected atop organizational structures, with nonprofit boards comprised of older and less racially diverse membership than the U.S. population by and large.

Women Lead But Are Paid Less At Foundations

February 14, 2018       Andy Segedin      

Women outnumber men in the foundation space in executive, grantmaking, and supporting roles, but when it comes to cutting payroll checks every two weeks, the industry is still a boys’ club. Despite greater positional equality than some areas of the for-profit sector, leading women in the foundation space still make just 84 cent on the dollar as compared to their male counterparts.

Gates’ Answer 10 Tough Questions In Annual Letter

February 13, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

To mark their 10th annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates presented their answers to 10 tough questions they get asked, including the most popular one lately: How are President Trump’s policies affecting the foundation’s work?

New Federal Tax Reform Bill To Impact Grants

February 13, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Even nonprofits that don’t receive direct federal grants often benefit from money provided by state, county, city or other organizations that pass-through federal support. The far-reaching arm of the federal dollar means almost all nonprofits feel the hurricane-force drama pouring out of Washington, D.C.

Lilly School Projects Giving Hike, Just Not In Traditional Methods

February 13, 2018       Paul Clolery      

The outlook for charitable giving for 2018 and 2019 is that there will be growth, just not the way it has always been. As donors remain committed to their favorite causes, the timing and amount of their giving might be very, very different due to changes to deductions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and a general robustness of the U.S. economy.

Facebook, Twitter Lead NPO Social Media Worldwide

February 12, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The vast majority of nonprofit organizations worldwide see social media as an effective tool for online brand awareness, recruiting volunteers and online fundraising but only one-third have a written social media policy.

Netflix Model Turns “Donors” Into “Subscribers”

February 6, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Nonprofits have been taking a page from the likes of Netflix and other subscriber services, suggesting donors make it a monthly gift each time they make a contribution. At least anecdotally, it seems monthly giving programs have taken over a prominent space on websites and in other appeals.