News & Articles

High-Income Chinese-Americans Target Science, Tech

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Affluent Chinese-Americans put a greater emphasis on science and technology nonprofits (20 percent) than wealthy Americans generally (9 percent) but almost half of both groups prioritize children’s and education charities.

Classy Secures $30 Million In Financing

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Cloud-based fundraising platform Classy closed on $30 million Series C financing, bringing its total raised to $53 million since it was founded 10 years ago. It’s the second round of funding secured within the last 17 months.

$600,000 Raised With Robin Williams’ Bikes

October 28, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Shortly after a horse-riding accident left actor Christopher Reeve paralyzed, he was paid a visit by an Eastern European proctologist. As the doctor’s behavior became increasingly flamboyant, Reeve finally realized that it was his friend from The Julliard School, Robin Williams, in costume. It was the first time he smiled since his injury.

DMA Rebrands As Data & Marketing Association

October 27, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The “D” in DMA means something new now. On the eve of the professional group’s 100th anniversary, the Direct Marketing Association has rebranded to become the Data & Marketing Association.

Only 25% Of Wealthy Plan To Give To Candidates

October 26, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Nearly a quarter of wealthy donors (24 percent) have given to a political candidate, campaign or committee last year or plan to do so before the end of the election season. Donors over the age of 70 (40 percent) and members of the LGBTQ community (38 percent) are the most likely wealthy donors to give to a political candidate or campaign.

10 Keys To Success For Nonprofit Mergers

October 20, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Staff and board retention, management succession, and branding of a new organization are among the most critical issues in any nonprofit merger, according to a new study released today.

Postal Service Applies For Rate Hike

October 13, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The break on First Class postage will be short-lived and Standard Mail will have a new name under a proposal by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

$47 Million To Develop Principled Principals

October 13, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The Wallace Foundation has launched a $47-million, four-year initiative to improve the training of school principals. Seven universities and their corresponding state and district partners have been selected to participate in the initiative, which will be geared toward improving university principal-preparation programs and analyzing state policies to see whether higher-quality training can be better encouraged statewide.

Herschell Gordon Lewis Dead At 87

September 26, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Herschell Gordon Lewis, considered the “Godfather of Gore” as well as the “Godfather of Direct Marketing,” died early this morning from congestive heart failure. He was 87.

Giving in Puerto Rico Tops Mainland Rates

September 15, 2016       NPT Staff      

Households in Puerto Rico are giving to charity at a greater rate than mainland counterparts despite economic turmoil in the territory.