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  • (Year) Three Appears To Be The Charm For #GivingTuesday

    By Mark Hrywna — December 30, 2014

    The evolution of #GivingTuesday has made the jump from experiment to tradition right alongside Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the “opening day” of the December giving season.

  • Can You ‘Print’ Your Next Generation Of Donors?

    By George Weiner — December 30, 2014

    Questions that have been and are soon to be asked by year:

  • Fenton Agency Gets New Leadership

    By Zach Halper — December 22, 2014

    Fenton, one of the first agencies devoted to helping nonprofits communicate their messages, will be sold by its founder to a new group of investors.

  • Volunteers and Volunteering Both Declined For 2013

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 18, 2014

    Fewer Americans are volunteering, and those who do give of them time are volunteering less. A report from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) shows a decline of 2 million in the number of volunteers in 2013 compared to 2012. The rate of volunteers fell from 26.5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 16 to 25.4 percent.

  • Watchdog Hopes To Double Capacity

    By Mark Hrywna — December 18, 2014

    Charity Navigator hopes to raise $8.5 million over the next three years to help double its capacity amid its evolution to “Charity Navigator 3.0.”

  • Boy Scouts Ordered To Pay $7 Million

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 17, 2014

    A jury in Connecticut has ordered the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based in Irving, Texas, to pay $7 million to a victim of sexual abuse. The plaintiff, known as John Doe in court documents, was abused several times by an assistant scoutmaster during the mid-1970s.

  • Mobile Commons Acquired By Upland Software

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 16, 2014

    Upland Software in Austin, Texas has acquired Mobile Commons, a digital strategy and product purveyor in Brooklyn, N.Y. “This acquisition brings a powerful form of digital engagement to our Enterprise customers. It is another great example of the type of strategic acquisitions that we are actively pursuing, and that our recent IPO enables us to accelerate,” said Upland Chair and CEO Jack McDonald via a statement.

  • Disaster Giving Topped $100 Million in 2012

    By Zach Halper — December 10, 2014

    Foundations made 884 grants totaling $111 million for disaster relief during 2012, according to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s newly-released Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy Report.

  • Wisconsin United Ways Merge

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 4, 2014

    United Way of Greater Milwaukee (UWGM) and United Way in Waukesha County (UWWC), plan to merger to become United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. While the official date of the merger is Feb. 1, “We are beginning integration immediately,” said Lori Holly, director of marketing and communications at UWGM.

  • Religious Giving Increases, But Leadership Disconnects Prevail

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 2, 2014

    Charitable giving to religious-related organizations increased 6.9 percent between 2012 and 2013. That closely mirrors the 6.4 percent increase between 2011 and 2012. That’s according to the Winchester, Va.-based Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability’s (ECFA) 2014 State of Giving Report.

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