News & Articles

McGinly To Head Gobel Education

May 6, 2014       Zach Halper      

William C. McGinly has a new gig. A month before he will retire president and CEO of Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), he was announced as the new president of Gobel Education effective July 1.

IU Lilly Family School Of Philanthropy Launches Applied Research Center

May 1, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

A new applied research center announced today by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, (IU) is intended to allow nonprofits access to better data to improve their fundraising.

Wall Street, Donors Feeling Better, Fueling Revenue For Many Groups

May 1, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) focus on its strategic framework, called “Global Challenges, Global Solutions,” helped to secure a $26 million gift for programs in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia this past March. “A combination of the strategic framework and the maturation of some efforts to put strong and interesting programs in front of donors is starting to bear some fruit,” said Steve Howell, chief financial and administration officer for TNC in Arlington, Va.

Wearable Technology Can Change Relationships With Donors & Clients

May 1, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

Picture this: You’re a major gift officer on your way to a donor meeting and you’re lost. So, you ask for directions. A heads-up display in your glasses gives you a map to your donor’s front door.

#Timms: New ED At 92nd Street Y

April 30, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Henry Timms was appointed yesterday as executive director of the 92nd Street Y, the first non-Jewish leader in the 140-year history of the organization. He was the deputy executive director for innovation, strategy and content and had served as interim executive director since last summer.

Federal Data Act Pushes Grant Transparency

April 30, 2014       Zach Halper      

Grant management for recipients of federal funds figures to become more streamlined. Congress has passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, bringing government-wide standards for grant reporting that is expected to result in easier reporting processes for nonprofits.

Independent Sector Calls For Minimum Wage Hike

April 29, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Independent Sector’s (IS) Board of Directors has thrown its support behind the campaign to raise the current federal minimum wage and called for nonprofits to pay staff a “living wage.”

ASI Acquires Peer-To Peer Fundraiser UNXvision

April 29, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

Advanced Solutions International (ASI), makers of the donor management software iMIS 20, has acquired UNXvision, an online fundraising software producer in Markham, Ontario, Canada. ASI will add UNXvision’s flagship product, Cause2Give, to its suite of software.

Banned Charity Telemarketer Nabbed in N.Y. — Again

April 24, 2014       Zach Halper      

A New Jersey-based telemarketer has agreed to pay New York State $50,000 for soliciting funds from charities after being banned from doing business in the state.

Study: Active Management Leads To Higher Endowment Returns

April 23, 2014       Zach Halper      

Active management of endowments is positively related to greater returns in U.S. equities over time. “An active manager is trying to beat the index by making decisions to try and deviate from the index,” said David Belmont, CFA, chief risk officer at Commonfund Institute, Wilton, Conn.