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  • Public/Private Ventures To Shut Down

    By Patrick Sullivan — May 4, 2012

    Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) in Philadelphia, Pa., a 35-year-old nonprofit that performs research and evaluation to strengthen social programs for populations such as recently released prisoners and poverty-stricken youth, will close its doors this summer. “I want to express my deep sadness and regret,” said P/PV’s president, Nadya K. Shmavonian. “It was not a decision the board or I took lightly.”

  • Oregon’s Volunteers Logged 115.9 Million Hours

    By Patrick Sullivan — May 4, 2012

    The revenue of Oregon’s more than 10,000 nonprofits was roughly $13 billion in 2010, and nonprofits employed 13 percent of private sector workers in the state. These were some of the findings of a recently released study called the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report (ONSR). A revenue number for 2011 was not available.

  • Blackbaud Completes Tender Offer For Convio

    By The NonProfit Times — May 3, 2012

    Almost four months after the first public announcement of the $275-million acquisition, Blackbaud today announced the completion of its $16 per share tender offer for its nonprofit technology rival, Convio.

  • Susan G. Komen Spokesman Quits

    By Mark Hrywna — May 3, 2012

    Another key executive at Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s national headquarters is leaving the organization after a public relations debacle regarding funding to Planned Parenthood of America.

  • Study: Corporate Philanthropy Is Falling Short

    By The NonProfit Times — May 2, 2012

    For-profit companies have a deficit when dealing with nonprofits, even though the firms have the ability to make a real difference in their communities.

  • Brown University Doubles Payments To Providence

    By Zach Halper — May 2, 2012

    Brown University agreed to a deal with the city of Providence, R.I., that would double the amount the Ivy League college currently pays to the financially troubled city.

  • Giving Continues Steady Year-Over-Year Recovery

    By The NonProfit Times — May 1, 2012

    Charitable giving continued signs of resurgence, increasing for the 11th consecutive month during March 2012, and up 2.2 percent in the three months ending in March, according to the latest Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and Index of Online Giving.

  • East Coast Vs. West Coast, Public Vs. Private

    By Mark Hrywna — May 1, 2012

    Fundraising at colleges and universities is not unlike the madness that surrounds the NCAA’s annual basketball tournament. The big, major conference schools can dominate at times but the smaller, so-called mid-major schools often give their bigger rivals their comeuppance in a shocking upset.

  • Nonprofits Make Sure Friends Find Them ‘Pinteresting’

    By Zach Halper — May 1, 2012

    Lindsay Nichols admitted that she was just experimenting when she created the Pinterest account for GuideStar, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that publishes organizational Form 990s and other sector data.

  • Smaller Boards Flexible, Engage All Members

    By Mark Hrywna — May 1, 2012

    Although the board of Do Something was made up of 23 members — right around the sweet spot that most best practices suggest – the Manhattan-based youth volunteer organization still cut it in half.

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