News & Articles

Report: Trust In British Charities Up, But Donors Wary

March 6, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Despite an uptick in the public trust of charities in the United Kingdom (UK), a new report by the New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) warns organizations not to take this newfound positivity for granted.

Salvation Army Sells NYC Center For $30M

March 6, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Those who once inhabited the Salvation Army’s community center in lower Manhattan won’t recognize the digs in a few years. The Salvation Army (SA) has reached an agreement to sell the building for more than $30 million to a firm that will open a boutique hotel and residence.

Insurable Risk

March 4, 2014       Amy West      

The effective management of insurable risk is critical to the financial health of a nonprofit. The traditional lines of insurance of General Liability, Prop­erty, Business Auto, Workers Com­pensation, Directors and Officers and Excess Liability are commonly included in the insurance busi­ness plans of nonprofits.

Red Flags: Beware The Fraud Triangle

March 4, 2014       Marty Daks      

The director of facilities at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta pleaded guilty in April 2013 to embezzling more than $1.1 million from the nonprofit. Accord­ing to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, former employee Ralph Clark stole the money from the visual and performing arts center by submitting invoices for bogus expenses, picking the checks up in person, and then depositing them into accounts over which Clark had signatory authority.

Strategic Philanthropy Groups Merge

March 3, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

The Institute for Philanthropy and The Philanthropy Workshop West legally merged to become The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW), effective March 1.

Disney Will Drop Support Of Boy Scouts

March 3, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

The Walt Disney Company will no longer support the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) after next year due its ban on gay adult volunteers. A memo from Boy Scouts Central Florida Council board President Robert Utsey to leaders and parents announcing the decision was obtained and posted by Scouts for Equality, an organization that seeks to change BSA’s policies on gay members.

Even Social Ecosystems Have A Caste System For Engagement

February 28, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

Danielle Brigida is frustrated. As senior manager of social strategy and integration at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in Reston, Va., she found a social media append the organization recently did to be enormously helpful to her work. But, she said, she’s the only one in the organization who uses it.

Not Gone Fishin’: ACS’s Seffrin Retiring To Do More Work

February 28, 2014       Paul Clolery      

John Seffrin, president and chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS), doesn’t golf. “I have no intention of taking up fishing,” he said. Seffrin’s idea of a good time during his impending retirement is fighting non-communicable diseases around the globe.

New Boss At Fidelity Charitable

February 26, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Amy N. Danforth was appointed president of Fidelity Charitable®, an independent public charity with a donor-advised fund program. Danforth spent more than five years as senior vice president of marketing and program for Fidelity Charitable, with responsibility for setting and executing strategy for marketing, analytics and research, investments and program management.

Mott Endows Chair To Study Community Foundations

February 24, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

A gift from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation will fund a new faculty chair at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, Ind., that will focus on community foundations. It is believed to be the nation’s first chair focused specifically on studying and teaching about community foundations, according to the school.