News & Articles

Amy Sample Ward to Lead NTEN

May 31, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has appointed Amy Sample Ward to the post of CEO. She will begin her new duties on June 1. She has served as NTEN’s membership director since 2011, and her role was expanded to acting community lead in 2012. Based in New York City, Sample Ward will return to her home city of Portland, Ore., this summer to lead the Portland-based organization.

Online Auctions Can Be The Cat’s Meow

May 31, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Go into any of the 2,700 Goodwill stores and you’ll find a lot of the same types of things: clothing, books, electronics, furniture. What you won’t find are pieces of artwork worth as much as a new car. Items such as an original Salvador Dali drawing donated anonymously to Tacoma Goodwill go onto Goodwill’s auction site, The Dali drawing sold last year for $21,005.

Part-Time Staff Hours In Flux Due To Obamacare

May 31, 2013       Gary Morton and Patrick Sullivan      

Officials of the Mental Health Association of Morris County fret about how The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) known as Obamacare might affect its operations beginning next year. They’re having trouble with how to meet the law’s implications — including what will be required of the association under the shared mandate for employees’ health insurance.

ACS: Next 100 Years

May 31, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest and oldest cancer-fighting charity, is half­way through a system-wide refocusing to sharpen its mission delivery: saving more lives and curing cancer.

California Senate Votes To Revoke Boy Scouts’ Exempt Status

May 30, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The state Senate in California is targeting the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) with a bill that ensures equity for all after the organization voted to continue its ban on gay scout leaders while allowing gay youth to join.

Oklahoma Concert To Benefit Twister Victims

May 29, 2013       Zach Halper      

Country music star and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton will be among the headlining acts for a concert tonight that will benefit the victims of the devastating tornado that struck Moore, Okla., last week. All proceeds from the concert will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma (UWCO) to fund immediate, intermediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.

10 Issues That Top The Activist List For 2013

May 15, 2013       Zach Halper      

Nonprofits and activists have always had a fairly healthy relationship. The same can’t be said of corporations, which are usually a favorite target of grassroots movements. While some corporations might be reluctant to change, a new report from Future 500 indicates that a series of issues will force them to partner with nonprofits to adapt to a changing environment.

Binders Full Of Fundraisers Causing A Diversity Stir

May 15, 2013       Claudia Zorn Schaefer      

Nonprofit fundraisers in the UK recently had their own “binders full of women” backlash on social media. Veteran UK fundraiser Giles Pegram, CBE, co-organizer of a conference on the future of fundraising scheduled for April, reportedly tweeted “women are still not adequately engaged in the thinking in fundraising,” according to the Civil Society UK website.

Keeping Score With Capital Campaigns

May 15, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Not many people like being recorded on video — or even audio for that matter. That notion didn’t stop the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO). In the midst of a $32-million capital campaign, the Newark, N.J., organization recorded their front-line fundraisers doing an elevator speech or mock scenarios making a gift ask. Then they were analyzed and critiqued in how they did, including a review by the CEO.

Bid Increase Creates Opportunity For Google Grants Users

May 3, 2013       Zach Halper      

The nonprofit version of Google’s popular AdWords program, which allows advertisers to promote their services through targeted ads, has increased the amount organizations can bid on keywords, allowing organizations to place more competitive bids.