News & Articles

NAACP Transition Spotlights New Generation Of Leaders

October 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan      

Benjamin Jealous was just 35 when he was selected to run the NAACP. He was one of the youngest chief executives in the nation, running one of the oldest advocacy organizations.

Vets’ Charity Files Suit Against Fundraising Agency

October 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Fresh off a settlement with the state attorney general’s office, a California veterans charity has filed suit against its longtime direct mail vendor, seeking more than $5 million in compensatory damages.

Confusing Extension

September 27, 2013       Zach Halper      

Registrations have increased but major misconceptions about .ORG extensions remain, according to the new domain name report released by Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit that manages the .ORG top-level domain (TLD).

Unlocking Monthly Gifts

September 13, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Eight animals are trapped in cages but all a donor has to do is make a monthly gift to Humane Society International (HIS) and the gate is unlocked. The higher the monthly gift, more animals or larger ones are set free, not only in RL (real life) but on the Web, too.

New ABS Boss Changing Fundraising Apparatus

September 13, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

A new chief executive at the American Bible Society (ABS) is putting his mark on the 197-year-old charity, just months into his tenure. Two key development positions have been vacated and the organization switched direct response vendors since Douglas Birdsall took over as president and CEO in March.

Live From NCDC: Money Is A Byproduct of Mission

September 12, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The purpose of philanthropy is to expand mission, not to raise money. Money is a byproduct of people being engaged with mission. That was the message that Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, president and CEO of the National Catholic Development Conference conveyed to attendees at NCDC’s 45th annual conference, held this week in Grapevine, Texas.

Words Stronger Than Actions When Teaching Kids About Giving

September 12, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Actions may speak louder than words – except when it comes to teaching children about charitable giving.

Judges Considering If Real Estate Was Transaction Or A Gift

September 4, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

A three-judge panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals (COSA) heard arguments for and against an appeal brought by the family of a donor who had bequeathed property to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and who say the university is not following the donor’s original intent in regard to development plans.

FCC Opens FM Airwaves For Nonprofits

August 30, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Walk down a street in any city in south King County, about 10 miles south of Seattle, Wash., and you’re liable to hear conversations carried on in Somali, Spanish, Tagalog or Vietnamese. OneAmerica, an immigrant advocacy organization based in Seattle, has been trying to solve the challenge of disseminating information to this diverse group of immigrants and refugees for years.

Texas Hoarders: Livestrong Piled Up Cash

August 30, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Livestrong has been stockpiling cash in recent years, holding four times as much in short-term savings and temporary cash in 2012 as it did three years ago, according to a review of its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990.