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  • Jeff Skoll named Independent Sector’s 2012 John W. Gardner Leadership Award Winner

    By The NonProfit Times — May 24, 2012

    Independent Sector has named Jeff Skoll the 2012 recipient of the John W. Gardner Leadership Award. The Washington, D.C.-based organization will present the award at the John W. Gardner Leadership Dinner during its annual conference in November in San Francisco.

  • Newman’s Own Celebrates 30 Years Of Giving

    By Patrick Sullivan — May 23, 2012

    In honor of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Newman’s Own organic food company, the Newman’s Own Foundation, based in Westport, Conn., has announced its intention to donate $30 million to charities in 2012. The initial round of grantmaking, which will total about $10 million, has already begun and will continue on an ongoing basis throughout 2012.

  • New Chief Scout Appointed to Run BSA

    By The NonProfit Times — May 22, 2012

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) reached within its hierarchy to select the next Chief Scout Executive (CSE). Wayne Brock, who has been deputy CSE and chief operating officer since 2009, will succeed Bob Mazzuca on Sept. 1.

  • DMA Boss Kimmel Quits

    By The NonProfit Times — May 17, 2012

    Direct Marketing Association (DMA) CEO Larry Kimmel has stepped down to join the direct response agency Hawkeye in Dallas, Texas. Linda Woolley, executive vice president of Washington, D.C., operations for the New York City-based DMA, was appointed interim CEO.

  • House Subcommittee Targets Nonprofits

    By Joann Weiner — May 16, 2012

    At a time when many nonprofits are seeing an increased demand for services amid government deficits at all levels, organizations are under increased congressional scrutiny of their tax-exempt status and their activities.

  • Many Americans Don’t Recognize Poverty

    By Mark Hrywna — May 16, 2012

    Americans don’t quite have an accurate picture of what poverty in the United States looks like, at least according to a new survey.

  • Robin Hood Launch X Prize With Gala Millions

    By The NonProfit Times — May 15, 2012

    You’d think a lineup featuring a former Grammy winner, news anchors, comedians and a rock legend might overshadow the announcement of a $1-million prize to solve global poverty.

  • Flo Green Dead At 71

    By Patrick Sullivan — May 15, 2012

    “Flo” Green, the long-time leader of the California Association of Nonprofits (CAN) has died. She was 71.

  • Majority of Fundraisers See Pay Hikes

    By The NonProfit Times — May 8, 2012

    One-third of charitable fundraisers in the United States and Canada responding to a survey reported 2011 salary increases of between 1 and 3 percent, about 10 percent reported increases between 4 and 6 percent, and about 15 percent reported an increase of 7 percent or more compared to 2010 compensation levels.

  • 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.”


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