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  • You Can’t Block Bad Comments In California

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 15, 2014

    Bad reviews can cost good will and lost donations, but trying to prevent them could cost cold, hard cash in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Yelp Bill,” which prevents anyone doing business in California from adding non-disparagement clauses to their terms of service.

  • Study: Click-Throughs Decline 25%, But Online Revenue Improves

    By Mark Hrywna — October 8, 2014

    Nonprofits sent 60 percent more email last year and open rates are stabilizing. Click-through rates are falling, but repeat and sustaining donors are boosting online revenue.

  • Harvard Trumpets Gift, But Mutes The Details

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 2, 2014

    A recent $350 million donation is the largest gift ever received by Harvard University. There was a press conference that was also live streamed. But, the school really doesn’t want to answer any questions about its details.

  • Save The Children Rescued Donors In Its Mail Universe Via Merge/Purge

    By Richard H. Levey — October 2, 2014

    Nonprofit executives in charge of generating names for mail campaigns might have been making their jobs harder. Implementing a few merge-purge best practices can open up new quantities of viable prospects — even from in-house lists.

  • Survey: Secular, Religious Boards Aware Of Governance Distinctions

    By The NonProfit Times — September 29, 2014

    A growing number of nonprofit executives at religious and secular nonprofits are becoming increasingly aware of distinctions in the governance practices of their organizations. This is according to the results of a new survey from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

  • Jumpstarting Your Program

    By Matt J. Beem, CFRE — September 26, 2014

    How often has a board member asked how the planned giving program is progressing? Or, if you’re that board member, how many times have you asked the question? Planned giving is still one of the great fundraising opportunities — just over the horizon but within reach — that many non­profit leaders struggle to seize.

  • Livestrong CEO Pedals To Another Cancer Biking Charity

    By Mark Hrywna — September 23, 2014

    After guiding Livestrong through its most tumultuous times, President and CEO Doug Ulman is leaving the organization to become chief executive at another cancer-fighting charity.

  • Buy Buy Birdie: Seven Charities To Help Test Twitter ‘Buy’ Button

    By The NonProfit Times — September 11, 2014

    Seven charities will help pilot a program on Twitter later this year that will test a “Buy” button on the site.

  • UJA Campaign Hits $146.9 Million

    By The NonProfit Times — September 10, 2014

    UJA-Federation of New York’s 2014 Annual Campaign raised $146.9 million, an increase of $1.6 million compared to 2013. With an additional $27.6 million in planned giving and endowments and $11.5 million in capital gifts and special initiatives, total fundraising results for the year were $186 million. More than 51,000 donors contributed to the 2014 campaign.

  • Broadcast Raises $109 Million For Stand Up To Cancer

    By The NonProfit Times — September 8, 2014

    More than $109 million (US) has been pledged in connection with the star-studded September 5 Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) fundraising telecasts in the U.S. and Canada. The funds pledged toward the SU2C scientific model will be directed to collaborative research utilizing SU2C’s scientific oversight in both the United States and Canada.

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