News & Articles

CEOs: Foundations Need To Do Better

December 6, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Two-thirds of foundation CEOs believe it’s possible for foundations to make a significant difference in society but only one of every eight believes foundations are making a difference. Yet most CEOs believe foundations can take greater advantage of their unique role to experiment, innovate, collaborate and convene.

John List Appointed To Philanthropy Chair At IU

December 1, 2016       NPT Staff      

Economist John A. List was selected as the Visiting Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, Ind.

Production Solutions Now Part Of Moore Direct

December 1, 2016       NPT Staff      

Production Solutions/PS Digital (PS/PSD) has become part of Moore DM Group (Moore), a strategic melding of two prominent names in the nonprofit direct response fundraising space.

Trump Foundation Admits ‘Self-Dealing’

November 23, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The Donald J. Trump Foundation admitted to breaking “self-dealing” rules regarding private foundations in a federal tax filings made available publicly on Monday.

Big Boost For CFC Fundraising

November 23, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) continues to run about 17 percent ahead of last year’s pace. The 2016 campaign has reached $17.6 million in pledges through Nov. 22, more than one-third of the way toward its goal of $47 million.

Corporate Impact Investing Estimated At $2.4B

November 16, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A third of companies globally are “somewhat” or “highly” active in impact investing with large corporations investing $2.4 billion annually – a level that’s expected to grow over the next decade. Total giving by companies that are active is almost twice as much as those who are not active, according to a new pilot study released this week.

Rotary Foundation Receives Top Honor

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The Rotary Foundation, charitable arm of Rotary, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Apple Pay Enters Charitable Space

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Apple Pay moved into the charitable space this week by supporting donation processing. The tech giant’s touch-powered digital wallet eliminates donors’ need to enter billing or contact information, create an account, or fill out forms prior to checkout – making donations instantaneous just prior to the holiday giving season.

Aging Donors, Staff Turnover Hurts Fundraising

November 10, 2016       NPT Staff      

Greater than half (54 percent) of fundraising organizations polled have not been able to increase the overall percentage of revenue from fundraising during the past three years. An aging donor base and turnover among fundraising staffs pose further challenges to come.

High-Income Chinese-Americans Target Science, Tech

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Affluent Chinese-Americans put a greater emphasis on science and technology nonprofits (20 percent) than wealthy Americans generally (9 percent) but almost half of both groups prioritize children’s and education charities.