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The board of directors of The Second Mile, the charity founded by Jerry Sandusky, accepted the resignation of its longtime CEO yesterday. Jack Raykovitz had been CEO for 28 years. “Both Dr. Raykovitz and the board believe this is in the best interests of the organizations,” according to an announcement released this morning.
The Penn State University Board of Trustees cleaned house Wednesday, firing football coach Joe Paterno – effective immediately, only hours after he announced he would retire at season’s end – and accepted the resignation of university President Graham Spanier.
Just days after announcing postal rates would go up an average 2.1 percent, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is asking for 5.6 percent more, or roughly 7.7 percent as of January 22, 2012.
Barely two days after two university officials took a leave in the wake of a child sex scandal, it remains to be seen how long legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno or the university’s president will remain in Happy Valley.
“Herding cats” is defined by Wikipedia as “… an attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are uncontrollable or chaotic.” Welcome to the challenge — and opportunity — of maximizing the strength and impact of networks for multi-site nonprofits.
Enhancing retention, building supporter loyalty and leveraging companies to promote philanthropy were among almost three dozen recommendations from a panel tasked with suggesting how to increase giving from individual donors.
Another postal reform bill could have an easier passage than other attempts this year thanks to bipartisan support from members of a key Senate committee.
Jobs – the only word that seems to be on Americans’ minds. The U.S. unemployment rate was 9.1 percent for August and September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to 9.6 percent for 2010. As the Dow Jones fell 12 percent during the third quarter of this year, some financial analysts are not ruling out a double-dip recession. With the unemployed looking for work and the employed trying to hold on to the jobs they have, running a successful workplace giving campaign is a tough sell but it’s happening.
Even though 22 percent of the nation’s poor live in rural areas, those areas account for only 8 percent of the total spent by nonprofit organizations. And with such poverty issues, only 10.4 percent of nonprofits in rural areas are dedicated to human services.
Solid initial training and informative continuing education sessions for volunteers boost recruitment, maintain enthusiasm, and increase retention. But skill development for volunteers is usually separated from training provided to employees.