News & Articles

Newman’s Own Celebrates 30 Years Of Giving

May 23, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

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.

Many Americans Don’t Recognize Poverty

May 16, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

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

House Subcommittee Targets Nonprofits

May 16, 2012       Joann Weiner      

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.

Flo Green Dead At 71

May 15, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

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

Public/Private Ventures To Shut Down

May 4, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

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.”

Oregon’s Volunteers Logged 115.9 Million Hours

May 4, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

The revenue of Oregon’s more than 10,000 nonprofits was roughly $13 billion in 2010, and nonprofits employed 13 percent of private sector workers in the state. These were some of the findings of a recently released study called the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report (ONSR). A revenue number for 2011 was not available.

Susan G. Komen Spokesman Quits

May 3, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Another key executive at Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s national headquarters is leaving the organization after a public relations debacle regarding funding to Planned Parenthood of America.

Brown University Doubles Payments To Providence

May 2, 2012       Zach Halper      

Brown University agreed to a deal with the city of Providence, R.I., that would double the amount the Ivy League college currently pays to the financially troubled city.

East Coast Vs. West Coast, Public Vs. Private

May 1, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Fundraising at colleges and universities is not unlike the madness that surrounds the NCAA’s annual basketball tournament. The big, major conference schools can dominate at times but the smaller, so-called mid-major schools often give their bigger rivals their comeuppance in a shocking upset.

Nonprofits Make Sure Friends Find Them ‘Pinteresting’

May 1, 2012       Zach Halper      

Lindsay Nichols admitted that she was just experimenting when she created the Pinterest account for GuideStar, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that publishes organizational Form 990s and other sector data.