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  • Study: Texting, Focus On One Project Preferable

    By Samuel Fanburg — November 30, 2011

    Telling for both volunteer managers and students, almost three quarters of college admissions officers favor students who are consistently involved with one organization rather a variety of causes. Half of those survey respondents believed it was possible to have “too many” community service hours.

  • Charities Get In On Black Friday Activity

    By Samuel Fanburg — November 23, 2011

    Charities are branching out with technology in hopes of taking advantage of increased Internet and foot traffic on Black Friday, one the busiest shopping days of the year.

  • ‘Pearing’ Up Needs With Abilities A Winning Strategy

    By Mark Hrywna — November 18, 2011

    It all started with roasted pears. Charles Best walked into the teacher’s lounge at the Bronx public school where he taught and told his fellow teachers that they could indulge in his mother’s recipe on one condition: that they go to the website he recently created and plug in the school projects that they’ve always wanted for their students.

  • Evangelical Group Sees Hike In Fundraising Results

    By Samuel Fanburg — November 18, 2011

    Members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) raised $9.38 billion during 2010, a 5.8 percent increase from the $8.87 billion raised during 2009. Noncash gifts decreased, however, with larger organizations seeing the greatest increases in charitable giving.

  • Charity CEO Forced Out In Wake Of Penn State Scandal

    By Mark Hrywna — November 14, 2011

    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.

  • Penn State Board Fires Iconic Coach

    By Mark Hrywna — November 10, 2011

    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.

  • Post Office Files For Extra 5.6% Rate Hike

    By Mark Hrywna — November 8, 2011

    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.

  • Few Officials Talking As Sex Scandal Hits Penn State, Charity

    By Mark Hrywna — November 8, 2011

    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.

  • Multi-site Nonprofits

    By Atul Tandon — November 7, 2011

    “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.

  • Report Makes Suggestions For Increasing Donations

    By Samuel Fanburg — November 4, 2011

    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.


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