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  • Blackbaud And Convio

    By Mark Hrywna — March 1, 2012

    Board members and early investors in Convio and the former GetActive are in line for a nearly $100-million payday if Blackbaud’s $275-million acquisition of the company closes this month. At least five key Convio executives will be joining their Charleston, S.C.-based rival but co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Vinay Bhagat will not be among them.

  • Accord Reached on Mobile Giving Standards

    By Mark Hrywna — February 21, 2012

    Standards of accountability for mobile giving might pave the way for an eventual merger between the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance and the Mobile Giving Foundation but also open the mobile channel to smaller charities, bigger donations and monthly, sustaining gifts.

  • Scout Organizations Get Unwanted Notice

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 21, 2012

    Both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts had an interesting Presidents Day weekend. A California judge has ordered the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to turn over confidential files on volunteers as part of a molestation case brought against the organization by a victim’s family.

  • Federal Budget Proposal Reduces Charitable Deduction

    By Mark Hrywna — February 14, 2012

    Just when nonprofits thought the charitable deduction was safe from President Barack Obama’s plans, a budget that includes limiting the deduction is back in play.

  • Opinion: Komen’s Brinker Must Go

    By Paul Clolery — February 13, 2012

    It is time for Nancy Goodman Brinker to step aside at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The controversy regarding the decision to pull money from Planned Parenthood was ill-advised, mistimed and strategically inept. The blame must be put at her doorstep as founder and chief executive officer.

  • 10 States Leave Behind No Child Left Behind

    By Zach Halper — February 9, 2012

    Ten states will receive waivers from requirements of the oft-criticized federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) initiative. In a conference call with reporters, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz discussed the details of the plan.

  • Komen Senior VP Quits

    By Mark Hrywna — February 7, 2012

    Karen Handel, the senior vice president of advocacy for Susan G. Komen for the Cure who had become the lightning rod for Komen’s decision to discontinue grant funding to Planned Parenthood, has resigned.

  • Former Exec: Komen Was Trying To Move To ‘Neutral Ground’

    By Mark Hrywna — February 7, 2012

    Taking aim at Planned Parenthood for its “vicious attacks” over the past week, Karen Handel said Susan. G. Komen for the Cure was trying to move to “neutral ground” when it decided to discontinue grant funding to the organization.

  • Komen Apologizes, Reverses Decision

    By Mark Hrywna — February 3, 2012

    After several intense days of scrutiny and outrage regarding severing grant funding to Planned Parenthood of America (PPFA), Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder & CEO Nancy Brinker issued a statement that the organization will amend its grant eligibility criteria to not disqualify groups that are under investigation.

  • Komen, Planned Parenthood Profiting From Fight

    By Mark Hrywna — February 2, 2012

    The controversy regarding Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood of America has lit a fire under supporters of both organizations, which both reported generous boosts in fundraising.

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