News & Articles

Taproot Foundation Announces Pro Bono Marketplace

January 23, 2013       Zach Halper      

A new website that seeks to function as a marketplace for pro bono services was launched by The Taproot Foundation in New York City.

Blackbaud CEO Chardon Stepping Down

January 23, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

One year and one week after announcing it would acquire its biggest rival and barely a week after cutting 5 percent of its workforce, Blackbaud announced President and Chief Executive Officer Marc Chardon will step down by the end of 2013.

Obama Launches Advocacy Nonprofit

January 21, 2013       Zach Halper      

The organization behind President Barack Obama’s two successful election campaigns will become a nonprofit, using its massive database of supporters to advocate for the president’s agenda.

Lanced: Cycler Admits To Doping Scandal

January 18, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Disappointed in its founder yet grateful for his devotion to the cause, the Livestrong Foundation issued a statement last night in response to Lance Armstrong’s admissions of doping and using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) during his epic cycling career.

Livestrong Name Comes Off Arena

January 16, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The Livestrong Foundation appears to have taken the first tangible hit from the saga of Lance Armstrong’s mea culpa tour.

Blackbaud Pink Slips 150 Workers

January 15, 2013       Paul Clolery      

Nonprofit software behemoth Blackbaud will cut 150 jobs from across the company, which will bring to 200 the number of jobs eliminated since this past summer. The layoffs come almost one year to the day that it announced the acquisition of Convio, its largest rival in the online fundraising business.

Foundation Readies For Armstrong’s Admissions

January 15, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

After a decade of denials and less than three months after resigning from the board of his organization to spare it from the controversy, cyclist Lance Armstrong reportedly admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air on Thursday.

Study: Mobile Devices Facilitate Impulse Giving

January 7, 2013       Zach Halper      

Americans are increasingly using their smartphones for monetary contributions. A new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project revealed that those who use this method of giving tend to make the decision to donate without much, if any, research.

N.Y.’s AG Gets, Publishes Sandy Fundraising Info

January 3, 2013       Zach Halper      

The New York attorney general wants nonprofits that fundraised for Superstorm Sandy relief to provide documentation as to what they did the with cash. Some 88 charities had responded as of Dec. 31, and the information was posted on the Bureau’s website. The organizations raised a collective $400 million.

Done Deal – Donors Living And Dead Take Hit

January 2, 2013       Paul Clolery      

Updated 4:30 p.m.