News & Articles

Nonprofit HR Managers Getting Ulcers Over Health Plans

June 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Benefits are hotter than normal of late, as employees worry about health coverage, particularly those at nonprofits where benefits are minimal or non-existent. Employers are starting to respond.

Change.org Gets $30 Million Infusion

June 1, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A $30-million infusion led by LinkedIn.com co-founder Reid Hoffman will help Change.org grow its online petition platform and scale fledgling efforts to generate revenue through crowdfunding and membership. Also participating in the latest round of funding are Microsoft founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator.

Telefundraising Finding Ways Around Cell Phones, Avoidance

May 25, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Jerry is just about to hear how his pitch went with the network executives when the phone rings. He picks it up to find that it’s a telemarketer. He’s busy, he explains, but he’ll call him back later if the telemarketer provides him with his home number. “Oh, I guess you don’t want people calling you at home,” Jerry says after the telemarketer explains that he can’t provide his home number. “Now you know how I feel.”

Federal Budget Proposal Cuts Holes In Safety Nets

May 24, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Leaders from nonprofits across the country are voicing their displeasure with President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal, dubbed “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” Criticisms have specifically centered on cuts to federal safety nets such as Medicaid and food subsidy programs.

Red Noses Getting More U.S. Exposure

May 23, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Red Nose Day USA organizers are looking for the event to be bigger and bolder in Year 3, a strategy becoming of its prime-time television time slot. Increased airtime, a more expansive retail presence, and a social media initiative aimed at converting supporters into fundraisers are among the strategies in place to take the event to another level for its May 25 broadcast on NBC.

NAACP’s Future To Include Listening Tour, New President

May 19, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Leaders at the NAACP are preparing to embark on a listening tour to inform the future, more locally focused direction of the organization. Cornell William Brooks, president of the organization for the past three years, will not be joining them. Brooks’ contract, which expires on June 30, will not be renewed, Leon W. Russell, chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors, and Derrick Johnson, vice chairman, told reporters late Friday afternoon.

WWP Revenue Declined 20% After Controversy

May 18, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Contributions to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) dropped almost 20 percent last year but future declines could be more precipitous given the timing of the charity’s fiscal year.

Universal Deduction Might Boost Giving

May 18, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Charitable giving could take a hit of between $5 billion and $13 billion under current tax reform proposals by Republican lawmakers but another policy change could make up that difference and then some, according to a new study released today.

How To Kill Your Program

May 16, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Some institutions seem bent on making sure their estate giving programs don’t grow and thrive. While reasons for marginalizing estate giving donors and treating them as if they don’t matter aren’t clear, these are highly effective strategies for discouraging planned gifts.

Former Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Employee Sentenced To 10 Months

May 15, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A Rockville, Md., man was sentenced to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in a scheme involving stolen IT equipment and fraudulent invoicing during his tenure at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).