News & Articles

Two Government Watchdogs Come Together

March 18, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

After 33 years, the Center for Effective Government (CEG) will be folded into the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

Nothing But Net For The NPT Bracket-Busters

March 17, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The NonProfit Times NCAA bracket challenge is back with an expanded field of nonprofit executives jockeying for the crown of wisest charity hoopster this year. We invited last year’s top finishers to return for 2016 as well as the NPT staff – despite their dead-last finish in 2015 – and a few new faces.

HIV Charities Change Fundraising Direction

March 1, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Leaders at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) are continuing the fight against HIV by taking a long look at housing, social justice and co-occurring conditions among patients. The priorities are part of a new three-year strategic plan and eye toward AFC’s future that call for evaluating the needs of older adults and long-term survivors of the virus.

Rent Vs. Charity: Older Donors Now Have Few Reserves

March 1, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

If Americans don’t have much in the way of retirement savings, how much disposable income could they possibly have for future giving to charity? A number of recent surveys spell out a potentially grim outlook for the average American when it comes to savings and retirement:

TIAA-CREF Rebranding, Launching Campaign

February 26, 2016       NPT Staff      

TIAA-CREF, the pension firm for many tax-exempt organizations, has shortened its name to TIAA as part of a multi-layered marketing campaign geared toward emphasizing simplicity, clarity and engagement. The new name is accompanied by a new logo and redesigned website and precedes a national advertising campaign set to launch on Feb. 29.

AG Hits Bond Firms For $56.7 Million Settlement

February 24, 2016       NPT Staff      

Natixis Funding Corp. and Societe Generale will pay a combined $56.7 million settlement for fraudulent and anticompetitive municipal bond dividend transaction practices that harmed nonprofits, school districts, municipalities, counties and government agencies. A total of $53,865,000 of the sum will be paid into a settlement fund to be applied toward restitution for the affected parties.

Facebook Launched Nonprofit Tutorial Page

February 22, 2016       NPT Staff      

Nonprofit staffers now have a new website to check intermittently throughout the day. Facebook, used by many organizations to share initiatives, network and fundraise, announced late last week that it has launched nonprofits.fb.com.

Finance And Fundraising Equals Water And Oil

February 17, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Nonprofit finance and fundraising teams might not only fail to know what the other is doing, the two might also be speaking different languages and have varying perceptions of their relationship.

Aplos Software Gets $4 Million In New Funding

February 9, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Aplos software has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding from San Joaquin Capital. The newly formed venture capital firm specializes in technology companies based in California’s Central Valley. The funding will allow Fresno, Calif.-based Aplos to accelerate and expand product development efforts.