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You might want to put down the phone, or delay that mailing by a month or two. Nonprofits are 10 times more likely than donors to think the organization is not communicating enough with donors. For its first donor engagement study, Austin, Texas-based fundraising and software firm Abila surveyed more than 1,200 donors across four generational cohorts, as well as managers at 206 nonprofits with revenues ranging from $1 million to $49 million.
Big Data and regression models can chop and analyze a donor file in lots of interesting ways. But if you don’t have millions of dollars or millions of names in your file to utilize these technologies, you’ll have to look elsewhere for measurement.
Claiming a “yearlong campaign of political harassment and public vilification,” the Humane Society of the United States sued Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently regarding an investigation of the charity. An Oklahoma judge blocked General Pruitt from obtaining all but one contested document that he sought.
Completing a stunning comeback that will go down in the annals of NPT Brackets history, Jacob Harold won The NonProfit Times‘ inaugural NCAA Bracket Competition. The president and CEO of GuideStar outdueled a field of a dozen nonprofit executives and The NonProfit Times staff, securing the win thanks to Duke’s victory over Wisconsin last night in the national championship for men’s college basketball.
Ask most any employee at a nonprofit why they work there and the answer will almost always come down to mission and believing they are making a difference. But what sets apart the organizations in the 2015 NPT Best Nonprofits To Work?
After almost two centuries in New York City, the American Bible Society (ABS) has sold its headquarters for $300 million and plans to move to Philadelphia this summer.
Some of the largest, most established fundraising events continued to wane in 2014 as smaller events fueled growth among the top 30 peer-to-peer programs.
Nonprofit mailers have gotten a reprieve from potentially ruinous rate increases for periodicals. The U.S. Postal Service would have implemented new rates on April 26, but the Postal Regulatory Commission remanded—sent back—some of the increase requests for a second time.
Two North Carolina state senators want nonprofits to pay state and local sales tax. A bill recently introduced to the state senate would lower the total cap on sales tax refunds from $46 million to $100,000, affecting up to 250 of the Tar Heel State’s nonprofits.
Being the leader is good, usually, but as several world leaders learned to their cost, a certain amount of restraint can go a long way. It can be a matter of leaders imposing discipline on themselves.
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