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Picture this: You’re a major gift officer on your way to a donor meeting and you’re lost. So, you ask for directions. A heads-up display in your glasses gives you a map to your donor’s front door.
Henry Timms was appointed yesterday as executive director of the 92nd Street Y, the first non-Jewish leader in the 140-year history of the organization. He was the deputy executive director for innovation, strategy and content and had served as interim executive director since last summer.
Grant management for recipients of federal funds figures to become more streamlined. Congress has passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, bringing government-wide standards for grant reporting that is expected to result in easier reporting processes for nonprofits.
Independent Sector’s (IS) Board of Directors has thrown its support behind the campaign to raise the current federal minimum wage and called for nonprofits to pay staff a “living wage.”
Advanced Solutions International (ASI), makers of the donor management software iMIS 20, has acquired UNXvision, an online fundraising software producer in Markham, Ontario, Canada. ASI will add UNXvision’s flagship product, Cause2Give, to its suite of software.
A New Jersey-based telemarketer has agreed to pay New York State $50,000 for soliciting funds from charities after being banned from doing business in the state.
Active management of endowments is positively related to greater returns in U.S. equities over time. “An active manager is trying to beat the index by making decisions to try and deviate from the index,” said David Belmont, CFA, chief risk officer at Commonfund Institute, Wilton, Conn.
Americans who read the Bible give more than Americans who don’t — roughly $500 more per year, on average. Bible readers donated a median $600 to nonprofits during 2013, compared to a median of $100 for non-Bible-readers. The more someone is engaged with the Bible, the more they give, with those reporting the highest level of engagement donating a median $1,500, versus $30 for non-readers.
What’s keeping the fundraisers of the Association of Fundraising Professional – Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC) – up at night? According to a new survey, it’s everything from board members not raising money to finding new donors.
The Conference of Southwest Foundations, the oldest association of grantmakers in the United States, announced it is rebranding as Philanthropy Southwest.