News & Articles

Ask The Nonprofit Board Therapist

January 2, 2012       Dennis Miller      

The NonProfit Times has created a new column for readers to ask questions they have regarding issues with their board. Each month a few questions will be selected for a response in this column.

Electing To Campaign

January 2, 2012       Gary Morton      

When the president of Catholic Answers posted an e-letter on the nonprofit’s website eight years ago questioning whether Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), a Catholic, should receive communion at Mass because of his support for abortion, the organization believed he was simply stating an opinion about the then-presidential candidate’s stance on an issue important to Catholics.

Contributions To Donor-Advised Funds Were Up Last Year

December 21, 2011       Don McNamara      

Contributions to donor-advised funds increased by 25.5 percent in 2010, reaching $7.77 billion, while grant dollars grew at a slower pace of 1.3 percent.

Aid Groups Hoping For North Korean Transition

December 19, 2011       Don McNamara      

Any time news comes out of North Korea, the rest of the world holds its breath, because it could be anything from the announcement of a parade to a threat to start a nuclear war.

U.K. Group Ranks U.S. Most Charitable Nation

December 19, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

It’s often been said that the United States is the most charitable country in the world, and now there’s more data to prove it.

Salvation Army’s Red Kettles Coming Up Short

December 16, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

The usual clanging and bell-ringing red kettles on behalf of The Salvation Army are not reaching as many ears this holiday season as affiliates in California, Massachusetts and New York are reporting drastic decreases in donations.

Google Gives Back – To The Tune Of $40 Million

December 16, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

The charitable arm of online search engine behemoth Google gave away $40 million to almost 50 causes focused on technology, education and human trafficking.

Index: Online Giving Up 10 Percent

December 15, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

Online giving was up more than 10 percent for the quarter ending in October while overall charitable giving nudged up more than 2 percent, compared to the same three-month period in 2010.

Healthcare Philanthropy Standards Sought

December 14, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

Reporting standards focused on annual gift pledge payments, appropriations and bequests and mature planned gifts will be under the microscope soon from a newly formed council of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).

Women’s Giving Networks Gaining Prominence

December 12, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

When it comes to decisions about charitable giving, it’s less like “Father Knows Best” or “Leave It To Beaver” and more like “Friday Night Lights” or “The Cosby Show.” Women are at least equal partners — or the sole decision-makers — among high net-worth individuals, according to a study released today.