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  • Index: Online Giving Up 10 Percent

    By Mark Hrywna — December 15, 2011

    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

    By Samuel Fanburg — December 14, 2011

    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).

  • Mailers Ask USPS To Drop Exigent Rate Case

    By The NonProfit Times — December 13, 2011

    Nonprofit mailers are asking the United States Postal Service (USPS) to publicly withdraw its formal request for approval of exigent postal rate increases that already have been rejected and appealed.

  • Women’s Giving Networks Gaining Prominence

    By Mark Hrywna — December 12, 2011

    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.

  • Tarnished Second Mile Charity Starts Layoffs

    By Mark Hrywna — December 8, 2011

    The Pennsylvania charity embroiled in the Penn State University child sex abuse scandal announced layoffs as a result of losing “significant financial support” in recent weeks. The layoffs come just about a month after the scandal first erupted, with release of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s grand jury presentment.

  • Changes To First Class Mail Could Slow Return Gifts

    By Mark Hrywna — December 6, 2011

    Extending the time it takes to deliver First-Class mail could delay how quickly nonprofits receive charitable contributions while an overall plan by the United States Postal Service (USPS) could mean charities have to transport their mail farther.

  • Survey: Charity Receipts Up But So Is Demand

    By Samuel Fanburg — December 6, 2011

    Some 41 percent of nonprofits reported increased charitable receipts for the first nine months of this year — up from 36 percent in 2010 — but two-thirds of these organizations reported increased demand for their services as well.

  • Service can put new leaders on star ‘trek’

    By Ben Duda — December 1, 2011

    This article is from the Special Report “2012: The End Of The World Or Nonprofit Renaissance?”

  • Charity Tied To Former Penn State Coach Is Sued

    By Mark Hrywna — December 1, 2011

    The first of what is likely to be many civil lawsuits against The Second Mile, the children’s charity founded by disgraced former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, was filed yesterday in a Pennsylvania court. Also named as defendants in the lawsuit were Sandusky and Penn State University.

  • Kids’ Charity Is Damaged By Penn State Scandal

    By Mark Hrywna — December 1, 2011

    Barely a month after an explosive grand jury presentment, investigations into the Penn State University child sex abuse allegations abound in a scandal that within a week cost a half-dozen high-ranking officials their jobs.


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