News & Articles

Kids’ Charity Is Damaged By Penn State Scandal

December 1, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

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.

Bonuses For Performance And Longevity Boost Exec Pay

December 1, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

Maybe Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings were on to something in their hit song, Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, suggesting they instead grow up to be “doctors and lawyers and such.”

Pick One

December 1, 2011       Jeff Tenenbaum      

Volunteers play an essential role in providing important charitable services and constitute a vital link to an organization’s constituency and the public — enhancing or harming a nonprofit’s image and functioning. Using volunteers entails risk, both from and to volunteers.

Study: Texting, Focus On One Project Preferable

November 30, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

Telling for both volunteer managers and students, almost three quarters of college admissions officers favor students who are consistently involved with one organization rather a variety of causes. Half of those survey respondents believed it was possible to have “too many” community service hours.

Charities Get In On Black Friday Activity

November 23, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

Charities are branching out with technology in hopes of taking advantage of increased Internet and foot traffic on Black Friday, one the busiest shopping days of the year.

Evangelical Group Sees Hike In Fundraising Results

November 18, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

Members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) raised $9.38 billion during 2010, a 5.8 percent increase from the $8.87 billion raised during 2009. Noncash gifts decreased, however, with larger organizations seeing the greatest increases in charitable giving.

‘Pearing’ Up Needs With Abilities A Winning Strategy

November 18, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

It all started with roasted pears. Charles Best walked into the teacher’s lounge at the Bronx public school where he taught and told his fellow teachers that they could indulge in his mother’s recipe on one condition: that they go to the website he recently created and plug in the school projects that they’ve always wanted for their students.

Charity CEO Forced Out In Wake Of Penn State Scandal

November 14, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

The board of directors of The Second Mile, the charity founded by Jerry Sandusky, accepted the resignation of its longtime CEO yesterday. Jack Raykovitz had been CEO for 28 years. “Both Dr. Raykovitz and the board believe this is in the best interests of the organizations,” according to an announcement released this morning.

Penn State Board Fires Iconic Coach

November 10, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

The Penn State University Board of Trustees cleaned house Wednesday, firing football coach Joe Paterno – effective immediately, only hours after he announced he would retire at season’s end – and accepted the resignation of university President Graham Spanier.

Post Office Files For Extra 5.6% Rate Hike

November 8, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

Just days after announcing postal rates would go up an average 2.1 percent, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is asking for 5.6 percent more, or roughly 7.7 percent as of January 22, 2012.