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The NPT Power And Influence Top 50 2012

August 1, 2012       Paul Clolery      

The NPT Power & Influence Top 50 turns 15 this year so it is time to look back at and forward to some of the sector’s remarkable people. It seems the sector is always concerned about the next generation of leaders. Well, 15 years is a good milestone for assessment and it appears the sector is in great hands.

Austin Is Hot, But Workplace Giving Is Not

July 24, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

A 17.7 percent drop in workplace giving has forced the United Way of Greater Austin (UWATX), formerly called United Way Capital Area, to cut the number of agencies to which it issues grants from 49 to 31, reducing grants by about $1.2 million.

Three-For-One Deal In Dayton Arts

July 11, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Three of Dayton, Ohio’s premier arts organizations have decided to sing in harmony after nearly two years of managerial rehearsals.

Kay Lautman Dead At 74

July 10, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Legendary fundraiser Kay Partney Lautman, who founded Lautman & Company 20 years ago, died Monday at Sunrise Assisted Living in Washington, D.C., after suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. She was 74.

Families Want Park Service To Take Over WTC Memorial

July 9, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

A group of family members of victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks is calling for the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum to be taken over by the National Park Service (NPS), with the nonprofit transformed into a “Friends Of” group responsible only for fundraising.

Power Outages, Wildfires Evoke Response

July 5, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

The 12 employees and five refrigerated trucks at the Huntington Area Food Bank have been working overtime, expecting to distribute nearly 200,000 pounds of food, water and supplies by the end of this week — 20 times the amount they move in a typical week.

Consumers, i.e., Donors, Starting To Like Tumblr

July 2, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

Nearly one in seven people on Earth has a Facebook page. But, the most popular social network on the planet is not the most effective social network for the nonprofit First Book (FB). Twitter, with its billion tweets every three days, isn’t cutting it. The Washington, D.C., group has more followers on the microblogging site Tumblr than it has on any other social media outlet.

Kansas Nonprofits Hit With New State Contract Provisions

July 2, 2012       Don McNamara      

Nonprofit service providers in Kansas face a new regulation imposed by the state’s Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) that could place strict limitations on the ability to advocate and lobby officials.

The Pitch: JDRF Makes The Case With Reality TV

July 2, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

When it comes to television programming, most nonprofits rely on direct response television (DRTV) and not a reality show. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) can thank a reality show appearance for boosting its profile, as well as providing it with a new online campaign. New York City-based JDRF was featured on the sixth episode of The Pitch, which aired during the Memorial Day weekend on the network AMC after the hit show Mad Men. It was the only nonprofit brand, among eight, to be featured on the reality series.

General Ramblings: We Can’t Hear You Now

July 2, 2012       Paul Clolery      

There’s a commercial running on television for a data delivery company where a woman who was late to knowing about a neighbor’s newborn child is the loudest when acknowledging a gift sent by other neighbors.