News & Articles

Beware Of Election Cycle Tax Plans

January 13, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) cannot grow the economy, but it can work toward preventing governmental barriers to generating income. That was the message of Jason Lee, general counsel of AFP, to those in attendance at Wednesday’s annual meeting of the New York City chapter.

Penn State Convicted Sex Offender’s Charity To Close

January 12, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A charity founded by convicted sex offender Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has petitioned to permanently shut down.

Philly Newspapers Given To Foundation

January 12, 2016       Andy Segedin      

A Philadelphia nonprofit has entered into the newspaper business. H.F. Lenfest, sole owner of Philadelphia Media Network (PMN), which houses The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and, has donated the news sources to a newly created tax-exempt organization that will operate under The Philadelphia Foundation.

The Civil Investigative Demand

January 12, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The stable of lawyers for the Hu­mane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been busy the past year responding to re­quests from a number of state regulators, including Colorado, Oklahoma and Tennessee (in addition to North Dakota a few years ago). Some of those state charity regulators closed the investigations with no evidence of violations.

Charity Fuels PayPal To Guinness World Record

January 11, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

PayPal was awarded the Guinness World Record title for “Most money raised online for charity in 24 hours,” with users giving more than $45.8 million globally on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, more than doubling the previous record of $19 million.

Nonprofits Lose Donor Confidentiality Appeal

January 6, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A California appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked the state attorney general from gaining access to the names of major donors to nonprofits.

Year-End Giving Goes Year-Round

December 31, 2015       Andy Segedin      

At Langley Memorial Hospital in Langley, B.C., one can scrub in and get behind some of the hospital’s most cutting-edge equipment following years of schooling and medical training or simply by being among its leading donors.

Minimum Wage No Small Issue For Nonprofits

December 31, 2015       Andy Segedin      

Just 75 cents per hour is all that it took to push a program of one rural Michigan nonprofit from breaking even to deep into the red. LifeChallenge of Michigan in Hillsdale, Mich., operated Tastes of Life, a restaurant program that provided employees looking to find their feet an opportunity to gain real-world work experience.

VolunteerMatch’s Salesforce Account Breached By Malware

December 15, 2015       NPT Staff      

Malware on a VolunteerMatch computer has led to the unauthorized access of contact information within the organization’s Salesforce account. Compromised information includes email addresses, business addresses and telephone numbers within VolunteerMatch’s business records with Salesforce. As credit card information is not stored in such records, such data was not part of the breach.

Nonprofits Impacted Voter Turnout In 2014 Midterms

December 2, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

Intervention by nonprofits had the biggest impact on turnout of the least likely voters in the most recent midterm elections, according to a new study.