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Paulsen Stepping Down At EIF, Focuses On SU2C, Education

April 20, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Lisa Paulsen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), has stepped down from her post after 27 years leading the Los Angeles-based organization. Paulsen will remain with the foundation, her focus shifting toward creating new fundraising and revenue-generating initiatives for foundation projects such as Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), which she co-founded, and foundation efforts in the education arena.

UK Donations Steady Since Brexit Vote

April 20, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Uncertainty has shrouded UK charities following the June 24, 2016 vote to exit the European Union. Early indications, however, indicate that the Brexit referendum has done little to affect giving – with Brits donating £9.7 billion in 2016, up slightly from £9.6 billion in 2015. The sum, when factoring in the margin for error, shows little or no change in giving. The figure lags behind 2010’s high-water mark of £11.6 billion, according to Charities Aid Foundation’s (CAF) report – CAF UK Giving 2017 – but is in-line with figures from recent years that have kept within the £10 billion range.

Osberg Stepping Down At Skoll Foundation

April 19, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Sally Osberg will step down as president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation after 16 years, only hold those posts in the foundation’s history. She will remain in the role until a new president is in place.

Advocacy Groups Challenge Ethics Laws

April 17, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Two advocacy organizations for nonprofits have challenged provisions of an ethics law approved last year in New York State that they contend is unconstitutional and harmful to nonprofits.

Feed The Children Sued By Former CEO

April 13, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Feed The Children (FTC) is under fire again, this time by the short-lived CEO who leveled accusations about the board’s oversight in a lawsuit filed this week. Former Congressman J.C. Watts directed his concerns to the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Public Protection Office in October weeks before a joint announcement that he would no longer be chief executive.

Software Deal Marries YourMembership, Abila and Aptify

April 7, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Three of the major players in the association management software space are merging under one corporate umbrella, in a move that surprised many in the association management and nonprofit software industry for the speed at which it all come together.

Fundraising Agencies Russ Reid and Grizzard Being Merged

April 6, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Two of the nation’s foundational fundraising agencies, Russ Reid and Grizzard, are being merged by their parent company, the DAS Group of Companies (DAS), part of Omnicom Group Inc. The new entity will be led by Alan Hall, CEO of Russ Reid. Chip Grizzard, CEO of Grizzard, will become chairman of the new unit.

Ford Foundation Bets $1 Billion On Mission Investing

April 5, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The Ford Foundation plans to commit up to $1 billion of its $12-billion endowment during the next 10 years to mission-related investments (MRIs).

Habitat Launches Affordable Housing Push

April 5, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Habitat for Humanity assisted the New York Mets in celebrating the team’s 2017 home opener on Monday, framing a home out in front of Citi Field and enjoying a strong organizational presence around the ballpark. The organization also participated in the official “unlocking of the gate” to the stadium the day prior.

Nonprofit News Groups Get $114 Million Boost

April 5, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, unveiled a $100-million initiative to span the next three years aimed at strengthening independent media and investigative journalism, combating misinformation and hate speech, and enabling citizens to better engage with government entities.