News & Articles

History Of Philanthropy Highlighted In New Website

April 26, 2016       NPT Staff      

The past 500 years of global philanthropy has been chronicled in a free, permanent digital exhibit.

California Health Providers Plan To Merge

April 22, 2016       NPT Staff      

A pair of California service providers is merging to form a single organization that will assist 40,000 people annually and operate with a $115 million budget.

Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy Gets New Name

April 22, 2016       NPT Staff      

The Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (CSP) at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom has received a $1million (USD) donation to expand its work from Hartsook Companies, a U.S.-based global fundraising consulting organization based in Kansas City, Mo.

Digital Fellowship Slated For 11 Cities

April 20, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The Digital Inclusion Fellowship (DIF), a program to increase digital literacy and broadband adoption within communities that are struggling with access to technology, will expand to 22 Fellows this year in 11 cities.

Survey: Donors Bored By Long-Winded Charities

April 14, 2016       NPT Staff      

Organizational messaging can drive donors to action or bore them to tears, the difference drastically affecting willingness to provide support.

Most Donors Give Cash, Unaware Of Alternatives

April 12, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Donor-advised funds, IRA distributions and charitable gift annuities might be buzz terms in the nonprofit community, but word has yet to spread to key players in the discussion: donors. Just 36 percent of donors report being aware of donor-advised funds, while 37 percent know of IRA charitable distributions and 51 percent are familiar with charitable gift annuities.

Time To Solicit Alaskans

April 7, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Alaskans have donated portions of their Permanent Fund Dividends (PFD) to the tune of $3,192,725 thus far in 2016 through the Pick. Click. Give program. Though the deadline to apply for PFDs was March 31, state residents who have applied for PFDs can still donate by using the program through Aug. 31.

Applications For Tax Exempt Status Drop Again

April 7, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Tax-exempt applications to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dropped more than 13 percent last year after spiking in 2014 but some 94 percent of applications were approved for the second year in a row.

IRA Rollover, Excise Tax Included in CHARITY Act

April 6, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Legislation introduced in the Senate today would expand the IRA charitable rollover to include distributions to donor-advised funds (DAF) and create a 1-percent private foundation excise tax. The measure also contains a non-binding sense of the Senate that states charitable giving should be a goal of comprehensive tax reform.

$100 Million Goes To Connecticut Nonprofits

April 1, 2016       NPT Staff      

Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn. has received the largest gift in its 120-year history, $50 million. The gift represents half of a $100 million charitable trust given from the estates of long-time Stamford resident Kingsley Gillespie and his son, Kenyon Gillespie. The Rotary Club of Stamford and The First Presbyterian Church of Stamford are among the trust’s other beneficiaries, each receiving 10 percent.