News & Articles

HIV Charities Change Fundraising Direction

March 1, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Leaders at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) are continuing the fight against HIV by taking a long look at housing, social justice and co-occurring conditions among patients. The priorities are part of a new three-year strategic plan and eye toward AFC’s future that call for evaluating the needs of older adults and long-term survivors of the virus.

Rent Vs. Charity: Older Donors Now Have Few Reserves

March 1, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

If Americans don’t have much in the way of retirement savings, how much disposable income could they possibly have for future giving to charity? A number of recent surveys spell out a potentially grim outlook for the average American when it comes to savings and retirement:

TIAA-CREF Rebranding, Launching Campaign

February 26, 2016       NPT Staff      

TIAA-CREF, the pension firm for many tax-exempt organizations, has shortened its name to TIAA as part of a multi-layered marketing campaign geared toward emphasizing simplicity, clarity and engagement. The new name is accompanied by a new logo and redesigned website and precedes a national advertising campaign set to launch on Feb. 29.

AG Hits Bond Firms For $56.7 Million Settlement

February 24, 2016       NPT Staff      

Natixis Funding Corp. and Societe Generale will pay a combined $56.7 million settlement for fraudulent and anticompetitive municipal bond dividend transaction practices that harmed nonprofits, school districts, municipalities, counties and government agencies. A total of $53,865,000 of the sum will be paid into a settlement fund to be applied toward restitution for the affected parties.

Facebook Launched Nonprofit Tutorial Page

February 22, 2016       NPT Staff      

Nonprofit staffers now have a new website to check intermittently throughout the day. Facebook, used by many organizations to share initiatives, network and fundraise, announced late last week that it has launched nonprofits.fb.com.

Finance And Fundraising Equals Water And Oil

February 17, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Nonprofit finance and fundraising teams might not only fail to know what the other is doing, the two might also be speaking different languages and have varying perceptions of their relationship.

Aplos Software Gets $4 Million In New Funding

February 9, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Aplos software has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding from San Joaquin Capital. The newly formed venture capital firm specializes in technology companies based in California’s Central Valley. The funding will allow Fresno, Calif.-based Aplos to accelerate and expand product development efforts.

CRM Firm Orange Leap Acquired By YourCause

February 3, 2016       Paul Clolery      

Orange Leap, one of the first software as a service providers (SaaS) for charitable organizations, was acquired by Carrollton, Texas-based YourCause. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Orange Leap Founder Randy McCabe will join YourCause as director of nonprofit services.

Declining Oil Revenue, Budgets Pressures Alaskans’ Giving

February 3, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Alaskans have donated $13.8 million to charity during the past seven years through the Pick. Click. Give. program, a giving mechanism that enables residents to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) to local causes. The program has grown each year since its inception in 2009, but efforts to address the state’s budget deficit might cut into PFDs, which are given annually to those who reside in the state for a full calendar year.