News & Articles

Advocates Writing Big Checks, NPOs Relocating Events After Charlottesville

August 18, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Philanthropy responded on a number of fronts following protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and President Donald Trump’s assertion that both sides were to blame.

Nonprofits Advance Climate Accord Despite Federal Government Rejection

August 18, 2017       Andy Segedin      

While many wait to see how President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord impacts global efforts to combat climate change, the beat goes on for members of the nonprofit sector. Rather than adjusting objectives to meet the new administration, partnerships have been created with local government and industry to forge ahead.

CFC Campaign Will Be Delayed By A Month

August 15, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The workplace giving program for federal employees will begin later than usual this year, kicking off Oct. 2 and running through Jan. 12, 2018. It cuts a month out of the giving cycle.

Fundraisers: Heed George Costanza’s Warning On Relationships

August 15, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Worlds collide at the expense of Seinfeld’s George Costanza in one famous episode, “killing” independent George. The theory of the episode is that it is important to separate romantic and social relationships.

Texting Might Be The Only Way To Inform Constituents

August 14, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Now that most cell phone plans wrap texting into the base fee, a lot more people are sending and receiving text messages. This is a big deal because texts are not like emails. They pop up on the screen instantly and are hard to ignore.

Open This Email, Not That One

August 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

An estimated 269 billion emails go out each day, according to a recent study by The Radicati Group In Palo Alto, Calif. (Email Statistics Report, 2017-2021)

Red Cross Embezzler Gets 8 Years In Jail

August 7, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A former finance director of a Connecticut chapter of the American Red Cross has been sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzling almost a half-million dollars.

Branding Your NPO’s Biggest Dreams

August 4, 2017       Andy Segedin      

National Harbor, Md. — “I have a plan,” Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial following the March on Washington in 1963. No, that’s not right. He said: “Team MLK is the seventh most powerful brand in advocacy.” No, that’s also incorrect. Maybe it was “we’ve empowered people to transform lives.” That’s not correct, either.

The 2017 NPT Power & Influence Top 50

August 1, 2017       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna      

Social Innovation Is The Hallmark of the 20th Annual Unveiling

Republicans To Move Toward Tax Reform This Week

July 26, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The first shoe is expected to drop toward tax reform by week’s end, according to the Council on Foundations (CoF), which issued an email alert to its members this morning. If the alert holds true, the initial step, a tax reform framework document, would begin a process toward the first major tax reform in the U.S. since 1986 – a process that has been about a year and a half in the making.