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.

PayPal Sued For Redistributing Donations

March 1, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A class action lawsuit against PayPal and PayPal Giving Fund claims that the digital and mobile payment portal misrepresents its charitable giving platform, requiring charities to create accounts to access donations and ultimately redistributing funds elsewhere in some cases.

New Options Evolving For Fundraising Via Facebook

February 7, 2017       Paul Clolery      

The New Year is already more than a month old and though lines at the local gym and health-food store are already shorter than they were a few weeks ago, 2017 fundraising goals don’t have to go the same route.

Measuring Impact Of Charitable Cash Transfers

January 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Undoubtedly you have given cash to someone in need but later wondered, “Did that person buy something to eat or just spend the money at the nearest liquor store?”

Apple Pay Enters Charitable Space

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Apple Pay moved into the charitable space this week by supporting donation processing. The tech giant’s touch-powered digital wallet eliminates donors’ need to enter billing or contact information, create an account, or fill out forms prior to checkout – making donations instantaneous just prior to the holiday giving season.

Classy Secures $30 Million In Financing

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Cloud-based fundraising platform Classy closed on $30 million Series C financing, bringing its total raised to $53 million since it was founded 10 years ago. It’s the second round of funding secured within the last 17 months.

Giving Day Reboot Snares $2.1 Million

September 23, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving generated $2.1 million during 16 hours on Wednesday, pushing the total to more than $5.1 million raised across two days – about four months apart.

Hardware Glitch Slows Give Local America

May 4, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Technical difficulties brought Give Local America to a screeching halt yesterday, forcing some communities to extend the 24-hour crowdfunding event for at least another day.

The Check Isn’t In The Mail

April 28, 2016       Dan Rivas      

The bottom line is that everyone needs to get paid or your organization will shut down. How they get paid, however, is an entirely different matter.

#GivingTuesday Headed Toward $120 Million

December 2, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

(Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET)