News & Articles

OneCause acquires Great Feats

April 17, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The mobile fundraising platform OneCause has acquired Great Feats, a social engagement and fundraising product. Financial details were not disclosed.

Report Shows 2017 Giving Hiked Up 4.1%

February 15, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The charitable sector shook itself out of its rut in 2017, with year-over-year giving increasing by 4.1 percent as compared to the 1-percent growth experienced during 2016. The 4.1-percent increase among American organizations outpaced growth in Canada (1.5 percent) and the United Kingdom (2.9 percent), according to the Blackbaud Institute’s 2017 Charitable Giving Report.

Giving Via PayPal Crossed $1 Billion

January 15, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Giving via PayPal during this past holiday season was up 19.4 percent compared to 2016, with users contributing more than $1.1 billion. More than one in five donations were made via a mobile device.

Facebook Dumps Fees, Adds $50M For Nonprofits

November 29, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Facebook will eliminate all transaction fees for donations made through its platform and will establish a $50 million annual matching fund for charities.

Giving Up 4.3% Compared To 2016

September 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Santa packed more into his sleigh for Christmas in July this year as compared to last year, according to the Blackbaud Index. The index, which measures giving in three-month increments and compares it to the same period the prior year, reports an increase in overall giving of 4.3 percent for the three-month period ending in July. That increase includes a 10.4-percent jump in online giving as compared to 2016 totals.

Donations Begin Rolling In For Harvey

August 30, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Charities and donors are gearing up for what is becoming the largest response to a disaster since at least Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and is likely to be a years-long, billion-dollar recovery effort.

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?”