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As if 76 million households weren’t enough, it has been learned that the JPMorgan Chase data breach this past summer has even more potential victims: participants in the banking giant’s Corporate Challenge series of charitable races.
Nonprofits will be able to track and compare the diversity of their organizations against others in the sector, through a partnership announced today. “We believe that data about who’s leading, working in and with organizations is just as important as financial and operational data we already have,” said GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold.
Proposed data protections in the European Union have charities on the other side of the pond panicking. The changes include making opt-in consent mandatory for telemarketing and direct mail (currently opt-out), banning the tracking of IP addresses and the deletion — rather than the suppression — of email users who have opted out. The proposed changes, if approved, would go into effect in 2017.
The Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission recently ruled a private information exchange focused on cybersecurity did not violate antitrust laws. While the exchange in question was run by a for-profit company, “This is a good opportunity to remind professional associations of the importance of antitrust laws,” said Andrew Bigart, an associate in the law firm Venable’s regulatory practices group.
Nonprofit employers face a unique set of challenges. They are always trying to do more with less — fewer staff members, less support, less funding. A combination of these pressures can result in poor employment practices, even when one thinks they are doing “the right thing.”
You’ve worked hard. You’ve stayed late. You’ve been a team leader. And, finally, you’ve gotten that promotion. Now what? Build that team, train those new hires, push all the papers, and create great results. It’s significantly different than the job you used to do.
If the last time you considered modifying your direct mail fundraising package wasn’t this morning, you’re overdue. “Testing isn’t difficult or costly, but it is the lifeblood of your program,” is what Bryan Terpstra, senior vice president of direct response fundraising agency RobbinsKersten Direct, told an audience during a recent fundraising conference.
Bad reviews can cost good will and lost donations, but trying to prevent them could cost cold, hard cash in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Yelp Bill,” which prevents anyone doing business in California from adding non-disparagement clauses to their terms of service.
Picture a consumer in Los Angeles visiting a New York charity’s website. The site slips a cookie — a tiny bit of tracking code — onto the consumer’s computer. An advertising network then deploys “remarketing” and serves up an ad for the charity with a prominent “donate now” button while the person is browsing an unrelated site a few days later.
Giving to nonprofit health care institutions in the United States during fiscal 2013 increased more than 3 percent compared to 2012 and more than 20 percent since the low point of the recession in four years ago and exceeded the gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States.