News & Articles

Trump Win Might Push More Onto State NPOs

November 9, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

What does a Donald Trump administration mean for the nonprofit sector? The answer to that question likely will crystallize in the coming months as transition teams put together the first Republican White House in eight years after the real estate magnate and former reality star upended Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s election to win the presidency.

Orlando To Buy Pulse Nightclub For Memorial

November 8, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The City of Orlando has entered into a contract to purchase the Pulse nightclub, the site of a June shooting that left 49 dead and dozens more injured, with the intention of establishing a permanent memorial. A city spokesperson confirmed the contract and sale price of $2.25 million. The spokesperson said that the funds will come out of the city’s land acquisition fund, which is used when the city buys or sells land.

Donors Really Don’t Like Change That Much

November 8, 2016       Stephanie Ceruolo      

It is said that people are “creatures of habit” who tend to do the same things over and over. That’s certainly the case in fundraising. Donors tend to repeat previous behaviors, including responding to the types of appeals they previously found compelling. Getting donors to repeat their previous actions is critical to donor retention and revenue.

Election 2016: Nonprofits Fan Out To Safeguard Voters’ Rights

November 7, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Philadelphia, Pa., will be among the country’s most-watched locales during tomorrow’s presidential election, with the southeastern portion of blue-tinted Pennsylvania seen as a key battleground for the state’s 20 electoral votes.

15 Years & Counting: Volunteer Keeps 9/11 List Serve Running

November 7, 2016       Andy Segedin      

If the print newspaper industry is in trouble, its demise cannot be attributed to Arnold Korotkin.

Federal Faith-Based Office Less Controversial, But Still Stirs Discussion

November 7, 2016       Eleanor Clift      

The faith-based initiative established with such fanfare by President George W. Bush isn’t in the headlines much anymore. Contrary to reports of its demise, the program, now called the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is alive, though configured somewhat differently under a more secular minded Democratic administration than it was under Bush, a born-again evangelical Christian.

NPT 100: Public Dollars Buoy Nonprofits

November 7, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The nation’s largest nonprofits continued to see revenue steadily rise during 2015 through a combination of increased public support, program and other revenue, that made up for declines in government funding and investment income.

Small Vets’ Charity Changes Name

November 7, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A Florida veterans’ charity has changed its name to avoid confusion with a larger, more well-known veterans’ organization.
Wounded Warriors of South Florida last week announced its new name, Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF), effectively immediately. The organization formally announced its new name during its fifth annual All Branches Military Ball and Gala, presented by the Military Officers Associations of America (MOAA) on Saturday.

Nonprofit Hopes Hillary Or Donald Float Donors’ Boats

November 4, 2016       Andy Segedin      

On the heels of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announcing a “donor wall” to feature the etched-in names of supporters, an environmental organization is hoping that the same concept can fetch them two much-needed boats.

High-Income Chinese-Americans Target Science, Tech

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Affluent Chinese-Americans put a greater emphasis on science and technology nonprofits (20 percent) than wealthy Americans generally (9 percent) but almost half of both groups prioritize children’s and education charities.