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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?”

Nonprofit Mailers Seek More Data From Postal Service

January 19, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers (ANM) has asked the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to request more information from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and also to change the procedures for its 10-year regulatory review of the rate-making system.

Digital Donors Changing Charitable Communications

January 18, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Digital donors are pushing charities to communicate with them the way they prefer. Millennials identified social media as the preferred method in 43 percent of cases, followed by email at 21 percent. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers both prefer email, 30 percent and 26 percent, followed by social media, 21 percent and 24 percent.

Advocacy Groups Pro And Con To Line Inauguration Route

January 17, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Yasmina Mrabet will be attending Friday’s presidential inauguration — along with almost 25,000 peers. Mrabet is an organizer for the ANSWER Coalition, a protest and civil rights organization that counts itself among more than two dozen groups to have applied for First Amendment permits to demonstrate at the presidential inauguration.

Lilly Endowment Bankrolls $100M In Social Services

January 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Lilly Endowment, Inc., announced $100 million in grants to 15 human service organizations to improve long-term impact through endowments and other strategies. The grants complement the endowment’s regular support of human service organizations through direct grants and grants to United Way of Central Indiana.

Layoffs Continue At Brand-Name Nonprofits

January 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will mean the loss of 22 jobs at the Clinton Foundation, effective April 15. It is the third well-known nonprofit to announce layoffs during the past two weeks.

Nonprofit Workers In N.Y. Getting Bigger Raises

January 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Growth in New York State’s nonprofit sector didn’t keep pace with the nation overall since the Great Recession but average wages grew faster than in other sectors during the recovery.

IU Projects Two Years Of Robust Giving

January 13, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Total giving is projected to increase by 3.6 percent during 2017 and another 3.8 percent in 2018. Though the increases do not match 25-year averages of 4.4 percent year-over-year growth or the 4.9 percent 40-year average, they signal improvement compared to the doldrums of the past decade.

$28 Million Gift Headed To Boston

January 11, 2017       NPT Staff      

The Boston Foundation is preparing to receive one of the largest gifts of its 101-year history. The estimated $28-million donation is from Billeria, Mass.-based education firm Curriculum Associates via the Iowa State University Foundation. The gift represents the fourth donation of more than $20 million in the foundation’s history.

Top 100 Of Tech Social Innovation Lauded

January 10, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A smartwatch app to help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sleep at night. An app enabled with artificial intelligence that describes objects for the blind in real time. An app to help disadvantaged students find college scholarships. An online sharing network helping the homeless.