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Direct mail donors age 35 and older when given $100 to donate among 10 charities categories would most likely give a majority of the money to either a veterans group or to kids in poverty. And, that predisposition was across the political spectrum from conservatives to moderates to liberals.
How much is a hug from Joel McHale, the host of cable-TV show The Soup, worth? To the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation, it was worth several hundred dollars. And, that was from a first-time donor.
A trio of large nonprofits have chosen new leaders. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Human Services Assembly have all announced new executives at the top.
Too many fundraisers want more donors in the door and don’t care about what happens after the first gift. “They enter the dreaded ‘donor death spiral,’” said Rob Reger, senior vice president at the Irving, Texas office of data firm Epsilon. “That occurs with too many one-time or short-term donors who aren’t loyal to the organization.”
A former member of Bill Clinton’s cabinet is expected to become the next chief executive officer of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The President of the United States threatens to veto any and all legislation that reduces or even keeps static federal tax deductions for donors. Localities are seeking to strip nonprofits of certain exemptions, particularly property tax relief. It’s only a matter of time before caps are placed on the amounts nonprofits can raise that are eligible to be deductible.
Mark Everson, the former IRS commissioner who later took the helm of the American Red Cross and was forced to resign, has thrown his hat into the ring for President of the United States. He’ll run as a Republican.
It’s a conversation often avoided because it can be awkward. Even so, five people sat in front of thousands of attendees at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#15NTC) to get the ball rolling. “We’re purposely having the conversation together,” said Nonprofit Technology Netowrk (NTEN) Chief Executive Officer Amy Sample Ward. “The conversation is coming from and rooted in NTEN’s values.”
David Wilkinson is the new director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. He is a former Jane Addams Fellow at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and has a long history with social impact investing.
A group of animal welfare organizations have joined together to streamline grantmaking in the aftermath of a disaster.
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