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The 27th president and CEO of American Bible Society (ABS) is out after just seven months on the job and less than a year after getting hired.
“The more one knows, the more one can control events.” Those were the words of Sir Francis Bacon, as relayed by Dennis McCarthy, vice president for strategy and business practice at Target Analytics in Cambridge, Mass. The more you know about how different generations of donors interact with different channels, said McCarthy, the better you can target your fundraising efforts and get the results you need.
Foundation endowments showed double-digit returns in 2012, following a sluggish 2011 with an average return of -0.7 percent. The average gain for foundation endowments last year was 12.0 percent. That was one of the results from the 2012 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations (CCSF).
Fidelity Investments has launched a grant challenge that will award the applicant with the winning idea $100,000, volunteer support, and financial expertise to help low-income high school students make better financial decisions.
The government shutdown, which began on October 1 due to a Congressional spat over the Affordable Care Act, has ground the combined federal campaign (CFC) to a halt. Beyond that, it’s too soon to tell just how much will be lost from the workplace giving campaign for federal employees.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) President and CEO William McGinly will retire next summer after 30 years with the organization. Attending his final AHP annual international conference in Toronto, Ontario, McGinly, 67, announced he would serve through June 30, 2014. A search committee is expected to choose one of two search firms tomorrow, McGinly said.
They might not be National Security Agency spies, but prospect researchers have more and easier access to data than ever. Researchers can find where you live, where you work, what you do, frequency and recency of donations, and your propensity to give, all without secret court orders or the complicity of data carriers.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) of Columbia Falls, Maine, started by mistake. It was 1992 and Karen Worcester’s company, Worcester Wreath Co., bought about 5,000 too many wreathes. The Worcester family decided to bring those wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery and place them on graves of soliders. More than two decades later, WAA’s yearly revenue tops $4.5 million.
The ongoing reorganization of Girl Scouts of the USA (GUSA) has carved more than a quarter of the 325 employees from the national headquarters in Midtown Manhattan.
On the same day that state health exchanges debuted, the federal government partially shut down for the first time in 17 years in a Congressional showdown over funding the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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