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  • JPMorgan’s Corporate Challenge Data Was Breached

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 20, 2014

    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.

  • GuideStar Coalition Launches Exchange To Benchmark Diversity

    By Mark Hrywna — October 16, 2014

    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.

  • UK Gets Tough On Donor Tracking, Privacy

    By The NonProfit Times — October 16, 2014

    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.

  • Nonprofits, Cybersecurity And Antitrust Rules

    By The NonProfit Times — October 16, 2014

    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.

  • You Hired Who? Top 10 Nonprofit Employment Mistakes

    By Siobhan Kelley — October 15, 2014

    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.”

  • That Big Promotion: Five Ways To Transition From Buddy To Boss

    By Monica Wofford — October 15, 2014

    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.

  • Envelope Change Boosted Fundraising Results 10%

    By Richard H. Levey — October 15, 2014

    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.

  • You Can’t Block Bad Comments In California

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 15, 2014

    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.

  • Technology Evolves Fundraising, But Charleston Principles Remain Unchanged

    By Richard H. Levey — October 15, 2014

    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 Healthcare Up 3% To $9.2 Billion

    By The NonProfit Times — October 14, 2014

    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.

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