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Touchdown Boosted Red Kettle Giving To Almost Even

March 27, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Giving to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign this past holiday season dropped for the first time in three years, off 1.5 percent from 2015’s record total.

Live From #NTC17: Mainstreaming Data Visualization

March 24, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The way Albert Cairo describes it, data visualization can be a tool as simple yet powerful as a hammer or even a superpower, like X-ray vision.

Foundations On Right Sun-Setting Faster Than Those On Left

March 24, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Among foundations that seek to influence public policy, those on the left have vastly larger assets. But among those that plan to spend themselves out of existence, foundations that lean to the right are spending at a faster rate.

Survey: Taxpayers Want To Expand Charitable Deduction

March 23, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Three-quarters of Americans are in favor of expanding the charitable deduction to taxpayers who do not currently itemize their taxes, according to a new poll commissioned by Independent Sector (IS). The deduction is currently only available to taxpayers who itemize their taxes, typically high-level earners.

Live From #NTC: Failing Isn’t Sad!

March 23, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

WASHINGTON, D.C – Failure – and lessons learned from it – was the theme of the opening session of the Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) Nonprofit Technology Conference kicked off with a series of five-minute Ignite sessions, in which speakers present their stories while their slides advance intermittently behind them without their control.

Stars Hit Facebook Live For ACLU Telethon

March 23, 2017       NPT Staff      

The classic perform-for-a-cause format will take to Facebook Live next week as A-listers will gather in New York to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Philanthropist Rockefeller Leaves Lasting Legacy

March 21, 2017       Andy Segedin      

David Rockefeller, global financial expert and noted philanthropist, died on March 20 at the age of 101. Rockefeller co-founded Rockefeller Brothers Fund and was the long-time benefactor, honorary chairman, and life trustee of The Rockefeller University, which was founded by Rockefeller’s grandfather, John D. Rockefeller.

British Charities Spending $168.9 Million (U.S.) Daily

March 21, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Charities in England and Wales are spending £136.4 million per day supporting missions, according to a new report. The figure includes £12 million per day from medical research, hospital, and rehabilitation charities and another £11 million daily for housing organizations. The current conversion rate from U.S. dollar to British pound is just under $1.24, according to Bloomberg — placing the daily output at about $168.9 million per day.

Buyer Beware: Negotiating terms in technology agreements

March 20, 2017       Jon Dartley      

With the proliferation of new technological solutions for everything from fundraising to donor relationship management, program analytics to payment processing, an increasing number of third-party vendors are being engaged to integrate these systems into their day-to-day operations. These services are often “mission-critical,” meaning they are necessary for the nonprofit to function optimally and accomplish their purpose.

Donors Race To Support Meals On Wheels

March 20, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Meals on Wheels America last week had about 8,000 followers on Twitter. Not a bad number but nowhere near the 88,000 followers the Arlington, Va.-based office had by Monday morning.