News & Articles

Young Nonprofit Executives Seek Accessible Training

July 13, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Jamie Smith isn’t just the executive director of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), she’s a member. When she first joined the network’s Chicago regional office in 2009, she – like many in the sector – found herself underpaid and underdeveloped. Now she’s leading the organization’s mission of connecting young, emerging leaders with resources, professional development and ideas.

Study: Nonprofits To Expand To Survive

July 12, 2017       Andy Segedin      

More than three-quarters (76 percent) of nonprofits are at least somewhat likely to expand fundraising efforts during the next 12 to 18 months – a product of a growing to desire to not make like an Annie Hall shark and die by not moving forward.

Study: Donors React To Direct Mail More Than Email

July 11, 2017       Andy Segedin      

“There isn’t enough reverence for the written word these days,” is a refrain shared among college professors, newspaper editors, coffee-shop poets, and direct marketers for nonprofit organizations. In the latter’s case, however, the numbers don’t quite back up the cry.

Deeper Pyramid For Donor Prospect Management

July 11, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Imagine being a carpenter and, each day of your 20-year career, knowing that you drive in a nail with a hammer. Now imagine that, one day, the hammer no longer works for you. Fundraisers are currently experiencing a similar sense of bewilderment with new donor behaviors and trends changing the landscape of giving.

Jay Love Stepping Aside At Bloomerang

July 10, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Cloud-based donor management software company Bloomerang is undergoing a changing of the guard as founding CEO Jay Love has stepped down from the role. Co-founder, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer Ross Hendrickson assumed the role effective July 1. Love will stay on as chairman of the board and transition into a part-time chief relationship officer role.

A Millennial’s First Day At Your Nonprofit

July 10, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Imagine that a Millennial is arriving today for the first day on the job at your organization. It’s their first full-time job. If given only a sentence to provide them advice for the rest of their professional career, what would you tell them? The answer largely depends on your generation.

N.J. Caps Reserves Of Nonprofit Health Insurer

July 5, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Nonprofit health insurer Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey made it through New Jersey officials’ 25th-hour state budget deliberations over the holiday weekend – but not completely unscathed. The insurer, which services 3.8 million New Jersey residents, will have its surplus capped by new legislation but state officials will be unable to, as initially planned, stick their hands into the cookie jar to fund statewide initiatives.

GuideStar Sued For Using ‘Hate Group’ Designation

June 30, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Charity watchdog database GuideStar is being sued for posting annotations flagging 46 organizations as hate groups as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Leadership at the Williamsburg, Va.-based service announced on Tuesday that the annotations would be removed — at least temporarily — from the site this week.

N.Y.C. Social Justice Organizations Merge

June 28, 2017       Andy Segedin      

New York City-based racial justice and social inclusion organizations Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), have merged. The new organization will be known simply as Race Forward and will seek to both combine the impacts of each individual organization while utilizing what each has done best to fill existing gaps, according to Glenn Harris, president.

N.J. Moves Against Nonprofit Health Organizations’ Reserves

June 27, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Revenue surpluses maintained by nonprofit health insurers in New Jersey are potentially up for grabs in legislation pushed by Gov. Chris Christie who is eyeing $300 million of Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey’s reserve to fund major portions of his anti-opioid initiative.