News & Articles

Putting Pedal To The Metal When ‘Delivering’ Services

January 15, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

It’s sometimes easy to forget about the travel element of delivering community programming. Staff must get around town and services must be delivered – literally in many cases.

Blackbaud Taps LaCour As Global Marketing Head

January 12, 2018       NPT Staff      

Catherine Cook LaCour was promoted to chief marketing officer at Blackbaud, Inc., overseeing global marketing and the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact. The Charleston, S.C.-based software company, specializing in the nonprofit sector.

Bezos Donates $33 Million For Dreamers’ Educations

January 12, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, took to Twitter in June 2017 to ask for ideas about a philanthropy strategy. Specifically, he was seeking ways to help people in the short term as well as long term.

Aviv Leaves Feeding America, CEO Search Underway

January 9, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Diana Aviv has resigned as CEO of Feeding America after a little more than two years leading the hunger-fighting charity.

Direct Mail Continues Driving Planned Giving

January 9, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The national office of the Make-A-Wish Foundation has seen revenue from planned gifts just about triple during the past four years, growing from about $2 million to $6 million. Chief Financial Officer Paul Mehlhorn credits at least part of that success to actively promoting the planned giving program for several years, whether it’s including a mention in direct mail or active online campaigns. Those efforts are now paying off.

Fundraisers, Influencers Plan Summit To Move Giving Needle

January 2, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Approximately two dozen fundraising and nonprofit influencers are slated to meet in Dallas on Feb. 7 in an attempt to come up with a plan for a national push to increase giving past the stagnant roughly 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

#MobileOnly Challenges Broadband Access Standards

December 26, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Many of us have been there. Wandering around the room looking for a spot that will take us from one bar to two on mobile devices, increasing our Internet connectivity. Ten nonprofits are hoping that that mild daily struggle drives home the importance of Internet access throughout the month of January.

Uneven, Long Recovery Continues For Houston Arts Groups

December 21, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Hurricane Harvey displaced thousands of Houstonians this past August and the Houston Symphony’s 88 orchestra members counted themselves among them. The symphony’s native Jones Hall was shut down for seven weeks following the storm and 13 musicians and crew members incurred damage to their own homes, according to Amanda Dinitz, interim executive director and chief executive officer.

Stable Markets Keep Nonprofit Portfolio Strategy Intact

December 20, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Investors are optimistic about the economy although the outlook is slightly less rosy than it was in the last quarter of 2016, according to a poll of managers of endowments and foundations. Those surveyed are less worried about a slowdown in global growth but concerns have risen regarding geopolitics and political uncertainty.

Tax Changes Impact Philanthropy, Revenue Generation

December 19, 2017       Andy Segedin and Mark Hrywna      

The largest piece of tax reform since the Reagan administration is complete. The House of Representatives voted 224 to 201 in favor of the Republican-pushed tax plan on Wednesday, less than 24 hours following a 51-48 vote in favor of it in the Senate.