News & Articles

Higher Ed Fundraising Hits Another Record

February 7, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Charitable giving to American colleges and universities reached the $41 billion mark in 2016, eclipsing 2015’s record of $40.3 billion. The sum represents a 0.4 percent increase adjusted for inflation. Foundation and corporate giving were primary drivers of the increase.

New Options Evolving For Fundraising Via Facebook

February 7, 2017       Paul Clolery      

The New Year is already more than a month old and though lines at the local gym and health-food store are already shorter than they were a few weeks ago, 2017 fundraising goals don’t have to go the same route.

Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab Passed Along $5.7 Billion

February 3, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

As giving to donor-advised funds (DAF) continues to grow so does grant-making by the charitable giving vehicles.

Trump Wants To Kill Johnson Amendment On Political Speech

February 2, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

President Donald Trump has renewed his call to eliminate a rule that prohibits tax-exempt nonprofits, particularly churches, from making political endorsements.

Charlton Tabbed As New CEO At Abila Software

February 2, 2017       Paul Clolery      

There’s a change at the top at Abila software. Long-time executive Krista Endsley is stepping down at the association and nonprofit financial management software firm and the board is installing technology executive Craig Charlton as chief executive officer.

Impact Investments And Your Retirement Plan

February 2, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL)’s rules for economically-targeted investments (ETIs) made by retirement plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), allows investment strategies that consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Not Affordable: Costs Fueled Killer Fire As Nonprofits Fight For Housing

February 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Oakland, California remains in mourning after a late-night warehouse fire on December 2 killed 36 people. The warehouse had been converted into an artist collective and housing units — both contrary to area zoning.

Higher Ed Spends More, Bring In Less

January 31, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Three-quarters of college and university endowments increased spending to support their mission – by an average 8.1 percent – last year following another weak year for investments returns.

Donors Give ACLU $35 Million To Fight Immigration Orders

January 31, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The weekend started for leaders at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) with an executive order by President Donald J. Trump banning those from seven predominantly Muslim countries from coming to the United States. It ended with the obtaining of a stay against the order from federal judge Ann M. Donnelly, a large influx of grassroots support and $35 million in donations from Friday through Monday.

Boy Scouts Reverse Transgender Policy

January 31, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will accept members based on the gender identification provided in an individual’s application, opening the door to allowing transgender boys into the century-old organization.