News & Articles

Nonprofit Hopes Hillary Or Donald Float Donors’ Boats

November 4, 2016       Andy Segedin      

On the heels of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announcing a “donor wall” to feature the etched-in names of supporters, an environmental organization is hoping that the same concept can fetch them two much-needed boats.

High-Income Chinese-Americans Target Science, Tech

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Affluent Chinese-Americans put a greater emphasis on science and technology nonprofits (20 percent) than wealthy Americans generally (9 percent) but almost half of both groups prioritize children’s and education charities.

Classy Secures $30 Million In Financing

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Cloud-based fundraising platform Classy closed on $30 million Series C financing, bringing its total raised to $53 million since it was founded 10 years ago. It’s the second round of funding secured within the last 17 months.

Study Proves Triple-Digit Revenue Hike From Sustainers

November 1, 2016       Andy Segedin      

National Harbor, Md. — Fundraisers are frequently hungry for more donors and revenue, but they might be leaving both on the table by not diving into sustainer programs. In fact, converting donors to sustainers could result in a post-conversion revenue increase of up to 300 percent.

Foundation Puts $300K Up For Grabs

October 31, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofit leaders are being invited to throw their organizations’ hats in the race for one of five grants being distributed by the LIDS Foundation, totaling $300,000. The charitable arm of Indianapolis, Ind.- based LIDS Sports Group, a sports and fan gear retailer, the foundation has gifted a total of $840,000 since 2012 through it’s “Tip the Hat Award.”

$600,000 Raised With Robin Williams’ Bikes

October 28, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Shortly after a horse-riding accident left actor Christopher Reeve paralyzed, he was paid a visit by an Eastern European proctologist. As the doctor’s behavior became increasingly flamboyant, Reeve finally realized that it was his friend from The Julliard School, Robin Williams, in costume. It was the first time he smiled since his injury.

DMA Rebrands As Data & Marketing Association

October 27, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The “D” in DMA means something new now. On the eve of the professional group’s 100th anniversary, the Direct Marketing Association has rebranded to become the Data & Marketing Association.

Study Proves Triple-Digit Revenue Hike From Sustainers

October 27, 2016       Andy Segedin      

National Harbor, Md. — Fundraisers are frequently hungry for more donors and revenue, but they might be leaving both on the table by not diving into sustainer programs. In fact, converting donors to sustainers could result in a post-conversion revenue increase of up to 300 percent.

Cutting Tech Costs Comes With Risk

October 27, 2016       Chris Bernard      

Your staff wants to use their own phones and tablets for work, arguing that it will boost productivity and reduce costs. Let them use the devices they want and they’ll be happier and more efficient. They already carry their own phones everywhere and don’t want to have to carry another or settle for the slow, outdated models provided by the organization.

Only 25% Of Wealthy Plan To Give To Candidates

October 26, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Nearly a quarter of wealthy donors (24 percent) have given to a political candidate, campaign or committee last year or plan to do so before the end of the election season. Donors over the age of 70 (40 percent) and members of the LGBTQ community (38 percent) are the most likely wealthy donors to give to a political candidate or campaign.