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Arts Donors Not Impressed By Organizational Efficiency

September 13, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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Are supporters of arts and culture organizations driven more by organizational performance or fundraising efficiency? The answer might be neither, according to a report conducted by researchers Mirae Kim of University of Missouri and Cleopatra Charles of Rutgers University – Newark.

Cancer Telecast Pledges Exceed $111 Million

September 12, 2016       NPT Staff      

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The Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) fundraising special broadcast on Sept. 9 has already generated $111 million in pledges in the United States and Canada. The early tabulations push the total raised by the biennial telethon to $481 million since 2008.

8 Ways To Avoid Calendar Fire Drills

September 12, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

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Having an appointment calendar is helpful. Having a calendar that can be accessed quickly on a mobile device is even more helpful.

14-1 Return Projected For Jobs Philanthropy

September 7, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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A $1 billion philanthropic investment into competency-based job training and higher learning could yield returns of up to 14-fold. The projection is part of The Bridgespan Group’s Billion Dollar Bets series.

Houston Tapped As Hot Charity Market — Again

September 7, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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Houston, Texas is America’s most charitable city for the second year running, according to Charity Navigator’s annual metro-area rankings. San Diego, Calif., is the only other city returning to the top five, having finished second in 2015 and tied for fourth in 2016.

Map The Donor’s Giving Journey

September 7, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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Meet Carla. Carla is a prime donor for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada, better known stateside as Doctors Without Borders. She is well-educated, lives in a Canadian metropolis, is age 55 or older, and is either employed full time or retired. Carla is not a real person.

Independent Report Faults Media, WWP Board For Fiasco

September 6, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

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No one escapes the wrath of Doug White in his written overview of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) fiasco earlier this year. The organization, its board, major media organizations, former employees and so-called whistle-blowers, former executives, charity evaluators, and even the Department of Defense all had some part to play. In the end, he still suggests that the five members who served on the board at the time should quit.

In Case You Missed It: Another Embattled Veterans Charity Ceases Operation

September 6, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation (NVVF) is no more. The organization’s former president in under internal review by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs NVVF came under the microscope in May, when a CNN investigation showed that less than 2 percent of organizational revenue was going toward charitable causes. The organization’s demise was first reported by CNN this week, with an employee quoted as saying that NVVF President J. Thomas Burch, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), had resigned and the organization had closed operations.

Embattled Vet Charity Ceases Operation

September 2, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation (NVVF) is no more. The organization’s former president in under internal review by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Layoffs Hit Wounded Warrior Project, 50% Of Executives

September 1, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

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Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), one of the fastest growing charities in the country the past decade, announced a reorganization that reduced its workforce by 15 percent – including cutting almost half its executive staff – while adding positions in “areas essential to its mission.”