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Study Shows Giving Makes People Feel Good

November 27, 2012       Zach Halper      

The long lines and stress associated with last week’s Black Friday are hardly things that make people feel great but, according to a new study there is one thing that lifts peoples’ mood this holiday season: Giving to others.

Nonprofits Focus Is On Federal Budget, Tax Deduction

November 19, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

President Barack Obama won re-election to a second, four-year term a couple of weeks ago but he likely won’t have too much time to bask in the glory, as critical issues that impact the nonprofit sector will need to be dealt with before his inauguration in 10 weeks – if not sooner.

Donors Still Give, For Different Reasons

November 15, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

U.S. donors gave almost three times as much as their counterparts in the U.K. or Australia across all age groups between August 2011 and August 2012. More donors in each country either increased their donations or held steady than decreased their donations. Only 15.9 percent gave less in Australia, with 17.2 percent of U.K. donors and 19.8 percent of U.S donors giving less than the previous 12 months.

Kids To Use Former Adult Club Site

November 15, 2012       Zach Halper      

What do a strip club and the Boys and Girls Club have in common? That seems like an absurd question but the two do have a connection – at least in Ohio.

Livestrong Dumps Armstrong’s Name

November 15, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Days after Lance Armstrong resigned as chairman of the board, officials of the foundation that bears his name filed paperwork to officially change its name. The Lance Armstrong Foundation received approval Oct. 30 from the Texas Secretary of State’s office to change its name to the Livestrong Foundation.

Leaders Told To Chart Mission Delivery

November 13, 2012       Paul Clolery      

Nonprofits were called upon to be the north star of change in the charitable universe and leaders should fix a point in time and space from which to chart their organizational course. The comment was made by Independent Sector President and CEO Diana Aviv during the organization’s annual conference, being held in San Francisco, Calif.

Election Done, Focus Is On Budget Cuts, Tax Deduction

November 7, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

President Barack Obama won re-election to a second, four-year term last night but he likely won’t have too much time to bask in the glory, as critical issues that impact the nonprofit sector will need to be dealt with before his inauguration in 10 weeks – if not sooner.

Stealing Back Your Major Donors

November 7, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

There are bound to be some donors in your donor file that give major gifts to other organizations. The trick is identifying them and getting them to make major gifts to your organization. A panel during the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation’s 2012 New York Conference showed attendees how to do just that.

Nonprofit Web: Was That Really My Hair?

November 5, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Remember when your organization’s website didn’t have a donate button, much less a focus on fundraising? Looking at early versions of your nonprofit’s website might be like browsing your old high school yearbook: “Omigosh, look at what we wore back then!? Is that my hair?!”

Sandy Fundraising Gaining Steam

November 2, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

Let the fundraising begin — and continue.