News & Articles

FCC Opens FM Airwaves For Nonprofits

August 30, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Walk down a street in any city in south King County, about 10 miles south of Seattle, Wash., and you’re liable to hear conversations carried on in Somali, Spanish, Tagalog or Vietnamese. OneAmerica, an immigrant advocacy organization based in Seattle, has been trying to solve the challenge of disseminating information to this diverse group of immigrants and refugees for years.

Texas Hoarders: Livestrong Piled Up Cash

August 30, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Livestrong has been stockpiling cash in recent years, holding four times as much in short-term savings and temporary cash in 2012 as it did three years ago, according to a review of its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990.

Municipal Bankruptcies Are Changing Social Services

August 30, 2013       Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan      

The City of Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history this past summer but the Motor City is certainly not the first to file for bankruptcy. Almost two years after filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, Jefferson, County, Ala., is still crawling its way out of bankruptcy and charities in that region were tightening belts well before the 2011 filing.

Honesty Might Come With Caveats

August 27, 2013       Paul Clolery      

If the old cliché of honesty being the best policy is correct, why are there so many instances of dishonesty in the nonprofit workplace? That was the question discussed today during a session of the 2013 Risk Summit, presented in Boston by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center.

Blackbaud Appoints Interim CEO

August 27, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Nine months after announcing that its president and chief executive officer will be stepping down, Blackbaud has appointed an interim president and CEO while a permanent successor is sought. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Anthony Boor was appointed interim president and CEO, effective Aug. 31, until a permanent CEO is hired.

Multi-Channel Mythbusters And Real ROI

August 27, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Many fundraisers believe that multichannel donors are worth many times the value of single-source donors. Except that’s not entirely accurate.

Process Is On The Ground, Not In The Cloud

August 26, 2013       Paul Clolery      

Everyone is talking about data in the cloud and cloud computing in general. The cloud is nothing more than a location and the business processes on the ground are just as important.

Sector At Risk From Poor Governace

August 26, 2013       Paul Clolery      

The charitable sector spends too much time on the sidelines of the regulatory process when it should be engaging regulators and “willing to stand by what we believe with regulators.” The charitable sector is vital and central to the nation’s safety net so “why are we not also” not in the middle of public policy?

FrontStream acquires GiftWorks and Artez Interactive

August 21, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

A year after getting into the nonprofit fundraising space, FrontStream Payments, Inc., announced two acquisitions to expand and increase its presence in the United States.

Abila Makes First Acquisition: Avectra

August 21, 2013       Paul Clolery      

Abila Software, which was created in March when private equity firm Accel-KKR bought Sage Nonprofit Solutions, has purchased Avectra, a leading association management on-demand software firm.