News & Articles

Survey: Charities Should Spend 23% On Overhead

August 15, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      



The difference between what nonprofits should spend and what they actually do spend, is about 14 cents — at least in the mind of the average person.

California AG Sues Veterans’ Charity

August 10, 2012       Mark Hrywna      



Five years after being the focus of a congressional oversight hearing, a California veterans’ charity is being sued by the state Attorney General’s Office for more than $4.3 million regarding allegations of fraudulent fundraising, self-dealing and excessive executive compensation. 

Healthcare: What’s Next?

August 1, 2012       Mark Hrywna      



While some of the nation’s largest charities applauded the decision by The Supreme Court of the United States earlier this summer to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), when it comes to implementation it’s a cloudy picture of what exactly is next.

Legacy Giving Programs Take Plenty Of Planning

August 1, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      



When Variety — The Children’s Charity of British Columbia hired Peter Chipman to be its director of planned giving and major gifts in 2001, its legacy giving program raised about $200,000 (Can) annually and was staffed by volunteers. Chipman switched the program to paid staff, and it now generates roughly $1 million (Can) annually for the Burnaby, British Columbia charity.

The NPT Power And Influence Top 50 2012

August 1, 2012       Paul Clolery      



The NPT Power & Influence Top 50 turns 15 this year so it is time to look back at and forward to some of the sector’s remarkable people. It seems the sector is always concerned about the next generation of leaders. Well, 15 years is a good milestone for assessment and it appears the sector is in great hands.

Austin Is Hot, But Workplace Giving Is Not

July 24, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      



A 17.7 percent drop in workplace giving has forced the United Way of Greater Austin (UWATX), formerly called United Way Capital Area, to cut the number of agencies to which it issues grants from 49 to 31, reducing grants by about $1.2 million.

Ears Ringing From Financial Alarms

July 16, 2012       Thomas McLaughlin      



The title of this piece should be the sound you hear in your mind if you see parentheses in the “Net Assets” line of your balance sheet. This sound should be loud enough to get your attention and persistent enough to impel you to action.

Three-For-One Deal In Dayton Arts

July 11, 2012       Mark Hrywna      



Three of Dayton, Ohio’s premier arts organizations have decided to sing in harmony after nearly two years of managerial rehearsals.

Kay Lautman Dead At 74

July 10, 2012       Mark Hrywna      



Legendary fundraiser Kay Partney Lautman, who founded Lautman & Company 20 years ago, died Monday at Sunrise Assisted Living in Washington, D.C., after suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. She was 74.

Families Want Park Service To Take Over WTC Memorial

July 9, 2012       Mark Hrywna      



A group of family members of victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks is calling for the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum to be taken over by the National Park Service (NPS), with the nonprofit transformed into a “Friends Of” group responsible only for fundraising.