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Red Kettle Cash Stolen in D.C.

December 2, 2013       Zach Halper      

A knife-wielding thief made off with an estimated $10,000 in cash from one of the Salvation Army’s community centers in Washington, D.C., the proceeds of a weekend’s holiday Red Kettle Campaign.

Actor’s Death Has Charity In Limbo

December 2, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The death of actor Paul Walker in a fiery automobile crash this past Saturday after a charity event has left the organization he founded, Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), without a dedicated and involved member of its staff.

Just In Time For The Holidays: The Dec. 1 Issue Of NPT

December 2, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Just in time for the end of Thanksgiving weekend, the December 1, 2013 edition of The NonProfit Times is now available.

A Fresh Start

December 2, 2013       Thomas McLaughlin      

It’s time; time for change, that is. The old cliché that change is constant is still accurate. The changes seem to be coming at a faster pace than usual. Some of the biggest changes have already begun in many parts of the nonprofit sector and promise to continue for the better part of the next decade. Much of it is structural in nature — which makes it easier to predict — while at the same time the initial slow pace makes it easier to deny.

Mission-Focused Results

December 2, 2013       John Davidoff      

When Paul Hamann was appointed president of the Night Ministry in July 2007, he didn’t realize how much of a challenge he’d face in the new role. Hamann had already been a leader in the organization, a Chicago-based nonprofit serving the city’s vulnerable youth and adults. He’d been over­seeing daily operations for five years.

Corporate Social Responsibility Comes In Many Flavors, Some Not So Tasty

December 2, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Whether it’s the bad rap that capitalism got during the Great Recession or shareholder activism that has turned heads, no longer is it just the realm of do-gooder charities and nonprofits to save the world. For-profit businesses are getting into the act, whether it’s calling it a social enterprise, impact investing, or taking advantage of newly created legal structures such as Public Benefit Corporations (PBC or B-Corporations) or Low-profit Limited Liability Corporations (L3C).

New Veterans’ Charities Race Past Broader Sector

December 2, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The creation of veterans’ charities has outpaced the rapid overall growth of nonprofits during the past decade. Despite what seems like a regularity of some veterans’ charities to be in the news for alleged malfeasance, veterans-related charities have fared well relative to overall charitable giving. Some of the largest and oldest organizations are at least holding steady in terms of revenue while charitable giving plummeted sector-wide due to the recession.

Final Countdown To #GivingTuesday

December 2, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The official count is 8,302 partners for #GivingTuesday tomorrow. More organizations might get involved but the official count is now frozen in time. It is more than triple the 2,500 reported last year for the inaugural event.

Food Deserts Get Drier In A SNAP

December 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Some might lament that there aren’t enough hours in a day. The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is looking for another week in the month. To make up the potential gap that cuts to the nation’s food stamp program might create, the Dallas, Texas-based organization would have to add another week to each month.

#Giving Tuesday Triples Year-Over-Year

November 27, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

#GivingTuesday started last year with a modest goal: Get 100 partners. Before the day was through, it had 2,500. “We were really overwhelmed at how this call to generosity resonated so intensely,” said Beverly Greenfield, director of public relations for the 92nd Street Y (92Y) in New York City, where the idea for #GivingTuesday originated in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation.