News & Articles

Lions, Special Olympics Extend Partnership

July 8, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Two of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations will expand a decade-long partnership aimed at improving vision for some of the world’s most marginalized populations.

Iowa Campaign Surpasses $1 Billion, Breaks Its Previous Record

July 8, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The University of Iowa has surpassed $1 billion in its latest comprehensive fundraising campaign, breaking its previous record.

Expedited Option For Pending 501(c)(4) Applications

July 8, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Organizations that have had 501(c)(4) applications pending for more than four months have new options through an expedited process announced by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Former Congressman, UNCF Leader Mourned

July 3, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

William H. Gray III, a Baptist minister who became one of the highest-ranking members of Congress before leading UNCF (United Negro College Fund), died Monday. The 71-year-old was attending the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London but had not been ill and the cause of death was not immediately clear, according to reports.

Judge Decides Fate Of Alleged Fraudulent Sandy Charity

July 3, 2013       Zach Halper      

A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has ruled that a Super Storm Sandy charity accused of fraud will have an outside administrator distribute all remaining funds before dissolving.

Clinton Foundation Taps New CEO

July 2, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

A longtime partner at McKinsey & Co. will take the helm of the Clinton Foundation as its new CEO.

Study: Volunteering Helps With Job Prospects

July 2, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Volunteering can increase the chances of finding a job by 27 percent as a result of growing your social network and expanding your work experience. New research presented in “Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment,” a study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), suggests that rural volunteers and those without a high school diploma might benefit even more from volunteering.

Inside The Donor’s Brain

July 2, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Donors make decisions based on emotion and justify their decisions with logic. Leah Eustace and Scott Fortnum gave attendees at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) international conference a guided tour of the donor’s brain.

Exquisite Tailoring

July 1, 2013       Herschell Gordon Lewis      

We whose fortunes depend on our ability to siphon off a trivial portion of others’ fortunes face problems and decisions that seem trivial but aren’t trivial.

Executive Self-Quiz

July 1, 2013       Susan Ellis      

Most would consider it a responsibility of executives to be well informed about the organizations they lead. They do not have to memorize every statistic, but ought to be able to speak knowledgeably about what services are being provided and to which clients or consumers, how much funding has been obtained and from what sources, the numbers and qualifications of employees.