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Yesterday was a special day for a number of reasons. First, it’s going to be a long time before we see a date, day, and year (12/12/12) like that again. More importantly, it was the date of the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Database and direct marketers have long used analytical methods such as the Recency Frequency Monetary Value (RFM) model and logistical regression to identify trends and effectiveness in their efforts. But what would happen if an organization took tried and true analytics and applied them to new areas?
The spirit of Ravi Shankar is happy and has been passed to the executive suite of the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. One of the two driving forces of the true first concert for charity, The Concert for Bangladesh, died at age 92 on Tuesday.
Time is running out for nonprofit leaders to protect the charitable deduction from changes they fear would cripple charitable giving next year.
The national volunteer rate reached a five-year high in 2011, with almost one in four adults volunteering through a formal organization. Overall, 64.3 million Americans volunteered, an increase of 1.5 million compared to 2010.
The city council of Tampa, Fl. has called for a review of contracts with the city’s nonprofits to determine how many are falling short of their obligations.
Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, Ky., a nonprofit devoted to the architecture of the Shakers, is looking to hire a Director of Development. Interested in learning more about this featured nonprofit job? Read on for more details.Whoever is chosen to be the Director of Development for Shaker Village will be the first person to hold such a position full-time for the organization. The chosen applicant will establish and lead a major gift campaign, and will plan and execute a multi-million dollar capital campaign. This position reports directly to the President/CEO of the organization and will serve as a member of the senior management staff.
Coney Island, a community and a perennial tourist attraction in Brooklyn, N.Y., was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, but the damage done won’t stop the YMCA from opening the area’s first center.The new location is on track to open, though it will likely be delayed by at least four months, according to a report in Crain’s New York Business. The new Y is scheduled to open sometime during the second half of next year. The 44,000-square-foot facility will be designed to fit the needs of the area, and will include two swimming pools and a gym and fitness area, both which residents hope will combat the high rate of diabetes around Coney Island.
Donations to Hurricane Sandy relief are trending far behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, the 2005 South Pacific tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (CoP), giving for Sandy most resembles giving for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The trends are always changing in the world of technology. Who would have thought just a few years ago that tablets would become more desirable than laptops? Yet that’s exactly what has happened, with major developers like Microsoft developing innovations meant for that device.
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