News & Articles

Blackbaud/Convio Overlap Claims 50

August 29, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Three-and-a-half months after its acquisition of Convio was official, Blackbaud has begun to eliminate duplicative positions. And in what officials are calling an unrelated development, the Charleston, S.C.-based tech company confirmed that former Convio CEO Gene Austin is leaving.

Survey: Church Membership Can Be Fuzzy For Some

August 29, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

Fewer than half of church-going Americans realize their house of worship offers official membership, according to a new study. One-third believe their church does not offer any sort of official membership, 19 percent said they weren’t sure, and 48 percent believe their church offers official membership.


August 28, 2012       Paul Clolery      

Minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, the Democrats and Republicans will be arguing about taxes at their conventions and on the campaign trail. They will bicker about the merits of tax cuts versus tax increases and revenue enhancements.

One State’s Rules Sparked Fundraising Lawsuit In Another

August 21, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

A defendant named in a lawsuit against a veterans’ charity believes the complaint against his firm is a misunderstanding by the California Attorney General and a “misreading of a single statement in state-mandated disclosures.”

Former Komen NYC Chief Tapped To Lead YWCA

August 15, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

YWCA USA today announced its first permanent chief executive officer in almost two years, plucking an executive who led Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s largest affiliate until four months ago.

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.