News & Articles

Layoffs Hit 26 At Arthritis Foundation

March 13, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

At least 26 employees at the Arthritis Foundation headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., were let go Monday during what the organization calls “a reorganization that has been structured to maximize the growth and impact of our mission.”

SXSW: CEO’s Passion for Accessibility Shines Through

March 13, 2013       Beth Carpenter      

As Bre Pettis took the stage for the first keynote of SXSW 2013, two things stood out.

SXSW: Embracing Social Media Failure, Innovation

March 12, 2013       Amy Sample Ward      

SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas this week is, inevitably, packed with people launching new applications, cool mobile tools, and big brand campaigns. With thousands of people all in one place, it can actually be difficult to find your peers.

SXSW: Tips for Nonprofit News Groups

March 12, 2013       Amy Sample Ward      

As for-profit news organizations struggle to maintain previous levels of reporting, nonprofit news gathers are proliferating to fill the gap in coverage. “These new nonprofit media outlets are experiencing the same problems that longtime nonprofit publications such as The Texas Observer have been tackling for years,” said Cherilyn Parsons, director of development and strategic initiatives at the Center for Investigative Reporting.

SXSW: New York City’s Data Hacking for Good

March 12, 2013       Amy Sample Ward      

More and more city governments are working to share data and engage citizens in creating information systems and solutions that support engagement, access to resources, and much more. At SXSW Interactive, Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, shared an update about the city’s attempts to open up data and collaborate with developers and the public.

AG Might Hamper Advocacy Work

March 11, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Regulations proposed on nonprofit advocacy groups by the New York attorney general could hamper efforts by organizations doing legitimate advocacy on public policy, according to one watchdog group.

Video Chatting Connects Operations

March 7, 2013       Zach Halper      

When Mike McFarland, director of operations at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), needs to talk to someone he doesn’t dial a phone. He pushes a few keys on his computer and video chats with whomever he needs.

Nonprofits Tracking Federal Sequestration Impact

March 7, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Now that sequestration is here, two nonprofits are keeping tabs on exactly how charities will be affected by the billion-dollar cuts in federal spending.

It’s Here. The Sequester Has Kicked In

March 7, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

While Congress bickered and ultimately did nothing between January and March, nonprofits worked to educate their constituents on the potentially apocalyptic effects of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester. They urged supporters to contact their legislators and demand they stop the cuts.

Ubiñas To Leave Ford Foundation In September

March 5, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Luis Ubiñas will step down in September after six years as president of the Ford Foundation, the second-largest foundation in the world.