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  • Federal Money Is Redirected

    By Mark Hrywna — August 1, 2009

    Scrapping the $50-million Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) because the “range of recipients was too narrowly defined,” the Obama administration has launched the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF).

  • Donor Scales Back Major Gift To University

    By Mark Hrywna — July 31, 2009

    Two and a half years after announcing the largest gift in school history, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will have to settle for less than a third of the donation.

  • AMA Awards Nonprofit Marketer Of The Year

    By Michele Donohue — July 31, 2009

    Eric Overman, director of online communities and social media at Operation Smile, received the 2009 Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award from American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) at the Nonprofit Marketing Conference in Chicago, Ill, earlier this month.

  • Young Adults Fueled Spike In Volunteers

    By Mark Hrywna — July 28, 2009

    Led by teens and young adults accounting for almost half the increase, about a million more people volunteered last year, according to an annual report on volunteering in the United States. Nonprofits also expect to continue their increased use of volunteers this year.

  • Planned Giving: Dont Let Investments Drown

    By Mark Hrywna — July 27, 2009

    Volatility in the stock market might make individuals looking for security more open to charitable gift annuities (CGA) but at the same time the market might be wreaking havoc on a charity’s annuity reserves, a portion of which are usually invested in equities.

  • Nonprofits Missing USPS Summer Discounts

    By Mark Hrywna — July 20, 2009

    More than 3,000 mailers of Standard letters and flats were to be eligible for a rebate program starting July 1, but few nonprofits appear to be taking up the offer from the Postal Service.

  • Getting Familiar Via Social Media

    By Mark Hrywna — July 15, 2009

    Facebook can be “the greatest time sink in human history,” said Sree Sreenivasan, multimedia professor and dean of student affairs at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. But the most popular online social network on the planet also can be an invitation into a prospect’s life to which nonprofits didn’t previously have access.

  • Bankrupt GM Owes Goodwill Thousands

    By Mark Hrywna — July 15, 2009

    Add Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit to the list of creditors owed money by General Motors (GM).

  • You Don’t Have To Send Holiday Greetings To Everyone

    By Michele Donohue — July 15, 2009

    Nonprofit direct mailers are following the Christmas carol instructions about “making a list, checking it twice” for end-of-the-year mailings. But forget about naughty or nice – these mailers want donors.

  • Setting Bold Goals Can Be Transformative

    By Cass Wheeler — July 1, 2009

    You have a mission statement, but do you have a sense of mission that ignites the passion of your volunteers and staff? Mission statements are general by nature and sometimes become stale and taken for granted. Could that be the case for your organization?


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