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The 2017 NPT Power & Influence Top 50

August 1, 2017       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna      

Social Innovation Is The Hallmark of the 20th Annual Unveiling

Community Brands Expands Market Share

August 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Community Brands, a technology and service group specializing in nonprofits, associations and government entities, has acquired Spokane, Wash.-based Configio in what a company official described as a reach into a previously untapped market.

Little Progress On Staff, Executive Diversity

July 28, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Representation of women and minorities at philanthropic organizations is essentially unchanged over the last decade and actually decreases from the administrative level to the executive staff, although data show some improvements in diversity at the largest foundations.

BSA Apologizes For Trump Speech

July 27, 2017       Andy Segedin      

President Donald Trump’s remarks at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Jamboree have led to a public apology from Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh.

Republicans To Move Toward Tax Reform This Week

July 26, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The first shoe is expected to drop toward tax reform by week’s end, according to the Council on Foundations (CoF), which issued an email alert to its members this morning. If the alert holds true, the initial step, a tax reform framework document, would begin a process toward the first major tax reform in the U.S. since 1986 – a process that has been about a year and a half in the making.

Sage Acquires Intacct For $850 Million

July 25, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Sage will expand its cloud financial management footprint in North American with the acquisition of Intacct for $850 million in cash and options. Intacct will be known as Sage Intacct after the transaction is completed, which is expected within weeks subject to customary completion conditions.

Passion Boosting New Major Gifts

July 25, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The development staff members at the University of Oregon cast their lines for bigger fish at the start of the university’s current fundraising campaign which began in 2010. For the university’s previous campaign, the development staff had set out to raise $600 million and wound up with more than $850 million.

NAACP Appoints Interim President/CEO

July 24, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The president of the Mississippi State Conference NAACP and vice chairman of the NAACP national board of directors, Derrick Johnson, will serve as interim president and CEO until a permanent new president is appointed.

Marketers Not Giving Consumers What They Want

July 24, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Nonprofit email marketers are lagging behind peers, and the preferences of constituencies, in their ability to provide personalized, relevant messaging.

DRTV Getting Much More Personal with Viewers

July 19, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The child’s eyes are significant. The look of the mother is a potential drawing point. Research is conducted in search of the most heart-wrenching, emotional stories. From a dozen possible stories, seven are selected for air, a focus group assisting in identifying the strongest story to be repeated during the segment.