News & Articles

IU Projects Two Years Of Robust Giving

January 13, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Total giving is projected to increase by 3.6 percent during 2017 and another 3.8 percent in 2018. Though the increases do not match 25-year averages of 4.4 percent year-over-year growth or the 4.9 percent 40-year average, they signal improvement compared to the doldrums of the past decade.

$28 Million Gift Headed To Boston

January 11, 2017       NPT Staff      

The Boston Foundation is preparing to receive one of the largest gifts of its 101-year history. The estimated $28-million donation is from Billeria, Mass.-based education firm Curriculum Associates via the Iowa State University Foundation. The gift represents the fourth donation of more than $20 million in the foundation’s history.

Top 100 Of Tech Social Innovation Lauded

January 10, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A smartwatch app to help veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sleep at night. An app enabled with artificial intelligence that describes objects for the blind in real time. An app to help disadvantaged students find college scholarships. An online sharing network helping the homeless.

Data Mapping Fellowships Available

January 10, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Applications are open for a three-month fellowship program that can provide nonprofits with GIS students to implement geospatial data analysis and visual projects this summer.

Opinion: Honoring The Donor’s Hard-Earned Money

January 10, 2017       Robert Hartsook      

Congratulations to Wayne State University for an incredible gift of $40 million, securing a new facility and faculty for its business school from Detroit food and sports moguls Mike and Marian Ilitch. The celebration didn’t last long before the uproar began — because the Illitch’s gift was specific about how the funds were to be used and dispersed.

Nonprofit Workplace Challenges Predicted For 2017

January 6, 2017       NPT Staff      

Staffing, workflow, finance and fundraising will be the trends to watch in nonprofit operations during 2017 when it comes to charities and associations.

1,000 Lose Their Jobs At MD Anderson

January 6, 2017       Andy Segedin      

One of the nation’s top cancer hospitals is cutting down its staff. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, ranked the top in the country by U.S. News and World Report, will cut staffing by about five percent, a reduction of nearly 1,000 workers. Ronald DePinho, president of the center, announced the cuts Thursday morning, citing a recommendation from the center’s Shared Governance Committee.

Feed The Children Looking For New CEO — Again

January 6, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Feed The Children is aiming to find a new chief executive officer within the next couple of months after a surprisingly brief stint by a former congressman last year. The next CEO will be the third permanent chief executive since the charity’s founding in 1979.

California AG Designate Has History With Charities

January 3, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

California Gov. Jerry Brown officially nominated Congressman Xavier Becerra to replace Attorney General Kamala Harris, who was sworn in to the U.S. Senate this morning. The nomination is subject to confirmation by the state Assembly and Senate, which have 90 days to act. The  Assembly has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Tuesday.

Nonprofits And President Trump’s First 100 Days

January 3, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Steps toward healthcare and tax reform are expected to be among the initial priorities in Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the oval office. During a webinar representatives of Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization Independent Sector previewed what nonprofit leaders can expect early on in Trump’s presidency and detailed how the organization will engage moving forward.