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  • Small Events Prop Up Peer-to-Peer Revenue

    By Mark Hrywna — February 24, 2015

    Some of the largest, most established fundraising events continued to wane in 2014 as smaller events fueled growth among the top 30 peer-to-peer programs.

  • Study Forecasts Rise In Giving

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 24, 2015

    A strong stock market and rising income and personal net worth will drive giving up almost 5 percent in each of the next two years, according to a new study.

  • Senate Bill Would Require Revocation Notice

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 23, 2015

    Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would require the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to give charities notice that they will lose their exempt status.

  • Independent Sector Launches Listening Tour

    By Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan — February 20, 2015

    Independent Sector isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s taking its show on the road.

  • Mailers Play The Match Game To Boost Response

    By Richard H. Levey — February 20, 2015

    What’s in a name? A 22-percent increase in donations, based on a direct mail test, is the answer.

  • Hagan To Lead ADA

    By Mark Hrywna — February 19, 2015

    Less than three years after taking the helm amid a tumultuous time at Feed The Children (FTC), Kevin Hagan will not renew his contract as CEO and instead will become the next leader of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

  • Abila In ‘Peach’ Of A Deal

    By Paul Clolery — February 18, 2015

    Content and learning platform Peach New Media, a player in the association and large organization educational space, has been purchased by Abila Software. The firm has operations in Atlanta and Hanover, Mass., and will be rebranded as Peach New Media, an Abila company.

  • Larger, Smaller Fundraisers Use Varied And Shared Mail Tactics

    By Richard H. Levey — February 17, 2015

    Legendary adman David Ogilvy three decades ago called direct mail “my first love and secret weapon.” The secret’s been out for some time, but as one might predict, large nonprofit mailers have tricks to share with smaller fundraisers. The big surprise is that smaller nonprofits use tactics larger fundraisers might overlook.

  • Six Goals Set For ‘Net Neutrality, Equity

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 13, 2015

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a challenge to the attendees of the NetGain event at the Ford Foundation. He spoke about how Internet access is necessary to close the achievement and income gap around the U.S., and lauded Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler’s recent statement on net neutrality as a “clarion call” and an opportunity to open doors.

  • House Passes Philanthropy Bill That’s DOA In The Senate

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 12, 2015

    The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the package of tax incentives known as the America Gives More Act, H.R. 644, by a vote of 279 to 137. All Republicans but one voted for the bill, as well as 39 Democrats. While the bill passed, it fell short of the 290-vote super majority needed to avoid a presidential veto.

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