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6 Ways To Entice Millennial Donors

June 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

They’re here. Millennials gain prominence in society and commerce each year, making them an attractive population to help expand and diversify your organization’s donor base. What remains elusive, however, is how to attract this sect of donors, larger in number than Baby Boomers, after years of focusing on predominantly older donors — those who tend to be the most likely to give.

Giving Hit Record $390 Billion For 2016

June 13, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Giving in the United States set a record for the third consecutive year, topping $390 billion for 2016. Giving was up 2.7 percent and increases were reported in all major categories of nonprofits for only the sixth time in 40 years.

Opinion: Enhanced Incentives for Charitable Giving Make Good Tax Policy

June 12, 2017       Susan N. Dreyfus and Brian A. Gallagher      

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the charitable tax deduction, an element of the tax code that has incentivized millions of Americans to support philanthropic causes, from human and social services to arts, education, and religious charities.

NPT/Bluewater Study Shows NPOs Paying Up for Employee Healthcare

June 12, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNL) and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) might seem as if they are worlds apart, separated by some 1,500 miles. Like any nonprofit though, they face their unique challenges when it comes to salaries and benefits to attract and retain employees.

Trump Golf Tournaments Bogeyed Charities

June 8, 2017       Andy Segedin and Mark Hrywna      

Philanthropy by the First Family is under scrutiny again. This time it is charity golf outings at Trump properties staged by the son of President Donald J. Trump.

Nonprofit HR Managers Getting Ulcers Over Health Plans

June 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Benefits are hotter than normal of late, as employees worry about health coverage, particularly those at nonprofits where benefits are minimal or non-existent. Employers are starting to respond.

Increased Corporate Reporting Good For Nonprofits

June 2, 2017       Andy Segedin      

More than four out of five (82 percent) of S&P 500 companies published corporate sustainability reports in 2016, representing a four-fold increase from 2011. The 82-percent figure marks a highpoint during the six years that the Governance & Accountability Institute, based in New York City, has tracked such reporting.

Giving Up A Scant 0.2% In April

June 2, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Giving crept up by just 0.2 percent during the three-month period ending in April 2017 as compared to the same three-month span during 2016. Online giving increased to a greater extent between the two periods, up a total of 9.9 percent, highlighting a potential shift in giving methods.

Change.org Gets $30 Million Infusion

June 1, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A $30-million infusion led by LinkedIn.com co-founder Reid Hoffman will help Change.org grow its online petition platform and scale fledgling efforts to generate revenue through crowdfunding and membership. Also participating in the latest round of funding are Microsoft founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator.

Layoffs At Twin Cities UW As Donors Designate Gifts

May 31, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Greater Twin Cities United Way exceeded its fundraising goal by $2.2 million last year, raising $87.6 million, but still had to lay off nine staff members last month.