News & Articles

Nonprofit Mailers Challenges USPS’s Regulation Authority

September 4, 2018       Paul Clolery      

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) does not have the legal authority to put in place regulations limiting what fundraisers can put in envelopes to content that is only paper-based, printed matter. The proposed regulation changes violate multiple federal codes and requires adoption by the USPS Board of Governors, according to a letter sent by the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers to the USPS.

Fundraising Premiums Targeted By USPS

September 4, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofits that use premiums for donor acquisition and renewal could face increased costs under an amendment being considered by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The proposal would limit all USPS Marketing Mail, regular and nonprofit, letter-size and flat-size, to content that is only paper-based/printed matter. No merchandise or goods will be allowed of any type regardless of “value.”

USPS Proposal Could Impact Nonprofit Premiums

August 28, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Nonprofits that use premiums for donor acquisition and renewal could face increased costs under an amendment being considered by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The proposal would limit all USPS Marketing Mail, regular and nonprofit, letter-size and flat-size, to content that is only paper-based/printed matter. No merchandise or goods will be allowed of any type regardless of “value.”

AHP Unveils Inaugural Forty Under 40 Class

August 27, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) announced the inaugural class of its Forty Under 40, a program designed to recognize future leaders within health care philanthropy.

Nonprofit Alliance Forming To Merge Advocacy Associations

August 22, 2018       Paul Clolery      

American Charities for Reasonable Fundraising Regulation (ACFRFR) is changing its name and stated mission in anticipation of enticing members of other associations and nonprofit groups to join into a larger education and advocacy organization. It would be an unprecedented melding of mainstream nonprofit umbrella groups.

Fundraising Effectiveness Project Shows Giving Up 2 Percent

August 21, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Donations to charities in the U.S. increased by 2 percent in 2017 while the number of donors increased by 0.7 percent, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report.

Feds Change Grant Resources, Websites And Requirements

August 20, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Federal resources and systems for grantseekers have been changing. If your organization participates in the federal grants process or plans to, it’s imperative to stay on top of developments at Grants.gov, SAM.gov, and the federal agencies with which you are most involved.

Spam Filters Cost Nonprofits Nearly $30K

August 14, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Spam filters could still be costing nonprofits an average of almost $30,000 because about one out of four email messages don’t make it to their intended inbox.

Schedule B Rules Eased For Associations, Others NPOs

August 13, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Associations, labor unions, and social welfare organizations — those that don’t primarily receive tax-deductible contributions — will be among the organizations that will no longer have to file Schedule B, disclosing names and addresses of major donors to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The revised reporting requirements will take effect for the year ending December 2018, with returns generally filed May 15, 2019.

CEOs Speak: “How We Build Our Team”

August 13, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

When Tere Pettitt moved from chief operating officer (COO) to chief executive officer (CEO) at Volunteers of America Greater New York, she still worked with same group of about a dozen people on the senior team. It wasn’t until she had a view from the CEO’s desk that she realized they were somewhat dysfunctional and worked in silos.