News & Articles

Study: Texting, Focus On One Project Preferable

November 30, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

Telling for both volunteer managers and students, almost three quarters of college admissions officers favor students who are consistently involved with one organization rather a variety of causes. Half of those survey respondents believed it was possible to have “too many” community service hours.

Bowling Green Raps About Big Donors

November 29, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

His last name is 83 percent consonants, he can’t dunk or hit a three, but he’ll “melt your face with his philanthropy.” Case in point, Allen Schmidthorst’s $1.7-million contribution to the construction of Bowling Green State University (BGSU)’s newest athletic facility. The donation was one of four seven-figure gifts that helped to raise $14 million in private money for the $36-million Stroh Center on the Bowling Green campus, just south of Toledo, Ohio.

Charities Get In On Black Friday Activity

November 23, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

Charities are branching out with technology in hopes of taking advantage of increased Internet and foot traffic on Black Friday, one the busiest shopping days of the year.

Reply Devices Account For At Least $400M In First Class Postage

November 23, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

Mail sent by only a handful of some of the largest charities generates almost $400 million in First Class postage revenue for the United States Postal Service (USPS), according to a survey by the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF).

‘Pearing’ Up Needs With Abilities A Winning Strategy

November 18, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

It all started with roasted pears. Charles Best walked into the teacher’s lounge at the Bronx public school where he taught and told his fellow teachers that they could indulge in his mother’s recipe on one condition: that they go to the website he recently created and plug in the school projects that they’ve always wanted for their students.

Evangelical Group Sees Hike In Fundraising Results

November 18, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

Members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) raised $9.38 billion during 2010, a 5.8 percent increase from the $8.87 billion raised during 2009. Noncash gifts decreased, however, with larger organizations seeing the greatest increases in charitable giving.

Nonprofits At Risk With Smartphone Privacy Issues

November 15, 2011       Gary Morton      

Since the dawn of the smartphone era in 1997, and especially since the first camera phone was introduced to the United States market five years later, nonprofits have wrestled with privacy and safety issues that developed with the spread of instant communications.

Charity CEO Forced Out In Wake Of Penn State Scandal

November 14, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

The board of directors of The Second Mile, the charity founded by Jerry Sandusky, accepted the resignation of its longtime CEO yesterday. Jack Raykovitz had been CEO for 28 years. “Both Dr. Raykovitz and the board believe this is in the best interests of the organizations,” according to an announcement released this morning.

Penn State Board Fires Iconic Coach

November 10, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

The Penn State University Board of Trustees cleaned house Wednesday, firing football coach Joe Paterno – effective immediately, only hours after he announced he would retire at season’s end – and accepted the resignation of university President Graham Spanier.

9 Tips For Incorporating Holiday Mobile Technology

November 8, 2011       Doug Plank      

To quote Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the age of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light…”