News & Articles

Power Outages, Wildfires Evoke Response

July 5, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

The 12 employees and five refrigerated trucks at the Huntington Area Food Bank have been working overtime, expecting to distribute nearly 200,000 pounds of food, water and supplies by the end of this week — 20 times the amount they move in a typical week.

Digital Stewardship

July 2, 2012       Kelley Jarrett      

Nonprofit stewardship is not just about saying thank you, it’s about showing how you use your resources to further your mission and sharing the impact your constituents have towards it. Above all, supporters are looking for information that they will translate into credibility and accountability, increasing the likelihood of engagement, trust and loyalty.

General Ramblings: We Can’t Hear You Now

July 2, 2012       Paul Clolery      

There’s a commercial running on television for a data delivery company where a woman who was late to knowing about a neighbor’s newborn child is the loudest when acknowledging a gift sent by other neighbors.

The Pitch: JDRF Makes The Case With Reality TV

July 2, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

When it comes to television programming, most nonprofits rely on direct response television (DRTV) and not a reality show. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) can thank a reality show appearance for boosting its profile, as well as providing it with a new online campaign. New York City-based JDRF was featured on the sixth episode of The Pitch, which aired during the Memorial Day weekend on the network AMC after the hit show Mad Men. It was the only nonprofit brand, among eight, to be featured on the reality series.

Kansas Nonprofits Hit With New State Contract Provisions

July 2, 2012       Don McNamara      

Nonprofit service providers in Kansas face a new regulation imposed by the state’s Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) that could place strict limitations on the ability to advocate and lobby officials.

Consumers, i.e., Donors, Starting To Like Tumblr

July 2, 2012       Patrick Sullivan      

Nearly one in seven people on Earth has a Facebook page. But, the most popular social network on the planet is not the most effective social network for the nonprofit First Book (FB). Twitter, with its billion tweets every three days, isn’t cutting it. The Washington, D.C., group has more followers on the microblogging site Tumblr than it has on any other social media outlet.

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

The United States Supreme Court today ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional by a 5-4 vote, upholding the individual mandate as a tax but striking down the federal government’s ability to withhold existing Medicaid funding to states. Chief Justice John Roberts joined four liberal justices to cast the deciding vote.

Komen’s Top Fundraiser Quits

June 26, 2012       Mark Hrywna      

Turnover at Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues five months after the flap over Planned Parenthood funding, with the national office’s top fundraiser leaving the organization this week.

AccuFund Acquires CRM Platform Outreach Suite

June 26, 2012       Paul Clolery      

AccuFund, a provider of financial reporting and accounting software for nonprofit, municipal and government organizations, has acquired Outreach Suite, an online software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution providing fundraising capabilities and constituent relationship management (CRM).

IU Board Approves School Of Philanthropy

June 22, 2012       Paul Clolery      

The Board of Trustees of Indiana University has approved a plan to establish the nation’s first School of Philanthropy. The degree will carry the same weight as a degree from one of the university’s other schools, such as liberal arts.