News & Articles

AHP Selects New Chief Executive

February 21, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Alice Ayres, a marketing and healthcare executive, will become the next president and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), effective April 16.

Nonprofit Boards Don’t Resemble Rest of America

February 20, 2018       Andy Segedin      

A first call for help for some, and a last line of defense for others — nonprofits are relied on by individuals and families from all walks of life. That diversity is not, however, reflected atop organizational structures, with nonprofit boards comprised of older and less racially diverse membership than the U.S. population by and large.

No-Show Nonprofit Executive Faces 15 Years in Prison

February 20, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

A Long Island man was found guilty of second-degree grand larceny in connection with a no-show job, the 12th conviction associated with a Medicaid-funded nonprofit in the Bronx.

Opinion: Boosting Giving Must Get Universal Support

February 20, 2018       Paul Clolery      

An economy with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $19.36 trillion probably should be able to squeeze out more than $390.05 billion to fund charitable endeavors, a social safety net, education, research and exploration. Depending on who is counting, the $390.05 billion reported in for 2016 in “Giving USA” is roughly 2 percent of the overall U.S. economy.

North American Foundations Pledge To Unite

February 16, 2018       Andy Segedin      

Leaders representing more than 80 community foundations across North America signed a written pledge to collaborate toward reducing continental poverty, increasing opportunity, furthering other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and addressing related challenges. The pledge was the first ever such agreement among philanthropic leaders in North America committed toward working toward meeting the SDGs by their 2030 goal date.

Report Shows 2017 Giving Hiked Up 4.1%

February 15, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The charitable sector shook itself out of its rut in 2017, with year-over-year giving increasing by 4.1 percent as compared to the 1-percent growth experienced during 2016. The 4.1-percent increase among American organizations outpaced growth in Canada (1.5 percent) and the United Kingdom (2.9 percent), according to the Blackbaud Institute’s 2017 Charitable Giving Report.

Women Lead But Are Paid Less At Foundations

February 14, 2018       Andy Segedin      

Women outnumber men in the foundation space in executive, grantmaking, and supporting roles, but when it comes to cutting payroll checks every two weeks, the industry is still a boys’ club. Despite greater positional equality than some areas of the for-profit sector, leading women in the foundation space still make just 84 cent on the dollar as compared to their male counterparts.

Fidelity DAFs Pumped $4.5 Billion Into Nonprofits

February 14, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Contributions to Fidelity Charitable, the nation’s largest commercial donor-advised fund (DAF), jumped almost 30 percent last year, including a tenfold increase in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, and noncash donations of almost $1 billion.

Gates’ Answer 10 Tough Questions In Annual Letter

February 13, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

To mark their 10th annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates presented their answers to 10 tough questions they get asked, including the most popular one lately: How are President Trump’s policies affecting the foundation’s work?

New Federal Tax Reform Bill To Impact Grants

February 13, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Even nonprofits that don’t receive direct federal grants often benefit from money provided by state, county, city or other organizations that pass-through federal support. The far-reaching arm of the federal dollar means almost all nonprofits feel the hurricane-force drama pouring out of Washington, D.C.