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Don’t tell fundraisers direct mail is dead: Member-focused mailings at both WOSU, a Columbus, Ohio public radio station, and The Philadelphia Zoo are being aggressively reconfigured with the goal of boosting donor bases, retention efforts and revenue streams.
The nation’s largest charities continued a steady if cautious recovery, with some approaching pre-recession levels of revenue as public support tracked with giving estimates for 2014.
There is a reason that, despite the nursery rhyme’s claims, London Bridge is not falling down. A special tax has been raised for centuries to maintain and, at times, replace the bridge. Surplus from the tax has also been used to assist area nonprofits in recent years.
Finance and accounting folks at nonprofits are actively involved in decision making beyond their departments, playing active roles in decisions across their organizations. And regardless of organization size, a new study found the three strongest trends to be small, lean finance teams, cross-functional expertise for all staff, and being key decision makers for technology, software and services.
Robert “Bob” Martin Smucker, the founder of the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) and one of the godfathers of nonprofit advocacy and lobbying, died Oct. 28 at his home in Falls Church, Va. He was 86.
Nearly all (95%) of foundation boards have at least one member with program-specific knowledge. Original donors have a seat on 22 percent of boards while 50 percent of boards have a family member of an original donor. All board members are compensated at 46 percent of foundations, while 7 percent of foundations compensate some but not all members.
Miami, Fla. — Independent Sector’s (IS) year-long, 15-city tour called “Threads,” coupled with the search for a new president and chief executive officer, has sparked what the organization’s board is calling a “refounding” of the 30-year-old national leadership group.
Innovation is sweeping through the nonprofit world and beyond yet there remains an “empathy gap” when it comes to investing in solutions to address society’s problems, according to Nicholas Kristof.
Something became quite obvious while sipping a Diet Dr. Pepper and reading through the 1,800 statistical cells for this year’s NPT 100 in the soon to be released November 1 issue of The NonProfit Times. The numbers are improving but donors have very little to do with the enhancement.
New guidance announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) could be another boon for impact investments.
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