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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.