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  • “Hacking” Can Be A Good Thing

    By The NonProfit Times — July 21, 2015

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF) needed another set of eyes on a problem. They got more than a dozen at the South by Southwest Eco Conference (SxSW Eco) held in October 2014.

  • $1.8 Billion Targeted Human Rights Issues

    By The NonProfit Times — July 20, 2015

    Foundations distributed $1.8 billion to charities worldwide working to promote human rights. The report “Advancing Human Rights: Update On Global Foundation Grantmaking,” by Foundation Center and International Human Rights Funders Group, found a jump of 6 percent in human rights funding compared to 2011. Some 774 committed the monies to nearly 11,000 nonprofits around the world.

  • Record DAF Distributions At Fidelity, Schwab

    By Mark Hrywna — July 15, 2015

    Donor-advised funds continue unabated, with two of the largest – Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable – reporting record distributions for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

  • Stand For Your Mission Pushes Board Advocacy

    By Patrick Sullivan — July 15, 2015

    BoardSource released the third edition of its seminal document “10 Basic Responsibilities for Nonprofit Boards” today, and readers will notice some fundamental changes. The document has a stronger focus on board members’ advocacy. That’s not an accident.

  • Woods Bowman Killed in Car Crash

    By Mark Hrywna — July 14, 2015

    Henry Woods “Woody” Bowman, a prolific nonprofit researcher and author, died as a result of injuries sustained during a crash involving four vehicles outside Kalamazoo, Mich., on Friday.

  • Donors Lie, Fundraising Staff Is Generally Wrong

    By The NonProfit Times — July 14, 2015

    Conventional wisdom is to communicate with your donors the way in which they want. Wrong, according to Larry May. Direct response fundraising “is a largely unpredictable, counterintuitive, reliably illogical profession,” said May. “Listening to donors will probably mean you lose revenue.”

  • $1 Million Loan Fund Launched In California

    By The NonProfit Times — July 13, 2015

    The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) has started a small loan fund available for loans of up to $50,000 to its California members. The loans are secured only by the nonprofit’s assets. The organization has $1 million available for loans in the state.

  • 30 Candles Today For .org Domain

    By Mark Hrywna — July 10, 2015

    “Rocky” was only on its third sequel, a British duo named Wham! had the number one song of the year (“Careless Whisper”), and Coca-Cola announced it would go back to selling its old formula for Coke. While some of those things are more memorable than others, in that same year, the .org domain debuted.

  • Live From Bridge: Change Is The Standard

    By Mark Hrywna — July 8, 2015

    Markets are transforming, the lines between business, philanthropy and government are blurring, and even these current changes will be completely different a decade from now. Sonal Shah opened the 10th annual Bridge To Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference on Tuesday morning with a keynote focused on the only constant in life – change.

  • Donors Take Their Own Sweet Time

    By Patrick Sullivan — July 7, 2015

    It used to be that you’d mail a donor and the donor would mail you back. Increasingly, that’s not the case. Donors are “not obedient like they used to be,” said Jeff Brooks, creative director of TrueSense Marketing. “Now they have their own methods.”


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