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Algorithms: Put the Social Back in Nonprofit Social Media

April 24, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

New year, new Facebook? That’s the word from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who posted an announcement about his plans for a “major change” to Facebook by serving more content that encourages interaction.

Revenue, Program Spending Decline Again At Wounded Warrior Project

April 23, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) took another dramatic hit during 2017, down 30 percent after a 20-percent decline in 2016, according to the most recent federal Form 990 filing. Leaders of the organization, however, believe they’ve been able to dig out of rock bottom and back on a path toward growth.

Volunteer Value Up 2.3 Percent, $24.69 An Hour

April 20, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The value of a volunteer hour continues to rise, up to $24.69 in 2017. The figure is a 2.3-percent increase from 2016 and is part of an overall 51.8-percent increase in the value of volunteer hours since 2001, according to data from Independent Sector. The value of volunteer hours has grown every year during that span.

OneCause acquires Great Feats

April 17, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The mobile fundraising platform OneCause has acquired Great Feats, a social engagement and fundraising product. Financial details were not disclosed.

2 Reports Pump Improved Fundraising Results

April 17, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

NEW ORLEANS — Two surveys on the economic health of philanthropy and released here at the annual international conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) show that 75 percent of organizations met fundraising goals during 2017 and giving by big donors accelerated 47 percent during the fourth quarter year-over-year.

“Plannual” Giving” Encourages Annual Donors To Make Planned Gifts

April 17, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You use many resources to encourage support for your organization’s mission. From special events to direct mail, your annual giving program is the foundation for supporting your operating budget. But, is your annual giving effort leading to optimal outcomes?

Dallas Sisters Picked As Outstanding Youth Philanthropists

April 17, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Isabelle, Katherine and Trinity Adams are sisters from Dallas, Texas, aged 14, 12 and 8, respectively. They raised more than $1.5 million to provide clean water to children in developing countries and have been selected the 2018 CARTER Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Group, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Toronto Fundraiser Wins International Award for Service

April 16, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) awarded the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP, the association’s highest volunteer and leadership recognition, to James (Jim) Allen of Toronto, Ontario.

Lynn Croneberger Picked As Outstanding Fundraising Professional

April 16, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Lynn Croneberger, chief executive officer of SOS Children’s Villages-USA, the U.S. headquarters of SOS Children’s Villages International, was selected as the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Sensitive Stewardship And Donors with Dementia

April 16, 2018       Robert P. Hofmann and Jolene Hyppa Martin      

Donors older than age 65 give a disproportionately large percentage of total gifts in the U.S. In fact, according to multiple data sources, 47 percent of top gift donors in 2016 were between the ages of 60 and 79 years old, and 30 percent were 80 years of age or older. The Baby Boomers are hitting their 70s, and the donor population is rapidly aging.