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Lilly School Projects Giving Hike, Just Not In Traditional Methods

February 13, 2018       Paul Clolery      

The outlook for charitable giving for 2018 and 2019 is that there will be growth, just not the way it has always been. As donors remain committed to their favorite causes, the timing and amount of their giving might be very, very different due to changes to deductions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and a general robustness of the U.S. economy.

Oxfam Exec Resigns Amid Exploitation Accusations

February 12, 2018       Andy Segedin      

Allegations of staff sexual misconduct in Haiti has resulted in the resignation of Penny Lawrence, deputy chief executive of Oxfam Great Britain. The resignation comes after reports that charity staff paid for sex with Haitians in 2011, following the earthquake that tore through the country.

Data, Aging, Virtualization Pushing NPO Managers

February 12, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

As Bob Dylan once eloquently said: “The Times They Are A-Changin.’” Nonprofit leaders are thus left with the uncomfortable ultimatum of embracing new trends or risk getting left behind.

Facebook, Twitter Lead NPO Social Media Worldwide

February 12, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The vast majority of nonprofit organizations worldwide see social media as an effective tool for online brand awareness, recruiting volunteers and online fundraising but only one-third have a written social media policy.

Mellon Foundation Appoints New CEO

February 8, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Elizabeth Alexander will become the next president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, effective in March. She will succeed Earl Lewis, who served as president since 2013.

Netflix Model Turns “Donors” Into “Subscribers”

February 6, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Nonprofits have been taking a page from the likes of Netflix and other subscriber services, suggesting donors make it a monthly gift each time they make a contribution. At least anecdotally, it seems monthly giving programs have taken over a prominent space on websites and in other appeals.

DAFs Setting Records For 2017

February 6, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Some of the nation’s largest donor-advised funds (DAFs) tallied total contributions of some $7 billion last yearand made grant distributions of almost $3.4 billion.

Higher Ed Giving Boosted By Robust Stock Gifts

February 6, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Colleges and universities continued to ride a hot stock market last year, with gifts by individuals, particularly donated securities, driving donation levels to another new record.

Pacelle Resigns As CEO of HSUS

February 2, 2018       Andy Segedin      

This story has been updated to include a HSUS statement.

The Bowery Mission, New York City Rescue Merge

February 2, 2018       Paul Clolery      

(This story was updated to discuss financial aspects of the merger.)