News & Articles

DMA Opposes Postal Rate Increase

September 14, 2017       Andy Segedin      

A proposed change in postal rates targeted at the nonprofit sector has leaders at the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) – formerly the Direct Marketing Association – seeking public comments in opposition by Monday, Sept. 18.

Nonprofits Cashing In On Social Advertising Plugs

September 12, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Imagine that there is a whole host of individuals willing to support your organization’s mission, you need only find a way to reach them. That’s the magic of micro-targeting with social advertising, according to Chris Stergalas, senior online organizer for Working America; Jenny Posilkin, advertising manager forBeaconfire RED, and Elizabeth Sorrell, social media director for the National Audubon Society.

Trumps Announce $1M Donation To Harvey Relief

September 7, 2017       Andy Segedin      

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced a $1 million personal donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana, according to a statement from the White House press office. The gift will be distributed among 12 organizations.

Blackbaud, Salesforce Highlighted As Do-Gooders

September 7, 2017       NPT Staff      

Two tech companies deeply involved in the nonprofit sector were tapped by Fortune magazine in its annual Changing the World list.

Special Events Participants, Politics Cause Shuffling Across The Country

September 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

When Komen Arizona announced in late June that it would cease operations when its affiliate agreement expired on July 31, the Phoenix-based chapter became the latest and largest to merge or dissolve, a move that has increased dramatically during the past two years.


AHP Boss Headed To U.S. Embassy In China

September 6, 2017       NPT Staff      

Steven W. Churchill, MNA, will be leaving his post as president and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) to accept a role at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. Churchill will stay on with the organization through its 50th annual international conference to be held Oct. 18-21 in New Orleans, La.

Millions Pledged To Harvey Relief As Rebuilding Starts

September 6, 2017       Andy Segedin and Mark Hrywna      

More than $275 million has been pledged or raised in the week since Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on the Houston area.

Giving Up 4.3% Compared To 2016

September 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Santa packed more into his sleigh for Christmas in July this year as compared to last year, according to the Blackbaud Index. The index, which measures giving in three-month increments and compares it to the same period the prior year, reports an increase in overall giving of 4.3 percent for the three-month period ending in July. That increase includes a 10.4-percent jump in online giving as compared to 2016 totals.

DMA Seeking Feedback On Updated Standards

September 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Leadership at the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) is rolling out the organization’s Data Standards 2.0, a streamlined version of guidelines not updated since 2014. Features of the new set of standards include clarifications on rules relating to connected devices and notice and choice.

YWCA Tabs Commerce Department Official

September 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Alejandra Y. Castillo was selected to lead YWCA USA through a time of what the organization has described as political and budgetary uncertainty. Castillo joined the Washington, D.C.-based organization after serving as national director for the Minority Business Development Agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. She will assume her new position effective Sept. 18.