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  • Updated: YMCA Picks New CEO

    By Patrick Sullivan — September 30, 2014

    YMCA of the USA has selected Kevin Washington, current president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Boston, as the new national chief executive. He will take the helm on Feb. 1, 2015.

  • Answer These 12 Questions About Your Organization

    By The NonProfit Times — September 30, 2014

    Developing winning grant proposals requires a deep understanding of your organization. “You’ve got to understand the organization’s capacity, expertise, and place in the community,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles. “And, you must be able to provide a concise, thorough overview of the organization, highlighting its fit with the proposed program.”

  • Survey: Secular, Religious Boards Aware Of Governance Distinctions

    By The NonProfit Times — September 29, 2014

    A growing number of nonprofit executives at religious and secular nonprofits are becoming increasingly aware of distinctions in the governance practices of their organizations. This is according to the results of a new survey from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

  • Insuring Against Unemployment

    By Mark Hrywna — September 26, 2014

    Unemployment insurance isn’t exactly top-of-the-pile material. But with un­em­ployment claims reaching record highs after the Great Re­cession, some new rules — and potential changes — it should be on your radar.

  • Jumpstarting Your Program

    By Matt J. Beem, CFRE — September 26, 2014

    How often has a board member asked how the planned giving program is progressing? Or, if you’re that board member, how many times have you asked the question? Planned giving is still one of the great fundraising opportunities — just over the horizon but within reach — that many non­profit leaders struggle to seize.

  • Roller Coaster Markets

    By Julius A. Karash — September 26, 2014

    Five years after the beginning of the economic recovery, financial managers at nonprofit organizations are still contending with major monetary concerns and the resulting impact on their operations.

  • Solving Insolvency: Managing Money Losing Programs

    By Thomas McLaughlin — September 25, 2014

    There was a recent early summer morning meeting in the offices of a medium-sized nonprofit behavioral health organization in an economically depressed former industrial city. The top three executives were smart, committed, and energetic. The offices were well-situated in a rebounding part of the city, and the organization enjoyed a good reputation locally.

  • Nonprofit Health Got $9.2 Billion Inoculation

    By Mark Hrywna — September 24, 2014

    Giving to nonprofit health care institutions in the United States during fiscal 2013 increased more than 3 percent compared to 2012 and more than 20 percent since the low point of the recession in four years ago and exceeded the gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States.

  • Livestrong CEO Pedals To Another Cancer Biking Charity

    By Mark Hrywna — September 23, 2014

    After guiding Livestrong through its most tumultuous times, President and CEO Doug Ulman is leaving the organization to become chief executive at another cancer-fighting charity.

  • California Blocks Online Non-Disparagement Clauses

    By Patrick Sullivan — September 23, 2014

    Bad reviews can cost good will and lost donations, but trying to prevent them could cost cold, hard cash in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Yelp Bill,” which prevents anyone doing business in California from adding non-disparagement clauses to their terms of service.

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