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California AG Designate Has History With Charities

January 3, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

California Gov. Jerry Brown officially nominated Congressman Xavier Becerra to replace Attorney General Kamala Harris, who was sworn in to the U.S. Senate this morning. The nomination is subject to confirmation by the state Assembly and Senate, which have 90 days to act. The  Assembly has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Tuesday.

Nonprofits And President Trump’s First 100 Days

January 3, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Steps toward healthcare and tax reform are expected to be among the initial priorities in Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the oval office. During a webinar representatives of Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization Independent Sector previewed what nonprofit leaders can expect early on in Trump’s presidency and detailed how the organization will engage moving forward.

Trump Can’t Close Foundation While Under Investigation

December 27, 2016       Andy Segedin      

President-elect Donald Trump announced that he intends to dissolve his Donald J. Trump Foundation “to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as President.” But, an ongoing investigation into the charity by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says not so fast.

Association Leader Ed Able Dies

December 27, 2016       Paul Clolery      

Edward Harrison Able, Jr., who headed the American Association of Museums (now The American Alliance of Museums) for two decades died this past Friday at age 72. The cause of death was not immediate announced.

Touchdown Launches Red Kettle Revenue Scramble

December 23, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Ezekiel Elliot has been carrying the Dallas Cowboys all seasons long to the best record in the National Football League (NFL). This week, the NFL’s leading rusher put The Salvation Army on his back, sparking the highest spike in “online conversation volume” that the charity has ever seen, to say nothing of the $1.6 million in online donations through Wednesday.

Assets Under Management Grew For Impact Investing

December 21, 2016       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Impact investors have demonstrated strong growth, collectively increasing their assets under management (AUM) from $25.4 billion in 2013 to $35.5 billion in 2015, a compound annual growth rate of 18 percent. The volume of capital raised by fund managers also increased at a compounded rate of 18 percent each year, growing from $1.7 billion in 2013 to $2.3 billion in 2015.

Healthcare Giving Tops $11 Billion Again

December 20, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Giving to nonprofit hospitals and healthcare systems in North America dipped three-quarters of 1 percent in 2015 but still eclipsed $11 billion, with a stark contrast between institutions in the United States and Canada.

Grant Development Suffers from Brain-Drain

December 20, 2016       Barbara Floersch      

Nonprofit employees frequently struggle with insecure jobs, high stress, long workdays, and compassion fatigue. It’s no wonder turnover is high. High staff turnover is a debilitating drain on accumulated institutional knowledge. It’s a sector-wide problem that definitely affects the ability to secure grant support.

Cowboys Ring Tampa’s Bell And Sal Army’s Kettle

December 19, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The Green Bay Packers have the Lambeau Leap and the Pittsburgh Steelers have the Terrible Towel. The Salvation Army may have to come up with a nickname for Ezekiel Elliott’s vault into the giant Red Kettle during last night’s nationally televised Sunday Night Football game.

Millennials Want Skills-Based Involvement With Charities

December 19, 2016       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Skill development is a driving factor in Millennials’ philanthropic engagement. A quarter of Millennials surveyed indicated that they volunteer through their work to utilize their skills or expertise. More than three-quarters (77 percent) indicated that they’d be more likely to volunteer if they could use a specific skill or expertise to benefit a cause.