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There’s an old Vaudeville gag where a patient goes into a doctor’s office and exclaims: “Doctor, Doctor, it hurts when I do that.” The doctor replies: “So, don’t do that.” Almost any senior executive has heard of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. A copy is probably propping up a desk somewhere in the office. Any Type A personality can tell you that breaking a habit can be far more difficult than acquiring new skills. A habit is an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary. How you acquire a skill – basically how you were taught – can make change very difficult.
The 25 staff members at Young Community Developers (YCD) drove about an hour and a half away from the organization’s San Francisco headquarters for an employee retreat in 2013. When they returned they had a new program.
A lot of things changed for the ALS Association (ALSA) after last summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) became a viral and fundraising sensation. The organization’s recent donor file suddenly quadrupled, going from 1 million active donors to 4 million — a problem any nonprofit would like. But at the same time, the demographics of its file changed dramatically.
Opponents apparently have opened a new front in their attacks on Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). A week after a California nonprofit released stealth videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing selling human fetal tissue, the organization said it was the victim of a cyber attack that briefly disabled its website.
NPT Lunch Truck is a brief audio interview with leading nonprofit executives on a hot issue of the day while you munch on that chicken salad sandwich with the crust cut off. The newsmaker will be interviewed by a member of the editorial staff of The NonProfit Times.
Private foundations established by ultra high net worth individuals (UHNW) distributed some 8 percent of their total $560 billion in total assets last year, or about $45 billion worldwide.
A federal judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction against the New York Attorney General Office’s policy that requires nonprofits to provide charity regulators with information on major donors.
Barely two years after voting to allow openly gay youth members, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) removed a national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. The National Executive Board ratified a resolution on Monday, with some 79 percent of its 71 members who were present and voting, in favor of it.
Everybody wants to be the next big thing and have the campaign everyone’s talking about. Here are five nonprofit campaigns from around the world that really took off.
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