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  • Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Cheered, Jeered

    By The NonProfit Times — June 30, 2014

    The United States Supreme Court announced decisions in two cases today that eventually could have implications for large swathes of the nonprofit sector. One was billed as a battle between reproductive rights and religious liberty while the other dealt a blow to labor unions.

  • Texting Up Despite ‘Giving Preference Gap’

    By Mark Hrywna — June 30, 2014

    Donors who give to charity via text are becoming more comfortable and the avenue is becoming their preferred method of giving, if the results of a recent survey are any indication.

  • Red Cross Calls Fundraising Operations ‘Trade Secrets’

    By Mark Hrywna — June 30, 2014

    Spending and disaster fundraising by the American Red Cross (ARC) is under the microscope again, this time after the charity sought to block the release of information it shared with state authorities from going to a nonprofit news site.

  • Crafting Messages: Establish Your Communication Style

    By Christine Schaefer — June 30, 2014

    Brochures, Web copy, blog articles, tweets, Facebook posts – the many forms of communication that communication professionals must master is wide. And, if they were people, they’d all be Sally from “When Harry Met Sally” – i.e. high maintenance, wanting their ice cream on the side and pie warmed but no whip cream, unless you can’t get the pie warm, then…

  • Corporations Are People, Too

    By The NonProfit Times — June 27, 2014

    People give to people, even when you’re raising money from a corporation. “Corporations are made up of individuals; individuals work at corporations. It’s a circle,” said Gregory Boroff, executive director of Friends of Hudson River Park, based in New York City. “You need to say, ‘What are the things we can do together?’ They’re trying to show the people who work for them and the people who buy their goods and services that they’re good stewards of their communities.”

  • Communication Is Listening

    By The NonProfit Times — June 27, 2014

    Your communications with donors should showcase the core of your organization. But communication is often not what you say, but what you hear. These were among the points made during Fundraising Day in New York 2014 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square in Manhattan.

  • LinkedIn Donor Prospects Older, Better Educated

    By Mark Hrywna — June 27, 2014

    When you hear the phrase “social network,” your first thought might be seeing another “Which character in Game of Thrones are you?” personality test that another friend has shared on Facebook. Add the work “professional” in front of “social network” and it might change your perspective completely.

  • Social Impact Investments Get Boost From White House

    By Mark Hrywna — June 25, 2014

    Nearly $200 million in commitments by a coalition of foundations will help drive $1.5 billion toward impact investing as the group today also issued policy recommendations to incentivize impact investing.

  • 10 Salary Negotiation Tips

    By The NonProfit Times — June 25, 2014

    You might think all of your work is done once you get a job offer from an employer. The truth of the matter is the real work is just about to begin: Negotiating an acceptable salary.

  • Y-USA Seeks New CEO, Nicoll To Step Down

    By Mark Hrywna — June 24, 2014

    Neil Nicoll, the president and CEO of the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) since 2005, will step down at the end of the year, just shy of a decade leading one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations. He’ll stay with the organization as president emeritus.

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