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  • Volunteers and Volunteering Both Declined For 2013

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 18, 2014

    Fewer Americans are volunteering, and those who do give of them time are volunteering less. A report from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) shows a decline of 2 million in the number of volunteers in 2013 compared to 2012. The rate of volunteers fell from 26.5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 16 to 25.4 percent.

  • Watchdog Hopes To Double Capacity

    By Mark Hrywna — December 18, 2014

    Charity Navigator hopes to raise $8.5 million over the next three years to help double its capacity amid its evolution to “Charity Navigator 3.0.”

  • Commentary: Congress Has to ‘Answer For The Sector’

    By Paul Clolery — December 18, 2014

    The nonprofit sector needs its own Michael Corleone. In the classic movie “The Godfather,” Frank “Frankie Five Angels” Pentangeli urges Michael to strike at his enemies. “Look, let’s get ‘em all — let’s get ‘em all now, while we got the muscle.”

  • Report: Charitable Giving Nears Pre-Recession Levels

    By The NonProfit Times — December 18, 2014

    Charitable giving and donor retention levels increased last year, according to a new report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), as they continued to inch near pre-recession rates.

  • Boy Scouts Ordered To Pay $7 Million

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 17, 2014

    A jury in Connecticut has ordered the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based in Irving, Texas, to pay $7 million to a victim of sexual abuse. The plaintiff, known as John Doe in court documents, was abused several times by an assistant scoutmaster during the mid-1970s.

  • Two-Week Reprieve For Charitable Tax Provisions

    By Mark Hrywna — December 17, 2014

    Three charitable tax provisions were among the dozens included in a bill that passed the Senate last night that retroactively extended expired tax provisions through the end of this year.

  • Mobile Commons Acquired By Upland Software

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 16, 2014

    Upland Software in Austin, Texas has acquired Mobile Commons, a digital strategy and product purveyor in Brooklyn, N.Y. “This acquisition brings a powerful form of digital engagement to our Enterprise customers. It is another great example of the type of strategic acquisitions that we are actively pursuing, and that our recent IPO enables us to accelerate,” said Upland Chair and CEO Jack McDonald via a statement.

  • Scoring Donors And Adding Prospects

    By Marty Daks — December 16, 2014

    When Nicole Gyorfi Titus, a veteran communications director, was asked to lead digital operations for the ReadyforHillary, a Rosslyn, Va.-based national political action committee, she didn’t hesitate to utilize a cooperative database for the PAC’s direct mail fundraising efforts.

  • Invisible Children To Shut Down

    By Zach Halper — December 15, 2014

    Invisible Children, the organization behind the viral “Kony 2012” video, announced today it will be shutting down its operations in the United States and Africa.

  • Nonprofit Insurance Co-op Turns 25

    By The NonProfit Times — December 15, 2014

    The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC), a nonprofit organization that established a risk pool for organizations in California that has spread across the country, has turned 25.


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