News & Articles

How 4 Associations Approach Continuing Education

November 17, 2016       David N. Plaskow      

According to the Pew Research Center, 63 percent of the U.S. workforce is composed of professional learners. These individuals have taken a course or gotten additional training during the past year to improve their job skills to advance their careers.

Two Experts Lost

November 17, 2016       Andy Segedin and Mark Hrywna      

Julie Floch, Herschell Gordon Lewis changed charities

Live From IS: Where Nonprofits Fit After ‘Primal Scream’

November 17, 2016       Paul Clolery      

Washington, D.C. – Nonprofit leaders were told that the nation had let out “the greatest primal scream” on Nov. 8 and now there is an opportunity to learn from the presidential election results. The electorate is being dismissive of institutions and that could leak over to the charitable sector.

Corporate Impact Investing Estimated At $2.4B

November 16, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A third of companies globally are “somewhat” or “highly” active in impact investing with large corporations investing $2.4 billion annually – a level that’s expected to grow over the next decade. Total giving by companies that are active is almost twice as much as those who are not active, according to a new pilot study released this week.

Donor-Advised Funds Nearing Double Digits

November 15, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Giving to donor-advised funds and grants given through them climbed to records last year, according to the latest annual report on donor-advised funds.

Younger Women Have Bigger Say In Household Giving

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Women’s expanding role both in the workforce and at home in recent decades is translating toward individual and marital giving habits. Women in the early and middle stage of their adulthood are more generous than their 1970s counterparts and have taken a more prominent role in influencing household giving behavior.

Rotary Foundation Receives Top Honor

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The Rotary Foundation, charitable arm of Rotary, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Apple Pay Enters Charitable Space

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Apple Pay moved into the charitable space this week by supporting donation processing. The tech giant’s touch-powered digital wallet eliminates donors’ need to enter billing or contact information, create an account, or fill out forms prior to checkout – making donations instantaneous just prior to the holiday giving season.

Are Fundraisers in Hot Water Without Disasters?

November 15, 2016       Martin C. Daks and Mark Hrywna      

When civil war erupted in Syria in 2011, disaster relief organizations such as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) (No. 50) were quick to respond, sending trained personnel to the scene to offer medical and other assistance. MSF, an international organization with U.S. headquarters in New York City, has stayed the course despite suffering from multiple airstrikes that obliterated hospitals affiliated with the organization.

Lack Of Governance Prime Target Of Regulators

November 14, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The number one board governance issue that gets nonprofits in trouble is directors and senior leadership failing to be sufficiently active and informed.