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  • Millennials Give The Least, Want Money Used Wisely

    By Patrick Sullivan — April 15, 2015

    You might want to put down the phone, or delay that mailing by a month or two. Nonprofits are 10 times more likely than donors to think the organization is not communicating enough with donors. For its first donor engagement study, Austin, Texas-based fundraising and software firm Abila surveyed more than 1,200 donors across four generational cohorts, as well as managers at 206 nonprofits with revenues ranging from $1 million to $49 million.

  • Volunteer Value Hits $23.07 An Hour

    By Mark Hrywna — April 14, 2015

    The value of a volunteer hour was up 52 cents to $23.07 last year, about 2.3 percent more than 2013, according to the latest estimate released today by Independent Sector (IS).

  • 5 Data Points That Can Change Everything

    By Patrick Sullivan — April 14, 2015

    Big Data and regression models can chop and analyze a donor file in lots of interesting ways. But if you don’t have millions of dollars or millions of names in your file to utilize these technologies, you’ll have to look elsewhere for measurement.

  • Input Sought On Crowdfunding Bill Of Rights

    By Mark Hrywna — April 10, 2015

    Four times during the past several years, KLRU-TV in Austin, Texas, has turned to crowdfunding to raise money. “Part of it was we were interested in getting into web production but it wasn’t in our current budget. We thought it was a different type of project for a TV station, to try fundraising in a different way,” said Sara Robertson, vice president, production and technology. “It also happened to go outside our normal donor base. Because web is everywhere, these folks don’t care where you are, they just want good content,” she said.

  • U.S. Underperforming On Social Progress

    By Mark Hrywna — April 9, 2015

    The United States ranks 16th in the world on social progress, with two of the most underperforming areas being “personal safety and “health and wellness.”

  • Fundraising Investigations Must Comply With The 4th Amendment

    By Mark Fitzgibbons — April 7, 2015

    Claiming a “yearlong campaign of political harassment and public vilification,” the Humane Society of the United States sued Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently regarding an investigation of the charity. An Oklahoma judge blocked General Pruitt from obtaining all but one contested document that he sought.

  • GuideStar’s Harold completes comeback to win NPT Brackets

    By Mark Hrywna — April 7, 2015

    Completing a stunning comeback that will go down in the annals of NPT Brackets history, Jacob Harold won The NonProfit Times‘ inaugural NCAA Bracket Competition. The president and CEO of GuideStar outdueled a field of a dozen nonprofit executives and The NonProfit Times staff, securing the win thanks to Duke’s victory over Wisconsin last night in the national championship for men’s college basketball.

  • ICYMI: 2015 NPT Best Places To Work

    By The NonProfit Times — April 6, 2015

     Ask most any employee at a nonprofit why they work there and the answer will almost always come down to mission and believing they are making a difference. But what sets apart the organizations in the 2015 NPT Best Nonprofits To Work?

  • Reedy Picked As New CEO At American Cancer Society

    By Mark Hrywna — April 2, 2015

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) today announced its next chief executive officer, not reaching very far as it plucked a former chairman of its board.

  • Charity Navigator Seeks New CEO

    By Paul Clolery — April 2, 2015

    Charity Navigator, the sometimes controversial rating system of nonprofits, has made a change at the top. President and CEO Ken Berger (pictured right) has left the organization as the board seeks a chief executive with a deep technology background.


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