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The number of employees working for 501(c)(3) organizations hit 11.4 million, or 10.3 percent of all private sector employment in 2012, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Russell James, III, Ph.D., is not advocating gathering your donors into a room where the air is filled with the hormone oxytocin. He’s just saying that an experiment involving dosing donors with a nasal spray of oxytocin led them to give more. It’s up to you whether you want to tamper with the ventilation system at your next special event.
Wealthy donors appear to be getting more optimistic, with more of them expecting to give more to charity during the next three to five years, according to the 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Released today, the study has been written and researched in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
As if 76 million households weren’t enough, it has been learned that the JPMorgan Chase data breach this past summer has even more potential victims: participants in the banking giant’s Corporate Challenge series of charitable races.
Nonprofits will be able to track and compare the diversity of their organizations against others in the sector, through a partnership announced today. “We believe that data about who’s leading, working in and with organizations is just as important as financial and operational data we already have,” said GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold.
Proposed data protections in the European Union have charities on the other side of the pond panicking. The changes include making opt-in consent mandatory for telemarketing and direct mail (currently opt-out), banning the tracking of IP addresses and the deletion — rather than the suppression — of email users who have opted out. The proposed changes, if approved, would go into effect in 2017.
The Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission recently ruled a private information exchange focused on cybersecurity did not violate antitrust laws. While the exchange in question was run by a for-profit company, “This is a good opportunity to remind professional associations of the importance of antitrust laws,” said Andrew Bigart, an associate in the law firm Venable’s regulatory practices group.
Nonprofit employers face a unique set of challenges. They are always trying to do more with less — fewer staff members, less support, less funding. A combination of these pressures can result in poor employment practices, even when one thinks they are doing “the right thing.”
You’ve worked hard. You’ve stayed late. You’ve been a team leader. And, finally, you’ve gotten that promotion. Now what? Build that team, train those new hires, push all the papers, and create great results. It’s significantly different than the job you used to do.
If the last time you considered modifying your direct mail fundraising package wasn’t this morning, you’re overdue. “Testing isn’t difficult or costly, but it is the lifeblood of your program,” is what Bryan Terpstra, senior vice president of direct response fundraising agency RobbinsKersten Direct, told an audience during a recent fundraising conference.