News & Articles

Large Event Campaigns Continue To Struggle

March 2, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The nation’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns continue to take their lumps. The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Thirty, a ranking of the 30 largest peer-to-peer fundraising programs in the U.S., had revenues decrease for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum, compilers of the list.

PayPal Sued For Redistributing Donations

March 1, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A class action lawsuit against PayPal and PayPal Giving Fund claims that the digital and mobile payment portal misrepresents its charitable giving platform, requiring charities to create accounts to access donations and ultimately redistributing funds elsewhere in some cases.

Donors Demand Financial Accountability Before Trust

February 28, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Nonprofit managers have worked in recent years toward meeting donors’ growing demands for transparency and accountability as to how gifts are spent. Organizational leaders who are breathing sighs of relief after enabling donors to verify that gifts are being used as designated are in for some disappointment, however.

Online Hyper-Targeting Big Dollar Donors

February 28, 2017       George Weiner      

Familiarity is a powerful factor in the human decision-making, something that top brands such as Coca-Cola have known for many years. If you have a base level of familiarity with a product, you are significantly more likely to choose it.
This idea is not a new one and has been proven across multiple studies with movies and restaurants showing preferences toward what is familiar.

75% Disapproval Of Federal PBS Funding Cuts

February 27, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

With Republicans back in control of both Congress and the White House, several federal agencies that are routinely targeted for spending cuts appear to be back on the chopping block.

Giving Stagnant, Slowly Moving To Mobile

February 22, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Increases in online giving outpaced overall giving nearly eight-fold in 2016, 7.9 percent versus a paltry 1 percent. Though still representing just a fraction of gifts, donating online showed a staying power in 2016 that had yet to be previously seen, according to Steve MacLaughlin, vice president, data and analytics for Charleston, S.C.-based Blackbaud.

Nonprofits Targeted for Federal Funding Cuts

February 21, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

With Republicans back in control of both Congress and the White House, several federal agencies that are routinely targeted for spending cuts appear to be back on the chopping block.

72% Hike In Donor-Advised Fund Contributions

February 16, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Contributions to the National Philanthropic Trust shot up to $1.7 billion in 2016, a 72-percent increase from 2015. The spike was likely a result of favorable market conditions and concern over potential future changes in tax policy, according to Eileen R. Heisman, president and CEO of the Jenkintown, Pa.-headquartered donor-advised fund.

Millennial Donors Want Transparency From You

February 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Reaching out to the largest generation in history is worth your effort, but first you must appreciate their values — especially transparency — according to a marketing executive who recently addressed a national nonprofit’s annual conference.

A Valentine Story: Most Couples Decide On Giving Together

February 14, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

More than 80 percent of donors make giving decisions as a couple and on average only 11 percent said they disagree on those decisions, according to a recent survey.