News & Articles

Gates Foundation Commits $158M To Economic Mobility

May 7, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $158 million over the next four years to identifying and breaking down barriers to domestic economic opportunity.

Lilly School Selects Dutch Scholar For International Chair

May 7, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Pamala Wiepking, Ph.D., will be the inaugural Visiting Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy and visiting associate professor of philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Your Nonprofit Has RATs Spying On You Right Now

May 7, 2018       Lisa Traina      

When speaking on encryption and surveillance at Kenyon College in April 2016, James Comey, then the director of the FBI, divulged that he’d placed a piece of tape over the camera on his personal computer.

BSA Changes Program Name, Marketing To Entice Girls To Join

May 2, 2018       Paul Clolery      

The Boys Scouts of America (BSA) will change the name of its largest program to Scouts BSA as the push continues to welcome girls into the organization. The name change announcement was buried in a press release announcing a new marketing initiative called Scout Me In.

SVCF HR Leader Steps Downs, Investigation Continues

May 2, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The top human resources executive at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) stepped down, the second top executive to leave the organization within two weeks.

Blackbaud Acquisition Ups Its Position in Higher Ed

May 1, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Blackbaud took another step into the higher education technology and fundraising market, acquiring Reeher, a St. Paul, Minn.-based predictive modeling platform for colleges and universities. The sale price was $40 million.

Politics Hampering Philanthropy In 40% Of The World

April 30, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

While the regulatory conditions for philanthropy have shown improvements in six of the 11 regions around the world since 2015, the overall philanthropic environment in about 40 percent of countries and economies evaluated remains restrictive. Political environments present significant challenges to philanthropic activity.

Closed Imus Ranch Sells For $12.5M

April 27, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The Imus Ranch and surrounding acreage has sold for approximately $12.5 million, just short of one-third of the original asking price. The ranch, which was acquired by radio shock jock Don Imus in 1998, was used to provide an American-cowboy experience to children with cancer.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Puts Carson On Leave

April 26, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., president, CEO and board member of the $13.5 billion Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), has been put on paid administrative leave as an investigation into the handling of sexual harassment and hostile workplace complaints continues. SVCF is the largest community foundation in the United States.

Foundations, Globally, Are Small And Not Collaborating

April 26, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Foundations are young, concentrated in certain areas but growing elsewhere around the globe. They’re also relatively small despite well-known big names in the foundation world and yet most do not collaborate.