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Telefundraising Finding Ways Around Cell Phones, Avoidance

May 25, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Jerry is just about to hear how his pitch went with the network executives when the phone rings. He picks it up to find that it’s a telemarketer. He’s busy, he explains, but he’ll call him back later if the telemarketer provides him with his home number. “Oh, I guess you don’t want people calling you at home,” Jerry says after the telemarketer explains that he can’t provide his home number. “Now you know how I feel.”

Grassley Praises WWP Management Changes

May 24, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) inaccurately reported the percentage of donor funds spent on program services – particularly long-term support for veterans – and its use of joint cost allocations (JCA) though legal under the tax code, was questionable, according a key U.S. senator who reviewed the charity after its spending practices were questioned last year.

Federal Budget Proposal Cuts Holes In Safety Nets

May 24, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Leaders from nonprofits across the country are voicing their displeasure with President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal, dubbed “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” Criticisms have specifically centered on cuts to federal safety nets such as Medicaid and food subsidy programs.

Red Noses Getting More U.S. Exposure

May 23, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Red Nose Day USA organizers are looking for the event to be bigger and bolder in Year 3, a strategy becoming of its prime-time television time slot. Increased airtime, a more expansive retail presence, and a social media initiative aimed at converting supporters into fundraisers are among the strategies in place to take the event to another level for its May 25 broadcast on NBC.

The NPT Honored With Multiple Journalism Awards

May 22, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The NonProfit Times took home five awards in the Magazine division of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) New Jersey Chapter’s 2017 Excellence in Journalism Awards, recognizing work done in 2016.

NAACP’s Future To Include Listening Tour, New President

May 19, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Leaders at the NAACP are preparing to embark on a listening tour to inform the future, more locally focused direction of the organization. Cornell William Brooks, president of the organization for the past three years, will not be joining them. Brooks’ contract, which expires on June 30, will not be renewed, Leon W. Russell, chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors, and Derrick Johnson, vice chairman, told reporters late Friday afternoon.

GSUSA Places Rocket Scientist In Captain’s Seat

May 19, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Sylvia Acevedo will be taking the “interim” out of her title, assuming the role of chief executive officer at Girls Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the organization has announced. Acevedo served as interim CEO since June 2016 and previously was secretary of the GSUSA Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee.

Robin Hood Gala Tops $54 Million

May 19, 2017       NPT Staff      

The Robin Hood Foundation raised $54.5 million Tuesday night during its annual benefit at the Javits Center in New York City. The event, hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor and former NFL star Michael Strahan, featured performances from Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland of Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, and Dave Chapelle in for 4,000 attendees.

WWP Revenue Declined 20% After Controversy

May 18, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Contributions to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) dropped almost 20 percent last year but future declines could be more precipitous given the timing of the charity’s fiscal year.

Universal Deduction Might Boost Giving

May 18, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Charitable giving could take a hit of between $5 billion and $13 billion under current tax reform proposals by Republican lawmakers but another policy change could make up that difference and then some, according to a new study released today.