News & Articles

Demand Up But Staffing An Issue For Nonprofits

December 14, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Almost one-third of nonprofit leaders say they’re unable to meet increased demand for services and more than half expect conditions to become more difficult next year.

A ‘Most Promising’ Branding Campaign

December 13, 2016       Paul Clolery      

When Beyoncé released her single declaring that girls “Run the World,” she must have been referencing the work done at Girls Inc. to engage donors at all levels of giving and support safe spaces for girls to express themselves on a local and national scale.

Creepy Clowns Impacts Mission, Donors

December 12, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Creepy, “killer” clowns cropped up in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and then across the country — drawing community concerns and headlines in the local news. Tim Cunningham, a professional clown, counts himself among those who are not laughing.

Independent Sector Cuts 25% Of Workforce

December 8, 2016       Paul Clolery      

A significant reduction in force is underway at Independent Sector (IS), the advocacy organization launched in 1980 by legendary charity advocates John Gardner and Brian O’Connell. The reduction of 11 of 45 staff comes weeks after the organization’s annual conference, “New Frontiers,” in mid-November.

There’s A Nonprofit Building Boom Going On

December 8, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Some of the nation’s largest museums have been participating in a building boom since the end of the recession, raising millions in capital campaigns and in recent years putting those dollars to work in constructing new facilities. And, the building boom is not limited to museums and hospitals as is typical.

CEOs: Foundations Need To Do Better

December 6, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Two-thirds of foundation CEOs believe it’s possible for foundations to make a significant difference in society but only one of every eight believes foundations are making a difference. Yet most CEOs believe foundations can take greater advantage of their unique role to experiment, innovate, collaborate and convene.

#GivingTuesday Up 20%

December 6, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Nonprofit hopes are high that #GivingTuesday will reach new heights after previous records were eclipsed on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Early estimates had donations up by more than 20 percent.

Ministries See 2.2% Uptick In Giving

December 5, 2016       Paul Clolery      

Annual cash contributions to Christian ministries increased 2.2 percent last year, with the largest increases in giving to short-term missions and camps and conferences.

Overtime Injunction Appealed To 5th Circuit

December 1, 2016       Andy Segedin      

The overtime debate is heading to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

John List Appointed To Philanthropy Chair At IU

December 1, 2016       NPT Staff      

Economist John A. List was selected as the Visiting Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, Ind.