News & Articles

Travel Writer Gifts Apartment Complex To YWCA

April 17, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish received a donation from travel writer and host Rick Steves sooner than originally expected.

Advocacy Groups Challenge Ethics Laws

April 17, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Two advocacy organizations for nonprofits have challenged provisions of an ethics law approved last year in New York State that they contend is unconstitutional and harmful to nonprofits.

Feed The Children Sued By Former CEO

April 13, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Feed The Children (FTC) is under fire again, this time by the short-lived CEO who leveled accusations about the board’s oversight in a lawsuit filed this week. Former Congressman J.C. Watts directed his concerns to the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Public Protection Office in October weeks before a joint announcement that he would no longer be chief executive.

Millennials Feel Good Vibrations With Ministry Donations

April 12, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Millennial donors associate more positive emotions with giving to ministries than non-Millennials. Millennials are also more motivated by internal desires to give as opposed to external requests and do more research before giving than older donors.

Grantmaking Up In Pacific Northwest

April 12, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Grantmaking in the Pacific Northwest jumped by more than 40 percent between 2012 and 2014, with health and education accounting for the largest portion of funding.

30 Ways To Not Leave Your Donor

April 11, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Fundraisers and marketers already know that an ask is often how fundraising relationships begin and a flow of communication is how they are sustained. How to navigate those communications streams is less clear.

Ailing Public Service Needs An Energy Infusion

April 10, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Seeing Lady Gaga dive off the roof of NRG Stadium in Houston during the Super Bowl half-time show (although she really didn’t) was the highlight of the non-snaps from center for some football and music fans. The highlight for other viewers was President H.W. Bush, just out of the hospital, flipping the coin to see which team would kick-off and which would receive.

Software Deal Marries YourMembership, Abila and Aptify

April 7, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Three of the major players in the association management software space are merging under one corporate umbrella, in a move that surprised many in the association management and nonprofit software industry for the speed at which it all come together.

Fundraising Agencies Russ Reid and Grizzard Being Merged

April 6, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Two of the nation’s foundational fundraising agencies, Russ Reid and Grizzard, are being merged by their parent company, the DAS Group of Companies (DAS), part of Omnicom Group Inc. The new entity will be led by Alan Hall, CEO of Russ Reid. Chip Grizzard, CEO of Grizzard, will become chairman of the new unit.

Ford Foundation Bets $1 Billion On Mission Investing

April 5, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The Ford Foundation plans to commit up to $1 billion of its $12-billion endowment during the next 10 years to mission-related investments (MRIs).