News & Articles

Worker Turnover Drops 57% When Giving, Volunteering Encouraged

June 1, 2018       Andy Segedin      

Workforces that donate and volunteer together, stay together, according to a new report by Benevity, Inc., headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The social-responsibility and employee-engagement software provider’s Benevity Engagement Study shows that workplace turnover is reduced by 57 percent when employees volunteer and give as compared to when they engage in neither activity.

Fundraising Red Flags From First Quarter Of Slow Giving

May 31, 2018       NPT Staff      

All but one of the fundraising metric tracked by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project declined for the first three months of 2018, sending up warning signs of giving weakness.

Modest-Income Donors Gravitate To GoFundMe

May 30, 2018       Andy Segedin      

In the time that it takes you to read this sentence, more than 100 potential donors will have visited a GoFundMe page. The crowdfunding platform received one billion visits from 491 million users during 2017, an average of 31 visits per second. More than 30 donations were processed each minute.

U.S. Economy Has Endowment Investments Staying Put

May 29, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Only 4 percent of endowment and foundation managers think the U.S. economy is worse compared to this time last year, with almost six out of 10 (58 percent) saying it’s in better shape than a year ago.

Opinion: Tax Reform and the Nonprofit Board

May 24, 2018       Steve Taylor      

Nonprofit boards often want charities to stay on top of donor trends and the ever-evolving landscape of private charitable giving. After all, the ability to raise private donations is crucial to the survival of many charities. Yet, we’ve heard reports of some nonprofit board members assuring concerned staff “not to worry” about the recently enacted federal tax reform law’s impact on individual donations. When a board member discourages a response to a change in the environment, many charity leaders feel as if their hands are tied.

Confusion: Donations That Are Currency But Not Dollars

May 15, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

What’s this blockchain and bitcoin stuff you keep hearing about? Bitcoin is not the same as blockchain but it is an application that uses blockchain technology in much the same way that email is an application that’s used on the Internet.

9 Doctorates Awarded in Philanthropic Studies

May 15, 2018       NPT Staff      

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind., has awarded nine doctorates in philanthropic studies, the largest number of doctorates to be presented at one time in the school’s history.

Response To Fundraising Texts Surpass Email Appeals

May 14, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Text messaging your supporters and donors can be more personal than an email and more private than a social media post and more casual than a phone call. But it’s not free and list building can take time because SMS marketing is relatively new, according to Ellen Pascale, manager, mobile marketing, at Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

Pittsburgh Y Files For Chapter 11 Reorganization

May 11, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has filed for a formal reorganization under Chapter 11 in U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Y plans to close two facilities next month but is still responsible for about $75 million in net physical assets, about 25 percent more than a typical YMCA of its size.

Net Neutrality Rollback Set For June 11

May 10, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that the rollback of Net Neutrality rules will take place on June 11, representing an end to Obama-administration regulations put in place in 2015. The five-person commission voted to roll back the rules in December by a 3-2 vote.