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  • Peer-To-Peer Means Literally Everyone

    By The NonProfit Times — September 2, 2014

    When conducting a peer-to-peer (p2p) fundraising program, don’t neglect your employees and former employees. “The nonprofit community is small and people know each other. They often leave their organizations on good terms,” said Brenna Holmes, vice president of digital at Chapman Cubine Adams and Hussey. “You can’t forget about former employees. Stay in touch. They can hook you into new networks. They know new people who you might not know.”

  • ALS Ices Trademark Applications, Hits $100 Million

    By Mark Hrywna — August 29, 2014

    The ALS Association will withdraw two trademark applications filed for the Ice Bucket Challenge as the viral campaign eclipsed $100 million in donations in 30 days.

  • Emmett Carson Appointed To Lilly School Chair

    By The NonProfit Times — August 28, 2014

    Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and nationally recognized philanthropy leader, was selected as the first person to serve in the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

  • NPT Presents: Herschell Gordon Lewis On Fundraising Appeals

    By The NonProfit Times — August 28, 2014

    Readers of The NonProfit Times have likely heard of Herschell Gordon Lewis even if they weren’t already aware of his long career writing and directing horror movies such as “Blood Feast.” Lewis writes regular columns for NPT regarding direct response fundraising. Some of his clients are the nation’s largest nonprofits and for-profit firms. Now we are giving our readers a special chance to join him for an exclusive webinar.

  • Words make the difference no matter the medium

    By Herschell Gordon Lewis — August 28, 2014

    As online fundraising becomes more of a dominant medium, the cry of “Doom!” invariably attends the use of traditional media such as direct mail and space advertising.

  • Foundation Based On Bitcoin Wins Nonprofit Status

    By Zach Halper — August 27, 2014

    A foundation in Sacramento, Calif., is claiming that it is the first bitcoin-based charity to be granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Fantasy Football And Baseball Team Up For Charity

    By The NonProfit Times — August 27, 2014

    The 2014 NFL season kicks off a week from tomorrow and that means Americans will be starting to prepare their fantasy football teams for the season. Now, thanks to baseball executive Thad Levine, those teams can be used to help charitable causes.

  • Redesigned Sierra Club Website Streamlined Donor Process

    By Richard H. Levey — August 26, 2014

    One of the advantages a nonprofit has compared to other types of businesses is that people going to the organization’s website are primed to embrace the information. Because of this, making the donation process difficult or confusing is twice the sin.

  • Millions Continue Pouring In For Ice Bucket Challenge

    By The NonProfit Times — August 25, 2014

    Two weeks after it seemed like a modest viral social media campaign that raised a few million dollars, the Ice Bucket Challenge has reached historic heights, approaching $80 million raised for ALS Association — including $61 million in the last week alone.

  • Study: Number Of Data Staff At Nonprofits Increases

    By The NonProfit Times — August 22, 2014

    Nonprofits are bringing more data experts onto their staff in the face of rising concerns about data security, according to results of the Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) 8th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report.

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