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  • Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects

    By Zach Halper — October 7, 2014

    Charitable giving by the wealthiest individuals in the world has increased to levels not seen since before the Great Recession, according financial research firms Wealth-X and Arton Capital.

  • Fundraising Question: What Do We Owe Each Other?

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 6, 2014

    What do Catholic fundraisers have in common with high school football players? According to Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, quite a bit.

  • ALS Association Starts Disbursing Ice Bucket Cash

    By Mark Hrywna — October 3, 2014

    The $115 million in Ice Bucket Challenge donations this summer are beginning to melt with initial approval of $21.7 million in funding for six projects.

  • The Real Cost

    By The NonProfit Times — October 2, 2014

    Society holds contradictory attitudes about money and those perceptions affect how people see volunteering, too. Let’s explore some of the most common notions, which you’ll quickly see are quite contradictory.

  • Donor Privacy

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 2, 2014

    Proposed data protections in the European Union have charities on the other side of the pond panicking. The changes include making opt-in consent mandatory for telemarketing and direct mail (currently opt-out), banning the tracking of IP addresses and the deletion — rather than the suppression — of email users who have opted out. The proposed changes, if approved, would go into effect in 2017.

  • Harvard Trumpets Gift, But Mutes The Details

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 2, 2014

    A recent $350 million donation is the largest gift ever received by Harvard University. There was a press conference that was also live streamed. But, the school really doesn’t want to answer any questions about its details.

  • Save The Children Rescued Donors In Its Mail Universe Via Merge/Purge

    By Richard H. Levey — October 2, 2014

    Nonprofit executives in charge of generating names for mail campaigns might have been making their jobs harder. Implementing a few merge-purge best practices can open up new quantities of viable prospects — even from in-house lists.

  • SEC Crowdfunding Rules Pose Challenges, Create Opportunities

    By Julius A. Karash — October 2, 2014

    At first glance, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules on crowdfunding don’t appear to have much to do with the nonprofit world. The rules are designed to make it easier for small businesses and startups to raise capital and provide additional opportunities for investors.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Supervisor Suspected In Revenge Murder And Theft

    By The NonProfit Times — October 2, 2014

    A supervisor at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) who was accused of theft is now suspected of murdering the wife of the executive who confronted him regarding the missing equipment and then killing himself.

  • Featured Nonprofit Job Of The Week: Executive Director

    By The NonProfit Times — October 1, 2014

    As the job market continues to recover from the mess that was the Great Recession, more high quality jobs are becoming available. The latest featured nonprofit job on our Career Center is no exception to this trend.

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