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Special Events Participants, Politics Cause Shuffling Across The Country

September 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

When Komen Arizona announced in late June that it would cease operations when its affiliate agreement expired on July 31, the Phoenix-based chapter became the latest and largest to merge or dissolve, a move that has increased dramatically during the past two years.


AHP Boss Headed To U.S. Embassy In China

September 6, 2017       NPT Staff      

Steven W. Churchill, MNA, will be leaving his post as president and CEO of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) to accept a role at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. Churchill will stay on with the organization through its 50th annual international conference to be held Oct. 18-21 in New Orleans, La.

Millions Pledged To Harvey Relief As Rebuilding Starts

September 6, 2017       Andy Segedin and Mark Hrywna      

More than $275 million has been pledged or raised in the week since Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on the Houston area.

Giving Up 4.3% Compared To 2016

September 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Santa packed more into his sleigh for Christmas in July this year as compared to last year, according to the Blackbaud Index. The index, which measures giving in three-month increments and compares it to the same period the prior year, reports an increase in overall giving of 4.3 percent for the three-month period ending in July. That increase includes a 10.4-percent jump in online giving as compared to 2016 totals.

DMA Seeking Feedback On Updated Standards

September 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Leadership at the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) is rolling out the organization’s Data Standards 2.0, a streamlined version of guidelines not updated since 2014. Features of the new set of standards include clarifications on rules relating to connected devices and notice and choice.

YWCA Tabs Commerce Department Official

September 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Alejandra Y. Castillo was selected to lead YWCA USA through a time of what the organization has described as political and budgetary uncertainty. Castillo joined the Washington, D.C.-based organization after serving as national director for the Minority Business Development Agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. She will assume her new position effective Sept. 18.

What’s Age Got to Do With It?

August 31, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” —George Orwell

Komen Chapters Continue Consolidation

August 31, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Special Events Participants, Politics Cause Shuffling Across The Country

Donations Begin Rolling In For Harvey

August 30, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Charities and donors are gearing up for what is becoming the largest response to a disaster since at least Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and is likely to be a years-long, billion-dollar recovery effort.

Was it a Winner or a Loser? Why Testing is Critical

August 29, 2017       NPT Staff      

Testing is a critical and essential part of any effective direct mail program. Just like competing for customers and sales in the commercial world, competition is intense for donors and their loyalty. This competition is healthy, as more ideas and concepts flow out into the marketplace which can be adapted by different organizations with innovative package adjustments and tweaks that relate to their specific missions.