Fundraising Effectiveness Project Shows Giving Up 2 Percent

August 21, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Donations to charities in the U.S. increased by 2 percent in 2017 while the number of donors increased by 0.7 percent, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report.

Feds Change Grant Resources, Websites And Requirements

August 20, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Federal resources and systems for grantseekers have been changing. If your organization participates in the federal grants process or plans to, it’s imperative to stay on top of developments at Grants.gov, SAM.gov, and the federal agencies with which you are most involved.

Spam Filters Cost Nonprofits Nearly $30K

August 14, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Spam filters could still be costing nonprofits an average of almost $30,000 because about one out of four email messages don’t make it to their intended inbox.

Schedule B Rules Eased For Associations, Others NPOs

August 13, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Associations, labor unions, and social welfare organizations — those that don’t primarily receive tax-deductible contributions — will be among the organizations that will no longer have to file Schedule B, disclosing names and addresses of major donors to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The revised reporting requirements will take effect for the year ending December 2018, with returns generally filed May 15, 2019.

CEOs Speak: “How We Build Our Team”

August 13, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

When Tere Pettitt moved from chief operating officer (COO) to chief executive officer (CEO) at Volunteers of America Greater New York, she still worked with same group of about a dozen people on the senior team. It wasn’t until she had a view from the CEO’s desk that she realized they were somewhat dysfunctional and worked in silos.

2017 Foundation Investments Returned Double Digits

August 9, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Average investment returns for private and community foundations last year reached their highest levels in four years, buoyed by a strong equities market both domestically and abroad. Average investment returns soared to 15 percent for 2017, roughly twice as high as 2016 and significantly better than the flat returns experienced two years ago.

Auction Platforms Integrated, Rebranded

August 8, 2018       NPT Staff      

Technology provider Community Brands has integrated the three online auction platforms purchased earlier this year and will call the combined platforms GiveSmart, the name of one of the acquisitions. The other two firms were 501 Auctions and Gesture.

Grow and Improve Your Sustainer Program

August 2, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

No matter how long you have been working in nonprofit fundraising, there is always one metric you can improve: retention. Automatic giving is one of the best ways to do it.

Analytics, Insights Create Exceptional Donor Experiences

August 2, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

It’s an undeniable fact: The experience you create for donors is directly tied to your ability to retain and upgrade them. According to a recent study by Bloomerang, 46 percent of lapsed donors cited they stopped giving because the organization failed to provide a meaningful experience. Today’s donors want to feel recognized, heard, and valued. They want the same kind of personal and relevant experience they get from other brands on a daily basis.

One Story, Not Several, More Effective For Donors

August 2, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — A Jack Russell terrier that survived 24 days alone at sea on an abandoned oil tanker captured the hearts and minds of millions of people, sparking an outpouring of support to the Hawaiian Humane Society and efforts by the U.S. Navy that probably cost a half-million dollars.

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