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  • Artwork Sailing East After Patriots’ Super Bowl Win

    By Mark Hrywna — February 2, 2015

    A bit of the Puget Sound will be heading east after last night’s heart-stopping Super Bowl ending. The New England Patriots upended the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX (49) by a score of 28-24. That means the Clark Art Institute won the #MuseumBowl.

  • 5 Ways To Get A Promotion

    By The NonProfit Times — February 2, 2015

    Promotion is a way of recognizing talent, rewarding hard work and ensuring continuity within an organization.

  • Judge Orders Form 990s Be Digitalized

    By Mark Hrywna — February 2, 2015

    An effort to make nonprofit tax forms and data more accessible and searchable online took a potentially big step forward after a judge’s ruling last week.

  • Settlement Seals Boy Scouts ‘Perversion Files’

    By Patrick Sullivan — January 30, 2015

    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) settled another molestation case, this time in California after just three days in Santa Barbara Superior Court. The settlement was for an undisclosed sum, and part of the settlement involves sealing the so-called perversion files, which plaintiff’s attorney Tim Hale reportedly planned to use in arguments and to distribute to jurors.

  • Endowments Soaring On 10-Year Returns

    By Patrick Sullivan — January 30, 2015

    Endowments for colleges and universities had a strong 2014 fiscal year, with an average return of 15.5 percent. That return beat out the 11.7 percent growth in return rate in 2013. Commonfund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) released the 2014 Study of Endowments (NCSE) this week. The 832 institutions surveyed had a collective $516 billion in endowment assets as of June 30, 2014.

  • Seahawks’ TDs Might Hit A Homer

    By Mark Hrywna — January 30, 2015

    You read the headline correctly and it isn’t wrong. While the National Football League (NFL) will crown this year’s champion on Sunday, charities are again in the wagering mood. The defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks take on three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX (49).

  • Blog: 3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website

    By Andrew Olsen, CFRE — January 29, 2015

    Check out the latest blog post by guest blogger Andrew Olsen, CFRE, which describes the three reasons your nonprofit’s website needs to go mobile. Click here to read.

  • 3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website

    By Andrew Olsen, CFRE — January 29, 2015

    Author Biography

    Andrew Olsen

    Andrew Olsen, CFRE, is vice president, client services at Russ Reid -- an Omnicom ad agency serving the nonprofit sector. An award-winning fundraising advisor, Olsen’s experience includes work on behalf of Save the Children, Special Olympics, St. Joseph's Indian School, Best Friends Animal Society, Boys Town, Catholic Charities agencies, numerous food banks and rescue missions, children’s hospitals, PBS stations, advocacy organizations, and political campaigns/committees. He is co-author of Rainmaking: The Fundraiser’s Guide to Landing Big Gifts, and is in demand as a speaker and writer on various topics impacting the nonprofit sector. His email is

    There’s been a lot of talk about mobile lately. To be fair, the chatter has been going on for a few years, but it finally appears we’re approaching a tipping point.

  • Maine Nonprofits Targeted In Property Tax Plan

    By Zach Halper — January 28, 2015

    A recent tax proposal by Gov. Paul LePage of Maine would overhaul the tax-exempt laws in the state, requiring nonprofits to pay property tax on valuations greater than $500,000. As might be expected, the plan is drawing sharp criticism from the state’s nonprofits.

  • Higher Ed’s $37.5 Billion Is A Record

    By Mark Hrywna — January 28, 2015

    Propelled by a strong stock market, charitable contributions to the nation’s colleges and universities had their biggest gains in 15 years, reaching a record high of $37.45 billion last year, according to the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE).


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