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  • The Recession Changed How Donors Think

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    This most recent recession was as bad as Larry May has ever seen, and he’s seen a few. “I’ve been through four,” said May. For the others, he said, “By the time we realized we were in a recession it was over. Nonprofits usually didn’t even adjust their budgets. This has been radically different.”

  • The NonProfit Times Partners with Infofree.com to Help Find New Donors

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    Infofree.com, the premier provider of sales leads, email lists and mailing lists, and The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management, are partnering to offer data-driven prospect lists to nonprofit professionals nationwide. This partnership, available Nov. 1, allows nonprofit professionals to reach quality prospects efficiently and affordably at only $49.95 per month.

  • Fundraiser Is Fined $1.054 Million By South Carolina

    By The NonProfit Times — October 27, 2014

    A St. Paul, Minn.-based fundraising agency was hit with the largest fine in South Carolina in nearly a decade for assorted alleged violations when it made telephone calls into the Palmetto state for some of the nation’s largest charities.

  • Donor-Advised Funds Continue Record Numbers

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 24, 2014

    Fidelity Charitable distributed what the organization called a record number of grants from its donor-advised funds (DAFs) during the first nine months of this year. The organization made more than 370,000 donor-recommended grants, amounting to some $1.6 billion – 27 percent higher than the same period in 2013. San Francisco-based Schwab Charitable also reported an increase of 34 percent in grants for the first nine months of 2014, up to $572.2 million.

  • Live From AHP: Young Professionals Produce For Hospital

    By Paul Clolery — October 24, 2014

    Engaging the nosy neighbor and the fact that people between ages 32 and 49 need to be social and connected has propelled a hospital foundation that targeted nothing but estate planning into potential million-dollar gifts.

  • Philanthropy: Progress at ‘the pace of molasses’

    By Paul Clolery — October 23, 2014

    Real transformation can be a nauseating experience. It probably should be gut-wrenching. And the phrase thinking out of the box has created a new box without actually looking at the nature of the box. The “puritanical” idea that philanthropy assuages guilt holds charities back from transforming the process of mending society’s issues.

  • SEC Crowdfunding Rules Pose Challenges

    By Julius A. Karash — October 22, 2014

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules on crowdfunding don’t appear to have much to do with nonprofits. The key word there is “appear.”

  • Nonprofit Employment Hit 11.4 Million For 2012

    By The NonProfit Times — October 21, 2014

    The number of employees working for 501(c)(3) organizations hit 11.4 million, or 10.3 percent of all private sector employment in 2012, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

  • Aroma, Touch and Words All Boosted Giving

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 21, 2014

    Russell James, III, Ph.D., is not advocating gathering your donors into a room where the air is filled with the hormone oxytocin. He’s just saying that an experiment involving dosing donors with a nasal spray of oxytocin led them to give more. It’s up to you whether you want to tamper with the ventilation system at your next special event.

  • Giving Increases, But Donors’ Wealth Is Rising Quicker

    By Mark Hrywna — October 21, 2014

    Wealthy donors appear to be getting more optimistic, with more of them expecting to give more to charity during the next three to five years, according to the 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Released today, the study has been written and researched in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

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