News & Articles

Big Boost For CFC Fundraising

November 23, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) continues to run about 17 percent ahead of last year’s pace. The 2016 campaign has reached $17.6 million in pledges through Nov. 22, more than one-third of the way toward its goal of $47 million.

Former CFF Employee To Be Sentenced In Wire Fraud Case

November 22, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A former employee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced next month for wire fraud in connection with a 2014 murder-suicide.

Social Services, Social Change Must Be Marketed

November 22, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Some 86 million Americans are pre-diabetic, yet just 20,000 individuals enrolled in a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) last year, according to Taz Hussein, a partner at Bridgespan’s Boston office. DPP has about all one could want from a health initiative, Hussein said, it was built off of years of National Institutes of Health research and was applied to a deliverable, community service with the help of the YMCA. But, clients still weren’t biting.

Database Shows 36% Of Charities Up 10%

November 21, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The largest growth among arts organizations of any metropolitan area in the last five years occurred in Portland, Ore. Immigrant organizations are growing in Minneapolis, Minn., as quickly as they are in cities like New York. In New Orleans, where nonprofits grew dramatically in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2006, the sector is still growing strong a decade after the disaster.

How 4 Associations Approach Continuing Education

November 17, 2016       David N. Plaskow      

According to the Pew Research Center, 63 percent of the U.S. workforce is composed of professional learners. These individuals have taken a course or gotten additional training during the past year to improve their job skills to advance their careers.

Two Experts Lost

November 17, 2016       Andy Segedin and Mark Hrywna      

Julie Floch, Herschell Gordon Lewis changed charities

Live From IS: Where Nonprofits Fit After ‘Primal Scream’

November 17, 2016       Paul Clolery      

Washington, D.C. – Nonprofit leaders were told that the nation had let out “the greatest primal scream” on Nov. 8 and now there is an opportunity to learn from the presidential election results. The electorate is being dismissive of institutions and that could leak over to the charitable sector.

Corporate Impact Investing Estimated At $2.4B

November 16, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A third of companies globally are “somewhat” or “highly” active in impact investing with large corporations investing $2.4 billion annually – a level that’s expected to grow over the next decade. Total giving by companies that are active is almost twice as much as those who are not active, according to a new pilot study released this week.

Donor-Advised Funds Nearing Double Digits

November 15, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Giving to donor-advised funds and grants given through them climbed to records last year, according to the latest annual report on donor-advised funds.

Younger Women Have Bigger Say In Household Giving

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Women’s expanding role both in the workforce and at home in recent decades is translating toward individual and marital giving habits. Women in the early and middle stage of their adulthood are more generous than their 1970s counterparts and have taken a more prominent role in influencing household giving behavior.