News & Articles

Healthcare Fight Goes To Round 2

May 5, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The Republicans’ replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is garnering a chorus of groans from the nonprofit healthcare community, with organizations perturbed – in particular – by the plan’s proposed cuts to Medicaid.

Executive Order Relaxes Johnson Amendment Enforcement

May 4, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

An executive order (EO) signed by President Donald J. Trump this morning could welcome more overt political activity by charities and churches. It also appears to open the door for more litigation against his administration.

Foundation CEOs Split On Trump’s Impact

May 4, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

More than one-third (35 percent) of foundation CEOs anticipate making changes to their grant-making budgets in light of the election of President Donald J. Trump. Just one percent of them anticipate reducing grant-making, while 14 percent indicated that their grant-making budgets will increase.

Deciding That It’s The Moment To Make Change

May 2, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

There are certain moments in time that you have to decide who you are, whether that’s in your career, in your relationships, or your values. For Shiza Shahid, that moment came a year into her so-called five-year plan at McKinsey & Company when she received a text message that Malala Yousafzai had been shot.

Report: Net On $100 In Giving Is Just $5

May 2, 2017       Paul Clolery      

SAN FRANCISCO — It appears that donors gave 3 percent more during 2016 than in 2015 but that doesn’t mean it was easy. Data from more than 10,000 nonprofits that collectively raised $9.1 billion during 2016 shows getting $100 cost $95.

Relational Leaders Facilitate Cyber Conversations

May 1, 2017       Allison Fine      

Imagine overhearing this conversation in the hall at a fundraising conference: “We’ve decided to invest more on donor retention than donor acquisition this year.”

Authentic Leadership: The Key to Successful Fundraising Programs

May 1, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The charitable sector is facing a leadership crisis. This is particularly true for professional fundraisers, who are often promoted into positions without the leadership and managements skills and training they need to be successful. There’s often no clear path to take to prepare you for these positions.

U.S. Fundraising Up And Down At Same Time

May 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Three out of five (60 percent) American nonprofits saw an increase in receipts in 2016. While constituting a majority, the figure was down from 2015’s 65 percent and represented the lowest percentage of organizations since 2010.

Demand Jumps for 75% of N.J. Nonprofits

April 27, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Rising demand for organizational support and budgetary needs outpacing funding have created challenges for leaders of New Jersey-based organizations. Three-quarters (75 percent) of nonprofit leaders in the state reported greater demand for services during the past year as compared to the previous one. Even more (76 percent) expect additional increases in demand in the year to come.

Civil Rights Orgs Pan Trump’s First 100 Days

April 27, 2017       Andy Segedin      

“It’s been the worst of times and the best of times,” said Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), as he wrapped up the organization’s conference call discussing President Donald J. Trump’s first 100 days in office Thursday morning. The Dickens reference came after an opening 100 days that Romero described as “disastrous for human and civil rights and offers to have a devastating effect on real and ordinary people across the country.”