News & Articles

Nonprofits Paid Staff $634 Billion, Running Deficits

October 24, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Nonprofit employment and wages held their own through the recession and even outpaced other sectors of the economy over the last decade, according to new data presented by The Urban Institute.

10 Keys To Success For Nonprofit Mergers

October 20, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Staff and board retention, management succession, and branding of a new organization are among the most critical issues in any nonprofit merger, according to a new study released today.

Alliance Lays Out New Vision

October 20, 2016       Paul Clolery      

Los Angeles — The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is undergoing a re-visioning on everything from its mission, network, operations and dues structure. The national organization is developing a plan of action to combat what President and CEO Susan Dreyfus called “unprecedented changes” that focused on knowledge, advocacy and equity that “changes the context of how people live.”

$3.5 Million Investment In Fundraising Platform

October 19, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

A 3-year-old fundraising and data management software company has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding to grow its sales and product development teams.

Attorneys General Seek One-Stop Charity Regulation

October 18, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Just as state charity regulators are getting a better handle on nonprofit compliance through data and technology, nontraditional models of philanthropy are gaining traction, combining elements of the for-profit world and getting on the radar of the regulators.

Targeting Chronic, Lost Non-Responding Donors

October 18, 2016       Rick Witt      

Fundraisers are continually optimizing their marketing efforts for better response and improved return on investment (ROI). A crucial part of this effort involves evaluating the non-responsive names on a house file or an outside lists, and determining when to stop promoting to them.

Nonprofit Postage On Way Back Up

October 17, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The break on First Class postage will be short-lived and Standard Mail will have a new name under a proposal by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Geofilters Are ‘Snapping’ Users Into Participation

October 14, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Social media was identified early on as a key component to making Red Nose Day, a decades-old British institution, a success stateside. The U.S. team, Comic Relief Inc., piloted a few strategies shortly before the 2015 launch, according to Mitch Hansen, digital director. In the lead-up to Year Two, the U.S. team buckled down and dived-in deeper with its social media strategy.

What Reality TV Can Teach Us about Effective Grant Management

October 13, 2016       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Postal Service Applies For Rate Hike

October 13, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The break on First Class postage will be short-lived and Standard Mail will have a new name under a proposal by the United States Postal Service (USPS).