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Arreva Acquires Developer of MatchMaker Fundraising Software...

Consolidation and acquisition of name brands in the fundraising technology space continues. Heritage Designs, parent of MatchMaker Fundraising software, has been acquired by Arreva, a cloud-based donor relationship management and online fundraising software firm. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., and privately held, Heritage Designs launched in 1998. Founder Diana Hoyt will stay with the firm, according […]

Former United Way Chair Charged In Theft...

The hits keep coming for the organization formerly known as Santa Rosa County United Way. This time its former volunteer board chair was arrested for alleged embezzlement. David Willhoit was arrested by the Milton (Florida) Police Department. He was charged with grand theft after he allegedly made two unauthorized withdrawals from the charity’s bank account […]

Legal: Jail Was Close-By...

Law enforcement officials have long subscribed to the thought that most criminals get caught because they aren’t very bright. Take Gale Hartman, for example. The 80-year-old pleaded no contest to charges he stolen $119,000 from the Venture Police Community Foundation in Venture, Calif. The theft occurred over a four-year period while he was the organization’s […]

Law & Order: Finance Director Headed To Prison...

The former finance director of a Fairbanks, Alaska nonprofit is headed to federal lockup after pleading guilty to misapplying federal funds and filing a false tax return. David Michael McGraw, 39, of Fairbanks, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline to serve 18 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. […]

Nonprofit Exec Charged A Second Time...

A woman on probation for defrauding a Minnesota nonprofit was charged with theft from yet another. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Cynthia Waight was charged with one count of identity theft and one count of theft by swindle. She was investigated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for allegedly taking more […]

GRYYT Acquired Assets of Rally4...

GRYYT, LLC, a Denver, Colo.-based social impact intelligence company has acquired the assets of Rally4 and its mGive service line platform which operated from Greenwood Village, Colo. Rally4 and mGive have helped raise nearly $300 million for over 2,000 nonprofits since their founding in 2008 with a text-to-give platform. Terms of the deal were not […]

Lutheran World Relief, IMA World Health Complete Merger...

Two international humanitarian nonprofits effectively have merged into one organization. Baltimore, Md.-based Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and IMA World Health in Washington, D.C., created a combined organization of 550 staff, with one chief executive officer and identical boards of directors. Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, president and CEO of LWR, will lead the new organization. He’s […]

United Way Affiliates In Michigan, Northwest Will Merge...

Two small United Way affiliates along the Washington-Oregon border will merge and another in Michigan will combine with a larger affiliate. United Way of Southwest Michigan (UWSM) in St. Joseph, Mich., announced that it will begin merging with Van Buren County United Way (VBCUW) in Paw Paw, Mich., just outside Kalamazoo. United Way of Walla […]

Tennessee United Way Affiliates Plan To Merge...

Three United Way affiliates in Tennessee plan to become one entity by mid-2019. United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (UWMN) and United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) yesterday announced plans to pursue a merger that would become effective in July 2019. To start 2019, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville will absorb United Way of Robertson County. […]

Sale Of Seahawks Would Benefit Foundation...

Proceeds from the sale of the Seattle Seahawks ultimately will benefit the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, pursuant to a succession plan required to be filed with the National Football League (NFL), according to a report on NFL.com. While no sale is imminent, the Seahawks are expected to be put up for sale by the […]