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The Hack Of Blackbaud: Damage Is Still Being Assessed...

Donors to the Vermont Food Bank didn’t rain email and phone calls down upon the organization when they found out data in the charity’s fundraising software had been hacked at technology provider Blackbaud and was part of a ransomware threat. The food bank’s leaders, however, weren’t as sanguine. Donors have been “very supportive overall,” said […]

NPO Execs Demand Feds Not Stop Census Early...

Four months after asking Congress for an extension to complete the census, and with an estimated 40 percent of households left to count, the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday announced it will end the count a month early. Close to 500 nonprofit leaders have penned a letter demanding that the federal government not “rush the significant […]

The 2020 NPT Power & Influence Top 50...

Nonprofit Leaders Answer The Call Amid Pandemic, Social Unrest Americans have always been charitable with their money and time. The U.S. tax system was just five years old and included a tax exemption for gifts to charities when the H1N1 pandemic of 1918 struck the world, infecting 500 million people and killing 50 million, including […]

Model Projects One-Third Of Nonprofits Might Close...

Nearly four in ten nonprofits could close due to COVID-19-related revenue shortages during the next three years, according to the worst-case scenario modeled by New York City-based Candid., an information resource for global and U.S. philanthropies. Under that scenario, a 35 percent across-the-board revenue reduction results in 38 percent of nonprofits closing after three years […]

Breaking: Blackbaud Hacked, Ransom Paid...

Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of financial and fundraising technology to nonprofits, was hacked and paid a ransom to have the hijacked data destroyed by the cybercriminals. Officials learned of the intrusion in May and called in law enforcement and independent forensics experts to work with Blackbaud’s own security team, a Blackbaud spokesperson […]

Digital Doesn’t Work Without Creative People...

Everyone’s phone is full of voicemails about break-out groups on Zoom, text messages examining the benefits of one mass mailer versus another, and emails about whether to post a new social video on IGTV or YouTube. Many advocacy organizations are reacting to the uncertainty of this moment by focusing on what they can control and […]

Shine Light On Society’s Inequitable Institutional Practices, Public Policies...

A young George Floyd was said to have told a friend “I want to touch the world.” Little did he know that 30 years later, his murder at the hands of police would ignite protests across the country with people demanding seismic change. In 8 minutes and 46 seconds, George Floyd exposed to the world […]

Giving Was Just Short Of $450 Billion For 2019...

Charitable giving in the United States increased 4.2 percent during 2019 to almost $450 billion, driven by individual and corporate giving on the strength of a strong stock market. The aggregate estimate of $449.64 billion was up $18.21 billion from the revised estimate of $431.43 billion for 2018, up 2.4 percent when adjusted for inflation. […]

Lublin Fired, Crisis Text Line Board Apologizes To Staff...

Nancy Lublin, the co-founder and chief executive of Crisis Text Hotline, has been fired and removed from her board seat after complaints of a hostile work environment. The board admitted in a statement circulated to staff it has been aware of the situation since 2018 but failed to act. The firing comes after two days […]

IRS Again Targeting Nonprofit Salaries...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Treasury issued a notice of proposed rule-making regarding an additional tax on nonprofit salaries of more than $1 million, originally included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TJCA). Proposed regulations under Section 4960 of the Internal Revenue Code impose an excise tax of 21 […]