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Analysis Shows Donations Declined During 2019...

Giving decreased 1.4 percent during 2019 compared to 2018, but remained 6 percent greater than in 2017, according to data in the 2019 Fourth Quarter Report of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP). There was a dramatic drop in the number of new donors in 2019, and new donors from 2018 who gave again in 2019, of 5.7 percent […]

7 Ways CARES Act Financially Supports Nonprofits...

The impact of COVID-19 is devastating on people and industries. The nonprofit sector received some vital support through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act or CARES Act, signed into law on March 27. The $2.2 trillion stimulus bill is more than 850 pages with important help when it comes to donations and operational […]

Lessening The Risk Of Coronavirus At Nonprofits...

COVID-19 has caused many nonprofit managers to shift their focus to emergency planning for an infectious disease. Your organization might already have plans in place to help mitigate the risk of a public health crisis. Now is a good time to re-visit contingency plans and start training staff on how to handle a crisis. The […]

Robertson First Woman To Head ASAE...

Susan Robertson, CAE, was appointed president and CEO of ASAE/The Center For Association Leadership on an 18-month engagement. She had been interim president and CEO since this past June when John Graham IV stepped down after a cancer diagnosis and subsequently died. Robertson will be the first woman to lead Washington, D.C.-based ASAE as president […]

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund To Honor John Graham...

In celebration of the life and legacy of John H. Graham IV, FASAE, the board of directors of ASAE/The Center for Association Excellence has approved the creation of a diversity, equity, and inclusion fund established through the ASAE Research Foundation. The fund will remain partially restricted to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, which will allow […]

Commentary: .ORG Still Wouldn’t Be Safe...

Dear Fadi Chehadé, Erik Brooks, and Jon Nevett: We are writing in response to your announcement of “accountability initiatives” to follow the proposed sale of the .ORG registry. While you have clearly recognized that the NGO community demands accountability from its top-level domain registry, this announcement does nothing to display that accountability. Rather than instill […]

Nyenhuis To Head UNICEF USA; Squires To Run Americares...

Michael J. Nyenhuis is the new president and CEO at UNICEF USA, leaving the top position at Americares where a former UNICEF USA executive, Christine Squires, was promoted to replace him. Before becoming president and CEO of Americares in 2014, Nyenhuis was chief executive of the global nonprofit MAP International for 13 years. A former […]

Commentary: What Makes Ethos Capital A Responsible Steward Of PIR?...

I had the privilege of attending Techonomy 2019 this past November where I witnessed a number of inspiring discussions among entrepreneurs, government policy-makers, educators and tech thought leaders. The general theme of this event surrounded the use and governance of “ethical and responsible technology,” which seems especially relevant given the unprecedented growth, evolution and influence […]

Commentary: Strengthening Human Services Community-Based Organizations...

This past September, five of the nation’s top foundation leaders announced a change in the way they intend to fund their grantees. The announcement came from the CEOs of the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Those foundations are among […]

Commentary: Closing The Opportunity Gap In America’s Cities...

By Caitlin McCarthy and Mercedeh Mortazavi Economic growth and redevelopment have transformed skylines and neighborhoods in many of America’s cities. Amid all of the changes, however, too many people have been left behind. The urban neighborhoods where low-income people live — especially low-income people of color — continue to suffer from high unemployment, a dearth […]