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Biz Briefs: Data Axle, Graham-Pelton, Law & Order...

Niely Shams was appointed president of the nonprofit division of Dallas, Texas-based Data Axle. She had been serving as executive vice president of sales and client services. Shams has been with the firm for eight years. She assumes her role at a time when donor activity is on the rise worldwide – but the means […]

General Ramblings: Exposed By And To A Pandemic...

It has been interesting to watch leaders and staff in the nonprofit and for-profit fundraising silo of the charitable world congratulate themselves on data that showed an increase in both giving and the number donors during 2020. You can read about it here https://bit.ly/3sglcnh It’s a good thing they didn’t get injured patting themselves on the […]

NY Community Trust Leader Lorie Slutsky To Retire...

Lorie A. Slutsky, one of the nation’s most influential nonprofit leaders and head of the New York Community Trust announced she will retire next year. Slutsky, 68, is only the third president of The Trust in its 97-year history. Under her leadership, the foundation awarded more than $5 billion in grants to nonprofit organizations while […]

New Funders Back BIPOC-Focused Climate Change With Millions...

A new set of funders agreed to shift climate change-related support to environmental and justice-focused organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) leadership. In signing the Donors of Color Network’s (DOCN’s) Climate Funders Justice Pledge, the funders agree to dedicate at least 30% of their climate change funding to BIPOC-led groups within […]

Greater East Bay Goodwill Closes 8 Stores...

Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay closed eight retail stores within the Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano, Calif. counties, in early March, putting 61 employees out of work. The Goodwill stores that closed are located in Albany, Berkeley, Dixon, Dublin, Livermore, Oakland (Durant Square) Oakley and Vallejo. The Goodwill Industries of the Greater East […]

Dollars & Donors: Study Shows Everything Up In 2020...

Americans opened their wallets last year — real and digital – boosting giving 10.6% during the world’s worst pandemic since 1918. Sector leaders were concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic would depress giving but the overall number of donors grew by 7.3%, according to new data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2020 Fourth Quarter Report. Leaders […]

AARP To Grant $300K In Purpose Prize Awards...

If you or someone you know age 50 or older using life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives you should consider applying for the AARP Purpose Prize. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021. Five winners will each receive $50,000 and a year of support to help broaden the scope of […]

Boy Scouts Need $300M From Local Councils...

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is hopeful that it will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring this fall, with $300 million from Local Councils to be contributed toward sexual abuse settlements, according to its latest court filings. BSA will request voluntary commitments of its Local Councils to make contributions, which would be set forth in […]

BLM Impact Report Shows Network’s Strength, Fundraising...

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) generated $90 million in revenue $30 at a time during 2020, according to its Black Lives Matter 2020 Impact Report. The report offered a look at the finances and operations of the BLMGNF, as well affiliated organizations the Black Lives Matter Political Action Committee and Black Lives […]

United Way Worldwide Appoints Interim President & CEO...

United Way Worldwide (UWW) installed the chair of its U.S.A. board, Neeraj Mehta, as interim president and CEO of the organization effective March 1. That’s the day current leader Brian Gallagher announced he will step down. Gallagher’s departure was announced on Feb. 9, a week after an investigation found that the Alexandria, Va.-based national office did […]