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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 […]

Opinion: Websites Can Trick People? Really?...

The statement made by Sam Wineburg, Ph.D., in his recent Op-Ed in The New York Times, “The Meaningless of the .ORG Domain,” that .ORG domains are “meaningless” is factually inaccurate. Meaningless: Adj.: To have no meaning or significance. Professor Wineburg of Stanford University correctly states that the .ORG domain has no restrictions. Anyone can have […]

Regulators Revise Market Dominant Mail Proposal...

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has issued a revised notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at modifying the system for regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products, the organization announced. This revised rule-making takes into consideration comments received after the first rule-making in December 2017, and further consideration by the PRC. The Postal Accountability and […]

Charitable Giving Rebounds, But Still Behind 2018...

Several giving metrics tracked by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) increased during the third quarter of 2019 after a dismal first six months. But, major gifts continue to lag behind 2018 performance and total revenue from gifts is down -4.6 percent, though that metric is improved from -7.3 percent at the end of the second […]

Nonprofits Fight Sale Of .ORG Registry...

More than 600 nonprofit signatories have jumped onto a letter and website urging blockage of the sale of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) to a private equity firm. PIR is responsible for .ORG assignment and preservation of those domains. It was announced on Nov. 13 that the Internet Society and PIR reached an agreement with […]

Opinion: Price Increases Expected After .org Registry Sold...

Two recent – and seemingly connected events – may lead to large increases in the most unlikely of overhead costs: your nonprofit’s domain name. The back-to-back actions of the removal of caps on pricing of .org domains and the subsequent sale of the .org registry to a private equity firm will likely lead to significant […]

New Facebook Fundraising Tools For Giving Tuesday...

A new fundraising sticker for Facebook Stories, a Donate button on Instagram nonprofit accounts, and charity livestreaming on Facebook Gaming are among the new features Facebook rolled out ahead of Giving Tuesday. Facebook announced the new features and products during a press event this morning in Manhattan, where it gathered a panel of executives and […]