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Breaking: Private Equity Links 3 Nonprofit Tech Firms...

EveryAction is combining with Social Solutions and CyberGrants in what might be one of the largest ever roll-up of providers of social good tech. Principals of the deal estimate the enterprise value of the transaction to be $2 billion, which included assumption of some debt. The deal is being put together by Apax Partners, a […]

Commentary … Leadership Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely...

Comedian Mel Brooks famously quipped: “It’s good to be king” … comedically capturing public sentiment on leadership. That’s certainly the perception of CEOs, whether of a for-profit or nonprofit organization. As a former CEO of a well-known, national charity, I can tell you that in many ways, it is. Everyone always thinks of the benefits […]

Anne Lewis Strategies Rebrands As MissionWired...

Anne Lewis Strategies, a creative force in nonprofit and political digital fundraising, is rebranding as MissionWired. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the firm’s staff also works from offices in New York, Denver, and Oakland, Calif. “In many ways, as MissionWired, we are who we’ve always been: a collective committed to helping nonprofits and Democratic campaigns raise […]

Former Epsilon Execs Indicted On Fraud Charges...

Two former executives at international data firm Epsilon Data Management were indicted on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for allegedly participating in the sale of millions of Americans’ information to perpetrators of elder fraud schemes. Some of the data used was taken from legitimate commercial and […]

SCOTUS Reverses Donor Disclosure Demands...

The Supreme Court of the United States sided with hundreds of nonprofits in arguments protecting the Schedule B donor information from public scrutiny, reversing lower court rulings that charities had to turn over donor identifications. In a 6-3 split decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion of the Court, striking down the California attorney […]

Giving In 2020 Hit Record $471 Billion, Up 5.1%...

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), donor-advised funds, and MacKenzie Scott. All three had an impact on charitable giving in 2020, which reached a record $471.44 billion. Total charitable giving grew 5.1% measured in current dollars over the revised total of $448.66 billion contributed in 2019, according to Giving USA 2021: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for […]

Nonprofit Job Recovery Continued During May...

Nonprofits gained an estimated 63,192 jobs in May, compared to April, a gain of 7.9% of the 796,061 still lost, according to the Center for Civil Society Studies (CCSS) at Johns Hopkins University. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the total non-farm payroll employment rose by 559,000 in May. Nonprofit job growth was positive […]

Generations Have Different Ideas Of Charity ‘Impact’...

What is “charity impact?” If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Almost half of American adults surveyed (47%) are unclear about what that phrase means, according to research released today by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org). The remaining 53% of respondents who claimed they know what a charity means when talking about […]

EveryAction’s Acquisition Spree Lands Salsa Labs...

EveryAction’s three-year buying spree continues unabated, landing its largest acquisition yet — Salsa Labs, one of the best-known software companies serving nonprofits. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal follows last month’s acquisition of GiveGab, and the previous acquisitions of ActionKit, BSD Tools, DonorTrends, and Mobilize since receiving a growth investment in 2018. […]

ASAE Picks New President & CEO...

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, current president and CEO of the Chicago-based Association Forum, will become ASAE’s next president and CEO effective September 1. She succeeds Susan Robertson, CAE, who was appointed to the position during the illness and subsequent death of long-time ASAE leader John Graham IV. She returns to ASAE where she was vice […]