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United Way Worldwide Picks Williams As New CEO...

Easterseals President and CEO Angela F. Williams will become the next chief executive of United Way Worldwide (UWW) — the first female and the first African-American to lead the organization that comprises almost 1,200 affiliates in the United States and around the globe. Williams has led Chicago-based Easterseals since 2018. She will become CEO effective […]

HRC President Terminated...

The president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the latest casualty in former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal. The boards of the HRC and its foundation terminated President Alphonso David for cause, effective immediately, “for violations of his contract.” “At HRC, we are fighting to bring full equality and liberation to […]

Nonprofit Finance Fund Appoints Interim CEO...

Trella Walker, J.D., part of the executive transition team at the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and leader of the organization’s Social Innovation and Equity Council, was appointed interim chief executive officer and president. Walker will continue to lead the organization, along with executive transition team co-leads Andrea Briscoe and Kristin Giantris, while NFF conducts a search through the […]

Wheel Worth A Small Fortune For 2 Charities...

Scott Kolbrenner capped a successful stint on game show Wheel of Fortune by guessing the missing-letters phrase _LO_ _NG _H_TE GO_N, suggested by the clue “What Are You Wearing?,” was “flowing white gown.” But Kolbrenner will not personally pocket any of the $145,000 his one-day appearance netted. Instead, he will split the money evenly between […]

CEO Out, Nonprofits Protest Racist Political Ad...

A political campaign ad in a local City Council race has sparked an uprising among nonprofit members of a Silicon Valley business organization and the resignation of its chief executive. Matt Mahood, president and CEO of The Silicon Valley Organization, formerly the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, stepped down last week after initially being […]

Muslim Relief Charity’s Board Steps Down...

The board of trustees at Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a major UK-based Muslim charity, stepped down after two of its members resigned in succession due to inflammatory social media posts. Board member Heshmat Khalifa resigned in July after posts came to light in which Khalifa referred to Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a “pimp […]

Innovative Fundraiser Stuart Paskow Dies...

Stuart Paskow, co-founder of the groundbreaking fundraising firm Mitch-Stuart, Inc., died after a long struggle with congestive obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 82. Along with business partner Michelle Cohen, Paskow pioneered the use of travel rewards as fundraising incentives. The firm has helped to generate more than $1 billion in revenue for more than 10,000 […]

Planned Parenthood Of Greater N.Y. Fires CEO...

Three days after issuing a statement backing its chief executive, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, which completed a merger in January and instituted widespread layoffs in April, separated from its president and CEO in response to an uprising from current and former staff. In a June 22 letter, the board of directors of Planned […]

100 Black Memphis Nonprofit Leaders Band Together...

Black leaders from more than 100 Memphis-based nonprofits have sent an open letter to local elected officials and corporate leaders. The letter includes demands regarding an end to police brutality and relief from wage and education inequality and other forms of system-wide racism. “For far too long, nonprofits have been a stop-gap solution to systemic […]

NPT People: April...

Shawn Blackwood is the new chief operations officer of TSNE Mission Works in Boston, Mass. Blackwood joined TSNE with 15 years’ experience as a senior manager and director with John Hancock Financial Services. Blackwood led the development and operations of new business products and managed services, and orchestrated the growth of one of the company’s […]