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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 […]

Board Blending: How A Merger Brought New Candid Leadership...

The toughest part of any potential merger usually involves bringing together the culture of two organizations and that includes bringing together two distinct sets of board members. In its first-ever annual report as Candid, a year after the merger between GuideStar and The Foundation Center, the nonprofit data organization outlined how it blended its two […]

Social Solutions Global Gets New CEO...

Erin Mulligan Nelson is the new chief executive officer at Social Solutions Global, a provider of outcomes and data management software for human service organizations.  She joined Social Solutions from Calytera, a govtech platform provider, where she served as CEO since 2017. Before joining Calytera, Mulligan Nelson was a three-time CMO, leading all facets of […]

Skoll Foundation Unveils Social Entrepreneurship Winners...

Preventive care information for pregnant mothers in India, fair and secure voting processes in the United States, stemming violence in Central American schools, improving environmental performance of public transportation, and exposing crime and corruption are efforts recognized by the Skoll Foundation. The foundation bestowed $1.5 million to the winners of the 2020 Skoll Awards for […]

Pew Promotes Program Director To CEO...

The Pew Charitable Trusts will have its first new chief executive in a generation, tapping its program director to lead the organization. Susan Urahn has been chief program officer since 2016 and will take the helm July 1. Rebecca Rimel, who is retiring after overseeing the organization for 32 years, will transition into a temporary […]

ASAE Leader John Graham Mourned...

Longtime president and CEO of ASAE/The Center for Association Leadership, John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, has died. The Washington, D.C.-based association, which will mark its centennial this year, released a statement Jan. 13, 2020 that Graham died the previous day “after an extended battle with cancer.” Graham took a leave of absence in June. […]