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D.C. AG Investigating NPO Run by Trump Nominee...

Public Media Lab, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, is being investigated by the District of Columbia’s attorney general, according to Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.). Public Media Lab is run by Michael Pack, President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the U.S. Agency for Global Media. A spokesperson for D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine confirmed the investigation to […]

NY Charities Bureau Allows Virtual Annual Meeting...

The Office of the New York State Attorney General Charities Bureau is allowing nonprofits to hold their required annual member meetings virtually. The order was issued in response to New York state’s social distancing requirements. It expires on May 16. The guidelines, which temporarily modify section 603(b) of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Law, cover both tele- […]

Instagram Launches Live Fundraising Platform...

Users of Instagram Live can now raise money for their favorite causes, starting today. The unveiling comes a year after Facebook announced a donation sticker for Instagram Stories. Instagram Live, like Facebook Live, allows users to broadcast live from their smartphone. With social distancing during COVID-19, Instagram reports a 70-percent increase during the past month […]

Opinion: Investment Needed in Nonprofit Tech Support...

This global crisis requires two cures – one to keep people safe and healthy from COVID-19, the other to enable the world to work, mostly by using technology from home. Most nonprofits in 2020 use technology in some form to deliver on their mission but many, especially international nonprofits, work in poorly connected areas and […]

Female Donors Embracing Tech Giving Platforms...

Women’s and girls’ causes receive substantially more online support from female donors. And, women are giving more gifts and a greater proportion of total donated dollars on technology platforms. Those are the three overarching themes emanating from a new report by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI), part of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of […]

Need For Services Growing, Going Online...

No matter where they’re located, it’s difficult for nonprofits to escape the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Surveys from around the country indicate that the vast majority of organizations have seen a spike in demand for services and a need for flexible funding and stability. Almost half of respondents (49 percent) to the COVID-19 […]

No Elbow Bumps – Nonprofits Going Corona-Virtual...

First it was elbow bumps. Next it was no group events of more than 250 people. The Centers of Disease Control has dropped that number to 50 and entire cities are closing down for at least a couple of weeks. There’s going be a need for a new term of art, instead of viral events, […]

JMT Consulting Wins VAR Of The Year...

JMT Consulting, an independent financial consulting and technology firm in the nonprofit space, was selected as the Sage Intacct VAR Partner of the Year. The award is part of the Sage Intacct Partner Awards for 2019, recognizing Sage Intacct channel partners that have achieved unmatched customer satisfaction, significant year over year growth, and extraordinary sales […]

Nonprofit Using GoFundMe For Coronavirus Drug...

Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory (DRIVE), an Atlanta nonprofit biotechnology company owned by Emory University, launched a GoFundMe charity campaign to help accelerate testing for its antiviral compound that could potentially be used to treat the new coronavirus associated with the outbreak in China and spreading around the globe. After four days the effort has raised just short of $22,000 […]

United Way Worldwide Launches Census Text-to-Pledge...

United Way Worldwide launched a Text-to-Pledge campaign to help ensure that the 2020 Census is fair and accurate. Powered by 211, a nationwide service that connects those in need to a variety of local support services, people can text PLEDGE to 211-211 and opt-in to receive information about, and text reminders to participate in the […]