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AARP To Grant $300K In Purpose Prize Awards...

If you or someone you know age 50 or older using life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives you should consider applying for the AARP Purpose Prize. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021. Five winners will each receive $50,000 and a year of support to help broaden the scope of […]

Boy Scouts Need $300M From Local Councils...

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is hopeful that it will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring this fall, with $300 million from Local Councils to be contributed toward sexual abuse settlements, according to its latest court filings. BSA will request voluntary commitments of its Local Councils to make contributions, which would be set forth in […]

Grants: First Decide What Still Works...

Yuval Noah Harari, the Israeli historian and author, says that for humans to make it into the next chapter of our story, we need two things: resilience and the capacity to embrace and survive the big changes we will face. How about the 22 million humans who work for nonprofits in the U.S.? What are […]

Report: 28% of NPO Leaders Concerned About Finances...

Nearly three in 10 leaders at nonprofits are either “somewhat” or “very” concerned about the organization’s financial state, according to the 2021 Annual Report State of the Nonprofit Sector from Springfield, Mo.-based BKD, a CPA and advisory firm. Another 26% were unsure of their prospects, while 8.5% reported being somewhat pleased.  More than one-third – […]

Researchers Project Fundraising Gains For 2021/2022...

Charitable giving is expected to increase 4.1% this year and 5.7% in 2022, according to projections from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind. In a blog post titled, “The Outlook For Charitable Giving,” researchers at the Lilly School predict increases in all four major sources of giving in 2021 and […]

First Citizens Bank, NCRC To Offer $16B Community Benefits Plan...

First Citizens Bank, Raleigh, N.C., will make $16 billion in loans and investments available for affordable housing, small business and community development financing between 2021 and 2025. The community benefits plan was developed in conjunction with the Washington, D.C.-based National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). The plan is contingent upon the completion of a proposed merger […]

Goodwill Online Shop Sales Top $1 Billion...

Between shopgoodwill.com’s launch in 1999 and September 2017, the online thrift store arm of Goodwill generated a total of $500 million in sales. During the three years and change since, shopgoodwill.com raked in another $500 million. In 2020, sales reached $171.3 million, a 22% increase compared to the previous year. That’s good news for 129 […]

Salvation Army’s Holiday Giving Up 27%...

Online donations doubled and mail-in donations spiked 49% as The Salvation Army raised more than a half-billion dollars this past holiday season. The Alexandria, Va.-headquartered charity announced Friday that it had raised $557.3 million during the 2020 holiday season, an increase of 27% over the 2019 campaign’s total $437.7 million. The iconic Red Kettle campaign raised […]

How to Get Donors to Give More and Become Sustainers...

Discover how The National Audubon Society increased fundraising efficacy across channels, understand how nonprofits can use predictive data models to identify supporters most likely to become sustainers, and learn ways to create the right outreach to the right person at the right time. Stream this webinar here!   Speakers: -Melissa Wyers, Executive Director at EveryAction […]

BLM Impact Report Shows Network’s Strength, Fundraising...

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) generated $90 million in revenue $30 at a time during 2020, according to its Black Lives Matter 2020 Impact Report. The report offered a look at the finances and operations of the BLMGNF, as well affiliated organizations the Black Lives Matter Political Action Committee and Black Lives […]