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New Relief Umbrella Group Combines Nonprofits, For-Profits...

Corus International, a new non-government organization, has brought together a handful of nonprofit and for-profit entities. The organization operates under the theory that combined expertise provides more resources for global challenges such as climate change, health care access, and poverty. The bedrock nonprofits within Corus are Baltimore-based Lutheran World Relief, a global development organization that […]

The CEO Successor Pinch...

Many nonprofits in the United States are in or are about to be in a CEO successor pinch. This pinch is structural, has multiple causes, and will affect the nonprofit sector in multiple ways for the next several years.  The way this structural squeeze at the CEO level gets resolved will be determined by the […]

4 Basic Financial Statements...

A nonprofit’s main focus is to carry out its mission to the best of its ability yet there’s one thing that cannot be lost in the desire to do good: A fiduciary responsibility to its funding sources and the community to use those resources prudently. In their book “The Best of Boards,” Marci Thomas and […]

When Crisis Blows Apart Your Grants Proposal Calendar...

Top grant professionals collaborate with administrators to hammer out an annual proposal development calendar that reflects the nonprofit’s strategic plan and provides a roadmap for what needs to be done when. But what happens when a crisis blows apart that well-considered strategy? Lightning-strike events effect every area of an organization’s work and quickly reorder priorities. […]

Operation Smile Branding Video Racks Up Awards...

“Love Always Prevails,” a three-minute film from medical service nonprofit Operation Smile has won the Not-For-Profit and Government category in the Brand Film Awards U.S. The documentary also received a Special Jury Remi award in the Family/Children shorts category at WorldFest, an independent film and video festival, and earned two golds in this year’s Telly […]

IRS Amends Donor Disclosure Rules...

Politically active tax-exempt organizations no longer have to file information about their top donors to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under a rule change finalized last week by the Department of Treasury and IRS. The final regulations apply to 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, which no longer have to disclose the names of major donors on […]

Executive Session: Post COVID Nonprofit Revenue, Operations & Service Delivery...

It will never be business as usual until new service, operational and funding models demanded by COVID-19 develop into standard effective procedures. New models and how visionary foundation and technology leaders are reimagining what will be funded after this initial emergency subsides is evolving. We’ll discuss what this means for communities, services and nonprofit revenue […]

NPO Investing: Bigger Funds, Bigger Risks, Bigger Returns...

More than 35,000 nonprofits have investment funds, with $800 billion in assets managed. The funds generate an average return – net of administrative expenses – of 5.3 percent, according to The Risk, Reward, and Asset Allocation of Nonprofit Endowment Funds, a research paper from Andrew W. Lo and Egor Matveyev of the MIT Sloan School […]

Art and Science: Opening Hearts & Wallets at Fundraising Events...

Many organizations spend an enormous amount of resources creating fundraising events that fall short of their goals. Typically, with underwhelming events the guests complain of being bored and the nonprofits complain about lack of revenue. The sad thing is that none of these events needed to be a dud. They all had started out with […]

Fundraising Platform Gets $8 Million Investment...

Minority-founded SaaS platform Resilia announced $8 million in Series A funding to grow the New Orleans-based company. Funding was led by Santa Monica, Calif.-based Mucker Capital and Callais Capital Management in Thibodaux, La., with participation by Cultivation Capital. Resilia is headquartered in New Orleans, with a second office in New York City. It’s one of […]