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5 Reasons Employees Won’t Hate You...

Is it better to be loved or feared? Michael Corleone grabbled with that question, and even asked his mother for the answer. While some bosses might prefer the latter, most would prefer for their employees to enjoy working for them. After all, that leads to better morale. Yet being a boss who everyone loves to […]

Fundraising Pay Up In U.S., Down in Canada...

Average fundraising salaries in the United States increased 1.5 percent during 2019 but declined 5.4 percent in Canada, according to a new survey. Despite that, more than 7 in 10 fundraisers in both countries saw increases in income and most remain satisfied with many aspects of their jobs, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ […]

Leaders Talk Turkey About #GivingTuesday...

There’s no doubt that 2020 is a year unlike any other in no small part due to the pandemic but Thanksgiving will still be on a Thursday in November. And that means that #GivingTuesday will still be the following Tuesday. Don’t think that donors aren’t willing to be generous despite the difficulties that have come […]

Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder Dies At 37...

Pat Quinn, credited as one of the founders of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which took the world by storm in August 2014 and raised more than $220 million around the world for ALS research, died on Sunday. He was 37. “We are deeply sorry to share that Pat Quinn passed away today,” the ALS Association […]

NYCT Donors Already $102 Million Ahead of 2019...

New York-area donors have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by giving $102 million more this year through their local community foundation than they did during 2019. Donors to New York Community Trust (NYCT) have given $196 million so far in 2020 compared with $94 million in 2019, including $98 million in gifts to support nonprofits […]

Nonprofit Jobs Up, Recovery To Take 2 Years...

Nonprofits recovered 45 percent of initial job losses since May, including 2.3 percent in October. At that rate, it would take another two years to recover all 1.6 million nonprofit jobs lost since the pandemic started. Those are the findings from the Center for Civil Society Studies (CCSS) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, which […]

Episode 32: The 2020 NPT 100...

The nation’s largest nonprofits reported aggregate revenue of $86.4 billion in 2019, which is up 1 percent over the previous year. Those figures come from The NonProfit Times‘ 2020 NPT 100 report, a study of the largest nonprofits in the United States. Jacob Harold, executive vice president at Candid, shares his insights during a discussion about […]

Average Disaster Donation Is $83...

Almost one-third of U.S. households made a disaster-related donation during 2018 — with an average gift of $83 — totaling some $3 billion, according to a new report on disaster giving. But, disaster-related funding by 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations decreased by about $50 million from 2017, based on a year-over-year analysis of grantmaking. […]

Public Doesn’t Distinguish Between Political, Charitable Fundraising...

When Dr. Evil tells Austin Powers, “We’re not so different, you and I,” near the climax of the 1997 film, “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” the global super villain could very well have been talking about the correlation between political giving and philanthropy. The principles and dynamics involved in both nonprofit and political fundraising […]

Foundations Keeping Word on COVID Flexibility...

Most foundations that pledged to loosen or eliminate restrictions on existing grants and reduce what they ask of grantees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have followed through on that promise. “Foundations Respond To Crisis: A Moment of Transformation?,” the first in a series of three reports from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), found […]