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Peace, Not War In The Office...

People whose personality or management styles are polar opposites can find common ground and manage to co-exist, maybe even thrive, that’s if anyone ever gets back to the office. In her book “The Genius of Opposites,” Jennifer B. Kahnweiler suggests dealing with friction caused by introvert-extrovert opposites by focusing on outcomes and seeing the genius […]

Charity Watchdog Launches New Rating System...

Charity Navigator unveiled the first of four pillars upon which its new rating system is built, expanding the number of charities rated almost 20-fold, from 9,000 to 160,000 and including smaller organizations for the first time. The Encompass Rating System analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators: finance and accountability, impact and results, leadership […]

The 2020 NPT Power & Influence Top 50...

Nonprofit Leaders Answer The Call Amid Pandemic, Social Unrest ***** Americans have always been charitable with their money and time. The U.S. tax system was just five years old and included a tax exemption for gifts to charities when the H1N1 pandemic of 1918 struck the world, infecting 500 million people and killing 50 million, […]

MacKenzie (Bezos) Scott Starts Giving With $1.7 Billion...

Nonprofits focused on equity, climate change, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and nonprofit infrastructure organizations were among those that received some of MacKenzie Scott’s $1.7-billion largesse to charities in the past year — all in unrestricted giving to provide flexibility. Scott is among the wealthiest women in America after her divorce from Amazon founder […]

Money Short Even Before COVID-19...

Charities in the United Kingdom held just enough “free reserves” — unencumbered funds — to cover two months’ operating expenditures before country went into lockdown at the end of March. That compares with three months’ worth of reserves in 2017, per a report from Zavantem, Belgium-based BDO Global, an accounting and business advisory conglomerate. When […]

$26 Million Is an “Audacious” Pledge...

Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) will receive a $26-million commitment through The Audacious Project to inject vital resources into six communities nationwide that have historically faced neglect and disinvestment as part of its response to COVID-19. HCZ aims to raise $50 million to support implementation of COVID-19 relief efforts. The newly launched William Julius Wilson Institute […]

Donation Pages – You Have Just 1 Minute...

A majority of Giving Tuesday donors on the Classy platform do not return until the next holiday season, but 31 percent of those who return to make a second donation do so within six months. That’s one of the nuggets found in “The State of Modern Philanthropy: Deconstructing the Online Donor Journey” by Classy, a […]

Online Fundraising Compliance in the COVID Era and Beyond...

COVID-19 has created potentially permanent changes to both fundraising and fundraising compliance. As you move to online fundraising to remove geographic giving barriers, has its compliance kept pace? Is your nonprofit registered where it should be in order to fundraise legally? What effect could California’s proposed AB 2208 legislation have on the future of fundraising […]

UK Charity Watchdog Sees Jump in Serious Incidents...

The Charity Commission, the registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales, recorded 5,730 “serious incidents” involving UK charities during its 2019-2020 year, which ended March 31. That level marks an increase from the 3,895 incidents reported during 2018-2019. Part of the increase resulted from a new online reporting structure, which streamlined the Commission’s […]

Nonprofits Awarded 4% of All PPP Loans...

Loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) protected at least 4.1 million nonprofit jobs — almost one in three nationwide — according to an analysis by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University. Jeff Williams, director of the Community Data and Research Lab (CDRL) at the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based university, broke down the data […]