Events Fundraising Down, But Recovering Slightly

February 27, 2019       Mark Hrywna      

Nonprofits in the “Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Thirty” raised more than $1.39 billion in 2018, down 2.7 percent or about $38.8 million compared to 2017, a year when gross revenue dropped by 6.7 percent. It’s been a decade since the top 30 peaked at its high-water mark of $1.76 million raised.

Giving Inched Higher Despite Disappearing Donors

February 25, 2019       Paul Clolery      

Major studies of giving during 2018 are starting to show agreement that philanthropy lagged Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2018 and the only reason giving was up is because of donors who gave at least $1,000.

ASAE Changes Certified Association Executive Program Requirements

February 19, 2019       The NonProfit Times      

ASAE announced two changes to the Certified Association Executive (CAE) Program. The changes are updates to the Assessment System and Renewals Policy including the addition of an ethics requirement for renewal.

Indictment In $6.7 Million IT Fraud At Charity

February 19, 2019       The NonProfit Times      

A former information technology vice president allegedly stole some $6.7 million from a United Way affiliate over several years through a shell company he created.

Fundraisers Receive Top Awards From Peers

February 15, 2019       Paul Clolery      

Angel Aloma and Adrian White Slagle were honored with the most prestigious awards from the ANA Nonprofit Federation (ANANF), formerly the DMA Nonprofit Federation, at its annual Washington, D.C. conference.

Charities Hit Record Sales On eBay

February 8, 2019       NPT Staff      

A record of nearly $102 million was generated via auction and direct sales by nonprofits during 2018 through eBay for Charity, an increase exceeding 20 percent compared to the $84 million raised in 2017.

Foundation Center, GuideStar Merge, Creating Mega Data Portal

February 5, 2019       Paul Clolery      

The Foundation Center and GuideStar, the two largest data and information nonprofit organizations in the United States, are merging in a deal that took about two years to consummate but was at least a decade in the making.

Girls Inc. Scores Super Bowl Ad

February 1, 2019       Paul Clolery      

The price of airtime would have been roughly $3.36 million but for Girls Inc., and its 81 affiliates in the United States and Canada, the impact of boosting its message of empowerment during the Super Bowl probably can’t be calculated.

Higher Ed Endowments Continue Strong Gains

January 31, 2019       Mark Hrywna      

College and university endowments returned an average 8.2 percent in 2018, down from 12.2 percent in the previous year, according to the latest annual survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA).

Newseum Sells Building To Hopkins, Seeks New Home

January 30, 2019       NPT Staff      

After years of financial challenges for the Newseum, the Freedom Forum has agreed to sell the Washington, D.C., museum’s building for $372.5 million to Johns Hopkins University. The deal is subject to all necessary regulatory approvals and the Newseum plans to remain open to the public through 2019 as it seeks a new home.

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