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$1 Billion Sale Of Dot-Org Domain Blocked...

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has rejected a proposed $1.135-billion sale of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) to a private equity firm, four days before an agreed-upon deadline. “After completing extensive due diligence, the ICANN Board finds that withholding consent of the transfer of PIR from the Internet Society (ISOC) to […]

Nonprofits Getting PPP Loans, Others Laying Off Staff...

More than half of nonprofits that submitted applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans were accepted. Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of organizations where the application was denied have begun to lay-off or furlough staff. These are among the results of a survey of nonprofit social sector leaders across the country conducted by The Alliance for […]

Habitat Cutting Staff And Expenses Due To COVID-19...

More than 20 million Americans lost their jobs to the coronavirus during the past month and the nonprofit sector was not excluded. The latest is Habitat for Humanity International, which announced it will reduce staff and other expenses in the face of COVID-19 economic impacts. Approximately 10 percent of staff at the organization will be […]

MIP Restoring Users After Ransomware Attack...

Most users of MIP’s single-tenant financial software have either been fully restored or have been set up in a temporary environment using their backups while the company works to fully restore their original environment after being locked out for three weeks. As previously reported by The NonProfit Times, MIP was the target of a ransomware […]

Senate Bill Boosts National Service Vs. COVID-19...

Legislation to mobilize federally-funded public service volunteers in the fight against the coronavirus, such as AmeriCorps members, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). The Undertaking National Initiatives to Tackle Epidemic Act (UNITE Act) would expand authorization of volunteer opportunities within AmeriCorps and the Federal Emergency […]

MIP Targeted By Hackers...

MIP, the storied financial software now owned by Community Brands, appears to be relaunching servers that have been hobbled since late last month as part of a ransomware attack. The firm has declined to comment. It is not publicly known how many MIP Fund Accounting users were impacted and if it only impacted cloud servers. […]

Foundation Leaders Starting To Step-Up On COVID-19...

Leaders at nine of the nation’s most influential nonprofit funding and infrastructure organizations are pushing funders to loosen their guidelines on grants during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The nine organizations issued a joint statement calling on foundations to significantly increase grant spending during this crisis. The statement was issued jointly by the leaders of BoardSource, […]

Analysis Shows Donations Declined During 2019...

Giving decreased 1.4 percent during 2019 compared to 2018, but remained 6 percent greater than in 2017, according to data in the 2019 Fourth Quarter Report of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP). There was a dramatic drop in the number of new donors in 2019, and new donors from 2018 who gave again in 2019, of 5.7 percent […]

7 Ways CARES Act Financially Supports Nonprofits...

The impact of COVID-19 is devastating on people and industries. The nonprofit sector received some vital support through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act or CARES Act, signed into law on March 27. The $2.2 trillion stimulus bill is more than 850 pages with important help when it comes to donations and operational […]

Lessening The Risk Of Coronavirus At Nonprofits...

COVID-19 has caused many nonprofit managers to shift their focus to emergency planning for an infectious disease. Your organization might already have plans in place to help mitigate the risk of a public health crisis. Now is a good time to re-visit contingency plans and start training staff on how to handle a crisis. The […]