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Some Donor Data Accessed In Blackbaud Hack...

Personal data of some donors to charities that use the Blackbaud fundraising and donor management system — information including Social Security numbers and banking information — was accessed by cybercriminals during the hack of the firm earlier this year. And, information of donors at organizations that are no longer users of the Blackbaud system was […]

Wilson To Replace Legend Marion Wright Edelman at CDF...

Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson will be the new president and chief executive officer of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) in Washington, D.C. This is the first change in leadership for the CDF following 47 years of service from founder and civil rights leader Marian Wright Edelman. Wilson, who will take the position in December, is a […]

Feed the Children Tops Independent Food Bank Revenue List...

Feed the Children tops the list of the nation’s largest independent food banks with revenue of $288 million in the first of what is expected to be an annual ranking by Food Bank News. The data is for Fiscal Year 2019. Feed the Children in Oklahoma City, Okla., is the only food bank on the […]

Commentary: Leading Change In Crisis...

My carefully crafted 100-day plan was suddenly meaningless. Fifteen years ago this summer, when I accepted the job as CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, I made plans to travel the world to meet our team, learn more about our global operations and investigate our ongoing recovery work following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. That […]

Blackbaud Faces Class Action Lawsuit After Data Breach...

A petition for a class action lawsuit against software and data services giant Blackbaud has been filed with the United States District Court District of South Carolina in Charleston after a system breach exposed donor data to hackers. The suit stems from a data breach which happened on Feb. 7 and was not discovered by […]

Alliance, COA Talking Merger...

The boards of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) and the Council on Accreditation (COA) are working through the details of a potential merger. Officials of both organizations have voted to sign a non-binding letter of intent to explore a merger. The Alliance has operations in Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, Wisc. The COA […]

McSally Unwittingly Pulls In Donations For Feeding America...

A campaign funding request from U.S. Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) yielded thousands of dollars of unexpected donations for Chicago-based Feeding America. McSally is running behind Democratic challenger Mark Kelly in both polling and fundraising. As of July 15, McSally had raised $30 million for her campaign, compared with $45.7 million by Kelly. McSally had just […]

Trump Advisor Bannon, 3 Others Charged with Defrauding Donors...

Steve Bannon, the bombastic former high-level advisor to President Donald J. Trump, and three colleagues have been charged with allegedly defrauding donors who support building a border wall in the southwestern United States. According to information from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York of the Department of Justice, Bannon and […]

Auction Firm MaestroSoft Acquired By Arreva...

Virtual fundraising and events firm MaestroSoft has been acquired by Arreva, a cloud-based, fundraising and donor relationship management software firm in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Terms of the deal, which closed on May 9 and announced today, were not disclosed. MaestroSoft will continue to operate as a stand-alone Arreva company from its Bellevue, Wash., headquarters. The […]

The Hack Of Blackbaud: Damage Is Still Being Assessed...

Donors to the Vermont Food Bank didn’t rain email and phone calls down upon the organization when they found out data in the charity’s fundraising software had been hacked at technology provider Blackbaud and was part of a ransomware threat. The food bank’s leaders, however, weren’t as sanguine. Donors have been “very supportive overall,” said […]