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Online Giving Flat In 2018, Open Rates Dropped...

Online revenue grew by an average of just 1 percent last year, down from 23 percent growth in 2017 and the first time in 13 years of the M+R Benchmarks Study that growth was in the single digits. The 71-page report, released today, analyzed 4.4 million emails sent to 37.5 million email addresses, more than […]

Give OUT Day Raised $1.1 Million for LGBTQ Nonprofits...

Give OUT Day (www.giveoutday.org) — the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community — raised more than $1.1 million for greater than 475 participating nonprofits. Held on April 18, Give OUT Day raised $1,132,970 for nonprofits from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and for the first time, Puerto Rico. Give OUT […]

Sponsorship Is Not A Philanthropic Activity...

When it comes to sponsorships, it’s about audience, not cause, for most businesses that fundraisers approach. Fundraisers need to stop thinking of sponsorship as philanthropy. It’s a straight line from sponsorship opportunity to audience to prospect for the potential sponsor. Chris Baylis, president and chief executive officer of The Sponsorship Collective in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, […]

Woman Murdered After Nonprofit Posts Man’s Bail...

Bail went from $5,000 to $1 million for a man who allegedly murdered his spouse shortly after a nonprofit posted his bail on a domestic violence case. Samuel Lee Scott, 54, of Saint Louis, Mo., was arrested for domestic assault, a misdemeanor, after allegedly hitting his wife, Marcia Johnson and inflicting injuries to her face, […]

Salesforce.org Being Folded Into Parent Firm...

The Salesforce.org social enterprise of cloud software giant Salesforce is being melded back into the company and Salesforce is paying $300 million to make it happen. The firm has been selling customer or constituent relationship software at a discount or giving it away with nonprofits eventually paying various service fees. Salesforce.org will convert from a […]

Special Events: They Just Don’t Happen...

Planning a donor cultivation event takes time and planning. One element of the planning is why you are holding the event. You’d think it’s about the money. It isn’t. Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, spoke about donor cultivation events during the recent annual international conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals held in San Antonio, Texas. Often […]

Volunteer Time Value Hits All-Time High...

The value of a volunteer’s time hit an all-time high during 2018 at $25.43 an hour, up 3 percent from 2017. It’s an increase of 20.3 percent since 2008 when the rate was $20.25. An estimated 63 million Americans volunteer roughly 8 billion hours of their time, contributing approximately $203.4 billion in time to nonprofit […]

NPOs To Get First Crack At Residential Real Estate...

Legislation that would put nonprofits at the front of the line to buy multi-family buildings in San Francisco is expected to easily win approval from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. It’s called the Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (COPA). The right of first refusal would be given to nonprofits on multi-family buildings which landlords […]

2019 Best Nonprofits To Work For...

“One thing we’re big on here is data analytics,” said Eric Dill, senior vice president, human resources, at American Arbitration Association (AAA). Just don’t call it “Moneyball” for nonprofits. “We may have great ideas but we need to sell that to a wide group of individuals,” he said. Senior executives and leadership have a global […]