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3 Top Officials Out At Southern Poverty Law Center...

Three top officials of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are now out in what is being characterized as a situation of workplace harassment, hostile workplace complaints and a lack of staff diversity. SPLC Co-Founder Morris Dees was fired. SPLC President Richard Cohen announced his resignation. Rhonda Brownstein, the organization’s legal director, also resigned although […]

Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Co-Founder Dees...

Morris Dees, the controversial co-founder of The Southern Poverty Law Center, was fired by the organization and the notification was delivered via email. The organization did not specify in a public statement why he was terminated. The 82-year-old co-founded the Montgomery, Ala., SPLC in 1971 with Joseph J. Levin, Jr., who still has “board emeritus” […]

Pursuant Buys Data Firm Advizor...

The Pursuant Group, the Dallas, Texas-based fundraising firm, has acquired database company Advizor Solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Advizor, in Downers Grove, Ill., specializes in predictive modeling and data visualization tools. It was spun out of Bell Labs in 2003 by Doug Cogswell and has been a leader in fundraising analytics. The […]

Annual Red Kettle Drive Raised $142.7 Million...

Giving to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign was essentially flat across all channels for 2018. End-of-year-donations totaled $433.7 million between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, down 0.85 percent from the $437.4 million reported for 2017, according to an announcement by The Salvation Army national headquarters in Alexandria, Va. Donations to the traditional Red Kettle […]

Nonprofit Magicians – Nothing Up Their Sleeves...

There are competing studies but the results are pretty close – giving increased between 1.5 percent and 1.6 percent during 2018. That puts charities behind the nation’s economic growth, which at this writing is still being tabulated by the federal government but projected to be about 2.6 percent. Even more troubling is that giving went […]

Female Fundraisers Still Earn Less Than Male Colleagues...

There is a 10 percent difference in salaries between male and female fundraisers, according to new research published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). And, previous surveys indicate that the gender gap has not narrowed appreciably during the past 18 years. The research, based on more than 10,000 responses to AFP’s Compensation and Benefits […]

Legislation To Repeal Nonprofit Tax Getting Bipartisan Support...

Bipartisan legislation to repeal a 21-percent tax on the value of fringe benefits, such as free parking or mass transit assistance, has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The provision was part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced […]

Mass Resignations At Nonprofit Where Patient was Raped...

The C-Suite at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix is pretty much cleaned out with at least 10 executives tendering their resignations in the middle of a scandal where an incapacitated patient was raped, impregnated and gave birth this past December. Nathan Dorceus Sutherland, a certified practical nurse responsible for the victim’s care, was arrested in late […]

Events Fundraising Down, But Recovering Slightly...

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. “The forecast for peer-to-peer fundraising has been steadily […]

Giving Inched Higher Despite Disappearing Donors...

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. Giving increased by 1.6 percent in 2018, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2018 Fourth Quarter Report, released today. […]