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COVID Is Crimping Volunteer Time...

Two-thirds of surveyed volunteers decreased or stopped contributing time due to the pandemic. Of those who continued to volunteer, two-thirds turned to virtual or remote opportunities, compared to 81 percent of people who volunteered in-person before the pandemic. Those are among the findings of a survey done for Fidelity Charitable, the donor-advised fund arm of […]

Nonprofits Dump Ad Agency After Racist Comments...

Volunteers of America (VoA) and The Salvation Army (SA) have cut ties with advertising firm The Richards Group after the founder and former chief executive Stan Richards made offensive comments during a staff meeting regarding the customers of one of its other clients. Dallas, Texas-based The Richards Group, reported to be the nation’s largest independent […]

Opinion: Trolling The Pols For 2020 And Beyond...

This column was first published in October 2019 in The NonProfit Times and was the core of an address at The National Press Club a few weeks earlier. *** Two seemingly unrelated events occurred on the evening of Sept. 12 (2019). Ten candidates seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party for President of the United […]

Election Cliffhanger: Impact On Privacy, Postal, and Philanthropy...

As ballots are being counted, and re-counted, here’s where the votes are shaking out in the U.S. Senate and House of Representative races and what those results will mean for key nonprofit issues during the next two years. The analysis is from The Nonprofit Alliance in Washington, D.C. This column will be updated as results […]

Know If Your Accounting Software Is Truly In The Cloud...

It’s three quarters of the way through 2020, and nonprofits managers and staff continue to adapt to the new normal. Though your mission has largely remained the same, the sources of funding have become less stable, management has become more challenging, and need has increased. Pair this with a dispersed workplace and increased need for […]

Finalists Picked For .ORG Impact Awards...

Finalists for the 2nd annual .ORG Impact Awards were unveiled by the Reston, Va.-based Public Interest Registry (PIR). The announcement includes the top five entries across nine award categories.  Winners in these categories and the .ORG of the Year will be announced as part of “The Ten Days of .ORG,” an online experience beginning on November […]

Charity Navigator Acquires ImpactMatters...

Adding to its arsenal to rate charities on impact and results, Charity Navigator has acquired ImpactMatters as it unveiled the second pillar of its new rating system. The acquisition was supported with $375,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with $100,000 to Charity Navigator and $50,000 to ImpactMatters, a startup that applies rigorous methodology […]

Nobel Peace Prize Goes To World Food Programme...

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to World Food Programme (WFP), which operated in 88 countries during 2019, delivering 4.2 million metric tons of food and $2.1 billion (U.S.) of cash and vouchers so food could be obtained closer to where it was distributed. WFP is a program of the United Nations and an integral element of […]

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 […]