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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 […]

NPO Execs Demand Feds Not Stop Census Early...

Four months after asking Congress for an extension to complete the census, and with an estimated 40 percent of households left to count, the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday announced it will end the count a month early. Close to 500 nonprofit leaders have penned a letter demanding that the federal government not “rush the significant […]

The 2020 NPT Power & Influence Top 50...

Nonprofit Leaders Answer The Call Amid Pandemic, Social Unrest Americans have always been charitable with their money and time. The U.S. tax system was just five years old and included a tax exemption for gifts to charities when the H1N1 pandemic of 1918 struck the world, infecting 500 million people and killing 50 million, including […]

Model Projects One-Third Of Nonprofits Might Close...

Nearly four in ten nonprofits could close due to COVID-19-related revenue shortages during the next three years, according to the worst-case scenario modeled by New York City-based Candid., an information resource for global and U.S. philanthropies. Under that scenario, a 35 percent across-the-board revenue reduction results in 38 percent of nonprofits closing after three years […]

Breaking: Blackbaud Hacked, Ransom Paid...

Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of financial and fundraising technology to nonprofits, was hacked and paid a ransom to have the hijacked data destroyed by the cybercriminals. Officials learned of the intrusion in May and called in law enforcement and independent forensics experts to work with Blackbaud’s own security team, a Blackbaud spokesperson […]