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.ORG Honors Nonprofit Per Day For 10 Days...

Days for Girls International in Mt. Vernon, Wash., was selected as the .ORG of the Year for its ground-breaking work to improve health, education and livelihood for millions of women and girls around the world by Public Interest Registry (PIR), the people behind .ORG. Days for Girls is being honored as part of the “10 […]

#GivingTuesday Early Results Show Strength...

#GivingTuesday 2020 is in the books and while there’s no definitive overall estimate just yet, early returns from a handful of fundraising platforms show an increase over 2019. More than 1.9 million people raised more than $135 million across Facebook and Instagram, including $7 million in matching donations from Facebook, for 107,000 nonprofits over the […]

War of Words Escalates Over DAF Distribution Reforms...

The stresses of 2020 have created an urgent need for nonprofit activity. This year has seen heightened scrutiny of racial injustice, global demands for health services in light of a pandemic and economic disruption as a result of start-and-stop business activity in an effort to contain the coronavirus. By many accounts, donors have stepped up, […]

Philly Food Charity Out $923K In Phishing Scam...

One of Philadelphia’s largest hunger relief organizations was scammed out of nearly $1 million in an elaborate online phishing campaign. Lorree Jones, who took over as CEO in June, told media outlets that thieves infiltrated the charity’s computer systems “through a phishing scam and put in controls that blocked legitimate emails.” The thieves then created […]

Emerson College President Picked To Head Boston Foundation...

The Boston Foundation board of directors has selected the successor to long time visionary leader Paul Grogan. M. Lee Pelton, Ph.D., will be the next president and chief executive officer and will join the foundation on June 1, 2021. Pelton is president of Emerson College in Boston and has a 30-year career in higher education. Grogan will […]

Survey Illuminates Diverse Reasons For DAF Pandemic Giving...

The global coronavirus pandemic has spurred charitable contributions among donor-advised fund (DAF) participants, with nearly half – 46% – of those surveyed by Fidelity Investments having upped their giving. Only four percent reported scaling back their contributions. Nearly one-quarter – 24% – of donors said the pandemic had a strong amount of influence on their […]

EveryAction Acquires Events, Volunteer Platform Mobilize...

EveryAction, a provider of digital, development, and organizing SaaS products to nonprofits, including a constituent relationship management (CRM) platform, has acquired Mobilze, an the events management and volunteer recruitment platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. EveryAction leaders reported revenue of $70 million and Mobilize at $5 million. Mobilize CEO Alfred Johnson will continue […]

Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder Dies At 37...

Pat Quinn, credited as one of the founders of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which took the world by storm in August 2014 and raised more than $220 million around the world for ALS research, died on Sunday. He was 37. “We are deeply sorry to share that Pat Quinn passed away today,” the ALS Association […]

TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund Get $2.5 Million Boost...

TechSoup, a nonprofit network provider of technology solutions to civil society organizations globally, has received a $2.5 million grant from Truist Financial Corporation to support the TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund. It is a gap-filling funding measure that helps grassroots nonprofits make technology investments while continuing to serve the most vulnerable communities through the coronavirus crisis and […]

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 […]