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Trump Wants To Kill Johnson Amendment On Political Speech...

President Donald Trump has renewed his call to eliminate a rule that prohibits tax-exempt nonprofits, particularly churches, from making political endorsements. During remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, Trump invoked the words of Thomas Jefferson before saying he will “get rid of, and totally destroy, the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of […]

Deciding When It Is Time To Hire...

Tighter budgets and increased demand for services make decisions about staffing difficult, to put it mildly. The need never goes away, but sometimes the money does. And, someone is in the middle of trying to balance those conflicting pressures. Hello. Glad you went to work today? Sometimes organizations have to expand, whether that means hiring […]

Deciding When It Is Time To Hire...

Tighter budgets and increased demand for services make decisions about staffing difficult, to put it mildly. The need never goes away, but sometimes the money does. And, someone is in the middle of trying to balance those conflicting pressures. Hello. Glad you went to work today? Sometimes organizations have to expand, whether that means hiring […]

In Case You Missed It: Another Embattled Veterans Charity Ceases Operation...

The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation (NVVF) is no more. The organization’s former president in under internal review by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs NVVF came under the microscope in May, when a CNN investigation showed that less than 2 percent of organizational revenue was going toward charitable causes. The organization’s demise was first reported […]

Embattled Vet Charity Ceases Operation...

The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation (NVVF) is no more. The organization’s former president in under internal review by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs NVVF came under the microscope in May, when a CNN investigation showed that less than 2 percent of organizational revenue was going toward charitable causes. The organization’s demise was first reported […]

High Level Mistakes Tainting A Program And Staff...

Philanthropy makes the work of nonprofits possible. Trust makes philanthropy possible. Ethics makes trust possible and the ethical cycle continues around and around. Robbe Healey, past chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and fundraising consultant Roberto Soto-Acosta discussed ethical dilemmas facing fundraising and worked through scenarios during a session at the recent AFP […]

Where Is Sector Headed, Trending?...

Where is the nonprofit sector heading? That’s a tough one. But, at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Fundraising Conference, Kay Sprinkel Grace mentioned several trends in both the sector and the world at large to answer the question of where it’s all going. Consider the following: * Foundations are following the Ford Foundation […]

Where Is Sector Headed, Trending?...

Where is the nonprofit sector heading? That’s a tough one. But, at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Fundraising Conference, Kay Sprinkel Grace mentioned several trends in both the sector and the world at large to answer the question of where it’s all going. Consider the following: * Foundations are following the Ford Foundation […]

Study: Tailor Message When Pitching Association Members...

Just 1 percent of membership organizations consistently target messaging to members based on age. With different generations of membership valuing various perks and communication channels differently, more targeted messaging could improve recruitment and retention. There are also discrepancies between what members look for and what organizations think members want, according to Amanda Myers, director of […]

Watt Leaving As Chief of AFP...

Andrew Watt is out as president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), just three weeks after a reorganization that reduced 25 percent of the staff and aimed to streamline operations and improve member services. AFP General Counsel Jason Lee was appointed interim president and CEO. Watt told The NonProfit Times that his […]