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Overtime Injunction Appealed To 5th Circuit

Overtime Injunction Appealed To 5th Circuit By Andy Segedin

The overtime debate is heading to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Several federal officials and offices, including Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, filed a notice of appeal to the Fifth Circuit today regarding State of Nevada v. United States Department of Labor. The plaintiffs, wh…   Read More »

Early Estimates Have #GivingTuesday Up 20%

Early Estimates Have #GivingTuesday Up 20% By Mark Hrywna

Nonprofit hopes are high that #GivingTuesday will reach new heights after previous records were eclipsed on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Early estimates had donations up by more than 20 percent. The #GivingTuesday Data Project by 92Y estimated a haul of $168 million worldwide, with the majority t…   Read More »

#GivingTuesday Launches With Great Expectations

#GivingTuesday Launches With Great Expectations By Paul Clolery

It’s here. #GivingTuesday, the charitable sector’s international day of enlisting supporters to give and finding new recruits is off and running with some estimates suggesting the haul will double last year’s roughly $117 million. Launched in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y, The United Nations Foun…   Read More »

Federal Judge Blocks New Overtime Rules

Federal Judge Blocks New Overtime Rules By Andy Segedin

A federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules affecting exempt and non-exempt employees just a week before they were set to be instituted. Released by the U.S. Department of Labor this past May, the rules w…   Read More »

Former CFF Employee To Be Sentenced In Wire Fraud Case

Former CFF Employee To Be Sentenced In Wire Fraud Case By Mark Hrywna

A former employee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced next month for wire fraud in connection with a 2014 murder-suicide. Lowell Meredith Sherman, 49, of Rockville, Md., pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in a scheme to defraud the Beth…   Read More »

Live From IS: Where Nonprofits Fit After ‘Primal Scream’

Live From IS: Where Nonprofits Fit After ‘Primal Scream’ By Paul Clolery

Washington, D.C. – Nonprofit leaders were told that the nation had let out “the greatest primal scream” on Nov. 8 and now there is an opportunity to learn from the presidential election results. The electorate is being dismissive of institutions and that could leak over to the charitable secto…   Read More »

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John List Appointed To Philanthropy Chair At IU

By NPT Staff — December 1, 2016

Economist John A. List was selected as the Visiting Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, Ind.

Production Solutions Now Part Of Moore Direct

By NPT Staff — December 1, 2016

Production Solutions/PS Digital (PS/PSD) has become part of Moore DM Group (Moore), a strategic melding of two prominent names in the nonprofit direct response fundraising space.

Trump Foundation Admits ‘Self-Dealing’

By Mark Hrywna — November 23, 2016

The Donald J. Trump Foundation admitted to breaking “self-dealing” rules regarding private foundations in a federal tax filings made available publicly on Monday.

Big Boost For CFC Fundraising

By Mark Hrywna — November 23, 2016

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) continues to run about 17 percent ahead of last year’s pace. The 2016 campaign has reached $17.6 million in pledges through Nov. 22, more than one-third of the way toward its goal of $47 million.

Corporate Impact Investing Estimated At $2.4B

By Mark Hrywna — November 16, 2016

A third of companies globally are “somewhat” or “highly” active in impact investing with large corporations investing $2.4 billion annually – a level that’s expected to grow over the next decade. Total giving by companies that are active is almost twice as much as those who are not active, according to a new pilot study released this week.

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According to Danielle Johnson, straight-shooting host of the Raise + Engage podcast series, if your staff members aren’t the number one advocates for your cause on social media, you’re failing. In the most recent episode, Danielle is joined by Blackbaud’s own social media guru Madeline Turner to discuss overcoming social struggles and creating a social ambassador program at your organization. This entertaining and insightful duo dishes on the importance of making your social media presence human, making the case for a formal social program to leadership, how University of Michigan turned a one time social media campaign into a long term social program, and how Madeline's mom unknowingly became a social ambassador on #GivingTuesday.

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In the premiere episode of Raise & Engage, Danielle is joined by three straight-shooting nonprofit rock-stars: Jodi Smith of Sanford Health Systems, Veronica Brown of Chicago Public Library Foundation and Ali Burke of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. The group talks organizational culture, problem employees, why its important to celebrate and how to shake things up this year and build a better more authentic team that gets stuff done!


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