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Fidelity Charitable Reports 14-Percent Increase In Grants

Fidelity Charitable Reports 14-Percent Increase In Grants By Mark Hrywna

The largest donor-advised fund (DAF) in the United States distributed a record $1.6 billion in grants during the first half of 2016, an increase of 14 percent over the same time period last year. Grants by donors to Fidelity Charitable totaled $3.3 billion for the fiscal year running June 2015 to…   Read More »

Bay Area United Ways in $50 Million Merger

Bay Area United Ways in $50 Million Merger By Mark Hrywna

Two San Francisco, Calif.-area chapters of United Way have merged operations, effective July 1. The board of directors of both United Way of the Bay Area and United Way of Silicon Valley voted in March to pursue a merger. The combined organization will do business as United Way Bay Area and cover…   Read More »

IRS Issues Deferred Comp Proposal After 9-Year Wait

IRS Issues Deferred Comp Proposal After 9-Year Wait By Eddie Adkins

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released IRS issued proposed regulations regarding deferred compensation plans of state and local governments and tax-exempt entities for which people have been expecting since at least 2007. The key focus of the regulations is section 457(f) plans. An emplo…   Read More »

Sept. 11 Memorial CEO Stepping Down

Sept. 11 Memorial CEO Stepping Down By Mark Hrywna

For the third time in the past week, the chief executive of a New York-based nonprofit has announced their departure, this time at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. Joe Daniels has led the organization from its pre-construction infancy to its first full year of operations. He started as …   Read More »

No End In Sight For Orlando Nonprofits Offering Counseling Services

No End In Sight For Orlando Nonprofits Offering Counseling Services By Andy Segedin

Orlando, Fla. -- Signs of community recovery will not easily be identified in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in downtown Orlando, according to community leaders. Dollars, metrics and opened streets are unlikely to encapsulate the full story. That’s because much of the damage, they s…   Read More »

Orlando Nonprofits Continue Coordinating Relief In Shooting’s Aftermath

Orlando Nonprofits Continue Coordinating Relief In Shooting’s Aftermath By Andy Segedin

Orlando, Fla. -- Rainbow flags, memorials and messages of OrlandoStrong lined the streets of this city in the days following a shooting that killed 49 and injured dozens of others at Pulse, a bar frequented by the city’s LGBTQ community. Scattered throughout the community, supporting law enforc…   Read More »

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Media Hits Come In All Shapes And Sizes

By Andy Segedin — July 21, 2016

Organizations’ media teams might be dead-set on finding opportunities to shoot for the stars and land features in the country’s most prominent publications. Falling just short among the clouds or, in this case, mere mentions in news media, however, are how most prominent organizations are covered.

Finland Tops, U.S. Dips in Social Progress Index

By Andy Segedin — June 30, 2016

Finland tops the chart of nations making social progress with the United States trailing 18 ranks behind.

Registry Teaming With Fundraising Experts

By NPT Staff — June 29, 2016

Organizations registering .ngo and .ong domains are now eligible for OnGood profile pages and GlobalGiving and Network for Good widgets at no cost. The offering comes following a partnership created between crowd-funding community GlobalGiving, software company Network for Good, both of Washington, D.C., and the Public Interest Registry in Reston, Va.

Study: Tailor Message When Pitching Association Members

By Andy Segedin — June 23, 2016

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.

Commentary: Nonprofits Can Help Prevent The Need To Grieve

By Paul Clolery — June 15, 2016

It is somewhat ironic that the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton” won 11 Tony awards on Sunday just hours after a crazy person with a weapon he should not have been allowed to legally purchase massacred 49 people and wounded 50 more at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

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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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