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Foundations’ Investment Returns Hitting Zero Or Worse

Foundations’ Investment Returns Hitting Zero Or Worse By Mark Hrywna

As more foundations tempered their long-term return expectations last year, investment returns declined for the second consecutive year in 2015, with a 1.8-percent decline for community foundations and flat returns for private foundations, neither of which kept pace with the S&P 500’s 1.4-perc…   Read More »

Celebrity Divorce Results In $7M In Donations

Celebrity Divorce Results In $7M In Donations By Andy Segedin

The divorce proceedings of actress Amber Heard and actor Johnny Depp have resulted in a pair of seven-figure donations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) will reportedly split the $7-million divorce settlement Heard received from Depp. The sett…   Read More »

Clinton Foundation Ends CGI, Changes Foreign Gift Acceptance

Clinton Foundation Ends CGI, Changes Foreign Gift Acceptance By Mark Hrywna

The annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) conference slated for next month will be the Clinton Foundation’s last, regardless of whether Hillary Clinton is elected president this fall. Additional changes revealed yesterday would occur should Hillary Clinton win the presidency: The foundation wo…   Read More »

Skoll Centre Mourns Loss Of Pamela Hartigan

Skoll Centre Mourns Loss Of Pamela Hartigan By Andy Segedin

Pamela Hartigan, director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, died at her home in France last week after a battle with cancer. She was 68. Hartigan had served as head of the center, located at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, since 2009. She is survived by her husband …   Read More »

OneOrlando Fund To Disburse $23M

OneOrlando Fund To Disburse $23M By Andy Segedin

The OneOrlando Fund has begun accepting claims from victims and the families of victims of the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead and dozens more injured. The entirety of the fund, which has raised an estimated $23 million, is expected to be disbursed, according to Kenneth Feinberg, …   Read More »

Restructuring Looms For Wounded Warrior Project

Restructuring Looms For Wounded Warrior Project By Mark Hrywna

Details of a restructuring at Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) are expected to be announced next month as newly released financial documents indicate total revenue reached almost $400 million in the most recent fiscal year, which ended in September. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based charity does not beli…   Read More »

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Charity Navigator Hires Fundraising Expert

By Mark Hrywna — August 19, 2016

Just six months ago, Shannon McCracken shared the stage with Charity Navigator CEO Michael Thatcher for a question-and-answer session during the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s annual Washington, D.C., conference. Starting Sept. 6, she’ll be the charity ratings organization’s new chief development officer.

IS Taps New COO In Continuing Reorganization

By Mark Hrywna — August 15, 2016

The reorganization at Independent Sector continues as Victor Reinoso, a former deputy mayor of the District of Columbia, joins the organization as chief operating officer. Reinoso is the first major appointment since Daniel Cardinali took over as president and CEO of the advocacy organization in July.

Charges Filed In Alleged Terror Financing

By NPT Staff — August 5, 2016

A manager working in World Vision’s Gaza, Israel office has been accused of funneling organizational funds to Hamas, an Islamist militant group.

Early Childhood Investment Has Huge Financial Returns

By Andy Segedin — July 26, 2016

Large amounts of philanthropic capital directed at early-childhood investments have the potential to produce returns of $5 to $11 for every $1 invested. An investment of $1 billion focused on children ages five and under could result in the upward trajectory of hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans.

Wood Heading Up FrontStream

By NPT Staff — July 22, 2016

Nonprofit software industry veteran William “Bill” C. Wood is the new president of FrontStream, Inc., a provider of fundraising and community engagement solutions. Wood is responsible for the company’s strategy, products, marketing and sales, professional services, operations and customer service activities.

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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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