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NCDC To Merge Into The Nonprofit Alliance...

The National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) will close its Washington, D.C., office next week after slightly more than 50 years of operation. The three-person national office will close on Wednesday and the largest association of charitable religious fundraisers will fold into the The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA), formed last year. “For several years, NCDC has struggled financially […]

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Events...

If you thought your special event was all about your organization, you are very wrong. That’s only part of the equation. Donors or prospects attending special events are seeking not just information about your nonprofit. Getting it right involves emotional intelligence, orchestrated serendipity, multimodal design, bigger than oneself and a clear sense of place, according […]

$15 Million Planned For Nonprofit Security...

California governor and presidential hopeful Gavin Newsom said the state will spend an additional $15 million to help with security at what he called “soft targets” such as houses of worship and nonprofits at higher risk due to ideology. The money would be included in the state’s general fund budget proposal slated to be submitted […]

Crisis Communication Before The Crisis...

The call from a reporter to Hillsides, a foster care and mental health charity in Pasadena, Calif., set in motion a communications plan that resulted in more than 132.5 million impressions via media outlets from content developed and owned by the nonprofit. The organization was able to strengthen its reputation, increase brand awareness, inform people […]

Study: Philanthropists, Nonprofits Exclude People With Disabilities...

Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of people who work in the social sector say their organizations have made a public commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and have policies that prohibit their groups from denying people with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in services and activities. Yet, a new study shows that most tax-exempt organizations […]

Online Giving Flat In 2018, Open Rates Dropped...

Online revenue grew by an average of just 1 percent last year, down from 23 percent growth in 2017 and the first time in 13 years of the M+R Benchmarks Study that growth was in the single digits. The 71-page report, released today, analyzed 4.4 million emails sent to 37.5 million email addresses, more than […]

Give OUT Day Raised $1.1 Million for LGBTQ Nonprofits...

Give OUT Day (www.giveoutday.org) — the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community — raised more than $1.1 million for greater than 475 participating nonprofits. Held on April 18, Give OUT Day raised $1,132,970 for nonprofits from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and for the first time, Puerto Rico. Give OUT […]

Sponsorship Is Not A Philanthropic Activity...

When it comes to sponsorships, it’s about audience, not cause, for most businesses that fundraisers approach. Fundraisers need to stop thinking of sponsorship as philanthropy. It’s a straight line from sponsorship opportunity to audience to prospect for the potential sponsor. Chris Baylis, president and chief executive officer of The Sponsorship Collective in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, […]

Woman Murdered After Nonprofit Posts Man’s Bail...

Bail went from $5,000 to $1 million for a man who allegedly murdered his spouse shortly after a nonprofit posted his bail on a domestic violence case. Samuel Lee Scott, 54, of Saint Louis, Mo., was arrested for domestic assault, a misdemeanor, after allegedly hitting his wife, Marcia Johnson and inflicting injuries to her face, […]

Salesforce.org Being Folded Into Parent Firm...

The Salesforce.org social enterprise of cloud software giant Salesforce is being melded back into the company and Salesforce is paying $300 million to make it happen. The firm has been selling customer or constituent relationship software at a discount or giving it away with nonprofits eventually paying various service fees. Salesforce.org will convert from a […]