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4 Things That Can Kill Your Walk Program
July 19, 2017 at 11:23 am

While meeting with Turnkey’s clients in New York City this week, a recurring question came up: What is the state of fundraising walks? Is the walk dying off? Will DIY someday edge out the tried and true mainstay that has raised millions—sometimes billions—of dollars for so many nonprofits?...

Introduction to Strategic Nonprofit Major Gifts Moves Management
July 19, 2017 at 11:26 am

Today, we’re going to look at a great tool for building those important relationships with top prospects over time. And we all know that is what will result in the big gift. You know how important it is to put a plan in place to build relationships, right? It’s super de-duper important if you want to secure major gifts. I’m talking about “moves management...

Third Circuit Expands Age Discrimination Claims: What It Means for Your Nonprofit
July 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

A recent case in the Third Circuit expands the scope of potential age discrimination claims where younger workers replace older workers, even when the replacement workers are over 40 years of age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits age discrimination against people who are 40 years of age or older...

Learning to Bridge a Generation Gap in Philanthropy
July 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

A decade ago, shortly before their daughter, Caitlin Heising, started her freshman year at Brown University, Liz Simons, a former teacher, and her husband, Mark Heising, the founder of an investment firm, established the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family philanthropy focused initially on education, climate and the physical sciences. “I’ve always asked a lot of questions…

Cocktails for a Cause: These Bars All Give Back to Charity
July 19, 2017 at 11:42 am

In this fraught post-election America, it’s more important than ever for individuals to support the causes they hold dear, and bars across the country are making this as easy as ordering a drink. “Everybody wants to do something, but not everybody has the time or money to donate,” says Ravi DeRossi, one of the founders…

The Difference Nonprofits Can Make in Politics
July 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

Nonprofit organizations have always had a significant effect on politics and culture in the U.S. Their effect on legislation and culture is vital to our democracy. These organizations allow mobilization of passionate citizens for an issue they feel is important, regardless of establishment politics...

Andrew Olsen Joins Newport One as Vice President
July 18, 2017 at 11:38 am

Andrew Olsen, CFRE, has been in the fundraising field for almost two decades and has raised over $200 million within that timespan. Olsen has recently been appointed as VP of Newport One, a fundraising consulting practice, where he will play a key role in new business development...

Disasters and Climate Change: Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees
July 18, 2017 at 11:34 am

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. The rise in conflict globally has resulted in the occurrence of 20 displacements per minute last year and a new record high for the total number of people affected by displacement...

Report: Online Revenues Continue to Increase
July 18, 2017 at 11:50 am

The nonprofit landscape is changing. You see it featured in every other article you come across—at least I do. I’m beginning to see a trend that’s here to stay: We’re switching gears and becoming more and more focused on the digital side of things...

How 'Catalytic Philanthropy' Could Solve Global Waste
July 18, 2017 at 11:54 am

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access…