Amanda L. Cole

Amanda L. Cole

Amanda L. Cole is the editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO. She was formerly editor-in-chief of special projects for NonProfit PRO’s sister publication, Promo Marketing. Contact her at

The Legacy of Alex Trebek’s Philanthropy

Alex Trebek and other celebrity nonprofit ambassadors can have a profound and lasting impact on the causes they choose to support. While not an easy relationship to cultivate, it can be well worth the effort. Here's how four nonprofits have benefited from the generosity of the late game show host and "Jeopardy!" guest hosts LeVar Burton and George Stephanopoulos.

University of Massachusetts Medical School Rebrands After $175M Gift

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is commemorating an unrestricted $175 million donation from the Morningside Foundation — the philanthropic arm of venture capital and private equity firm Morningstar — that will more than double its endowment...

Data Axle Acquires Lake Group Media and DonorBase

Dallas-based Data Axle, a data and marketing solution provider, announced it has acquired two Armonk, New York-based companies — Lake Group Media Inc., a media buying and sales agency, and DonorBase Inc., a nonprofit cooperative database...

'Buy Now, Pay Later' Concept Now Available for Nonprofit Donations

The number of people using buy now, pay later purchasing services has grown 48% in the last year, according to a recent study. With the technology entering the nonprofit space, nonprofits can make giving more affordable for the donor and potentially turn millennials and Gen Zers into major donors.