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

What’s Included — and Not Included — in the Postal Service Reform Act

After passing the House Feb. 8 in a bipartisan vote, 342-92, the Postal Service Reform Act passed the Senate Tuesday with another bipartisan vote of 79-19. It now will move to President Joe Biden’s desk where it is expected to be signed. Here’s an overview of what’s in the final bill — and what’s not.

8 Must-Know Nonprofit Trends for 2022

While we made it to 2022, it still may be difficult to grasp what the nonprofit sector will look like this year. A lot has changed in the past two years. To keep up with all changes and challenges nonprofit fundraisers and executives may encounter each year, NonProfit PRO compiles nonprofit trends each year to learn predictions on emerging fundraising and leadership tactics for the year ahead.

Facebook to Partner with GoodUnited for Challenges

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, announced today that it will enter a co-development deal — centered around Challenges on Facebook — with GoodUnited, a social giving solution with a focus on Facebook fundraising.

The Rise of Virtual P2P Fundraising

To learn more about the pandemic's effect, we studied nonprofits’ reliance on peer-to-peer fundraising, as well as related aspects from registration fees to participant fundraising, in our “2021 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study.” 

Q&A: Classy CEO Discusses GoFundMe Deal

On a day full of client calls regarding the news of GoFundMe acquisition, Classy CEO Chris Himes chatted with NonProfit PRO about the deal, potential new features — like tying crowdfunding campaigns to nonprofit causes, evolving workplace giving and gathering donor preferences — and the future of nonprofit technology.

GoFundMe To Acquire Classy

GoFundMe announced this morning that it has reached an agreement to acquire Classy, a San Diego-based nonprofit fundraising software company.

2021 Nonprofit Professionals of the Year

From improving healthcare to ending world hunger to eliminating LGBTQ youth suicide, our 2021 Nonprofit Professionals of the Year honorees have had such a profound impact on making the world a better place.

2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year: Amit Paley

As of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found suicide to be the second leading cause among young people. On top of that, LGBTQ youth are four times more susceptible to attempt suicide than their peers. Amit Paley is on a mission though to end LGBTQ youth suicide, and that work has earned him selection as NonProfit PRO’s 2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year.

2021 Lifetime Achievement: Atul Tandon

Atul Tandon may have started his career in the for-profit world, but his decision to serve the world’s extreme poor has led to NonProfit PRO recognizing him with 2021’s Lifetime Achievement award.