Leading Is Not Seasonal: Never Stop Giving Back
April 1, 2015

A big part of life—as we know from our profession—is continually giving and continually learning. Continue to associate with great folks and be part of a cause larger than yourself. Don't make leading or giving a "season of life." Make it a lifelong habit and commitment.

Looking Back: Above and Beyond (2006)
February 28, 2013

Getting people to write checks to support your organization can be tough. But what of those folks who already are writing you a check every year? What of your members? In the July 2006 issue, then FS Associate Editor Abny Santicola explored how to encourage members to see the “added benefit” of giving "Above and Beyond" their membership dues.

YorkCounts, York County Community Foundation to merge
May 3, 2011

A merger of YorkCounts and the York County Community Foundation was announced Monday.

When it became apparent that community-building nonprofit YorkCounts and the York County Community Foundation were frequently overlapping in their efforts to improve the county, joining forces seemed to be practicing what they preached, said Eric Menzer, chairman of the foundation board.

The decision, which takes effect immediately, means that YorkCounts will now operate as an initiative of the York County Community Foundation. The foundation manages a variety of endowment funds and distributes about $3 million in grants annually for community improvement projects.

Nonprofit Characteristics Foundations Seek Before Making Grants
November 30, 2010

The competition for foundation grants is greater than ever with charitable service demand at an all-time high. So to ensure your organization is in position to grab the attention of grantmakers, make sure you're set up with the pre-grantseeking needs foundations look for.

To Give or Not to Give: Members of Associations Waiting to be Asked for Donations the Right Way, New Study Finds
June 4, 2010

WASHINGTON—Members of associations across the country give generously to community causes and organizations, but fewer than 15 percent ever make a contribution beyond dues and fees to the professional associations to which they belong. A new study recently published by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership, The Decision to Give: What Motivates Individuals to Support Professional Associations, explores giving by association members both to community causes and to associations, while also highlighting some opportunities to increase donations among association members.

DMA Elects Chairman and Vice Chairman of Its Board
May 12, 2010

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Board of Directors today announced the election of G. Steven Dapper , chairman and founder of hawkeye, as chairman of the board. Don McKenzie , CEO of Direct Group, was elected vice chairman of the board. The terms of office commenced at DMA’s board meeting today in Washington, D.C.

Two Major Fundraising Organizations in Discussions to Affiliate
May 10, 2010

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP) are involved in discussions aimed at developing an affiliation agreement and forming a united organization dedicated to advancing ethical fundraising and philanthropic planning practice.

AFP (which encompasses 30,000 fundraisers working in all aspects of the profession) and PPP (which represents over 8,000 individual and council members working in the area of philanthropic planning) are two of the largest fundraising organizations in the world. An affiliation between the two would help unify the fundraising profession and strengthen the holistic approach to serving donors and the charitable missions that they support. An affiliation would also provide greater educational opportunities; increased distribution and use of best standards and ethical practices; and a stronger voice on issues related to public policy, fundraising practice, and donor service.