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Fraud Alert: Criminals Test Stolen Credit-Card Numbers on Charity Websites
September 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

Criminals are using poorly protected charity websites to test the validity of stolen credit-card numbers, costing some groups thousands of dollars, cybersecurity experts said this week. Simplified online donation pages make it easy for people to give—but also serve as prime testing ground for credit-card thieves. "There’s a giant target painted on the industry’s back…

Donations to Nonprofit Subsidize Indiana Governor's Travel
September 2, 2015 at 9:56 am

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has used a corporate-supported nonprofit subsidiary of the state economic-development agency to pay for official trips abroad, writes the Indianapolis Star. The Indiana Economic Development Foundation has raised nearly $2.2 million since January 2014 from companies, trade groups and governmental entities, with most of the money coming from utility firms. Pence…

70 Nonprofit Trends for 2015
February 1, 2015

To get a handle on what’s in store for 2015, NonProfit PRO rounded up some of the nonprofit industry’s finest, who were kind enough to share these 70 trends for this new year — everything from leadership to staffing to fundraising and more.

Online Fundraising: The Hidden Costs of Credit Card Donation Fees
October 16, 2014

For many organizations, it's easy to take that initial credit card transactions contract for granted and basically forget about it. But that may be a mistake, as many nonprofits pay higher rates than they need to, meaning less money going to the mission and more money going to payment processing fees.