Government & Regulation

The Effect of Inflation on Charitable Giving
May 27, 2022 at 12:12 pm

The Pew Research Center recently found that 70% of American adults view inflation as a major problem in the United States. Will the news of continuing increased inflation affect charitable giving?

6 Tips to Improve Your Advocacy Right Now
May 13, 2022 at 12:07 pm

As we all know, advocacy is part of the mission at almost every nonprofit. What is not often discussed is that many government affairs professionals say it’s getting harder to do and they need more effective tactics. Here are six tips, including ways to improve your advocacy program and pitfalls to avoid.

The 2022 Nonprofit Outlook for Inflation, Monetary Policy and More
February 25, 2022 at 11:26 am

I regard this year’s financial picture as an opportunity for cautious optimism rather than fear or hesitation. As a former Goldman Sachs investment banker and co-founder of a firm that has served nonprofits for 30 years, I want to offer a few observations (not predictions or recommendations) on the present moment.

How Your Nonprofit Could Get Banned on Social Media
October 26, 2021 at 8:45 am

Imagine this: You run a domestic violence shelter, and your fundraising team is starting to realize that your ads aren't bringing in the money they used to on social media. Or, perhaps you lead a clinic related to women's health, and since reproductive rights is a lightning rod issue, the algorithms on social media decide that it's too hot a topic for ads. Again, your fundraising money and your activist posts take a hit.

Online Fundraising Platforms To Face Stricter Regulations in California
October 25, 2021 at 1:02 pm

California’s Department of Justice already oversees charities and regulates fundraising on behalf of all charitable purposes in the state, but with the surge in online fundraising platforms, the state’s law, as written, wasn’t sufficient to reach online fundraising.