News/Stats/Studies

Jeff Bezos and His Company Foundation Give Millions to Charity Ahead of Space Launch
July 19, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian—its largest donation since James Smithson’s founding gift in 1846. Meanwhile, a Bezos company foundation awarded $1 million grants to 19 nonprofits. All gifts were announced July 14–just six days ahead of Bezos’ trip to space aboard the New Shepard, which is scheduled to take its first trip with a crew that will include Bezos and three others on board tomorrow morning...

ESPN names Atlanta Falcons Owner As 2021 Sports Philanthropist of the Year
July 16, 2021 at 11:14 am

ESPN named Arthur M. Blank, the owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS' Atlanta United, as 2021 Sports Philanthropist of the Year at the seventh annual Sports Humanitarian Awards in New York City Monday night. The award celebrates those in the sports world who have a positive impact in their communities and throughout the world.

NonProfit PRO President Discusses Nonprofit Trends with Pursuant
July 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm

In the latest episode of the Pursuant Go Beyond Podcast, NonProfit PRO’s president/publisher Chris Lyons joined Kelly Stewart, executive vice president at Pursuant, to review this year’s nonprofit trends. NonProfit PRO’s “40 Nonprofit Trends for 2021” was published late last year, so Stewart and Lyons took a closer look to see which of the trends are still holding up halfway through 2021...

6 Takeaways from GivePanel's Facebook Fundraising Benchmarks Report
July 8, 2021 at 9:11 am

We’re going to review the Facebook Fundraising Benchmarks Report 2020 by GivePanel. Let’s clarify what “Facebook fundraising” refers to. It’s probably exactly what you think it is: when someone on Facebook starts a fundraiser to support your nonprofit. But there’s some fine print here...

Lautman Maska Neill & Company Announces Promotion of Account Leader
June 23, 2021 at 8:42 am

Lautman Maska Neill & Company, an award-winning consulting firm specializing in fully-integrated fundraising for nonprofits, announced the promotion of Marie Kosanovich, to vice president, accounts. Kosanovich has worked in the direct marketing industry for more than 25 years...