American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society wants to be the Amazon of the nonprofit sector, in its online presence, anyway. It makes sense. Forbes ranked it as the 10th-largest U.S. charity in 2015, and as it has grown, it has significantly expanded its online footprint. So it's a smart move for the organization to model its user-experience after that of the world's largest online retailer...
NonProfit PRO is pleased to welcome the American Cancer Society's Tarsha Calloway, director of executive engagement and integration, to the NonProfit PRO Leadership Conference. Calloway will join Larry C Johnson, philanthropy coach, speaker, author and founder of The Eight Principles; Richard Rumsey, vice president of development and communications at Project HOPE; Tracy-Elizabeth Clay, senior vice president, legal affairs, general counsel and board secretary of Teach for America; and Paul Bellantone, president and CEO of Promotional Products Association International as a presenter at the conference.
The American Cancer Society named Gary M. Reedy its new chief executive on Wednesday, ending a search to replace longtime leader John Seffrin that stretched over a year. Reedy, a longtime American Cancer Society volunteer, retired last month from his position as worldwide vice president for government affairs and policy at Johnson & Johnson. He has spent 37 years in the health care industry, also holding leadership positions at for-profit companies SmithKline Beecham and Centocor.
(Press release, Feb. 24, 2015) — Peer-to-peer fundraising programs are growing quickly among groups that lead events that fall outside of the traditional run, walk and ride event model. But a number of longstanding, high-profile programs are continuing to see declines, according to the peer-to-peer fundraising industry's annual roundup.
There is an assumption in the U.S. that the best charitable giving season is October, November and December each year (year-end). The facts do not support this myth. Most believe that there are two reasons that year-end giving is good. First, they assume that donors are in the giving mood as they engage in all types of holiday gifting. The second theory is that donors are anxious to make gifts that they can deduct on their upcoming 2014 tax returns. Facts don’t support these assumptions.
Giving to the nation’s biggest and most popular charities grew by nearly 11 percent last year, fueled largely by affluent donors, who are reordering the top ranks of America’s nonprofits, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of the 400 charities that collect the most from private sources.
The rankings demonstrate a shake-up in the nonprofit world as groups that raise money primarily from the affluent see their donations soar.
A year after the fallout from Superstorm Sandy threw the New York City Marathon’s charity program into turmoil, a new normal has evolved in runner fundraising.
That includes fewer slots for charity runners, more modest fundraising projections, and an intense competition for entrants and dollars among the participating charity organizations, especially with the charitable arm of New York Road Runners, the nonprofit that has put on the country’s biggest marathon since 1970.
Never one to miss out on the fun, FundRaising Success accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from DonorPro Nonprofit Fundraising Solutions, and yesterday, the FundRaising Success team, including sister brand Target Marketing, completed the challenge and made a donation, which you can view below.
Online fundraising platform RallyBound recently unveiled the "Top 5 Wildest Nonprofit Fundraisers," highlighting five extremely creative — and successful — peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.