Boy Scouts of America
Blackbaud announced that the Boy Scouts of America — one of the nation’s largest, most prominent values-based youth development organizations — has chosen Blackbaud CRM software as the platform for its constituent relationship management efforts. Blackbaud CRM software will assist the BSA as it moves to a cutting-edge IT infrastructure offering an improved experience for its members and greater administrative efficiencies.
Xerox Corp. today announced it will grant fully-paid leaves of absence for seven employees in 2011 to assist community organizations. As part of the company’s Social Service Leave program, the employees will use their professional skills and expertise to work full-time for non-profits in their communities.
First Hawaiian Bank, which began its Kokua Mai employee-giving program in 2007 to give back to the community, is pledging to donate $2.5 million to Hawaii nonprofits in 2011, raising its total contribution to charities to more than $5 million over a two-year period.
The state's largest bank and its 2,200 employees gave more than $2.5 million to more than 400 local charities in 2010, with employees and retirees raising more than $560,000 of that amount for 38 designated charities during its Kokua Mai fund drive in October.
On the day the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts grew $25 million richer, Trevor Rees-Jones and Rex Tillerson were riding around in a golf cart at the national Jamboree, witnessing firsthand the power of Scouting.
That was two months ago when Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, asked fellow Dallas oilman Rees-Jones to make a $25 million donation to the local chapter. It was a lofty sum, more than anybody has given a regional Scouting chapter.
The organization, long an icon of wholesomeness in a simpler America, has seen its membership plunge by 42 percent since its peak year of 1973, when there were 4.8 million scouts. In the last decade alone, membership has dropped by more than 16 percent, to 2.8 million.
The declines reflect the difficulties of keeping up with changing times and shifting demographics, as well as of battling a perception that the organization is exclusionary because it bars gay people and atheists, not to mention girls under 13.
There are myriad ways to raise funds for your cause. One of the most popular is through a live or silent auction. However, fundraising auctions run the gamut from wildly successful to terribly ineffective.
HOUSTON, June 17, 2009 — Nonprofit organizations today are increasingly turning to outsourced IT solutions to help build community support, raise money and distribute the resources that people need.
March 31, 2009, San Antonio Business Journal — San Antonio businessman and NuStar Energy LP Chairman Bill Greehey has been recognized internationally for his efforts for being a leader in fundraising and philanthropy.
Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced enhancements to Blackbaud Sphere™ that will further support the complex data needs of national nonprofits with multiple chapters. More than 85 multi-chapter organizations already use Blackbaud Sphere for their online fundraising, communication, event management, and advocacy needs.
I can’t tell you how many times over the past years that I have been at direct-marketing and fundraising conferences and heard, “If only our organization had disaster or emergency response within our scope — we could raise big dollars too!” Nonprofits of all sizes will, at some point, face some level of emergency. Those organizations that have proven and practiced plans in place before the fact, and act quickly to respond to issues in the media, will find fundraising success. Take the example of a small organization that has worked on issues in the Middle East for more than