Corporate Volunteers Can Be a Burden for Nonprofits
March 26, 2015

Without a doubt, the free staffing of corporate volunteers can be invaluable. But the unfortunate reality of corporate “days of service,” well-meaning as they are, is that they can be burdensome, time-consuming headaches for nonprofits, and of dubious value. The “help” may not be all that helpful.

A company may want to organize a team-building project to paint a community center, when what that center actually needs is a volunteer social media strategist to teach its staff to use Twitter, for example.

Google, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Donate $1.75M to Tech Training Nonprofit
March 12, 2015

The truism about tech’s lack of diversity is that it’s a “pipeline” problem. At least that’s what tech leaders and companies often say when questioned about why their ranks aren’t inclusive enough. But certain companies and leaders are taking baby steps toward helping to fix it.

The Robin Hood Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Capital One dFUND, Arbor Brothers, New York Community Trust, Verizon, founder Alexis Ohanian, and the Bernard F. & Alva B. Gimbel Foundation are giving $1.75 million to the Coalition for Queens.

Apple Commits More Than $50 Million to Diversity Efforts
March 12, 2015

In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Apple’s human resources chief Denise Young Smith said the company is partnering with several nonprofit organizations on a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities and veterans in the technology industry—and, of course, at Apple.

25 Nonprofit Website Musts
March 1, 2015

To best serve your multiple constituencies it's vital that your site functions as more than a simple online brochure. Here are 25 nonprofits website musts.

The Omnichannel Nonprofit
March 1, 2015

In today's environment, a nonprofit organization must be more than just a multichannel marketer — it must operate as an omnichannel nonprofit.

Why Silver Surfers Use Phablets
March 1, 2015

How does your website look to your "silver surfers"? Let's define this audience as your 66+ aged online audience. Now we know that these supporters are just as likely to donate to you online as your younger crowd. And I bet they're much more likely to read your "Leaving a Legacy" page about your wills and bequests program. But is your font big enough? And how does your legacy page look on a tablet, which we know from other studies trends much older than smartphones.

Maine Nonprofits Warn Property Tax Proposal Has 'Unintended Consequences'
February 20, 2015

A proposal by Gov. Paul LePage to end property tax exemptions for many nonprofit organizations in Maine has raised deep concern among leaders at southern York County institutions including York Hospital, Berwick Academy and the Museums of Old York. And for good reason. According to assessing records, York Hospital has tax-exempt property valued at $22 million and Berwick Academy, $14 million. The Museums of Old York has property valued at more than $5 million.