Boomers are Turning Into Their Parents
March 21, 2014

They now range in age from 50 to 68. They are flooding into the ranks of donors and prospective donors. As they age, they're experiencing the same set of life stages and challenges that every generation in human history has faced.

Bunch Ball Fundraising
October 9, 2013

My 3-year-old daughter recently started youth soccer, which means I’m becoming familiar with the phenomenon called “bunch ball.” For those who haven’t witnessed this firsthand, the scene is not hard to imagine: the ball traveling up and down the field surrounded by a dozen little Ronaldos, all jockeying for control.

I’ve found myself reflecting on bunch ball through the lens of organizational theory and nonprofit fundraising. And I realize that the symptoms of bunch ball bear a great deal of resemblance to the symptoms of a similar malady afflicting many nonprofit fundraising programs.

First Hawaiian to give $2.5M to charity
January 17, 2011

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.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Changes Name to The Partnership at
October 8, 2010

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America announced today that it is changing its name to The Partnership at  The new name reflects the nonprofit’s commitment to serving and supporting parents and families. The change further reflects how the organization has grown since its founding in 1986 as a prevention-focused, anti-drug advertising campaign to a reliable partner and online community for parents and families seeking guidance and support on teen drug and alcohol use.

GreatSchools Launches Social Media Initiative Promoting Parents’ Role in Education
July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009 — GreatSchools, the national education nonprofit that 35 million people turn to in order to find the right school and support their children’s education, today announced the launch of The Great Parents Pledge, a social media initiative that encourages parents to commit to greater involvement as they prepare for the Back to School season.

December 1, 2008

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List Look
August 1, 2008

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