U.S. News And World Report

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Hits Fundraising Records
June 13, 2012

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals announced a record $264,720,874 raised in 2011 to benefit its 170 premier member hospitals. This $30 million and 13 percent increase over 2010 represents two milestones for the North American children’s charity: highest dollar growth and most overall dollars raised since its founding in 1983.

These results mark the first step in an aggressive 10-year fundraising plan developed under the guidance of president and CEO John Lauck, who joined Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in January 2011.

Wellesley College Selects Reeher Fundraising Platform
March 22, 2012

Reeher LLC announced that Wellesley College has joined the Reeher Platform, the first shared management system dedicated to higher-education fundraising in which features and tools added for one customer benefit all.

Lewis University Announces Historic $30 Million Campaign at Signum Fidei Celebration
September 17, 2009

ROMEOVILLE, September 17, 2009 — Lewis University hosted its 11th annual Signum Fidei Celebration Saturday, Sept. 12, at the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, a perfect setting for the history-making launch of the $30 million Campaign for Lewis University: Touching Hearts and Minds.  More than 500 guests enjoyed the gala event which included a reception, silent and live auctions, raffle, elegant dinner, entertainment and the presentation of the annual Signum Fidei Award to William Rybak, Lewis alumnus and Chair Emeritus of the Lewis University Board of Trustees.  

University of Michigan Selects Blackbaud Enterprise CRM and Target Analytics
August 31, 2009

Charleston, S.C., August 31, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB), the leading global provider of software and related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, today announced that the University of Michigan, one of the world’s premiere research universities, has selected Blackbaud Enterprise CRM™ and Target Analytics® to replace its system-wide fundraising technology and prospect research services.

The New Generation of Philanthropists
July 29, 2009

July 27, 2009, U.S. News & World Report For a new generation of philanthropists, giving to charity isn't just about writing checks. Instead, the focus is on volunteering, socializing, and networking -- while also contributing to good causes. "Many Generation X-ers are more interested in social advocacy and engagement philanthropy," says Dwight Burlingame, associate executive director at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. That means they are more likely to want to work directly with organizations instead of just donating money, he explains.

Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Report Released by Rollins Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center
July 9, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla., July 9, 2009 — The Rollins Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center today announced the findings of its 2009 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report. The study, which is the second of its kind, examined the compensation, benefits and employment practices of over 145 eligible nonprofit organizations, a sector that employs over 14,400 people in the Central Florida region.

Children's Hospital Boston's Philanthropic Tween Website Nabs Eight National Awards
February 18, 2009

Just three months after Children's Hospital Boston launched Generation Cures (www.kids.generationcures.org), an innovative online philanthropic community for tweens, the site has been honored with eight prestigious national awards. The awards recognize the site's kid-friendly content and interactive design, and demonstrate the much needed difference Generation Cures is making by empowering kids to positively impact each other and the world.

Seven Reasons for Fundraisers to be Optimistic in 2009
February 5, 2009

AFP member, experienced fundraiser, speaker and author, Gail Perry, CFRE, shares with eWire readers her thoughts on how to keep going productively in these bad economic times. She believes that without a positive outlook we cannot go forward to make the world a better place. Below is her "positive thinking" list for '09.