On Monday morning, Invisible Children, the organization behind the hugely popular "Kony 2012" viral video, announced major changes to its operations. The company will close its San Diego-based headquarters, it announced, and transfer its African-based operations to local partners over the next year.
It's a significant change for the company — and it may well spell its end. The staff in the U.S. office will be cut from 21 to four before the end of the year, while the number of staff working in Africa will be scaled down from 20 to 10 in March.
Two weeks ago, we here at FundRaising Success hosted our third annual FS Virtual Conference & Expo. If you weren't able to attend, did attend but missed a few of the sessions, or would like to view and listen to any of the sessions again, you still can! The free virtual conference is available on-demand until Jan. 15. Simply register here and view at your convenience.
The third annual FundRaising Success Virtual Conference & Expo takes place today. Check out the agenda and join us for a fundraising-filled day.
U.S. presidential campaigns and political action committees, or PACs, filed financial reports on Tuesday that showed how much they had raised and spent as of Dec. 31.
The filings to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) also offered a snapshot of who donated how much to the "Super PACs," which operate independently from campaigns and can raise unlimited amounts from individuals, corporations and unions.
Soon, the holiday sounds of coins clinking into red kettles may disappear, replaced by the silence of a credit card swipe. The has begun shifting into digital donations, as fewer and fewer shoppers carry much change or bills.
This year, the charity is testing the use of Square, a mobile payments startup that allows anyone to accept credit card payments via mobile devices.
Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs and organizations run by women, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business announced the results of its 2011 competition Nov. 11.
Nonprofit winners include Lauren Bush, CEO of FEED, Best Executive (Nonprofit or Government); Dr. Lee Bowes, president/CEO of America Works of New York Inc., Lifetime Achievement; Elisabeth Mason, CEO of Single Stop USA, Best Executive; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nonprofit or Government Organization of the Year; Birds Nest Foundation, Video of the Year.
While many Americans give generously to help people, many others make donations of a different sort: building museums to house their art collections; underwriting new wings in hospitals or halls named for them at their alma maters; using their money and influence to sway public policy and influence political campaigns; or seeking to solve problems in distant lands rather than in their own backyards.
While charitable giving rose slightly over all in 2010, gifts to organizations that address basic human needs fell 6.6 percent, according to Giving USA.
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) presented its 2011 International ECHO Awards at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during the DMA2011 Conference & Exhibition, which concludes Oct. 6.
Nonprofit winners include Ministry of Health, Heart of the City/Auckland Council, Doctors Without Borders, SickKids Foundation / Winning Charities International, Outreach International, World Jewish Congress Foundation, World Vision U.S. and The Salvation Army in Canada.
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.
The nation's largest membership organization, AARP, will appoint A. Barry Rand, known for being a catalyst for social change and inclusion in the workplace, to become CEO in early April succeeding Bill Novelli, who has held the position for eight years. Rand will be the first African-American to lead the organization.