Monthly Archives: February 2009

Year-end online giving strong

Online donations were strong in December 2008 according to Network for Good, which processes online donations for nonprofits. The number of donations made in December 2008 jumped by almost half over December 2007 to reach 157,414, and the total amount … Continue reading

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Bequests top “Slate 60” list of biggest gifts of 2008

Seven of the ten biggest charitable gifts in 2008 were from estates, a sign that even the richest Americans may be putting off large donations due to economic uncertainty, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Slate magazine report. By contrast, all … Continue reading

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Newspapers as Nonprofits?

By Katy Snyder JVA Communications/Resource Development Associate Amidst recent chatter about the imminent demise of the Rocky Mountain News comes a New York Times editorial suggesting that newspapers become nonprofits—endowed institutions that would enjoy the same stability that universities do. … Continue reading

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Fundraising confidence at 10-year low

Nonprofit professionals are experiencing their lowest level of confidence in the U.S. fundraising climate in over a decade, according to a new study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University that was discussed in a Philanthropy Journal article. The … Continue reading

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Matching gifts shrinking at some U.S. companies

Matching-gift programs at U.S. corporations may be the next casualty of the economic crisis, The Wall Street Journal reported in a Jan. 14 article. Companies such as General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Pfizer are scaling back on the practice … Continue reading

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DPS grads face remedial work in college

According to a recent article in the Rocky Mountain News, more than half of all Denver Public Schools graduates who enroll in a state college or university must take at least one remedial course. Most often, students must take remedial … Continue reading

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Majority of nonprofit community optimistic about new presidency

By Katy Snyder JVA Communications/Resource Associate A few weeks back, we asked if you were feeling optimist about the new presidency, and boy, did you have a lot to say. Of the 140 people who responded to a JVA Consulting … Continue reading

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Child neglect cases multiply as economic woes spread

According to an article in The Washington Post, child neglect cases are rising because of economic problems. “History and experience tell us when the economy is bad and unemployment rises, children don’t do well,” said Linda Spears, vice president of … Continue reading

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Despite tough times, some retailers increase giving

Despite sales declines that have reached double digits in some cases, many corporate retailers are pulling out the stops to maintain their charitable giving, USA Today reports. Of the 11 retailers that provided information to the Chronicle of Philanthropy for … Continue reading

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