Non Profits

Big Ideas & Coming Trends | Hearing from Nonprofit Fundraising Thought Leaders.

By Carol Rhine, Principal Fundraising Analyst at Target Analytics.  A team of us at Target Analytics analyze the performance of direct marketing fundraising every quarter, and I present that analysis by webex.  For the past ten years the [...]

Nonprofit Offers College Graduates Personal Finance Tips

With upcoming graduations, nonprofit, American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) has put together five important personal finance tips for new graduates. The truth is not every college graduate knows much about their personal finances, and that’s why ACCC has [...]

NONPROFIT OR “FOR PURPOSE” — WHERE DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION BELONG?

By Donna Tschiffely, Executive Director, Direct Marketing Association of Washington News reports of non-profit executives traveling first class or spending lavishly on conferences and retreats get a lot of attention, often rightly so.  No one, in or [...]

Philanthropy: Make Your Mother Proud

By:  Tiffany Neill, Co-Chair and Pam Larmee, Co-Chair No matter how old we get, or what status we achieve in life, we always want to make our mothers proud. Recently, we had the opportunity to meet [...]

LESS THAN HALF OF U.S. HOUSEHOLDS REPORT GOOD SAVINGS , SAYS 9TH ANNUAL AMERICA SAVES WEEK SURVEY

The ninth annual America Saves Week survey has found that only two-fifths (40%) of U.S. households report good or excellent progress in “meeting their savings needs.”   This widespread lack of savings progress is consistent with responses [...]

‘Conspicuous conservation’ a factor in socially responsible product innovation

Companies may a bigger incentive to invest in developing socially responsible products if it means those who eventually buy them can stand a little taller than those who don’t, says new research. Consumers do not only [...]

Scarcity of prey and competition led to extinction of ancient monster shark

The following press release comes from the Uniersity of Zurich. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know Jaws, the film about the great white shark and the devastation it wreaked? But there have been even [...]

Time to ‘Rewrite History’ of North America? Romans in North America Before Columbus, Report Says

Researchers say a major discovery strongly suggests ancient Roman mariners were in Nova Scotia, Canada in second century AD or earlier — long before Columbus.  Photo Courtesy of Ancient Artifact Preservation Society In an upcoming peer-reviewd [...]

Woman Inspires Cancer Survivor With Hair Donation

In 2007, 16-year-old Leah Schalow was living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Over the summer, she received 19 inches of donated hair to make a wig from fellow high school student Rachelle De [...]

CDC Says Injuries Cost the US $671 Billion

Study shows injuries and violence create substantial economic burden The total cost of injuries and violence in the United States was $671 billion in 2013, according to two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR) released today [...]