Foundations’ Investment Returns Continue to Grow

Investment returns at private foundations continued their strong gains last year, rising to an average of 15.6 percent according to a new study by the Commonfund Institute and the Council on Foundations (CoF). The 2013 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations (CCSF), which draws its data from a survey of 153 private foundations with combined assets of …

Annuity Donors Reportedly Getting Younger

Charities received less than two-thirds of the initial contribution to an annuity in the last five years, the lowest average reported in 20 years according to a new survey. The American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA) conducts its survey, Survey of Charitable Gift Annuities, every two years. The percentage of initial contributions remaining for charities reached highs of 95 percent …

Lilly Family School Dean Search Down To 2

There are two remaining candidates to fill the shoes of Eugene R. Tempel when he retires as the founding dean of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy later this year. While the university will only confirm that the search is ongoing and the intention is to have a new dean by January 1, 2015, The NonProfit Times has …

Mid-Level Donors Hiding In Plain Sight

Mid-level donors might live in a strange place in your development department. They’re not serviced with the same automation that your direct mail file is handled. They also most likely don’t warrant the personal touch of the major giving department. “In spite of the fact that they’re producing revenue, they’re neglected,” said Cathy Finney, deputy vice president of strategic services …

3 Ways To Land A Job Interview

Landing a job interview is hard work, and sometimes it can seem like it’s all luck. The reality is, however, that there is an art to getting the call from an employer. Below are three tips you can follow that will improve your chances. Show confidenceEveryone knows that being unemployed is not fun, and it can be even worse if …

Unseen And Uncounted: Virtual Volunteers A Secret Weapon

The finishing touches on the resource guide of Bicycle Indiana were completed despite the three main parties being in different parts of the country during the final week of the project. The publication, which includes the annual report and resources for members regarding rides, retailers and clubs, was created with the help of a volunteer graphic designer in northern Indiana. …

Free Nonprofit Financial Management Webinar

Your nonprofit likely does a lot of good work but how do you show it? You will be able to find out the answer to this question and more by attending the next in our series of free webinars. Hosted in partnership with Intacct Corporation, The NonProfit Times invites you to join us on August 14th at 2:00 p.m. for …

House Passes America Gives More Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act of 2014, a package of bills to extend a number of giving incentives for charities. “This legislation is a big win for those who are served by the nonprofit community, which in one form or another, is much of the country,” Joanne Florino, senior vice president for public policy …

Fidelity Charitable Gifts Exceed $1 Billion

Grants by one of the nation’s largest donor-advised funds jumped almost 20 percent during the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, while an increase in mergers and acquisitions activity helped to push a 33-percent spike in contributions. Boston, Mass-based Fidelity Charitable announced today that distributed grants reached almost $1.1 billion, up from the previous …

Memorials Established For Priya Haji

Legendary social innovator and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Priya Haji, who launched four different enterprises during her career, died suddenly Monday night at her home in San Francisco. Early indications are that Haji suffered a pulmonary embolism, according to a statement from her family, though autopsy results are still pending. Haji, who turned 44 on July 4, was chief executive officer …