How local charities are affected when major disasters strike

In the wake of national and global devastation, it's common for local non-relief charities to see a short-term decline in financial contributions, said Rick Cohen, spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Fundraising

PayPal Lawsuit Shows a ‘Wild West’ Reality in 3rd-Party Online Fundraising

"I think these portals are both a boon and a potential problem," said Jennifer Chandler, vice president of the National Council of Nonprofits. "Lack of transparency over all is a concern."

Tags: Fundraising

Facebook faces landmark petition over fundraising fees

It is common practice for fundraising websites to take a cut of funds raised, said Rick Cohen, a spokesman for the Washington D.C.-based National Council of Nonprofits, a nationwide network.

Tags: Fundraising

Donations Raised By Professional Fundraisers Dropped Sharply Last Year

Importantly, however, this does not mean that nonprofits actually raised less money. This report is generated by the N.C.

Tags: North Carolina, Fundraising

How we give is changing

Recently, Jan Masaoka found out that a friend with multiple sclerosis created a GoFundMe to help make her sister’s home wheelchair accessible. She didn’t hesitate to help.

Tags: Crowdfunding, Fundraising

Donate to victims of tragedies smartly

Rick Cohen, spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits, says crowdfunding sites are particularly successful because they are more likely to go viral, and are a good way to quickly get a mini-fundraiser up and running.

Tags: Crowdfunding, Fundraising

End-of-Year Giving Remains Vital to NJ’s Nonprofits

“The holidays are traditionally a time of giving. People are thinking more generously, thinking of others, so it fits with the spirit of the season,” says Linda Czipo. “We’ve also got tax considerations.

Tags: New Jersey, Fundraising, donations

Is IRS Proposal Kiss Of Death For Charities?

Charities are saying “no way” to the Internal Revenue Service’s recently proposed new substantiation rules, which would include charities’ collecting and storing donor’s social security...

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation, Fundraising, donations, Donors

'Giving Tuesday' struggles to gain recognition in Minnesota

While some Minnesota nonprofits are mentioning Giving Tuesday on their websites and Facebook pages, few are building fundraisers or events around it.

Tags: Minnesota, Fundraising, Giving Tuesday

Facebook aims to boost charities with improved 'Donate' button and new tools

"Nonprofits want to engage their audience on Facebook but have had consistent issues with doing that with some of the ways that the algorithms have worked in terms of displaying information on people's News Feed," said Rick Cohen, director of...

Tags: Social Media, Facebook, Online Giving, Fundraising


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