April 2nd, 2012

April 2: Philanthropy News

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New UK cancer fund to bridge drug development gap
‎Reuters UK

A new 50 million pounds fund has been created to help bridge the funding gap between cancer drug discovery and early . . .

Credit Card Scams Targeting College Online Donations  
The NonProfit Times

From California to Pennsylvania, from Wisconsin to Washington, colleges around the country were getting large online donations that turned out to be nothing more than credit card scams.

Big Fish, Little Fish: In the Foundation-Nonprofit Relationship ...
‎The Nonprofit Quarterly

In the nonprofit ocean, there are big fish and little fish. ... Does a typical nonprofit CEO emerge from a meeting at the offices of a small,

How an Unconventional Charity Hopes to Raise $2-Billion
‎Chronicle of Philanthropy

Scott Harrison, who founded Charity: Water, has been seeking a director of development for two years. But every applicant fails to meet his

Norwalk Hospital Receives $10 Million Gift from McGraws
‎Patch.com

The $10 million will go to establish The Anne P. and Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for outpatient care, hospital officials said. “The new Ambulatory Pavilion ...

Economy’s Strain Puts New Demands on Leaders
Chronicle of Philanthropy

When Donna Horkey joined the board of the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra a year ago, the charity had spent two-thirds of its cash reserves in just two years.

Majority of Nonprofits Reached Fundraising Goals in 2011, Survey Finds
‎Chronicle of Philanthropy

Thirty-one percent, mostly small organizations, said contributions dropped in 2011, and 41 percent said they did not meet their fundraising goals

Nonprofit Executives Share Advice on Marketing and Fundraising
‎Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nancy Schwartz, publisher of Getting Attention, a blog and e-mail newsletter that provides advice on nonprofit marketing, has conducted

United Arab Emirates Shutters US-Backed Group
‎Pittsburgh Post Gazette

... of diplomatic defiance: the decision by the United Arab Emirates, an ally, to shutter the offices of an American-financed group that promotes democracy

Stuff (Major-Gift) Fundraisers (Shouldn't) Say
‎Chronicle of Philanthropy

Those are the kinds of expressions fundraisers should never say, Marcy Heim, a fundraising trainer in Madison, Wis., told people gathered in Vancouver for

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