Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Charting a Decade of Online Donations

Charting a Decade of Online Donations
November 23, 2011, 11:04 am
By Cody Switzer
Only 4 percent of donors had given online in 2001. This year, about 65 percent have given to charity through the Internet.

That’s one of the comparisons made in a new graphic from Network for Good, a fund-raising and volunteerism Web site that celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.

In 2001, the average donation through the site was $226. But this year the average gift is $73, a change that Network for Good interprets as a sign that online giving has “gone mainstream.”

Here’s the full graphic:

SCNY ED Group December 14th Program

SCNY ED Group December 14th Program

Program Agenda:
-Business Meeting
-Election of SCNY ED Group Officers
-Program Presentation
The Program will feature Judith Peckham from the Klee Foundation and Diane Brown from the Community Foundation for South Central New York offering a Philanthropy Update covering:
-What's happening in the world of foundations
-A brief discussion on the documentary "Saving Philanthropy" which deals with best practices and outcomes foundations seek
-A discussion of the new "common application" being used by local foundations


Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Time: 8:30-11:00 am
Cost: FREE to nonprofit directors
Family Enrichment Network 24 Cherry Street
Johnson City, NY

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NY comptroller says late checks hurt nonprofits

NY comptroller says late checks hurt nonprofits
Nov. 15, 2011, 3:01 a.m. EST
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says late contract approvals and payments by the state are hurting nonprofit providers and jeopardizing services.

DiNapoli says state agencies last year were on average six months late in approving nine out of 10 contracts valued at $50,000 or more, often after services were provided.

An analysis of the first half of 2011 shows nearly 90 percent of contracts approved by the comptroller were submitted late by state agencies.

DiNapoli says nonprofits operate on thin margins and provide basic services ranging from health care clinics to work programs, with 22,000 active grant contracts totaling $16.8 billion.

The nonprofit sector employed 1.25 million people statewide last year.

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