Category: News & Notes

Nonprofit Quarterly matching campaign

Want to help support Nonprofit Quarterly? Consider making year-end gift– because the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is matching donations 2 to 1. “The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has long been a supporter of NPQ, even when our prospects seemed a bit thin on the ground.… MORE >>

Apple raised $20m over holidays

This past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, thanks to new giving-back program, Apple raised over $20 million for Bono-affiliated AIDS nonprofit (RED). “Apple’s past Black Friday deals were never anything major—usually small discounts that covered sales tax and not much else.… MORE >>

It was only a matter of time

In light of snowballing allegations, Spelman College is suspending a chair in humanities named for –and partly supported by– Bill Cosby. “Spelman College is suspending a endowed professorship program named after and in part funded by Bill and Camille Cosby, the historically black Atlanta women’s college has announced.” — Ben Mathis-Lilley,… MORE >>

HR director embezzled $82K

HR director of Chicago social-justice nonprofit skimmed $82,000 over five years; splurged on plastic surgery, vacations, and lingerie. “Gold Coast woman who was the human resources director for a social justice nonprofit stole more than $82,000 from the agency over five years, using the money for items such as plastic surgery, overseas trips and clothing from Victoria’s Secret, prosecutors said Tuesday.” — Liam Ford and Rosemary Regina Sobol, the Chicago TribuneMORE >>

“12 Days” nominations

This time of year, Kelly Erb of Forbes asks for nominations for her “12 Days of Christmas” feature, which highlights worthy orgs. Nominate yours here. “As I do every year, I’m asking readers to submit, via email to, the name of a charity that most deserves a boost this year for the 12 Days of Charitable Giving.… MORE >>

$25M to Holocaust museum for education

Phoenix millionaire William Levine pledges $25 million to US Holocaust Memorial Museum, to expand educational outreach and programming. “The family of Phoenix businessman William Levine is donating $25-million to help the U.S.… MORE >>

Giving Tuesday by the numbers

You might not be surprised to learn Giving Tuesday 2014 set new record for online contributions: nearly $46 million, a 36% increase over last year. “According to a report released by the Case Foundation, which includes data from Blackbaud as well as DonorPerfect, GlobalGiving, Network for Good and Razoo, an estimated total of $45.7 million was raised both offline and online on Giving Tuesday this year.… MORE >>

Happy Giving Tuesday Eve

It’s “Cyber Monday,” and we all know what that means: Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday– the Case Foundation and IU plan to track the numbers closely. “[T]his year in celebration of #GivingTuesday, the Case Foundation is excited to partner with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to support research efforts to identify outcomes from #GivingTuesday and its implications for overall donation trends.… MORE >>

Judge: An “incredible breach of trust”

Father-son duo found guilty of embezzling between $50K-100K from MA Little League chapter, after serving organization for combined 40 years. “Stanley Komins and Stephen Komins of Stoneham have both been found guilty of embezzlement in connection with a theft which authorities estimate was between $50,000 and $100,000 from the West Medford Hillside Little League organization, Friday, Nov.… MORE >>

Canada’s largest healthcare gift

$130 million, “largest monetary gift ever made to a Canadian health-care initiative,” pledged by family of telecom titan Ted Rogers for cardiac care. “[Three] institutions came together to announce the creation of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research.… MORE >>

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