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:

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.

You can access the article by Clicking Here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

STNED Holiday Social Networking Event

STNED Holiday Social Event

Three Birds Restaurant
73 East Market Street
Corning, NY 14830

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Thursday December 1, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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Three Birds Restaurant, Corning

Please join Executive Directors and Senior Management Professionals at the STNED Holiday Social Event. The purpose of this event is to have an enjoyable evening of networking and light fare. A cash bar will also be available for your enjoyment.

The event will be free of charge for the first participant from a nonprofit organization and $10 for each additional person from that organization. Please RSVP via the online form below.

STNED was established for the purpose of providing education, peer support and the sharing of ideas for nonprofit executive and management professionals in the Southern Tier/Finger Lakes Region of New York State. STNED is a member of New York Nonprofit Executive Directors Network .

Our generous sponsors for the evening are:

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning & the Finger Lakes

The Institute for Human Services, Inc.

ProAction of Steuben & Yates, Inc.

The Triangle Fund


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