Weekly News Recap: June 3, 2016



Members of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba present University of Manitoba president David Barnard with a $1 million cheque for the Asper School of Business Monday. (Bert Savard/CBC)


Trends and shifts


  • Infographic: Nonprofit Communications Trends Excellent side-by-side comparisons of the important work done by communication and fundraising professionals in our nonprofits. Especially interested in the stats related to office conflicts around nonprofit communications. Thanks to Imagine Canada for this link. (5/16/16)

Studies and stats


  • Cash Giving From Businesses Edges Up, Chronicle Survey Shows This Chronicle of Philanthropy survey indicates that $4.8 billion in cash donations were received by U.S. charities from 68 corporations in 2015. This is an increase of 2% over the previous year. Dealing with a significant image problem on the heels of the banking crisis and subsequent bailout, banks are playing a much more significant role in this giving than previously. (6/1/16)
  • Individual donations fall to lowest level for seven years Interesting report from the U.K. Particularly interesting to see that giving by men in the U.K. is dropping. Am curious if this is case elsewhere and, if it is, is it related to the pendulum swinging too far towards a focus on women's philanthropy? Thanks to AFP for sharing this link. (5/24/16)

Philanthropic controversy



Philanthropic personalities



News


  • Dr. Verna Yiu named head of AHS Dr. Yiu, who has been in this role on an interim basis, has now been named President and CEO of Alberta Health Services. ALBERTA STORY (5/31/16)

Tips and tricks


  • Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard How many times have I been asked to design a dashboard? Many. This is a great article on what you need to think about when you are designing that tool that lets you access your organization's key performance indicators at a moment's notice. Cool stuff. Thanks to CCVO for sharing the article. (5/9/16)

Life and career hacks



Large gifts


  • Detroit jobs receiving boost from JPMorgan Chase $4M donation This gift will be used to match up to 10,000 Detroit high school students with career education and work experiences. This recent gift is in addition to the $100 million JPMorgan has already committed to Detroit's economic recovery made in 2014. (6/1/16)
  • Education Effect to expand into Little Haiti with $2 million donation This gift from Rose Ellen Greene, a longtime volunteer at Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary School is being given to Education Effect, a partnership between the Florida International University and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Education Effect is aimed at student achievement. (5/31/16)
  • Four schools receive anonymous donation Four elementary schools in the Gainesville, Florida area will be splitting $1.5 million from an anonymous gift made through the Community Foundation of North Central Florida. The gift will help these schools place mental health counsellors and social workers into the schools over a three-year period. (5/31/16)
  • DSO receives $2.9 million donation A lovely gift from the estate of Dr. Clyde and Mrs. Helen Wu. to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Wu was a cardiologist who grew up in Hong Kong. The gift will be used to establish the Wu Family Academy for Learning & Engagement. (5/28/16)

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