Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Arts Center names new President

NEW PRESIDENT Christopher Marblo

We are pleased to announce that Christopher Marblo, M.A., has been appointed as the new President of The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Marblo, a seasoned educator with a strong arts background, comes from The Town School in New York City.

"I am thrilled and honored to be the next President of The Arts Center" said Marblo. "The Center serves a vital role in the promotion and experience of the arts in the Capital Region, and I look forward to building on its rich and enduring legacy and helping to write the next chapters of its story."

Interim President Deborah Onslow will remain with The Arts Center until Marblo begins in June 2012.

Welcome, Chris! We are very excited to have you on board.
For the more information and the complete press release, please visit our website.

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.

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