Nonprofit news roundup, 02.13.15

UNC shortchanges fundraising, its fundraising chief says

The fundraising chief at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill told its board of trustees the school has not been reaching out to donors properly and has “significantly underinvested” in his office, the school’s student newspaper reports.

UNC spokesman Scott Ragland told The Daily Tar Heel that at a trustees meeting in January, David Routh, vice chancellor for university development, “was referring to the extent to which we’ve invested in development infrastructure, such as personnel, including front-line fundraisers.”

Routh, former managing director for U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Raleigh, and former director of gift planning at UNC-Chapel Hill, was named vice chancellor for university development in September 2013.

In addition to his annual salary of $395,000, Routh can earn incentive pay of up to 25 percent of his base pay by meeting goals set by Chancellor Carol Folt, according to deal Folt proposed and the board approved.

UNC is gearing up for a comprehensive campaign to raise as much as $4 billion, according to a Business North Carolina report last summer.

The magazine said Routh envisions an eight-year campaign, including a two-year silent phase.

Roger Perry, former chairman of the school’s board of trustees and a Chapel Hill developer, told the magazine UNC was raising $250 million to $300 million a year but needed to be raising $350 million to $400 million.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle names executive director

Dave Koch, executive director at Atria Southpoint Walk Senior Living in Durham, has been named executive director of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh.

Koch will be responsible for daily operations.

Jill Staton Bullard, the nonprofit’s CEO and co-founder, is moving to a more external role focusing on community development, long-range system change, advocacy, and strategic fund development.

Tubaugh new executive director at HandyCapable Network

Anne Tubaugh, former associate executive director at the North Carolina Humanities Council, which recently relocated to Charlotte from Greensboro, has been named executive director of HandyCapable Network in Greensboro.

Breit to join Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

Eric Breit, interim executive director at PLM Families Together in Raleigh, will join Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina in March as director of policy and systems initiatives.

Charitable giving grows 2.1 percent

Overall charitable giving in the U.S. grew 2.1 percent in 2014, while online giving grew 8.9 percent, a new report says.

Online giving accounted for roughly 6.7 percent of total fundraising revenue, excluding grants, says the 2014 Charitable Giving Report from Blackbaud.

The report is based on overall giving data from 4,798 nonprofits representing $16.2 billion in total fundraising in 2014, and online giving data from 3,724 nonprofits representing $2 billion in online fundraising in 2014.

Blackbaud reports lower profits

Blackbaud, a provider of software and services for nonprofits, said its net income fell for the three months and year ended Dec. 31, 2014, while revenue for both periods grew.

Net income for the fourth-quarter fell to $4.8 million, or 26 cents a share, from $11.8 million, or 26 cents a share, in the same period a year earlier.

Total revenue for the period grew to $152.8 million from $134.9 million.

Net income for the year fell to $28.3 million, or 62 cents a share, from $30.5 million, or 67 cents a share, the previous year.

Blackbaud’s board of directors approved a first-quarter 2015 dividend of 12 cents a share, payable on March 13 to stockholders of record on February 27.

Guilford College gets $500,000

An anonymous donor has made a commitment to give $500,000 to Guilford College in Greensboro.

The gift will support the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies Endowed Fund.

Named for Bill Rogers, who was Guilford’s president from 1980 to 1996, the fund will support the position of Friends Center director.

Max Carter, leader of the center since 1990, has been named the first William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center. Among other duties, the director teaches Quakerism and Quaker studies in the Department of Religious Studies.

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry gives over $56,000

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Raleigh donated over $56,000 to local charities in 2014 through a program that provides customers with a complimentary watch battery replacement and in exchange requests that a donation be made to a charity the jeweler selects each month.

Since launching the program in 2008, Bailey’s has donated over $231,000 to charities in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Greenville and Fayetteville, where its stores are located.

Compass Center for Women and Families to host art exhibition

The Compass Center for Women and Families in Chapel Hill will host its annual art exhibition on March 6, with proceeds supporting the self-sufficiency, adolescent empowerment and domestic violence crisis services it provides for women, men and children.

Winston-Salem Foundation gives $423,000

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 25 community grants totaling $422,896.

SAFEHaven for Cats gets $10,000

Snowflake Animal Rescue has awarded a $10,000 grant to SAFEHaven for Cats in Raleigh to provide financial assistance for 200 pet owners and perform sterilization services for their pets.

Forsyth United Way names board members

United Way of Forsyth County named seven new members to its board of directors, including Doug Debrecht, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at B/E Aerospace; Debra Donahue, director of the Forsyth County Department of Social Services.; Beverly Emory, superintendent of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools; Rogan Kersh, provost of Wake Forest University; Martha Logemann, owner of Logemann & Co.; David Martin, Pepsi Beverages Company; and Betty Lou Vontsolos, senior vice president for client services at Inmar and chair of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council.

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