The Christian Service Charites board is excited to provide this update on our CEO transition. As you may recall, we communicated in the spring of 2016 that Tom Youngblood had announced his plans after 9 years of service as CEO to begin his transition into retirement. We are grateful to Tom for staying on an additional year to give the board time to work on transition planning and finding his replacement. With Tom’s recent departure, we are equally excited to announce Royce Bervig as the new President and CEO, reporting Monday, July 31, 2017.
Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, top this year’s Philanthropy 50, The Chronicle’s annual ranking of the 50 Americans who donate the most to charity.
The Knights earned the No. 1 spot for the first time in the 17-year history of the list. They gave $900 million in 2016: $500 million to the University of Oregon and $400 million to Stanford.
The Millennial Impact Project is the most comprehensive and trusted study of the Millennial generation (born 1980-2000) and their involvement with causes. Since beginning the study in 2009, Achieve continues to lead the national research team in partnership with the Case Foundation. With more than 75,000 participants in our studies, The Millennial Impact Project has helped organizations, corporations and individuals everywhere understand the best approaches to cultivate interest and involvement with this generation.
The racial makeup of America is changing rapidly, with more waves of change coming soon. Nonprofits need to pay attention.
Those are the biggest takeaways from the work of William Frey, a demographer who is senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and author of the book Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America.
Mr. Frey wrote the book because he was surprised by the findings of the 2010 census, the most recent conducted.
“I had been anticipating this for some time,” he writes in the preface. “But even I was taken aback by the scope of racial change.”
We talked with Mr. Frey about what nonprofits need to know about America’s rapidly changing racial demographics.
This fall’s Combined Federal Campaign will be run in a completely different way, the biggest changes in the federal charity drive in 30 years.
How will all this impact the CFC and your charity this fall?
Most charities opposed many of the CFC’s changes when they were proposed in 2013. But many are glad the changes are finally being implemented after three years (the final rules were issued in 2014). Because of the long delay, local campaigns have been run by the organizations (mostly local United Ways) that knew they were being phased out. This may be one reason for the CFC’s declines during the past three years.