“After two decades as president of one of America’s largest charities, Richard Stearns has announced his plans to retire from World Vision at the end of 2018,” Christianity Today reports. “During Stearns’s time as CEO, World Vision’s annual revenue grew to more than $1 billion, and the ministry reports that it is on track to serve more than 30 million children by 2022. During his tenure, World Vision has responded to global poverty, human trafficking, the refugee crisis, water sanitation, famine, and dozens of natural disasters. Prior to World Vision, Stearns had little experience in the humanitarian or parachurch world. Instead, he spent 23 years in corporate leadership, serving as the CEO of Parker Brothers Games (maker of Monopoly) and Lenox (the fine china and crystal company).”
Forbes has released a list of high-profile nonprofit conferences in 2018. These conferences are geared at improving a nonprofit’s organization, marketing, technology, strategy and processes, as well as serving as an opportunity to connect with numerous thought leaders. Included in the list is 2018 Washington Nonprofit Conference (February 21-23), The 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (April 11-13), and The 2018 Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit (September 27-28). To view the entire list, visit the article here.
“John Lunardini has joined Catholic Charities Diocese of Jackson as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Lunardini is responsible for the overall operations of Catholic Charities, a licensed social service agency which is an integral ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson,” according to Mississippi Business Journal. “He joins Catholic Charities after almost two years as Director of Communications & Business Development at Mississippi Primary Health Care Association. He directed MPHCA’s marketing, communications and advocacy activities.”
“From hurricanes to wildfires, natural disasters have seemed to be one after another for almost six months. That’s why Convoy of Hope is still in these affected communities helping people recover and rebuild,” reports FOX 5 KBRK. “After responding to six major disasters, starting with Hurricane Harvey, Convoy of Hope is still helping those impacted pick up the pieces. Currently Convoy is stationed in Texas and Puerto Rico. While the efforts down south have to moved to helping people rebuild their lives and homes, Convoy is focusing much of their attention on Puerto Rico, as the territory is still drastically suffering. Due to the extreme need, Convoy has committed to remain on the island for the next two years. However, while the organization remains hard at work, they are also celebrating. The 2017 year marked a record breaking year due to the number of people they were able to help, thanks to the communities generosity.”
“At the end of 2017, Google announced substantial modifications to the Google Ad Grants program,” according to National Council of Nonprofits. “Some of the changes offer nonprofits an incentive to leverage their Google Ad Grants, which can be worth up to $10,000 monthly. Nonprofits need to come into compliance by March 1, 2018, to continue to qualify for the program.” To view all the major changes to be aware of, visit the article here.