Nonprofitnewsfeed.com summary of the week of 4/12/2021
GOP Fundraising Platform Under Fire for Deceptive Donation Forms
A recent New York Times article highlighted the potentially deceptive nature of fundraising forms hosted on the GOP’s WinRed donation platform, resulting in the Trump campaign having to issue nearly $122 million in refunds and causing a spike in fraud complaints to banks. These donation landing pages were criticized for aggressively pushing users to become recurring donors by automatically checking off a “Make this a monthly recurring donation” box (a practice not limited to GOP fundraising). The onus on the user to “opt-out” of a recurring donation is being criticized as unethical, especially as the forms became increasingly difficult to navigate as the election drew nearer. The blowback aimed at the campaign, from its own supporters no less, should give pause to any organization seeking to dupe its donors.
Read more ➝ Multiple Alleged Nonprofit CEO Fraud Cases Make News
A lot of fraud among nonprofit employees and leaders has made the news this week:
Former Employee At Nonprofit Charged With Stealing $4.7M Religious nonprofit CEO arrested by FBI in fraud case 68-year-old woman accused of stealing $4.72 million from Huntington West Virginia nonprofit Read more ➝
Facebook Helps Raise $5 Billion The iOS14 Update and Facebook Ads America’s Charities Named Best Nonprofit to Work For Two Philanthropic Strategies Aim to Boost Faltering Local News Billionaires John, Laura Arnold to give 5% of wealth yearly Union workers at Festus Goodwill reject latest proposal from nonprofit Local Nonprofit Advancing Knowledge Of The Holocaust Through Art
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