Success at AFP 2016

Thanks to all those who visited us at the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2016 Conference! We’re excited to continue the conversation following AFP, and to celebrate returning over $100 million to our charity partners. This year offered an exciting opportunity to prominently feature the UNICEF Civil Society program at our AFP booth. Visitors were able

Lower Small Car Prices Impact Car Donation Industry

Across the country, automotive experts are watching the price of some used vehicles drop. Smaller cars – subcompacts and entry-level sports cars – are seeing a 2.5% reduction in price on top of previous low prices.1 In the past, consumers have been reluctant to donate a car or truck to charities like The American Cancer

Steel Supply Chain Levels Out

Steel Supply Chain Decline “Have scrap steel prices finally found a floor?”1 The decline in steel prices is slowing as scrap markets look for signs of positive change. Late last month, the Commodity Trade Risk Management group published new prices for hot-rolled coil, which evened out at “$440/st, down from about $640/st last November”.2 CTRM

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Groundhog Day for China’s Scrap Metal Buyers

“Too many other buyers. I can tell other buyers were here yesterday,” Johnson Zeng told Bloomberg. “There wasn’t as much scrap as usual.” For Zeng and other Chinese scrap metal buyers who purchase millions of pounds of metal in the U.S., it’s a seller’s market; with increasing competition among buyers, scrap yards can afford to