Friday, July 31, 2015

FASB Sees Dissent on Nonprofit Accounting Changes | Accounting Today News

FASB Sees Dissent on Nonprofit Accounting Changes | Accounting Today News: "FASB Sees Dissent on Nonprofit Accounting Changes
NORWALK, CONN. (JULY 31, 2015)
BY MICHAEL COHN
The Financial Accounting Standards Board is beginning to hear from not-for-profit organizations and their accountants about the far-reaching changes it has proposed in reporting by nonprofits, and finding there are some disagreements, even among FASB’s own leaders."



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SOI Tax Stats - Charities & Other Tax-Exempt Organizations Statistics

SOI Tax Stats - Charities & Other Tax-Exempt Organizations Statistics: "SOI Tax Stats - Charities & Other Tax-Exempt Organizations Statistics"



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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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massnonprofit news ::: "uly 28, 2015 — While salaries for professional fundraisers in the United States last year remained about the same as the year before, Massachusetts fundraisers, on average, earn more than those in the Northeast or the country as a whole, according to newly released findings.

Average pay across the country in 2014 was $75,913, less than 1% higher than the 2013 average of $75,483, according to the 2015 AFP Compensation and Benefits Report published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)."



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The AFP Blog: Who We Are

The AFP Blog: Who We Are: "Who We Are
We’ve just released our latest Compensation and Benefits Report—covering 2014—and if you need information about your salary and other benefits, it’s the resource to use. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more detailed survey of the fundraising profession, and with our new Job Title Mini-Reports, we’re giving you more specific, targeted compensation and benefits data than ever before.
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Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits | Stanford Social Innovation Review: "Big social impact organizations occasionally draw big press, but the story is often one of failure, fraud, or deception. The Red Cross weathered a scandal invoking all three when NPR and ProPublica accused the organization of bungling its response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The ProPublica headline that hooked readers was “How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes.” The story struck a chord with the public, gathering more than 800 comments between the two sites and inciting dozens of similar articles in publications such as Salon, TIME, and the Washington Post. "



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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Changes To Combined Federal Campaign Pushed Off A YearThe NonProfit Times

Changes To Combined Federal Campaign Pushed Off A YearThe NonProfit Times: "New regulations for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) originally scheduled to take effect in January will be pushed back a year.

“The modernization of the CFC is reliant on an aggressive timeline for development of the tools needed to implement reform, including streamlined campaign administration and oversight as well as the development of new online applications and systems,”"



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CEO to CEO: Tips for New Leaders: Associations Now

CEO to CEO: Tips for New Leaders: Associations Now: "The most important activity for day one is to set the tone, which, for me, means listening to the expertise of the existing team and sharing optimism and big dreams for the future. I’d do this by (1) setting up individual appointments with each staff member, board member, and key volunteers to hear their thoughts on what is going well and what needs to change; and (2) gathering all staff together to present myself, including my leadership philosophy, background, and hopes and expectations."



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How a collaborative approach is helping NPR and local stations raise more money » Nieman Journalism Lab

How a collaborative approach is helping NPR and local stations raise more money » Nieman Journalism Lab: " little teamwork between NPR and some member stations is helping raise money for future public media projects. According to Current, more than $4 million has been raised in the last year by NPR working with over 40 stations in cities like San Francisco, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Boston, and New York."



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8 Things You Need to Understand About the New Philanthropic Mindset of the Millennial Generation

8 Things You Need to Understand About the New Philanthropic Mindset of the Millennial Generation: "Obviously, social media has disrupted the world of fundraising, just as it continues to completely reconfigure the way we communicate with each other. But what has really upset the charitable giving status quo is the millennial generation. These 80 million people between the ages of 18 and 34 who are on the cusp of taking over the world simply think differently about charitable giving.

Here are eight things you need to understand about the new philanthropic mindset of the millennial generation."



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Searching for the Next Big Idea

Searching for the Next Big Idea: "But we know this is truly the tip of the iceberg. We know there are countless other inspired next gen social entrepreneurs with big ideas who are ready to scale their own businesses and change the world. So today, as part of the Case Foundation’s mission to invest in people and ideas that can change the world, we are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition—the largest-ever competition for young social entrepreneurs running for-profit and nonprofit enterprises that address global challenges. Through our participation we aim to lift up the most promising of the for-profit entrants with disruptive and scalable ideas who can best demonstrate how the power of business can change the world sustainably."



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Clemson raises nearly $1 B in capital campaign | The State

Clemson raises nearly $1 B in capital campaign | The State: "After a record year of private gifts, Clemson University is closing in on its $1 billion fundraising goal for its “The Will to Lead” capital campaign.

Private gifts to the university totaled $136.6 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, bringing the multi-year campaign’s total to $934 million.

Clemson is entering the “home stretch” of its campaign, said Brian O’Rourke, associate vice president for Institutional Advancement."



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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

7 issues for receiving non-cash gifts - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

7 issues for receiving non-cash gifts - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "s more nonprofit supporters become savvy investors, there is a new attraction in donating stocks, mutual funds or other non-cash gifts to organizations or causes.

These forms of support can be extremely helpful, but they can carry complications regarding taxation, including regulations imposed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Chris Johnson, director of marketing for StratusLIVE, advises that any nonprofit considering accepting stocks from donors adopt a strategic plan for solicitation. Here are a few points to cover:"



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Investing in the Awesome, No Strings Attached - The New York Times

Investing in the Awesome, No Strings Attached - The New York Times: "Jesse Chan-Norris, 37, a technology consultant who has lived in the city since 1999. In 2010, Mr. Chan-Norris was a founder of the New York chapter of an organization called the Awesome Foundation, and he is the chapter’s current dean. The foundation’s 10 New York trustees pool $100 each month and give the $1,000 pot — no strings attached — to the New Yorker who best answers their three questions: Who are you? What’s your awesome idea? How will you use this money?"



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Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong spacesuit display | collectSPACE

Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong spacesuit display | collectSPACE: "July 20, 2015 — The Smithsonian launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign on Monday (July 20) in an effort to preserve, conserve and display the spacesuit that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong wore while becoming the first man to walk on the moon.
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Nonprofit Merger Motivations—and What About the Brand? | Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Merger Motivations—and What About the Brand? | Nonprofit Quarterly: "Although nonprofit mergers are often “sold” on the basis of efficiency, these objectives can be long in coming and hard to achieve. More often, as is chronicled in Judith Alnes’ “Creating Fertile Soil for the Merger Option,” mergers are motivated by an intention to expand or improve services rather than for financial goals. In many mergers, organizations are able to broaden their range of services as well as their support base."



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Monday, July 20, 2015

Royal Berkshire hospital charity strikes gold with silver 2p coin | Money | The Guardian

Royal Berkshire hospital charity strikes gold with silver 2p coin | Money | The Guardian: "A 2p coin left in a hospital donation box has raised more than £800 on eBay after an eagle-eyed hospital volunteer spotted its rarity value.

The coin was found in the Royal Berkshire hospital’s “cash for coins” box, in which visitors usually leave unwanted foreign coins."



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Friday, July 17, 2015

Young art enthusiasts are in for a mysterious treat at future DMA fĂȘte - CultureMap Dallas

Young art enthusiasts are in for a mysterious treat at future DMA fĂȘte - CultureMap Dallas: "Junior Associates of the Dallas Museum of Art recently gathered more than 100 members of their loyal crew for a save-the-date party of sorts to announce a one-time only event they are calling Director's Cut.

Happening in lieu of the beloved annual fundraiser, An Affair of the Art, Director's Cut is still mostly shrouded in mystery."



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Community Health Centers Marry Fitness Centers for the Sake of the Patients | Nonprofit Quarterly

Community Health Centers Marry Fitness Centers for the Sake of the Patients | Nonprofit Quarterly:



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Modern Contractual Considerations in Using Volunteers: Another Lesson From Reddit | Nonprofit Quarterly

Modern Contractual Considerations in Using Volunteers: Another Lesson From Reddit | Nonprofit Quarterly:



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Picking a New CEO for Independent Sector: What Really Matters? | Nonprofit Quarterly

Picking a New CEO for Independent Sector: What Really Matters? | Nonprofit Quarterly:



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How Fans Run The Largest U.S. Anime Convention As A Non-Profit

How Fans Run The Largest U.S. Anime Convention As A Non-Profit: "Despite its enormous economic impact, you might be surprised to discover that Anime Expo is run as a 503(c)(6) tax-exempt non-profit. Like most companies in this categorization, it is run by a board of directors and publicly discloses its earnings every year. As a non-profit, the SPJA usually brings in as much as it makes, by charging admittance to attendees, table fees to exhibitors, and advertising space to sponsors. According to 2011 records on Guidestar, the company brought in $3 million, and spent slightly more than that organizing the next year’s event. It’s a typical cash flow for the company, since Anime Expo keeps attracting more fans (and therefore costing a little more) every year."



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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Armstrong charity Tour ride irrelevant for Froome - Yahoo Sports Singapore

Armstrong charity Tour ride irrelevant for Froome - Yahoo Sports Singapore: "Tour de France leader Chris Froome has dismissed as irrelevant disgraced American Lance Armstrong's controversial charity ride due on Thursday.
Armstrong will cycle two stages of the Tour for a leukaemia charity -- from Muret to Rodez on Thursday and from Rodez to Mende on Friday -- a day ahead of the competing riders."



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What's Happened Since the Ice Bucket Challenge Was Born

What's Happened Since the Ice Bucket Challenge Was Born: "Exactly 365 days ago, Chris Kennedy posted a video to YouTube—one that’s widely regarded to be the first ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video. From there, more than 17 million people followed suit, and 2.5 million people handed the ALS Association $115 million between July 29 and Sept. 15, per the Wall Street Journal, an amount the association says could be the biggest single giving event unrelated to a disaster or emergency."



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Girl Scouts rejects $100K anti-transgender donation

Girl Scouts rejects $100K anti-transgender donation:



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N.Y. City Opera Drops Plan to Sell Name and Assets - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

N.Y. City Opera Drops Plan to Sell Name and Assets - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "he New York City Opera has abandoned plans to sell its name and other assets after months of legal squabbling between rival bidders seeking to revive the moribund company, writes The Wall Street Journal. The opera's board is instead weighing whether to restructure through the bankruptcy process begun when the organization filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2013."



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Relief Groups Expand Fundraising in Fight for Aid Dollars - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Relief Groups Expand Fundraising in Fight for Aid Dollars - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Major aid charities have more than tripled their spending on fundraising over the past decade amid a boom in international aid and fierce competition to draw donors, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. Total spending by the world's 50 largest humanitarian nonprofits has more than doubled in 10 years to $18 billion, as more public money is channeled to relief work in disaster and conflict zones, according to the foundation's inaugural Business of Aid survey."



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Sweet Briar at 300 Students and Counting in the Run-up to the Academic Year | Nonprofit Quarterly

the Sweet Briar story continues (Sweet Briar stories)


Sweet Briar at 300 Students and Counting in the Run-up to the Academic Year | Nonprofit Quarterly: "Over the course of twelve days, the brand new board of Sweet Briar College has met three times, including yesterday via teleconference, to make the decisions required to try to keep the college open. Again, one of the most immediate variables that needed to be dealt with was enrollment. The student body was at 700 last year, and the new regime was unsure how many students would enroll or re-enroll after the college’s former board voted to close the college last March—and after the ensuing struggle, where the outcome was iffy."



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