Friday, March 20, 2015

D.C.-based nonprofit claims it was stiffed for thousands by Utah company | WJLA.com

D.C.-based nonprofit claims it was stiffed for thousands by Utah company | WJLA.com: "WASHINGTON (WJLA) – A D.C.-based nonprofit organization claims it’s out thousands of dollars after helping a company that staged a popular race in the District. Kid Power now says its programs for underprivileged kids are at risk after it says it was stiffed by a Utah company, Run or Dye."



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Postal Panel Wants Review of Rate Hike Blasted by Nonprofits - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Postal Panel Wants Review of Rate Hike Blasted by Nonprofits - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "For the second time in less than two weeks, the Postal Regulatory Commission has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to review a planned rate increase on periodical mailings that has angered nonprofit magazine publishers, reports Postalnews.com, an industry news site."



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Red Cross Case Raises Questions About How Nonprofits Handle Complaints - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Red Cross Case Raises Questions About How Nonprofits Handle Complaints - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "But today, the Red Cross ombudsman neither conducts investigations nor recommends policies. Indeed, according to the ombudsman, such work is outside his purview.

Exactly what the Red Cross ombudsman does — and should do — are key elements of Mr. Grassley’s latest inquiry into the Red Cross. He was spurred into action by ProPublica and NPR, which have produced several reports critical of the organization’s response to Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac in 2012 and its financial reporting. Their sources included Red Cross employees and others familiar with its operations."



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Charities must adapt to ageing population – or miss out | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Charities must adapt to ageing population – or miss out | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "f they get this right, the potential rewards for the voluntary sector are substantial. The numbers are eye-opening: if people hitting 65 keep donating time and money at the same rate as today’s older population, it’ll be worth the equivalent of £6.5bn to the sector over the next 20 years. It would take another 150 Red Nose Days to raise the same.

So by the middle of the 2030s our charities could be flourishing, from extra cash and resources but also from the expertise and experience that these baby boomers will bring. Voluntary organisations could be rich in many ways."



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The Pay Equity Question: Fueling the Debate - Third Sector Today

The Pay Equity Question: Fueling the Debate - Third Sector Today:



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N.Y. and D.C. Nonprofits Report Increasing Competition for Top Job Candidates - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

N.Y. and D.C. Nonprofits Report Increasing Competition for Top Job Candidates - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Though more New York and Washington nonprofits say they are increasing salaries this year than last, job seekers still cite low pay as a key reason why they turn down work at charities, the studies say. Nearly 60 percent of organizations in and around New York and Washington increased the size of their staffs in 2014, and about 55 percent in both regions anticipate adding more jobs in 2015, according to the reports from recruiting firm Professionals for NonProfits."



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5 Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Crowdfunding Trends for 2015 : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

5 Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Crowdfunding Trends for 2015 : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: ". Here are five trends on peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding."



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Mendoza alumni partner with Chicago nonprofits // The Observer

Mendoza alumni partner with Chicago nonprofits // The Observer: "Notre Dame Impact Partners, a program run by the Mendoza College of Business’s Graduate Alumni Relations Program, pairs Notre Dame alumni who have experience in business with nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area. The alumni then use their expertise to tackle projects that range from nonprofit outreach to assistance in mergers, director of Notre Dame Impact Partners Timothy Ponisciak said."



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When Restrictions Apply | Stanford Social Innovation Review

When Restrictions Apply | Stanford Social Innovation Review: "But in the past 20 years, foundations’ approach to funding has shifted. They now strongly value private-sector perspectives, and many hire management consultants to lead their organizations. This cadre of foundation leaders believes that nonprofits can be far more efficient by decreasing overhead and delivering on programmatic objectives.
But efficient can be the enemy of good. As nonprofits try to comply and cut back on discretionary spending, many foundations become frustrated that the models aren’t delivering on promised outcomes. They turn to the experts



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Truth or Charity? The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Truth or Charity? The Lure of Poverty Porn for Nonprofits - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly:



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Is the Unified Registration Statement Obsolete?

Is the Unified Registration Statement Obsolete?: "Is the Unified Registration Statement Obsolete? What Charities Can Do."



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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CT Nonprofit Assn. Blasts Gov. Malloy for Anti-Nonprofit Behavior - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

CT Nonprofit Assn. Blasts Gov. Malloy for Anti-Nonprofit Behavior - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "We have been hearing generally positive feedback about the administration of Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy, including his tough stance on preserving safety net hospital functions in the proposed acquisition of several hospitals by the Tenet hospital conglomerate and his funding of housing and community development in the state after years of relative state appropriations neglect. That’s why this op-ed by Patrick Johnson, the interim executive director of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, caught our eye.

The headline on Johnson’s op-ed declares, “Connecticut nonprofits are in an abusive relationship…with the state.” T"



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Anyone for a Spot of Charity Bashing? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Anyone for a Spot of Charity Bashing? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly:



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April Postal Increases Worry Nonprofit Magazine Publishers - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

April Postal Increases Worry Nonprofit Magazine Publishers - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Some iconic publications by charities like Consumer Reports and Guideposts may decide to publish less frequently in print because of unexpectedly large postage increases due to take effect next month.





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The Nonprofit Sector Is Going On A Hiring Spree This Year: Report

The Nonprofit Sector Is Going On A Hiring Spree This Year: Report: "Here’s more proof that it pays to give back.

Half of U.S. nonprofits plan on creating new positions this year, and will outpace the private sector while they’re at it, according to a recent Nonprofit HR report. The industry is expected to continue to grow as the economy recovers and charitable giving rises."



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Impact Investing as a Tool for Change

Matt Hugg Go for the Green: Prepare for Year-End Fundraising Today : FundRaising Success

Matt Hugg Go for the Green: Prepare for Year-End Fundraising Today : FundRaising Success: "f you're on a June/July fiscal year, you need to make plans now for a strong year's end. That means updating your messaging that you decided last July was the best approach. It means confirming or lining up your interviews for those story-based letters. It means making sure that you're still sending to the right segments."



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Does it matter where a charity's money comes from if it's going to a good cause? | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Does it matter where a charity's money comes from if it's going to a good cause? | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "However, in times when many charities are struggling to survive, is there anything wrong in investing for financial return (even if that means in tobacco and arms firms)? "



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Building Leadership with Thought-Provoking Questions | Leadership That Creates the Future

Building Leadership with Thought-Provoking Questions | Leadership That Creates the Future: "Leadership – there are likely few topics in the world about which more has been written. With so many resources and sometimes contradictory theories to consider (think “Servant Leadership” and “Machiavellian”), finding a personal leadership style that feels authentically “you” can sometimes seem like an unending quest. Establishing the leadership culture in an organization can be an equally challenging and continuously evolving process."



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The Nonprofit Sector Is Going On A Hiring Spree This Year: Report

The Nonprofit Sector Is Going On A Hiring Spree This Year: Report: "Here’s more proof that it pays to give back.

Half of U.S. nonprofits plan on creating new positions this year, and will outpace the private sector while they’re at it, according to a recent Nonprofit HR report. The industry is expected to continue to grow as the economy recovers and charitable giving rises."



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Monday, March 16, 2015

Want To Give to Jewish Charities? Don't Do It Over the Phone. – Forward.com

Want To Give to Jewish Charities? Don't Do It Over the Phone. – Forward.com: "Jewish charities handed over a huge portion of the money they raised in telemarketing campaigns in New York in 2013 to for-profit telemarketing contractors, according to a March 4 report by the office of Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s attorney general.

B’nai B’rith International and the Anti-Defamation League each got less than 9% of what donors gave to their phone campaigns, according to the attorney general’s figures. Those are terrible results: Three-quarters of the campaigns included in the attorney general’s report kept larger shares."



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Powerball Winner to Finance Play at Chicago Theater - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Powerball Winner to Finance Play at Chicago Theater - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Chicago's Goodman Theater will produce a five-hour adaptation of Roberto BolaƱo’s novel “2666” entirely with funds provided by Roy Cockrum, who won a $153-million Powerball jackpot in Tennessee last summer, The New York Times reports. The show is scheduled for the 2015-16 season.

The grant, from the Roy Cockrum Foundation, will be “in the high six or low seven figures," according to the theater. "



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