1. Articles in category: Not for Profit

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    1. Staying Healthy While Doing Good: Managing Stress in a Nonprofit Job

      Staying Healthy While Doing Good: Managing Stress in a Nonprofit Job

      Although many people are overburdened at work, nonprofit employees often feel particularly squeezed. Operating under the strain of insufficient resources and motivated by a strong sense of moral urgency, they can find it difficult to limit their work hours, take breaks, and tune out their emails while at home. Some of that pressure comes from external forces.

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    2. Lack of Training for Young Nonprofit Workers Means Too Few Potential Leaders

      Lack of Training for Young Nonprofit Workers Means Too Few Potential Leaders

      A decade ago, an ominous prediction shook the nonprofit world: By 2016, charities wouldn’t be able to recruit the 640,000 managers needed to keep pace with hiring needs caused by growth and retirements. The dire warnings in the 2006 Bridgespan report prompted concerns that a dearth of strong leaders could cripple the work nonprofits do.

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    3. Opinion: How Philanthropists Can Slow the Slide of Political Rhetoric

      President Obama last week issued a blunt critique of the news-media industry for enabling a steep decline in the nation’s political rhetoric. Speaking at the annual presentation of the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, he said, "Ten 20, 50 years from now, no one seeking to understand our age is going to be searching the Tweets that got the most retweets, or the post that got the most likes.

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    4. Nonprofit’s Customized Giving Plans Show Big Results

      Nonprofit’s Customized Giving Plans Show Big Results

      A longtime donor to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel wanted to do more. He had his sights set on endowing a chair that goes to new hires at the institute as they set up labs and assemble research teams. But he couldn’t afford the $750,000 price tag, except through a bequest. That didn’t stop fundraisers at the New York-based American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science. They worked out a plan with the donor to put his name on a chair sooner rather than later.

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    5. How Charitable Remainder Trusts Can Make Giving Easier for Big Donors

      How Charitable Remainder Trusts Can Make Giving Easier for Big Donors

      More than half of baby boomers are now in their 60s — an age when many individuals consider leaving a legacy through a charitable gift. Yet Joe Bull, executive director of gift planning at Carnegie Mellon University, says boomers’ financial realities often snuff out that impulse to give. Many boomers are simultaneously paying college tuitions for children and long-term care bills for parents, the classic squeeze of the sandwich generation. “People say, ‘I’d love to give, but…’” Mr. Bull says.

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    6. 70% of Charities Predict Revenue Increases in 2016, Survey Finds

      70% of Charities Predict Revenue Increases in 2016, Survey Finds

      Nearly seven out of 10 charities expect to raise more money in the coming year, with 15 percent of groups projecting growth of more than 15 percent, a survey released Monday has found. Sixty-five percent say their 2015 fundraising revenue increased compared with the year before, continuing the upward trend tracked over the past seven years by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative, a group of organizations that advise charities on fundraising and conduct studies.

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    7. Nonprofit Revenue Climbs but Slower Than Before the Recession

      Nonprofit Revenue Climbs but Slower Than Before the Recession

      Revenues at nonprofits rose 2.7 percent in 2014, the fastest rate of growth since the recession, according to a new analysis of organizations’ tax filings. When adjusted for inflation, the median growth that year was lower, just topping 1 percent. The increase is "slow but steady" but still hasn’t matched the pace seen in the years before the 2008-9 economic slowdown, according to Thomas Pollak, director of the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute, which conducted the study released today. The center based its findings on an examination of 305,000 Form 990 and Form ...

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    8. Opinion: Why Nonprofits Need to Give Workers a Sense of Purpose

      Opinion: Why Nonprofits Need to Give Workers a Sense of Purpose

      In the three years since Dan Pallotta, the controversial nonprofit activist, delivered a TED talk called "The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong," the video has been viewed more than 3.7 million times and has changed the conversation about economic incentives at America’s charities. Mr. Pallotta argued that for nonprofits to achieve their desired impact, they need to pay their leaders and employees like a Silicon Valley start-up or investment bank.

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    9. How a New Generation of Business Leaders Views Philanthropy

      How a New Generation of Business Leaders Views Philanthropy

      Andrew Carnegie’s advice in the 1889 essay “Wealth” was to spend the first part of your life getting as much education as possible, to spend the second part making all the money you could, and to spend the last part giving it all away for worthwhile causes. Today, business leaders are not only trying to address community and global problems earlier in their lives; they are also questioning the traditional divide between commerce and philanthropy.

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    10. Turning Down That Big Grant

      Turning Down That Big Grant

      A half-million dollars was on the table, a one-year corporate grant that likely would be renewed many times over. Yet when the donor balked at covering overhead costs, Communities in Schools did what it once might have considered unthinkable: It said, "No, thank you." "We were done with bending ourselves into a pretzel to attract and grow support," says Debra Montanino, the national nonprofit’s chief strategy officer. It was, she recalls, "a wonderful moment." That was 2011.

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    11. Opinion: Too Often, Board Members Sabotage the Success of Nonprofits

      Opinion: Too Often, Board Members Sabotage the Success of Nonprofits

      Americans give billions of dollars to charities every year because they want to make society better, but our nonprofits are not always good stewards of these investments. That’s because boards of directors, who are charged with setting the strategic direction of organizations and protecting their finances, too often don’t understand how to carry out their roles.

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    12. New Law Requires French Supermarkets to Donate Surplus Food to Charity

      A new law in France will require supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks, The Guardian reports, and large grocery stores will be banned from disposing of surplus food before it's "best-before" date. French shoppers, anti-poverty and anti-food-waste advocates led a grass-roots campaign to push for the bill's passage. They hope to persuade other European Union member states to adopt similar legislation.

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    13. Opinion: It’s Not Foundation Money but Culture and Talent That Can Change the World

      Opinion: It’s Not Foundation Money but Culture and Talent That Can Change the World

      As the world’s challenges grow ever deeper — on issues like climate change, inequality, and terrorism — philanthropy faces a tremendous responsibility, and a new opportunity, to advance widespread social change that can help meet those challenges. Grant makers will potentially have at their disposal a lot more of the money needed to achieve that as Americans — especially those from the Silent Generation and the baby boomers — look to transfer their wealth to their children or to philanthropy.

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    14. Gifts Will Rise 2.6% This Year, Study Projects

      Charitable giving is expected to rise 2.6 percent in 2016, to $489.8 billion, according to a new report. Giving is expected to be modest as a result of recent turmoil in the stock market, the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate hike in December, and political giving that will drive donors’ dollars away from nonprofits, said a report recently released by Atlas of Giving.

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    15. Google now lets YouTubers raise money for charity with every video

      Google now lets YouTubers raise money for charity with every video

      Giving back just got a whole lot easier — at least when it comes to YouTube.

      Google announced a new feature on Tuesday that lets YouTubers attach a streamlined "donation card" to their videos, raising money for a verified nonprofit of their choice through the content they create.

      See also: Diversity report card: YouTubers get the only 'A' grade of 2015

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    16. Grants Roundup: $5 Million to Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center

      Grants Roundup: $5 Million to Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center

      Here are notable new grants compiled by The Chronicle: $5 million to the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. The center provides arts-education programs and is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the High Museum of Art. The grant supports the center's $100 million campaign to increase endowments, renovate buildings, and increase access to the arts for families.

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    17. Turbulence on Wall Street Doesn’t Yet Spell Fundraising Panic, Experts Say

      Turbulence on Wall Street Doesn’t Yet Spell Fundraising Panic, Experts Say

      Three weeks of turbulence on Wall Street has been serious enough to put charity leaders on alert, but the bumpy start to 2016 is unlikely to have an immediate negative impact on charitable giving as long as it doesn’t last long, fundraising experts say. Charitable giving is directly influenced by economic conditions, and the stock market is an important factor in understanding the overall economy, said Una Osili, director of research at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

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    18. Opinion: Charity Leaders Need to Oust the Scoundrels

      Opinion: Charity Leaders Need to Oust the Scoundrels

      As most charities were mired in year-end fundraising for their good works, donors in New York and elsewhere were getting a very different picture of how nonprofits work. They read one headline after another suggesting that government and charity officials were engaged in cozy deals that seemed more about acquiring personal wealth and power than focusing on the common good.

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    19. Elections and Economy Offer Challenges to Fundraisers in 2016

      Elections and Economy Offer Challenges to Fundraisers in 2016

      Twice during the most recent year-end giving season, fundraisers at the National Philanthropic Trust, which solicits and manages donor-advised funds, started the paperwork for incoming gifts it had been told would be in the $1 million range. Instead, the donors each gave $5 million. "We have surprises every day," says Eileen Heisman, who runs the trust. While the organization’s final tally for 2015 isn’t available yet, Ms. Heisman exuded optimism amid the usual crush of last-minute gifts.

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    20. 5 Key Trends in Nonprofit Fundraising in 2016 | CPA Practice Advisor

      While the number of Americans giving to nonprofits has dropped, the total dollar amount is continuing to increase. That's according to a new survey by nonprofit software provider Abila, which also identified several other key trends that it predicts will have the biggest impact on fundraising for nonprofits in 2016: Models of giving are changing; engagement is becoming more important than traditional fundraising; revenue generation and social entrepreneurship are emerging as means of addressing mission-driven issues; technology is breaking down friction between organizations and donors; and the election year will provide awareness opportunities for nonprofits. "In 2016, we will ...

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    21. Advice for Bridging Generational Divides at Nonprofits

      Advice for Bridging Generational Divides at Nonprofits

      Maria Vertkin couldn’t figure out why the meeting hadn’t started. Then, one of the people across the table from her looked at the clock and said, OK, we’re just waiting for your executive director. "I took it in stride and said, 'Actually, that’s me,' " remembers Ms. Vertkin, executive director of Found in Translation, a nonprofit that trains low-income bilingual women to become medical interpreters. The incident occurred when she was 25 and had just started the charity.

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    22. IRS Tries To Require SSNs for Charitable Donations, Congress Acts

      IRS Tries To Require SSNs for Charitable Donations, Congress Acts

      Not so fast: New proposed regulations that would permit nonprofit organizations to request Social Security numbers for donations of $250 or more could be stopped dead in their tracks. A new bill introduced in Congress by Senator Pat Roberts (Rep.-KA) would derail the regs before they ever arrive in the station. The new measure, if passed and signed into law, preserves the current means for substantiating charitable donations.

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