1. Articles in category: Not for Profit

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    1. How to Defuse Tension and Foster Teamwork in Fundraising

      Patricia Hvidston was in an important meeting with her boss, the president of Catholic Charities USA when an administrative assistant interrupted to ask her to take a phone call. Seeing the president’s skepticism, Ms. Hvidston, then senior director of development, hesitated to oblige. But the assistant insisted. As they left the room together, she told Ms. Hvidston: “This is that major donor you want to meet. I recognized her voice.

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    2. Year-End Fundraising Is Going Strong, Especially Through Digital Channels

      Year-End Fundraising Is Going Strong, Especially Through Digital Channels

      To get a sense of how nonprofit fundraising is going at year’s end, look no further than the charity perhaps most identified with the holiday season: the Salvation Army. First, the good news. Giving Tuesday was a booming success. The organization raised $784,820 during the philanthropy marathon on December 1, up 28 percent from last year’s event.

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    3. IRS Proposal Could Lead To Collection of Donors’ SSNs

      Nonprofits may soon find themselves collecting and submitting donor information– including Social Security numbers – on a newly created Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form.

      The change stems from a proposed amendment to the Income Tax Regulations. The amendment would alter Code section 170(f)(8), giving nonprofits the option to collect information for gifts of $250 or more and submit it on behalf of the donor.

      The information would include donors’:

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    4. Top 9 Tips for Managing Your Junior Board

      Top 9 Tips for Managing Your Junior Board

      Every day BoardAssist is approached by enthusiastic millennials who are eager to be agents of change on a nonprofit board. Unfortunately many of these terrific candidates are either too young to be considered for a full board seat by our clients, or unable to meet the financial commitment required by our nonprofit clients. Until recently we had not been able to accommodate these terrific people and their generous desire to give back. Now we can, with our new Pilot Junior Board Matching Program!

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    5. Not-for-Profit Board Service is a Meaningful Way to Give

      Not-for-Profit Board Service is a Meaningful Way to Give

      We are in the midst of giving season— a time when many of us pause to be grateful for what we have and to help those who are less fortunate. This is the time of year when many CPAs and finance leaders are asked to serve on not-for-profit boards, an experience which can be an incredibly rewarding way to give back. However, volunteering on a nonprofit board requires a significant time investment and comes with serious legal, fiduciary and stewardship responsibilities.

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    6. Nonprofits Can Substantially Boost Voter Turnout, Study Says

      Nonprofits Can Substantially Boost Voter Turnout, Study Says

      Summary: Nonprofit get-out-the-vote efforts led to significantly higher voter participation rates among minorities and the poor, according to the study. Nonprofit Vote tracked 28,881 people who registered to vote or signed a pledge to vote at 129 nonprofits in nine states during the 2014 midterm elections. The nonprofits, which all had 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status, included community health centers, social-service agencies, and advocacy organizations.

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    7. What Makes People Become Extreme Do-Gooders?

      What Makes People Become Extreme Do-Gooders?

      Larissa MacFarquhar borrowed the title of her new book, Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help, from a famous thought experiment first proposed by the Australian ethicist Peter Singer in 1971. If you walked by a shallow pond and saw a child drowning, Mr. Singer asked, would you rush in to save him, even if it meant ruining your clothes?

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    8. To Boost Individual Donor Giving, Nonprofits Need a Plan (Blog)

      To Boost Individual Donor Giving, Nonprofits Need a Plan (Blog)

      There’s a lot of advice out there about how nonprofits can raise money from individual donors. But many nonprofits remain overwhelmed and confused about the best options for their work. Last year, I studied 29 nonprofits with budgets under $2 million to identify opportunities for small nonprofits to strengthen individual donor contributions specifically.

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    9. Goodwill Makes It Easy for Shoppers to Donate Goods by Mail — for Free

      Goodwill Makes It Easy for Shoppers to Donate Goods by Mail — for Free

      Goodwill hopes to tap into the convenience of online shopping by turning the millions of shipping boxes delivered during the holidays into donation vessels. On Monday, the nonprofit launched the Give Back Box campaign, asking people to send Goodwill donated clothes and household items in used shipping boxes. It is free for participants, with the shipping costs covered by the nonprofit.

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    10. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Fundraising Appeal

      Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States decided against hearing a case challenging a California regulation requiring disclosure of donor information to the state attorney general’s office.

      “We are very disappointed that the Supreme Court decided not to review the 9th Circuit’s decision. The case is not over and we will study our legal options before making our next move,” said Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) President David Keating.

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    11. Donor-Advised Funds Continue Rapid Growth

      Donor-Advised Funds Continue Rapid Growth

      Gifts to charity from donor-advised funds grew 27 percent in 2014 to reach $12.5 billion, as assets in fund accounts reached an all-time high, according to a study released today. Donor-advised funds held $70.7 billion in assets last year, an increase of nearly 24 percent, says the study of 1,016 donor-advised funds offered by financial companies, community foundations, and other nonprofits.

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    12. Webinar: How to Win Grants from Private Foundations

      Webinar: How to Win Grants from Private Foundations

      Many nonprofits focus their grant seeking on the wealthiest foundations, ignoring the 84,000 family and small foundations that are each worth $50-million or less. But small foundations often make decisions more quickly, make grants in lump sums rather than multiple payments, and offer easier application processes. What's more, the competition for their support is a lot less stiff.

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    13. The Lessons of the Philanthropy 400: Investing in Fundraising Matters in a More Competitive World

      The last quarter of a century has been a remarkable time in charity fundraising, as The Chronicle’s Philanthropy 400 attests. More charities have gotten better than ever at persuading Americans to be generous: Today it takes $61 million to get on the list; in 1991, the equivalent amount was $22-million when inflation is taken into account. And all of this fundraising has resulted in the top 400 charities collectively increasing their share of Americans’ donations during the last 25 years.

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    14. Millennials Present Big Opportunity for Nonprofits, Study Says

      Summary: Nonprofits that adapt to desires and motivations of millennials (people born from 1980 to 2000) stand to benefit from their optimism, digital skills, and passion for improving society, according to a new report published by ProInspire, a leadership-development nonprofit. The report compiled findings from research done by Achieve, Deloitte, Nielsen, Pew Research Center, PWC, and the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

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    15. 6 Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare For Year-End Giving Season

      6 Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare For Year-End Giving Season

      The major giving season of ever year is literally upon us. November and December often provide a majority of the funds raised for nonprofits from individuals annually. You do not want to miss out!

      Some fundraisers have been planning for this since the end of last year’s giving season. Don’t panic if you are not one of them; you can still salvage a success with some last-minute activity. Here are six ways to get started:

      Filed under: Fundraising
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    16. Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building a Professional Network That Works for You

      Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building a Professional Network That Works for You

      “You are not ever a genius all by yourself. Your ideas are a function of the people you are connected with…” – Carol Dweck, Author, Mindset

      Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between.

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    17. Indiegogo Launches Free Crowdfunding Site for Nonprofits

      Indiegogo Launches Free Crowdfunding Site for Nonprofits

      The world’s largest crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, will launch a site today where nonprofits can use its services for free. Previously, nonprofits paid a fee to set up crowdfunding pages with Indiegogo. The new website, Generosity by Indiegogo, will also house individuals’ personal crowdfunding campaigns for needs like medical and education expenses, replacing the company’s earlier offshoot site for personal crowdfunding, Indiegogo Life.

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    18. Closed for Business: The Billions Nonprofits Are Missing Out On

      Closed for Business: The Billions Nonprofits Are Missing Out On

      Nonprofits are missing the boat on fundraising with businesses. Last time I checked the average nonprofit raised just five percent of their revenues from businesses. Compare that number to the 72 percent nonprofits raise from individuals.

      Nonprofits would be eager to target businesses more if they knew just how much potential they had – and why businesses just might be the untapped future of giving.

      Let me explain.

      Filed under: Nonprofit Programs
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    19. Leveraging opportunities to build, connect, grow

      Leveraging opportunities to build, connect, grow

      A frequent challenge for nonprofit organizations is dealing with unexpected setbacks — the failed donor renewal, the sudden loss of a key department head, or the departure of a board member. But after two decades in the nonprofit sector, I’ve come to realize that there are just as many unexpected opportunities from which nonprofits can benefit. Successful nonprofit organizations learn how to leverage these moments to help meet organizational goals.

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    20. 1 in 3 Americans Lacks Faith in Charities, Chronicle Poll Finds

      Almost two-thirds of Americans have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in charities, according to a new Chronicle poll — the first to measure public views on that question since 2008. More than 80 percent said charities do a very good or somewhat good job helping people. But a significant number expressed concern about finances: A third said charities do a "not too good" or "not at all good" job spending money wisely; 41 percent said their leaders are paid too much.

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    21. 5 Ways Every Nonprofit Can Be Donor-Centric

      5 Ways Every Nonprofit Can Be Donor-Centric

      Over the last few months I have heard the terms “donor-centric” and “donor-centricity” being tossed around in various discussions, conference presentations and even a few blog posts like this one.

      Like so many things in life it makes us feel good to talk about it, but it seem so much harder to watch real action steps fall into place, which will make donor-centricity truly come to life.

      Donor-Centric Pledge

      Filed under: Fundraising
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    22. Grants Roundup: $75-Million Commitment From Microsoft to Expand Youth Computer-Science Education

      Grants Roundup: $75-Million Commitment From Microsoft to Expand Youth Computer-Science Education

      Here are notable new grants The Chronicle has learned about in recent weeks: $75 million over three years to nonprofits around the world to increase access to computer-science education for diverse populations of young people as part of the company’s YouthSpark program. The funding will also allow the company to expand its Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program. The goal is to work with 2,000 tech-industry volunteers to reach 30,000 students in nearly 700 schools.

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