1. Articles in category: Not for Profit

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    1. Nonprofit Tax Changes Are Possible This Year, Says House Aide - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      Nonprofit Tax Changes Are Possible This Year, Says House Aide - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      Nonprofits could see important changes in tax policy from Congress during the current session even though a broad tax overhaul is unlikely to advance this year, according to a leading tax expert in the House. The Obama administration and many members of Congress have indicated a preference to proceed only with business-related tax changes, rather than opening up the entire tax code for debate. That means provisions like the charitable deduction are unlikely to change this year.

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    2. A Moving Target: The regulation of online fundraising platforms

      The National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) posted a document on its website titled “Internet and Social Media Solicitations: Wise Giving Tips.” True to its title, the document laid out advice on issues relating to fraudulent and deceptive solicitations, charities’ control over the use of their names on fundraising platforms, and transparency in fundraising platform policies.

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    3. Digital Finance: Dashboard Reporting Designing your cloud-based system for usefulness

      You know that thoughtful measurement and reporting is important and that the options for aggregating and displaying organizational information have multiplied exponentially during the past decade. It’s smart to get a handle on your current data management and reporting capacity from a technology standpoint before you launch into new reporting.

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    4. Helping Your Board Understand Their Financial Oversight

      Helping Your Board Understand Their Financial Oversight

      By Andy Robinson & Nancy Wasserman

      If you’ve spent time in airports, you’ve undoubtedly seen unaccompanied minors. Maybe they’re off to see Grandma, or heading to summer camp, or shuttling between parents who live in different cities.

      How to Raise $1 Million

      This article is an excerpt from The Board Member’s Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances, by Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman.

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    5. A Board Member's Guide to Asking the Right Questions

      A Board Member's Guide to Asking the Right Questions

      By Gayle Gifford

      “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge,” said American novelist Thomas Berger. We’ve known that since ancient times, Socrates being a notable advocate.

      Your willingness to ask questions – 34 of them, in fact – lies at the heart of your becoming an effective, dare I say extraordinary, board member.

      In this excerpt, adapted from my book, I’ll focus on just three questions board members should ask themselves.

      Is Our Organization Worthy of Support?

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    6. New Charity Guidelines Deal With Online Fraud, Overhead, and Executive Pay - News

      New Charity Guidelines Deal With Online Fraud, Overhead, and Executive Pay - News

      In a continued effort to self-regulate, Independent Sector, a membership organization of nonprofits, today released a set of 33 principles for charities to follow when their members meet in the boardroom, solicit donors, manage their operations, and report their finances. “Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations” is an update on a similar set of guidelines the group compiled in 2007.

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    7. Giving Is Expected to Rise Nearly 5% This Year and Next, Study Predicts - News

      Philanthropic giving is expected to increase 4.8 percent this year, and 4.9 percent in 2016, exceeding the average rate of growth in gifts since the recession, according to a forecast released Tuesday. Gifts from individuals, corporations, estates, and foundations are all expected to increase, according to the Philanthropy Outlook, a set of projections made by researchers at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Marts & Lundy, a philanthropy consulting firm.

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    8. Online Charitable Giving Growing at Faster Pace | CPA Practice Advisor

      Online Charitable Giving Growing at Faster Pace | CPA Practice Advisor

      More and more Americans are choosing to make their donations to charities online, as opposed to in-person or mail-based giving, according to the latest Charitable Giving Report from Blackbaud, a developer of technologies for nonprofit organizations. “Blackbaud’s analysis of over $16.2 billion in actual giving data found that charitable giving increased for the third consecutive year in the United States,” said Steve MacLaughlin, presenter of the Charitable Giving Report and director of Analytics at Blackbaud.” MacLaughlin added that, “we continue to see that donors are shifting to giving online at a particularly strong growth rate.” The report, which ...

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    9. Nonprofits Push Back On Conventional Wisdom - Business

      Nonprofits Push Back On Conventional Wisdom - Business

      It’s conventional wisdom in the world of charitable giving: Good nonprofits spend as little as possible on overhead. Donor dollars, the thinking goes, are best spent on a nonprofit’s charitable mission, not on administration and fund-raising To Dan Pallotta, that’s ludicrous. As the head of a rebellious Cambridge nonprofit called the Charity Defense Council, Pallotta has insisted for years that nonprofits should adopt a more corporate model of doing business.

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    10. Leading and Managing Nonprofits: the Best Advice of the Last Year - Ideas & Advice

      Leading and Managing Nonprofits: the Best Advice of the Last Year - Ideas & Advice

      A management approach popular with tech companies called "lean start-up" is catching on in the nonprofit world. The emphasis is on experimentation and constant improvement. Nonprofits Are Taking a Wide-Eyed Look at What Data Could Do Premium Link Big data are changing the way charities make decisions about programs, solicit contributions, and push for social change.

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    11. What the Wealthy Are Thinking Now

      A reading list for fundraisers, compiled by Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Tweet Bundle Bitlinks Sorry, no Bitlinks here Poor bundle. So empty. * Wealthy Households Plan to Give More Over the Next 5 Years, Study Finds philanthropy.com/article/Wealthy-Households-Plan-to/149531/ Added by @Philanthropy Yesterday View stats Tweet * Full Study: The 2014 U.S.

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    12. Donors Care More About How Money Is Spent Than Results, Study Says - News

      Donors are more interested in how a nonprofit’s funds are spent than in the results it achieves, according to a study released today. About 46 percent of people surveyed by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a charity watchdog, said they base their trust in a nonprofit on its finances, which include the amount spent on overhead costs like salaries and fundraising versus allocations to its programs.

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    13. Charitable Donations Increase by Most Since Great Recession

      Charitable Donations Increase by Most Since Great Recession

      A new analysis of how Americans and Canadians donate to nonprofit organizations shows the greatest overall increase since 2008. The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 4.0% and online giving increased 12.7% for the three months ending August 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013. As reported in the Charitable Giving Report, overall charitable giving grew 4.9% and online giving grew 13.5% for the full year 2013 compared to the full year 2012.

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    14. Young Donors and Alumni: Inspire a Lifetime of Giving- Webinar and Research Report - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

      Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Achieve for an exclusive look at the first Millennial Alumni Report. You’ll gain insights into how people in their 20’s and 30’s prefer to engage with their alma maters, what inspires them to give, and what turns them off. While this session focuses on alumni giving, many of the lessons apply to all types of charities seeking support from millennial donors ―in part because millennials are more interested in giving to other causes than to their colleges.

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    15. Highlighting Atlanta’s charitable organizations

      Welcome to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2014 Giving Guide! In this year’s section we have included some additional research on charitable organizations in Atlanta and Georgia, along with our annual list of Largest Nonprofit Organizations. We have listed the 25 Largest Georgia-based Company-Sponsored Foundations. There are also charts ranking the state’s top 25 independent foundations by total giving, and ranking Atlanta nonprofits by age and number of employees. We hope this research gives…

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    16. Lifestyles, Attitudes, and Technology Are Shaping Millennials’ Giving - About Donors

      Instant access to information and a migration away from institutional affiliations are shaping how members of the millennial generation engage with philanthropic causes, according to experts who spoke at the annual meeting of the Council on Foundations. Unlike their parents and grandparents, individuals born in the 1980s and 1990s aren’t necessarily maintaining life-long relationships with churches and community organizations.

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    17. Simple and Effective Facebook Tactics for Nonprofits - Fundraising Fundamentals

      Simple and Effective Facebook Tactics for Nonprofits - Fundraising Fundamentals

      In this episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, two digital-marketing experts share simple and effective tips that can help nonprofits expand their reach on social networks and convert Facebook followers into email subscribers and donors. Guests: John Haydon, digital-marketing consultant and trainer for nonprofits and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies. Michael Dougherty, online and social-media marketing manager at Krissoff & Associates.

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    18. Americans Giving More to Nonprofit Charities | CPA Practice Advisor

      Americans Giving More to Nonprofit Charities | CPA Practice Advisor

      Based on data from 4,138 organizations that raised more than $13 billion in the prior 12 months, The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving grew 1.3 percent for the three months ending April 2014, as compared to the same period in 2013. Among 3,281 charities that raised $1.8 billion online in the prior 12 months, online giving grew 7.9 percent in the same three-month period, as compared to the same period in 2013.

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