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    1. How to Write Winning Grant Proposals - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

      How to Write Winning Grant Proposals - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

      What do foundations look for in winning grant proposals, and what does it take to rise to the top in an increasingly competitive environment? Join us for an interactive session in which a successful grant writer we’ll review different elements of proposals submitted for critique by a variety of nonprofit participants and offer constructive feedback on how to make them stronger.

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    2. Foundations Must Rethink What It Means to Be Accountable - Opinion

      Foundations Must Rethink What It Means to Be Accountable - Opinion

      People used to defer to experts who knew things that “we” didn’t. But now, with the swipe of a finger or a keystroke, anybody can become instantly informed about nearly any topic. Citizens everywhere have demanded more voice, more inclusion, and more information in every aspect of their lives, and in many cases they have received it. While the media, politics, government, nonprofits, and businesses all have strived to meet the new demands of these hyper-connected

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    3. Hospitals Scaling Back Charity Care as Health Law Kicks In – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      Health networks around the country are cutting back on free and discounted care in an effort to push uninsured lower- and middle-income patients to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, reports The New York Times. The cost of providing charity care and the new health law’s reduction in federal aid to hospitals that treat large numbers of poor and uninsured people are helping drive the shift.

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    4. How America Gives

      How America Gives

      An exclusive Chronicle study shows how much money Americans give to charity. How does your community compare? Utah residents gave 10.6 percent of their discretionary income to charity, by far the highest rate in the United States. See the interactive New Hampshire reported charitable contributions that totaled 2.5 percent of discretionary income—the lowest among the 50 states. See the interactive Nearly $1 in $8 given to charity comes from California.

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    5. Why Non-Profits Are Replicating the Startup Model

      Why Non-Profits Are Replicating the Startup Model

      The Beespace office feels spare and minimalistic, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Painted pipes and girders line the warehouse-like ceiling. Coworking areas and "flex spaces" scatter across the open floor plan. The small kitchen doubles as a printing area. Six large tables extend along the far wall, each with a whiteboard divider to scrawl new and exciting ideas.

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    6. Lack of Women in Top Roles Hinders Nonprofits, Says Survey - News

      Lack of Women in Top Roles Hinders Nonprofits, Says Survey - News

      Nonprofits, especially the largest ones, are missing out on donations from women and hurting their missions by not putting more females in board and leadership jobs, according to a new poll of nearly 650 women who work at nonprofits. Many women have ambition to get to the top: Fifty-seven percent of those who were not already CEOs said they aspire to lead a nonprofit.

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    7. Looking for a Nonprofit Job? This Could Be Your Year - Live Discussions

      Looking for a Nonprofit Job? This Could Be Your Year - Live Discussions

      Almost half of nonprofits plan to add jobs this year, according to a survey by the consulting firms Nonprofit HR and the Improve Group. Join us on Tuesday, April 15, at noon Eastern time for a live online discussion on how job applicants can increase their chances of being hired and how nonprofits can recruit the best candidates. The Guests: Lisa Brown Morton is president of Nonprofit HR, a human-resources consulting firm.

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    8. Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013

      Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013

      Gone are the days when non-profits needed to rely only on street canvassing and paper pleas for donations. Email and social media are quickly revolutionizing charity, and according to a new study from M+R and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), 2013 was the space's best year yet.

      See also: 9 Non-Profits That Get Web Humor

      More about Features , Social Good , Non Profits , Infographics , and Us World

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    9. Charitable Contributions Continued to Climb in 2013, Survey Finds | News

      More than six in ten charities in the United States and Canada reported an increase in their fundraising revenues in 2013, while seven in ten expect to see additional growth in 2014, a survey by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative finds. Based on a survey of 538 charities, the Nonprofit Fundraising Study: Covering Charitable Receipts at Nonprofit Organizations in the United States and Canada 2013 (34 pages, PDF) found that 62 percent of respondents reported a year-over-year increase in charitable receipts — up from 58 percent in 2012 and the highest percentage since 2007, when 65 percent of respondents reported an increase ...

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    10. 70% of Charities Expect Gains in 2014 - News

      70% of Charities Expect Gains in 2014 - News

      Seven out of 10 nonprofits expect donations to increase this year, and 13 percent expect their gains to be substantial—growing by at least 15 percent, according to a survey of 538 charities to be released this week. Charities say they are optimistic because 2013 was stronger than any other year since the recession started. Sixty-two percent of charities said they raised more money last year than in 2012, the largest share since 2007, when 65 percent increased donations.

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    11. How to Attract Monthly Gifts - Fundraising Fundamentals

      How to Attract Monthly Gifts - Fundraising Fundamentals

      In this episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, Patty Stanton, a board member and volunteer for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, and Susan Cooney, founder and chief executive of Givelocity, talk about the approaches their organizations use to attract monthly gifts. Among them: Make the giving option prominent on your website, and show supporters how regular gifts can help the organization get better results.

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    12. Why Nonprofits Are More Susceptible to Fraud

      Fraud can infect any niche, but with the complexity of nonprofit accounting, the risk of fraud is that much higher. The good news is that you can educate your nonprofit clients on how to recognize the signs. For example: Does their controller tend to drop off invoices to sign at the end of the day? Do they have employees who never take a vacation? Are their financial statements and bank reconciliations always late?

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    13. Changes in the Charitable Deduction Don’t Have to Mean Losses for Charities - Opinion

      Changes in the Charitable Deduction Don’t Have to Mean Losses for Charities - Opinion

      It has now become a yearly ritual that members of Congress and White House officials offer proposals to limit or even eliminate charitable tax deductions. And, as a part of the ritual, nonprofit leaders spring up as fast as they can to protest that the changes will stifle charitable giving. Vikki Spruill, head of the Council on Foundations, captured the reaction of many in response to the latest round of proposals: “This is an 'if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ situation” she told The Chronicle.

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    14. Nonprofits Have Adapted Meticulous Scientific Methods to Collect the Best Data - Innovation

      Working in rural Cambodia, an aid organization knew that increasing the number of latrines was critical to cut the incidence of diarrhea, a leading cause of death for young children. But it wanted to know if more households would buy its low-cost latrines if it helped families finance the purchases. So the nonprofit, International Development Enterprises, conducted an experiment. In 30 similar villages, the charity chose at random households without latrines. Sales teams

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    15. Build Strong Ties with Wealthy Donors - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

      Build Strong Ties with Wealthy Donors - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

      Many affluent Americans are giving generously again now that they see the economy is rebounding. But competition to get their dollars continues to be stiff. Join our Webinar to learn how to make sure your organization stands out and hear first-hand from one of America's most generous donors and from one of the nation's most successful major-gifts fundraisers.

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    16. Gifts to Colleges Rose Nearly 10% Last Year - News

      Gifts to Colleges Rose Nearly 10% Last Year - News

      Record giving to higher education is back, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Council for Aid to Education. America’s colleges and universities took in $33.8-billion in charitable contributions during the 2013 fiscal year, nearly a 10-percent increase over 2012 and the biggest sum ever raised by the sector. The previous record for charitable gifts to colleges was $31.6-billion during the 2008 fiscal year, before the recession stifled donations.

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    17. Most Charities Fail at Online Fundraising Basics, Says Study - Ideas & Advice

      Most Charities Fail at Online Fundraising Basics, Says Study - Ideas & Advice

      Eighty-four percent of nonprofits, including many of the nation’s largest charities, haven’t made their donation websites easy to read on mobile devices, one of several flaws that can cost them significant contributions, according to experts who studied 150 charities and other organizations. Included in the group of 151 organizations surveyed were 100 charities big enough to appear on The Chronicle’s Philanthropy 400, the annual list of groups that raise the most from private sources.

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    18. New Website Offers Inside Look at Grant Makers, Including Anonymous Reviews - News

      New Website Offers Inside Look at Grant Makers, Including Anonymous Reviews - News

      The online world is full of anonymous opinions: Diners review restaurants, students rate professors, patients evaluate doctors. Now fundraisers are getting their turn. A new website, Inside Philanthropy, is asking them to “Speak Truth to Money” and say what they really think about foundations, program officers, and philanthropists. “Have you ever wanted to give constructive feedback to a funder without risking the relationship?” the site asks.

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    19. Why the Rich Aren’t Good at Giving

      Why the Rich Aren’t Good at Giving

      Three quarters of mega gifts go to charities that do comparatively little good and are laced with personal benefits, one expert finds. Philanthropy can be a difficult subject. The simple view is that any giving is a laudable sacrifice. But there is a more complex view that weighs a charity’s mission and the giver’s self-interest before assigning praise or gratitude.

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    20. Charitable Deduction Probably Safe for 2014, Say Experts - Tax Watch

      Nonprofit experts are confident the charitable tax deduction will emerge unscathed from the current session of Congress, but they are less certain how lawmakers will deal with several tax breaks for charities that expired at the end of 2013. President Obama has long pressed to limit the tax savings wealthy people can get for itemized deductions, including for charitable gifts, and he will likely reprise such an approach in his proposed budget next month.

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    21. Nonprofit Professionals Expect Growth This Year

      Nonprofit Professionals Expect Growth This Year

      Seventy-six percent of nonprofit professionals surveyed at a recent CPA symposium indicated that they expect their nonprofit organizations to grow in 2014. In addition, 57 percent of the 147 nonprofit professionals surveyed last month at the Greater Washington Society of CPAs’ Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Symposium reported that they experienced better financial performance in 2013, compared to the previous year.

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