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    1. IRS Makes Changes in Tax-Exempt Applications

      IRS Makes Changes in Tax-Exempt Applications

      The Internal Revenue Service is changing some of the forms and procedures that organizations can use to apply for tax-exempt status as it seeks to emerge from a high-profile scandal last year over how it handled applications from political groups. The IRS’s Exempt Organizations office said in an email Friday to charities and nonprofits that it has updated the alternate version of Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption.

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    2. Outlook 2014

      Reforms by officials in Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon, and New York could affect nonprofits across the country. * 2014 foundations to watch Foundations to Watch in 2014 By Doug Donovan The Gates, Ford, and Bloomberg foundations are among major philanthropic organizations likely to show shifts in direction in 2014.

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    3. 2014 at-a-Glance: a Look at Major Conferences and Events in the Year Ahead - News

      2014 at-a-Glance: a Look at Major Conferences and Events in the Year Ahead - News

      Two things are already clear about 2014 for nonprofits: It will be the year of the woman­—two national meetings in April will focus on female giving—and a year filled with politics. In addition to the midterm elections, the IRS is examining changes in lobbying rules and seeking public comments through February 27. Here are some of the highlights of meetings and other events that affect nonprofits.

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    4. What Nonprofits Should Start Doing in 2014: Advice From the Experts - Outlook 2014

      What Nonprofits Should Start Doing in 2014: Advice From the Experts - Outlook 2014

      To improve performance, nonprofits should pick out key pieces of data from each of their departments and review them regularly at staff meetings, says Amy Sample Ward, chief executive of the Nonprofit Technology Network, who calls the measures “canary metrics”—figures that show the canary in the coal mine that could be a sign of future trouble. Looking at important data regularly, she says, helps organizations stop making decisions based on hunches and identify potential problems early.

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    5. SweetWater to make beer to aid nonprofit

      SweetWater Brewing Co. and nonprofit The Giving Kitchen will work together to make a special limited-release beer called Second Helping IPA. All profits will be donated to The Giving Kitchen, which helps members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardships, reports Eater Atlanta.

      The beer will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at selected United Distributor accounts starting in mid-January.

      Click here to watch a video about the project.

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    6. Facebook Adds 'Donate Now' Button for Non-Profits

      Facebook Adds 'Donate Now' Button for Non-Profits

      Facebook added a new donation feature on Monday that allows users to contribute cash to non-profits directly through the platform.

      Facebook partnered with 18 different non-profits during the initial rollout of the feature, including the Boys & Girls Club of America, Livestrong Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund

      See also: 15 Most-Followed Politicians on Twitter

      More about Facebook , Red Cross , Livestrong , Donate , and Non Profits

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    7. Couple Uses Unorthodox Ways to Donate Most of $2-Billion Fortune - Donors

      Couple Uses Unorthodox Ways to Donate Most of $2-Billion Fortune - Donors

      Bill and Sue Gross have made a number of large gifts based on stories they have seen on "60 Minutes. " Every week all across America—exactly where is a secret—a dozen anonymous associates of a California billionaire are giving $15,000 to unsuspecting people in dire financial straits. Those who get the checks have no idea that the money comes from the bond-investing guru Bill Gross and his wife, Sue, who last month pledged to give away most of their $2-billion fortune while they are alive. Mr.

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    8. Nonprofits Say New Proposed IRS Rules Would Hamper Their Advocacy Efforts - Government

      Nonprofits are rallying to protest a set of proposed rules on political activity that the Internal Revenue Service has drafted to prevent abuses by tax-exempt groups. While the rules would apply only to social-welfare groups, which are classified under Section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, the IRS said it wanted the public to comment on whether similar rules should by applied to charities, which are governed by Section 501(c)(3).

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    9. Charitable Giving Up in Third Quarter | CPA Practice Advisor

      Based on data from 3,828 charities that raised more than $12 billion in the prior 12 months, The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving grew 2.3 percent for the three months ending October 2013, as compared to the same period in 2012. Among 3,097 charities that raised nearly $1.7 billion online in the prior 12 months, online giving grew 9.9 percent in the same three-month period, as compared to the same period in 2012.

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    10. 28% Cap on Charitable Deduction Would Hit Secular Charities Hardest - The Charitable Deduction

      A plan to cap the value of the charitable tax deduction would hit colleges, arts groups, and other secular institutions the hardest, leaving giving to churches and synagogues largely unchanged, according to a study released today. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative Washington think tank, estimated that charitable giving would drop $9.4-billion, or 4.4 percent, in the first year of a 28-percent cap.

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    11. Religious American Give More, Says New Study - Donors

      Religious American Give More, Says New Study - Donors

      The more important religion is to a person, the more likely that person is to give to a charity of any kind, according to new research released today. Among Americans who claim a religious affiliation, the study said, 65 percent give to charity. Among those who do not identify a religious creed, 56 percent make charitable gifts. About 75 percent of people who frequently attend religious services gave to congregations, and 60 percent gave to religious charities or nonreligious ones.

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    12. How Grant Makers Can Help America Put People Back to Work - Opinion

      How Grant Makers Can Help America Put People Back to Work - Opinion

      America’s failure to get past the financial crisis and achieve the high rates of economic growth needed to put citizens back to work presents an opportunity for foundations to step up and play a key role in finding remedies. To do that, foundations may need to think differently about some of their projects so that they focus on achieving a financial impact rather than a social one. If properly done, the focus on finances will lead to much-needed social change. And nowhere is the

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    13. How to Create a Culture of Innovation

      How to Create a Culture of Innovation

      In this episode of Making Change, Allyson Hewitt, senior fellow at MaRS, a Canadian group that helps spur economic growth and nurture innovation, discusses how her organization pulls together unusual alliances like artists and technology entrepreneurs to help find innovative solutions to social problems. For example, one of its projects, Bitstrips for Schools, uses technology to help schoolchildren create comic strips to help prevent bullying.

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    14. How to Use Social Media in Year-End Drives - Fundraising Fundamentals

      How to Use Social Media in Year-End Drives - Fundraising Fundamentals

      In this episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, Natalie Stamer, director of digital communications strategy at the St. Baldrick's Foundation, explains how her charity uses social media to create fundraising messages everyone wants to share. Ms. Stamer, whose charity raises money for research on childhood cancers, shows how to track results and integrate social media with e-mail and direct-mail campaigns.

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    15. An Uneven Recovery for America’s Biggest Charities - Philanthropy 400

      An Uneven Recovery for America’s Biggest Charities - Philanthropy 400

      Boys Town, No. 89, saw a 40-percent jump in gifts last year over 2011, assisted by direct-mail appeals aimed at older donors. Enlarge Image close An Uneven Recovery at Nation’s Big Charities 5 Andrew Marinkovich/Malone & Company Boys Town, No. 89, saw a 40-percent jump in gifts last year over 2011, assisted by direct-mail appeals aimed at older donors. As America’s economy seesaws, the biggest nonprofits are barely able to make up the fundraising losses they sustained in the Great Recession.

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    16. How Big Data Are Changing Philanthropy - Social Good

      How Big Data Are Changing Philanthropy - Social Good

      In this episode of Social Good, Bradford K. Smith, president of the Foundation Center, highlights foundations that are doing more to share information and data—and how that openness is helping foundations and their grantees better achieve their missions. Big-data projects such as washfunders.org, which merges data from foundations that seek to solve water problems around the world, are making it easier for grant makers and nonprofits to figure out the best ways to work together.

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    17. How to Inspire Donors to Make Planned Gifts - Live Discussions

      How to Inspire Donors to Make Planned Gifts - Live Discussions

      Nonprofits that want to inspire more of their supporters to make planned gifts should begin talking to them about estate planning when those donors are in their 40s, according to a study to be released on Thursday. The study, which was based on a survey of American Jews with household incomes of at least $100,000, also found that donors who make planned gifts are often motivated by a desire to meet community needs and help worthwhile causes.

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    18. A Simple Question but So Hard to Answer: What Is Success? - Leading for Social Good

      There are many good ideas to help nonprofits become more effective in solving complex social problems. They include capacity building, social enterprise, and public-private partnerships, just to name a few. But they are all just means to an end, and the more important issue is what does the end look like. It may be the most important question that usually doesn’t get asked or answered: What is success?

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    19. Making Room in Our Attention Spans for Social Good

      Making Room in Our Attention Spans for Social Good

      There are lots of ways to take action on social media to "do good" — but most of us don't have the attention span to do so

      Matt Wallaert, a behavioral scientist at Bing and founder of GetRaised.com, said in a speech at Mashable's Social Good Summit in New York on Sunday that our attention levels are due for an adjustment.

      More about Science , Social Good , Us , World , and Lifestyle

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