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    1. U. of California Launches 'Crowdfunding' Bid for Student Aid - Philanthropy Today

      The University of California kicked off an unusual fundraising campaign Wednesday to tap into crowd philanthropy to bolster undergraduate financial aid, reports the Los Angeles Times. Celebrities, politicians, university leaders, and students are taking part in the six-week “Promise for Education” effort designed to draw gifts from students and young alumni who might be more responsive to a campaign based on crowdfunding and social media rather than to traditional appeals for donations.

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    2. IRS Completes Review for 69% of Delayed Tax-Exempt Groups

      IRS Completes Review for 69% of Delayed Tax-Exempt Groups

      (Bloomberg) The Internal Revenue Service has completed work on 91 of 132 applications for tax-exempt status from politically oriented groups and approved 70 of them, the agency’s acting commissioner said. Those groups’ applications had been delayed for at least 120 days and some had been stalled for years. The IRS said 21 groups either withdrew their applications or didn’t respond to correspondence from the agency and weren’t approved.

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    3. IRS Tests Interactive Charity Application Form - News

      The Internal Revenue Service is asking nonprofits to test an interactive application for charity status that may take the agency a step closer to an electronic review system, an idea tax lawyers and others have sought for more than a decade. As applicants fill in the form online, pop-up windows give examples, clarifying instructions, or links to further information. Officials hope this will result in fewer mistakes, reduce processing time, and speed up approvals.

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    4. The Science Behind Strong Fundraising Appeals - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

      The Science Behind Strong Fundraising Appeals - The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

      Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy to learn what works best in direct-mail and e-mail fundraising appeals―including times of the day, week, or year to send messages and which proven techniques still work. Lynne Wester, a veteran university fundraiser, will offer advice on appeals submitted by the Webinar participants during a live critique and offer insights into how to make them more compelling and produce better results.

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    5. 'Navigator' Groups Scramble to Be Ready by Health-Care Launch - Philanthropy Today

      With a key plank of the Affordable Care Act taking effect in a few weeks, nonprofit and community groups tapped by the White House to aid with implementation are racing against the clock to put staff and programs in place to help millions of people secure health-care coverage under the new law, writes the Associated Press. More than 100 organizations received grants last month to deploy an army of “navigators” to help the uninsured sift through new policies starting on October 1.

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    6. Grant Makers Are Blind to Charity Needs, Say 48% of Nonprofits - News

      48% of Charity Leaders Say Foundations Are Oblivious to Their Needs, Says Survey By Doug Donovan Nearly half of nonprofit leaders say their foundation supporters are blind to the biggest challenges charities face and could do more to help them meet rising demand for services, train leaders, and deploy new technology, according to a poll released this week.

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    7. D.C. Incubator Helps Small Social Start-ups Grow - Philanthropy Today

      Taking its cue from the business incubators and accelerators of the area’s tech scene, a Washington, D.C., group is helping fledgling nonprofit enterprises quickly ramp up operations, The Washington Post writes. The DC Social Innovation Project, launched two years ago by a young lawyer, provides small grants as well as pro bono services to social start-ups such as Young Doctors DC, which helps African-Americans boys lay the groundwork for health-care careers.

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    8. Make the Most of First-Time Meetings With Donors - Live Discussions

      Make the Most of First-Time Meetings With Donors - Live Discussions

      Finding affluent people who would be interested in supporting a group's cause is a challenge for many fundraisers. Perhaps just as challenging is the process of landing a first meeting and making sure that it paves the way for a large donation. Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy on Tuesday, July 9, at noon Eastern time for a live online discussion that will show you how to increase your odds of success in a first-time meeting with a potential supporter. The Guests: John Greenhoe is the author of

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    9. Senators Seek to Know Why Charitable Deductions Matter - The Charitable Deduction

      Senators Seek to Know Why Charitable Deductions Matter - The Charitable Deduction

      The two Senators leading the process of crafting legislation to overhaul the tax code announced Thursday that they are starting a “blank slate” that strips out all deductions, exclusions, and credits and are giving their colleagues a month to make their cases for why such tax breaks—including for charitable donations—should be maintained. “In order to make sure we end up with a simpler, more efficient, and fairer tax code, we believe it is important to start with a 'blank slate,’” states a lette

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    10. The State of Online Giving - Online Fundraising

      The State of Online Giving - Online Fundraising

      The following interactive tools show giving to charities by time and by location. You can track the value and amount of gifts throughout the past four quarters, and you can see the number of donations as well as the average and total gifts by day and by hour. The map indicates giving per capita giving as well as total and average donations by state. Browse The Chronicle's annual survey of how much groups raised online. To compare online giving based on organization size and cause, see the Blackb

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    11. Open Society Announces Fund to Support New Nonprofit Leaders - News

      Open Society Announces Fund to Support New Nonprofit Leaders - News

      Open Society Foundations has established a $2-million fund to help new nonprofit chief executives put their ideas to work quickly. The New Executives Fund will provide financial assistance to nonprofits around the world that are working on the causes supported by Open Society, the foundation created by George Soros. Those include public health, education, and promoting social change. Open Society is making grants of $25,000 to $250,000, depending on the size of an organization’s operating budget

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    12. Most charitable states in America - Jun. 12

      Most charitable states in America - Jun. 12

      A recent spate of disasters, including the Oklahoma tornadoes, the Boston bombing and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, has people across the country reaching for their wallets to help out. But, if past trends are any indication, residents in some states tend to be a lot more generous than others. Utah, home to the nation's biggest Mormon population, is also the most charitable state, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's most recent report that looks at giving as a percentag

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    13. Could Nonprofits Benefit From Virtual Currency? - Social Good

      Could Nonprofits Benefit From Virtual Currency? - Social Good

      Bitcoin's Leader Says Nonprofits Could Benefit From Virtual Currency 060513 bitcoin Enlarge Image close 060513 bitcoin By Allison Fine Subscribe to Social Good on iTunes Bitcoin, the experimental online currency, is sparking intrigue and questions among business and technology leaders—but does it have a future in the nonprofit world? A few nonprofits are already accepting donations in bitcoins, says Peter Vessenes, chief executive of the Bitcoin Foundation, an organization that is developing the

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    14. Changes to Charitable Tax Deduction Could Cost Charities - Philanthropy Today

      Subsidizing giving through tax deductions benefits the rich but ends up costing charities and the government, according to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, though having the deductions probably encourages giving. The article discusses several proposals to alter the charitable deduction, but they come at the expense of charities. For example, replacing the deduction with a refundable credit would reduce giving by $6-billion to $10.8-billion, while federal revenue would only increase by $9.4-billio

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    15. Georgia No. 17 in nation for charitable giving

      Georgia No. 17 in nation for charitable giving

      Georgians are among the most charitable, or tax claim savvy, in the nation, according to a report from the Tax Foundation. Georgia ranked No. 17 with 27.9 percent of tax returns claiming a charitable deduction in 2011, the report said. As for the most charitable state in the nation, that honor goes to Maryland, which saw 40 percent of its tax returns include charitable donations. On the flip side, West Virginia ranked last with just 13 percent of tax returns including donations. Click here for…

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    16. Rollins Foundation gives Emory $5 million

      Rollins Foundation gives Emory $5 million

      Emory University has received a $5 million grant from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation. The grant will expand the scope of the Paul W. Seavey Comprehensive Internal Clinic, support faculty physicians, and expand the Executive Health Discovery Database, which serves as a resource for research in general medicine. Dr. Paul Seavey, (1926-2004), was a physician who treated several generations of the Rollins family. Known as a doctor whom other doctors sought for their own medical treatment, Seavey believed…

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    17. White House Seeks to Force Charities to File Tax Forms Electronically - Tax Watch - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      President Obama is asking Congress to require nonprofits to file their informational tax returns electronically and taking other steps to encourage the Internal Revenue Service to make charity data more easily available to the public. In his budget proposal for fiscal 2014, which starts October 1, Mr. Obama urged Congress to phase in a requirement that would force all charities to file their returns electronically within the next three years. Currently, federal law requires only tax-exempt organ

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    18. Why Small Nonprofits Often Make a Big Difference - Making Change - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      Why Small Nonprofits Often Make a Big Difference - Making Change - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      The popular wisdom is that nonprofits must be large to make a real difference and that significant social change is usually spearheaded by a rare, brilliant leader. But that thinking is misleading and counterproductive, says Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of NESTA, Britain’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. More often than not, real change is created thanks to the cumulative efforts of many. Such collaboration has been vital to the success of Mr. Mulgan's program, Studio S

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    19. Student innovation highlights big business challenge: Hamilton | Toronto Star

      Student innovation highlights big business challenge: Hamilton | Toronto Star

      A U.S. organization called B Lab has developed an increasingly popular certification for companies “using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.” Those who go through the process of earning B Corp certification must meet high standards of social and environment performance, as well as heightened transparency and accountability. So far, 692 companies across 24 countries and 60 industries have been approved as B Corp Certified. They represent more than $5 billion in reve

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    20. B Corporation Or Non-Profit? Determining The Ideal Legal Structure For Your Mission-Driven Enterprise

      B Corporation Or Non-Profit? Determining The Ideal Legal Structure For Your Mission-Driven Enterprise

      B Corporation Or Non-Profit? Determining The Ideal Legal Structure For... CSRwire Talkback | join the conversation Print icon Print Alerts icon Alerts Deciding on the right legal structure for your organization depends on answering some keys questions first. Submitted by: Dirk Sampselle Posted: Mar 20, 2013 – 09:54 AM EST Tags: bcorp, benefit corporation, nonprofit, irs, law, grants, donations,

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    21. Charities Worried about Cap on Tax Deductions

      Charities Worried about Cap on Tax Deductions

      A coalition of charities has expressed concerns about a Senate budget proposal that could potentially place a limit on charitable deductions. John Ashmen Like what you see? Click here to sign up for Accounting Today's daily newsletter to get the latest news and behind the scenes commentary you won't find anywhere else. The group, known as the Charitable Giving Coalition, includes United Way Worldwide, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities USA, the American Institute for Cancer Research and othe

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