1. Articles from philanthropy.com

  2. 1-24 of 126 1 2 3 4 5 6 »
    1. 5 Smart Fundraising Tips From Wealthy Donors

      5 Smart Fundraising Tips From Wealthy Donors

      Fundraising season never really ends, but with the busiest months of the year for major-gift officers right around the corner, now is a good time to brush up on the best ways to attract wealthy donors. High-net-worth philanthropists are often bombarded with gift requests from nonprofits they don’t know well. The Chronicle mined its recent coverage of big donors for the best suggestions on how fundraisers can elevate their organization’s pitch above the din of the crowd.

      Read Full Article
    2. Many Big Nonprofits Rapidly Stockpiling Endowment Cash, Chronicle Data Shows

      Many Big Nonprofits Rapidly Stockpiling Endowment Cash, Chronicle Data Shows

      Nonprofits with large endowments are collecting more than twice as much money as they are spending on grants, facilities, and administrative and other costs, a new data analysis of 1,600 organizations by The Chronicle shows. In fact, for 253 of the more than 1,600 nonprofits studied, the dollars flowing into their endowments over six years exceeded the dollars flowing out by a ratio of more than four to one.

      Read Full Article
    3. Strengthen Your Nonprofit Communications: Study Reveals Skills Gaps and Suggests Steps for Improvement

      Strengthen Your Nonprofit Communications: Study Reveals Skills Gaps and Suggests Steps for Improvement

      Information moves rapidly these days, and an increasing amount of it competes for the time and attention of donors, journalists, online influencers, and the public. In this marketplace, what skills should communications professionals possess to raise the profile of their organizations? To find out, The Communications Network, an association of professionals in the field, commissioned a survey. Nearly 300 members of the network participated in the survey.

      Read Full Article
    4. How Community Foundations Tap Wealth Advisers to Attract Donor-Advised Funds

      How Community Foundations Tap Wealth Advisers to Attract Donor-Advised Funds

      Donor-advised funds (DAFs) represent a large portion of many community foundations’ annual fundraising revenue and often a large part of their overall funds. In some cases, as much as half of a community foundation’s total assets are held in these accounts. DAFs allow donors to reap immediate tax benefits when they irrevocably contribute cash, stocks, property, or other assets into accounts that will be used for charitable purposes.

      Read Full Article
    5. How a Nonprofit Earned Big by Charging for Memberships

      How a Nonprofit Earned Big by Charging for Memberships

      Charging for memberships to a nonprofit involves some big decisions. What will members get for their dues? Will members gain some control over the organization? Will people revolt if they suddenly have to pay up? Those are just some of the issues that immigrant-rights group CASA grappled with as its leaders weighed the pros and cons of levying membership fees. It wasn’t a quick decision.

      Read Full Article
    6. IRS Unleashes Flood of Searchable Charity Data

      IRS Unleashes Flood of Searchable Charity Data

      The Internal Revenue Service opened a gusher of information on nonprofits Wednesday by making electronically filed Form 990s available in bulk and in a machine-friendly format. The material will be available through the Public Data Sets area of Amazon Web Services. It will also include information from digital versions of the 990-EZ form filed by smaller nonprofits and form 990-PFs filed by private foundations.

      Read Full Article
    7. Answers to Nonprofits’ Questions About New Overtime Rules

      The Department of Labor hosted a webinar Tuesday to explain how new federal regulations expanding overtime benefits will affect nonprofits. The rules taking effect in December extend overtime pay to full-time, salaried employees who make up to $47,476, more than double the current threshold. Labor officials also answered charity leaders’ questions about whether the new rules applied to their organizations and what the implications will be.

      Read Full Article
    8. Keeping Family Close Is Priority at Many Family Foundations

      Keeping Family Close Is Priority at Many Family Foundations

      Summary: Sixty-two percent of family-foundation board members believe that involving relatives is as important as having an impact, according to a new survey from Foundation Source. "In this day and age, where families often are geographically dispersed, the foundation is the thing that helps maintain the connections," Page Snow, chief philanthropic and marketing officer at Foundation Source, told The Chronicle.

      Read Full Article
    9. How One Nonprofit Built a Development Team From the Ground Up

      How One Nonprofit Built a Development Team From the Ground Up

      When Ivelisse Fairchild was hired in late 2014 to head up development for the National Council of La Raza, the fundraising department was almost entirely vacant. It had lost several employees, including its deputy vice president as well as the staff members who handled large gifts and corporate relationships. The only person left in the department was an online-giving manager. Ms. Fairchild moved quickly to turn things around.

      Read Full Article
    10. Staying Healthy While Doing Good: Managing Stress in a Nonprofit Job

      Staying Healthy While Doing Good: Managing Stress in a Nonprofit Job

      Although many people are overburdened at work, nonprofit employees often feel particularly squeezed. Operating under the strain of insufficient resources and motivated by a strong sense of moral urgency, they can find it difficult to limit their work hours, take breaks, and tune out their emails while at home. Some of that pressure comes from external forces.

      Read Full Article
    11. Lack of Training for Young Nonprofit Workers Means Too Few Potential Leaders

      Lack of Training for Young Nonprofit Workers Means Too Few Potential Leaders

      A decade ago, an ominous prediction shook the nonprofit world: By 2016, charities wouldn’t be able to recruit the 640,000 managers needed to keep pace with hiring needs caused by growth and retirements. The dire warnings in the 2006 Bridgespan report prompted concerns that a dearth of strong leaders could cripple the work nonprofits do.

      Read Full Article
    12. Opinion: How Philanthropists Can Slow the Slide of Political Rhetoric

      President Obama last week issued a blunt critique of the news-media industry for enabling a steep decline in the nation’s political rhetoric. Speaking at the annual presentation of the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, he said, "Ten 20, 50 years from now, no one seeking to understand our age is going to be searching the Tweets that got the most retweets, or the post that got the most likes.

      Read Full Article
    13. Nonprofit’s Customized Giving Plans Show Big Results

      Nonprofit’s Customized Giving Plans Show Big Results

      A longtime donor to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel wanted to do more. He had his sights set on endowing a chair that goes to new hires at the institute as they set up labs and assemble research teams. But he couldn’t afford the $750,000 price tag, except through a bequest. That didn’t stop fundraisers at the New York-based American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science. They worked out a plan with the donor to put his name on a chair sooner rather than later.

      Read Full Article
    14. How Charitable Remainder Trusts Can Make Giving Easier for Big Donors

      How Charitable Remainder Trusts Can Make Giving Easier for Big Donors

      More than half of baby boomers are now in their 60s — an age when many individuals consider leaving a legacy through a charitable gift. Yet Joe Bull, executive director of gift planning at Carnegie Mellon University, says boomers’ financial realities often snuff out that impulse to give. Many boomers are simultaneously paying college tuitions for children and long-term care bills for parents, the classic squeeze of the sandwich generation. “People say, ‘I’d love to give, but…’” Mr. Bull says.

      Read Full Article
    15. 70% of Charities Predict Revenue Increases in 2016, Survey Finds

      70% of Charities Predict Revenue Increases in 2016, Survey Finds

      Nearly seven out of 10 charities expect to raise more money in the coming year, with 15 percent of groups projecting growth of more than 15 percent, a survey released Monday has found. Sixty-five percent say their 2015 fundraising revenue increased compared with the year before, continuing the upward trend tracked over the past seven years by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative, a group of organizations that advise charities on fundraising and conduct studies.

      Read Full Article
    16. Nonprofit Revenue Climbs but Slower Than Before the Recession

      Nonprofit Revenue Climbs but Slower Than Before the Recession

      Revenues at nonprofits rose 2.7 percent in 2014, the fastest rate of growth since the recession, according to a new analysis of organizations’ tax filings. When adjusted for inflation, the median growth that year was lower, just topping 1 percent. The increase is "slow but steady" but still hasn’t matched the pace seen in the years before the 2008-9 economic slowdown, according to Thomas Pollak, director of the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban Institute, which conducted the study released today. The center based its findings on an examination of 305,000 Form 990 and Form ...

      Read Full Article
    17. Opinion: Why Nonprofits Need to Give Workers a Sense of Purpose

      Opinion: Why Nonprofits Need to Give Workers a Sense of Purpose

      In the three years since Dan Pallotta, the controversial nonprofit activist, delivered a TED talk called "The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong," the video has been viewed more than 3.7 million times and has changed the conversation about economic incentives at America’s charities. Mr. Pallotta argued that for nonprofits to achieve their desired impact, they need to pay their leaders and employees like a Silicon Valley start-up or investment bank.

      Read Full Article
    18. Turning Down That Big Grant

      Turning Down That Big Grant

      A half-million dollars was on the table, a one-year corporate grant that likely would be renewed many times over. Yet when the donor balked at covering overhead costs, Communities in Schools did what it once might have considered unthinkable: It said, "No, thank you." "We were done with bending ourselves into a pretzel to attract and grow support," says Debra Montanino, the national nonprofit’s chief strategy officer. It was, she recalls, "a wonderful moment." That was 2011.

      Read Full Article
    1-24 of 126 1 2 3 4 5 6 »
  1. Categories

    1. Segments:

      Client Accounting Services, Construction, Family Business, Healthcare, HNW/Individual, Investor Services, Manufacturing/Distribution, Not for Profit, Professional Services, Real Estate, Retail/Restaurant, Small Business, Strategic Growth Advisory, Technology, Transaction Services, Virtual Accounting Solutions
    2. Service Type:

      Audit, Corporate Tax, ERISA Audit, Estate and Tax Planning, Individual Tax, International Tax, IT Audit, Litigation Support, State and Local Taxes
    3. General:

      Global, Local Economy, Management, Politics, Revenue Recognition, Talent Management, Windham Brannon
    4. Internal:

      Marketing, Newsletter
    5. WB Author:

      Amber Brown, Barbara Coats, Brent Wilkinson, Carlye Dooley, Carolyn Riticher, Charles McGimsey, Cheryl Yarbrough, Courtnay Bazemore, Dean Flores, Denise Mummert, Donna Caruso, Doug Neal, Greg Spangler, Heidi LaMarca, Herb Barnes, John Carpentier, John Henriquez, Kerry Buchan, Kristi Johnson, Lee Hodges, Maggie Wise, Mary Beth Saylor, Matthew Levin, Nicholas Perrins, Nicole Suk, Rebecca Smith, Rebekah Judge, Richard Yelton, Tim Clancy, Tom Leahey, Valerie Barckhoff