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Seahawks’ TDs Might Hit A Homer

Seahawks’ TDs Might Hit A Homer By Mark Hrywna

You read the headline correctly and it isn’t wrong. While the National Football League (NFL) will crown this year’s champion on Sunday, charities are again in the wagering mood. The defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks take on three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in Supe…   Read More »

Settlement Seals Boy Scouts ‘Perversion Files’

Settlement Seals Boy Scouts ‘Perversion Files’ By Patrick Sullivan

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) settled another molestation case, this time in California after just three days in Santa Barbara Superior Court. The settlement was for an undisclosed sum, and part of the settlement involves sealing the so-called perversion files, which plaintiff’s attorney Tim Hal…   Read More »

Maine Nonprofits Targeted In Property Tax Plan

Maine Nonprofits Targeted In Property Tax Plan By Zach Halper

A recent tax proposal by Gov. Paul LePage of Maine would overhaul the tax-exempt laws in the state, requiring nonprofits to pay property tax on valuations greater than $500,000. As might be expected, the plan is drawing sharp criticism from the state's nonprofits. The plan is designed to cut taxe…   Read More »

Higher Ed’s $37.5 Billion Is A Record

Higher Ed’s $37.5 Billion Is A Record By Mark Hrywna

Propelled by a strong stock market, charitable contributions to the nation’s colleges and universities had their biggest gains in 15 years, reaching a record high of $37.45 billion last year, according to the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). …   Read More »

Gates Letter: Focus Is on Health, Farming, Banking And Education

Gates Letter: Focus Is on Health, Farming, Banking And Education By Patrick Sullivan

Bill and Melinda Gates have made a big bet: During the next 15 years the lives of poor people will improve faster than at any other time in history, and that their lives will improve more than anyone else’s. “We’re putting our credibility, time, and money behind this bet -- and asking others t…   Read More »

SOTU Teases, Delivers Little For Nonprofits

SOTU Teases, Delivers Little For Nonprofits By Mark Hrywna

The charitable sector has reason for at least some guarded optimism after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last night, when he proposed various initiatives aimed at growing the middle class and stemming the growing divide between rich and poor. The president proposed increasi…   Read More »

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Endowments Soaring On 10-Year Returns

By Patrick Sullivan — January 30, 2015

Endowments for colleges and universities had a strong 2014 fiscal year, with an average return of 15.5 percent. That return beat out the 11.7 percent growth in return rate in 2013. Commonfund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) released the 2014 Study of Endowments (NCSE) this week. The 832 institutions surveyed had a collective $516 billion in endowment assets as of June 30, 2014.

Blog: 3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website

By Andrew Olsen, CFRE — January 29, 2015

Check out the latest blog post by guest blogger Andrew Olsen, CFRE, which describes the three reasons your nonprofit’s website needs to go mobile. Click here to read.

ASAE Seeks Leadership Nominations

By The NonProfit Times — January 23, 2015

ASAE – The Center for Association Leadership is accepting applications for open positions on the ASAE and ASAE Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to advancing the profession of association management.

Schwab Charitable: 25% Increase In Donor-Advised Grants Last Year

By The NonProfit Times — January 23, 2015

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) continued to increase last year, increasing 25 percent from 2013 according to a new report from Schwab Charitable.

Report: Management Tools Widely Adopted

By Zach Halper — January 21, 2015

Nearly 91 percent of nonprofits report they plan to use a variety of management “tools” during the course of the year, according to a new survey by the Bridgespan Group.

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