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Bridging the digital divide: Vermont gearing up for digital makeover

Bridging the digital divide: Vermont gearing up for digital makeover By Mark Hrywna

Vermont is known for its maple syrup, craft beer and skiing. Broadband? Not so much. Like most rural areas of the United States, the Green Mountain State struggles with the digital divide. The Vermont Digital Economy Project, a two-year effort by the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), a…   Read More »

California AG Targets Fundraisers

California AG Targets Fundraisers By The NonProfit Times

Legislation unveiled by California’s top charity official would add disclosure requirements for paid commercial fundraisers and extend the statute of limitations from five years to 10 years in cases of misconduct. Attorney General Kamala Harris and Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) u…   Read More »

Study: Giving As Diverse As Donors

Study: Giving As Diverse As Donors By Paul Clolery

Giving at a place of worship is the top venue for donors who are white, African-American and Hispanic. Asian donors, however, are more likely to give to health charities. Local social service and children’s charities are also priorities for Asian donors. There is quite a disparity in how donors…   Read More »

Live From DMA: Challenges For U.S. Postal Service

Live From DMA: Challenges For U.S. Postal Service By The NonProfit Times

There's good news and bad news when it comes to the United States Postal Service (USPS), according to Robert Taub, acting chair of the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC). Most attendees at the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) Washington Nonprofit Conference knew about the …   Read More »

Best Practices, Governance Principles Revised

Best Practices, Governance Principles Revised By Patrick Sullivan

Independent Sector has updated nearly every one of its 33 Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices, the first set of substantive changes since the document was released in 2007. The Washington, D.C.-based IS will release the principles later today during a Capitol Hill event, led by S…   Read More »

Nonprofit Accounts At Urban Institute Compromised

Nonprofit Accounts At Urban Institute Compromised By Mark Hrywna

The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) recently discovered unauthorized access of its Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for some 850,000 organizations. The unauthorized access affected nonprofit users of IRS Forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-N (e-Postcard). It …   Read More »

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Legacies are about more than just money

By The NonProfit Times — March 3, 2015

Major donors can provide great help to nonprofits, both while they are alive and once they have passed on. The trick with trying to secure a legacy donation is that people generally don’t like being reminded that they will die some day. That still does not mean they aren’t willing to help after they’re gone.

Online Volunteers: Don't Ever Call Them Virtual

By Patrick Sullivan — March 3, 2015

The street address 76 Reservoir Road, Atherton, Calif., is ostensibly the headquarters of the Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN). Visitors would be lucky to find any staffer on any given day. That’s because the six-person leadership team, all volunteers, are only there once every two weeks. They work remotely the rest of the time.

Bot Traffic: Are Your Visitors Using You?

By George Weiner — March 2, 2015

“The monthly users are up this year. We did it!” Many nonprofit managers rely on web data to inform and deliver their services, as well as tell the story of organizational impact. Nonprofit websites are used for impact in multiple ways — to increase resource downloads, new registrations/sign-ups, and of course, monthly users.

Bridging the digital divide: Vermont gearing up for digital makeover

By Mark Hrywna — March 2, 2015

Vermont is known for its maple syrup, craft beer and skiing. Broadband? Not so much. Like most rural areas of the United States, the Green Mountain State struggles with the digital divide.

Live From DMA: Challenges For U.S. Postal Service

By The NonProfit Times — February 26, 2015

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to the United States Postal Service (USPS), according to Robert Taub, acting chair of the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC).

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