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IRS Might Punt, For Now, On Lobbying

IRS Might Punt, For Now, On Lobbying By Mark Hrywna

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is likely to go back to the drawing board with new regulations on political activity of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. IRS Commissioner John Koskinsen was quoted in USA Today that the tax enforcement agency is likely to re-write the proposal rules and agai…   Read More »

Judge Rejects New York’s Salary, Contract Caps

Judge Rejects New York’s Salary, Contract Caps By Patrick Sullivan

The New York Department of Health’s regulations on use of funds and executive salary caps, including nonprofits, were struck down this week, with the judge saying Gov. Andrew Cuomo exceeded his authority when he enacted the executive order that launched the regulations. “The DOH’s rationale…   Read More »

Study: Each Email Delivered Worth 1.7 Cents

Study: Each Email Delivered Worth 1.7 Cents By Mark Hrywna

Email lists and online donations continued to grow for some of the most active nonprofits on the web but open rates and response rates declined again last year, according to a new study. The 2014 M+R Benchmarks Study, released today, analyzed data for some of the largest nonprofit online programs…   Read More »

#WomenLeading Philanthropy Seeks To Change Business Models

#WomenLeading Philanthropy Seeks To Change Business Models By Sharon Burns

The #WomenLeading Philanthropy theme of the 2014 Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) Symposium in Chicago last week posed many questions regarding women both as funders and as executives in philanthropy. The largest issues discussed included making a financial impact and when it will no longer be…   Read More »

New Metrics Sought During #WomenLeading Philanthropy Symposium

New Metrics Sought During #WomenLeading Philanthropy Symposium By Sharon Burns

Current and empirical research regarding the impact of women in philanthropy is limited. The research available is generally focused on gender balance at all levels in the workforce and the gender wage gap. While these two important economic issues create the social problems that are at the core …   Read More »

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Political Donation Limits

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Political Donation Limits By Patrick Sullivan

The U.S. Supreme Court today lifted the cap on individuals’ donations to political candidates, parties and political action committees in a two-year election cycle. The 5-4 decision along ideological lines in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Committee removes the aggregate cap of $123,200. Alabam…   Read More »

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Survey: Bible Readers Give More Than Those Who Don’t

By Patrick Sullivan — April 17, 2014

Americans who read the Bible give more than Americans who don’t — roughly $500 more per year, on average. Bible readers donated a median $600 to nonprofits during 2013, compared to a median of $100 for non-Bible-readers. The more someone is engaged with the Bible, the more they give, with those reporting the highest level of engagement donating a median $1,500, versus $30 for non-readers.

Donors, Board Members Among Fundraiser Fears

By Zach Halper — April 16, 2014

What’s keeping the fundraisers of the Association of Fundraising Professional – Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC) – up at night? According to a new survey, it’s everything from board members not raising money to finding new donors.

Oldest U.S. Grantmaking Association To Change Name

By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2014

The Conference of Southwest Foundations, the oldest association of grantmakers in the United States, announced it is rebranding as Philanthropy Southwest.

Canadian Fundraising Ticking Slowly Upward

By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2014

Overall giving in Canada grew 2.7 percent during the three-month period ending Feb. 28, 2014, compared to the same period one year earlier and online giving grew 7.2 percent.

Detroit Nonprofit To Subsidize Public Sector Training Program

By The NonProfit Times — April 9, 2014

A public sector training program for nonprofit and public sector workers in Detroit will be subsidized by the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan. The program will teach employees economic development, land use, city systems, planning and neighborhood development.

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