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U.S. Humanitarian Groups’ Efforts In Cuba Get A Boost

U.S. Humanitarian Groups’ Efforts In Cuba Get A Boost By Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan

Global Links, a Pittsburgh-based humanitarian agency, has been shipping medical aid to Cuba through Canada for 20 years. President Barack Obama’s announcement of soon-to-be-renewed diplomatic ties with Cuba might render those extra miles, and costs, unnecessary. The United States severed diplom…   Read More »

Commentary: Congress Has to ‘Answer For The Sector’

Commentary: Congress Has to ‘Answer For The Sector’ By Paul Clolery

The nonprofit sector needs its own Michael Corleone. In the classic movie “The Godfather,” Frank “Frankie Five Angels” Pentangeli urges Michael to strike at his enemies. “Look, let’s get ‘em all -- let’s get ‘em all now, while we got the muscle.” Corleone put him off. But Corl…   Read More »

Report: Charitable Giving Nears Pre-Recession Levels

Report: Charitable Giving Nears Pre-Recession Levels By The NonProfit Times

Charitable giving and donor retention levels increased last year, according to a new report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), as they continued to inch near pre-recession rates. The 2014 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report, developed by AFP and the Urban I…   Read More »

Two-Week Reprieve For Charitable Tax Provisions

Two-Week Reprieve For Charitable Tax Provisions By Mark Hrywna

Three charitable tax provisions were among the dozens included in a bill that passed the Senate last night that retroactively extended expired tax provisions through the end of this year. The U.S. Senate approved the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” (H.R. 5771) last night by a vote of 76…   Read More »

Invisible Children To Shut Down

Invisible Children To Shut Down By Zach Halper

Invisible Children, the organization behind the viral “Kony 2012” video, announced today it will be shutting down its operations in the United States and Africa. In a message posted on its website, CEO Ben Keesey announced that the organization made the decision to cease its operations due to…   Read More »

Buffett Tops List of Largest Donations

Buffett Tops List of Largest Donations By Zach Halper

Billionaire Warren Buffett’s gift to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tops the list of the 10 largest philanthropic donations of 2014, according to a list compiled by Wealth-X, a firm that studies the activities of ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals. Buffett took the number one spot…   Read More »

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Volunteers and Volunteering Both Declined For 2013

By Patrick Sullivan — December 18, 2014

Fewer Americans are volunteering, and those who do give of them time are volunteering less. A report from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) shows a decline of 2 million in the number of volunteers in 2013 compared to 2012. The rate of volunteers fell from 26.5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 16 to 25.4 percent.

Watchdog Hopes To Double Capacity

By Mark Hrywna — December 18, 2014

Charity Navigator hopes to raise $8.5 million over the next three years to help double its capacity amid its evolution to “Charity Navigator 3.0.”

NPT Lunchtruck: Exclusive Audio Interviews With Nonprofit Leaders

By The NonProfit Times — December 17, 2014

NPT Lunch Truck is a 15-minute discussion on a hot issue of the day while you munch on that chicken salad sandwich with the crust cut off. The newsmaker will be interviewed by a member of the editorial staff of The NonProfit Times.

Boy Scouts Ordered To Pay $7 Million

By Patrick Sullivan — December 17, 2014

A jury in Connecticut has ordered the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), based in Irving, Texas, to pay $7 million to a victim of sexual abuse. The plaintiff, known as John Doe in court documents, was abused several times by an assistant scoutmaster during the mid-1970s.

Mobile Commons Acquired By Upland Software

By Patrick Sullivan — December 16, 2014

Upland Software in Austin, Texas has acquired Mobile Commons, a digital strategy and product purveyor in Brooklyn, N.Y. “This acquisition brings a powerful form of digital engagement to our Enterprise customers. It is another great example of the type of strategic acquisitions that we are actively pursuing, and that our recent IPO enables us to accelerate,” said Upland Chair and CEO Jack McDonald via a statement.

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