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House Passes America Gives More Act

House Passes America Gives More Act By Patrick Sullivan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act of 2014, a package of bills to extend a number of giving incentives for charities. “This legislation is a big win for those who are served by the nonprofit community, which in one form or another, is much of the country,” Joanne…   Read More »

Fundraisers Hit For $24.6 Million In Fines, Restitution

Fundraisers Hit For $24.6 Million In Fines, Restitution By Mark Hrywna

In a case that two years ago caught the attention of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the New York Attorney General announced a $24.6-million settlement with direct mail companies that misled donors amid a series of conflicts of interest with a startup charity. It’s believed to be the largest fi…   Read More »

Shock And Awe

Shock And Awe By Mark Hrywna

Some things you just can’t make sexy – no matter how hard you try. Save the Children hired a dozen models to try make things like diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria sexy but it just didn’t work. The buffed and beautiful models thought they were selling a sexy brand and sell they did, saying thing…   Read More »

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Cheered, Jeered

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision Cheered, Jeered By The NonProfit Times

The United States Supreme Court announced decisions in two cases today that eventually could have implications for large swathes of the nonprofit sector. One was billed as a battle between reproductive rights and religious liberty while the other dealt a blow to labor unions. The high court struc…   Read More »

Texting Up Despite ‘Giving Preference Gap’

Texting Up Despite ‘Giving Preference Gap’ By Mark Hrywna

Donors who give to charity via text are becoming more comfortable and the avenue is becoming their preferred method of giving, if the results of a recent survey are any indication. For the first time since the Text Donation Study began in 2012, text donors chose text giving as their most preferre…   Read More »

Red Cross Calls Fundraising Operations ‘Trade Secrets’

Red Cross Calls Fundraising Operations ‘Trade Secrets’ By Mark Hrywna

Spending and disaster fundraising by the American Red Cross (ARC) is under the microscope again, this time after the charity sought to block the release of information it shared with state authorities from going to a nonprofit news site. ProPublica had requested details about spending related to …   Read More »

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Fidelity Charitable Gifts Exceed $1 Billion

By The NonProfit Times — July 17, 2014

Grants by one of the nation’s largest donor-advised funds jumped almost 20 percent during the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, while an increase in mergers and acquisitions activity helped to push a 33-percent spike in contributions.

Memorials Established For Priya Haji

By Mark Hrywna — July 17, 2014

Legendary social innovator and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Priya Haji, who launched four different enterprises during her career, died suddenly Monday night at her home in San Francisco. Early indications are that Haji suffered a pulmonary embolism, according to a statement from her family, though autopsy results are still pending.

America Gives More Act Targets Nonprofit Deductions

By Patrick Sullivan — July 16, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to debate this week a legislative package concerning IRA distributions to charity, food donations, deduction filing, conservation easement and foundation excise taxes. H.R. 4719, “America Gives More Act of 2014,” was reported out of the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Children’s Aid Society Boasts New Boss

By Mark Hrywna — July 15, 2014

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) today announced the appointment of the first female president and chief executive officer (CEO) in its nearly 160-year history. Phoebe Boyer, executive director of the Robertson Foundation, will succeed Richard Buery, Jr. as of Oct. 1.

Schwab Charitable Grants up 38%, Adds Choices

By The NonProfit Times — July 15, 2014

Grants to charities via one of the nation’s largest donor-advised funds was up 38 percent and the number of accounts grew 17 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30.

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