Mark has been with The NonProfit Times since 2005, where he’s become a sucker for stories about nonprofit governance, transparency and finances. His penchant for spreadsheets makes the annual NPT 100 report akin to Christmas morning, spread out over several months.
Before joining NPT, Mark was in charge of about a dozen weekly newspapers in suburban New Jersey — where he’s lived his entire life with the exception of a four-year sojourn in central New York to earn a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York-Oswego. After more than a decade in the same keeper league, he finally celebrated his first fantasy baseball championship in 2013.
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 again solicit public input.
Laura Farmer Sherman recalls doing almost 100 events in the months after the very public dispute two years ago between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood of America. Whether it was speeches, open houses or “Coffees with Komen,” she would talk to “anyone who’d listen” about what the San Diego affiliate does with donations and what would happen if they didn’t raise the money.
If someone had a lot if money 30 years ago and wanted to do something philanthropic, they’d start a foundation. “That’s no longer true today,” said Henry Berman, CEO of the Association of Small Foundations (ASF).
Just two days after announcing that it would recognize same-sex marriages of employees, World Vision reversed its decision, calling it a mistake that was made without enough consultation with its partners.
A teenage “cancer slayer,” mental health, a humorous reminder about testicular cancer self-exams, and an honest look at teen refugee life in America were among the topics tackled by winners of the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards.
Investors raised $13.5 million and could see an annual return of more than 12 percent. It’s not the latest Initial Public Offering (IPO) of a sexy stock such as Facebook or Twitter. The funding will expand an employment program for recently released prisoners in New York. The potential returns would be generated from state and federal grant funds, if certain benchmarks are met.