Just in time for the end of Thanksgiving weekend, the December 1, 2013 edition of The NonProfit Times is now available.
Gary D. Bass is the executive director of the Bauman Foundation in Washington, D.C. and started the Bright Lines Project in 2008 when he was running OMB Watch. Tom Halloran is the coordinator of the Bright Lines Project, which is now housed at Public Citizen, also in Washington, D.C.
Imagine there is a law that mandates you cannot drive fast, but the speed limit is not posted: You have been given no definition of what it means to go fast. This is the situation charities face when it comes to political activity. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has failed to define what constitutes political activity, relying on the “facts and circumstances” of each case to decide whether an organization is participating in political activities.
What’s the difference between a decent and a powerful resume? According to Marshall Brown, founder and CEO of Marshall Brown & Associates, an international coaching, training, and leadership development company, a decent resume is one where you outline your qualifications, skills, and attributes. A powerful resume is much more than that, as you will learn from the video below:
The owner of a shop that donated wedding gowns to military wives pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $5.3 million from a D.C.-based charity that represents accredited medical schools and major teaching hospitals.
John Graham IV, CAE, is president and CEO of ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership in Washington, D.C.
Prospects for legislation overhauling the federal tax code appear murkier by the day, with the top tax writers in Congress still unwilling to share any actual bill language and the timeline for legislation now slipping to next year at the earliest.
Cover letters can be a chore to write for job seekers. Whereas the things that need to be in a resume are cut and dry, what to include in your letter is a little more ambiguous.
Niki Jagpal is research and policy director at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). She is the co-author of “Smashing Silos in Philanthropy: Multi-Issue Advocacy and Organizing for Real Results.”
You are waking up to your morning fix of coffee and the news before you head into your office to wade your way through a pile of proposals. CNN is reporting on a broken economy, a broken justice system, stymied political process, people protesting and you turn the TV off because it reminds you of something you don’t want to think about.
Hiring talented employees for your organization is one thing; it’s another to get them to work at the height of their abilities on a consistent basis. For nonprofit human resources managers, that’s a challenge they are faced with every day.
Nonprofit managers are always on the lookout for services that can help their organization, which is why The NonProfit Times‘ Resource Marketplace remains a great source. This year, we have taken it a step further to create the most comprehensive list of nonprofit suppliers in the industry: The 2014 Annual Buyer’s Guide.
Are you an expert fundraiser with a strong background in grants? If so, our newest featured nonprofit job — Associate Director of Grants at Essex County College — might be a great fit for you.
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