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Nonprofits Using H-1B Visa Program Face Uncertainty

January 25, 2017       Julius A. Karash      

The H-1B visa program is “certainly is a tool that is necessary to get foreign nationals into the U.S. to be able to conduct research,” said Wayne Carter, president & CEO of Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) in Kansas City, Mo. “We hope there is no change. We’re going to be watching the administration to see how things develop.”

Budget Cuts Might Hit Less Obvious Social Services

January 19, 2017       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna      

Among the priorities for President-Elect Donald Trump once he’s inaugurated on Jan. 20 has been repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would mean huge changes, as well as tax reform, particularly aimed at lowering corporate tax rates and those for high-income individuals. There’s also the typical concern for charities that cuts in federal funding will hit social services.

Digital Donors Changing Charitable Communications

January 18, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Digital donors are pushing charities to communicate with them the way they prefer. Millennials identified social media as the preferred method in 43 percent of cases, followed by email at 21 percent. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers both prefer email, 30 percent and 26 percent, followed by social media, 21 percent and 24 percent.

Advocacy Groups Pro And Con To Line Inauguration Route

January 17, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Yasmina Mrabet will be attending Friday’s presidential inauguration — along with almost 25,000 peers. Mrabet is an organizer for the ANSWER Coalition, a protest and civil rights organization that counts itself among more than two dozen groups to have applied for First Amendment permits to demonstrate at the presidential inauguration.

Layoffs Continue At Brand-Name Nonprofits

January 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will mean the loss of 22 jobs at the Clinton Foundation, effective April 15. It is the third well-known nonprofit to announce layoffs during the past two weeks.

Nonprofit Workers In N.Y. Getting Bigger Raises

January 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Growth in New York State’s nonprofit sector didn’t keep pace with the nation overall since the Great Recession but average wages grew faster than in other sectors during the recovery.

IU Projects Two Years Of Robust Giving

January 13, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Total giving is projected to increase by 3.6 percent during 2017 and another 3.8 percent in 2018. Though the increases do not match 25-year averages of 4.4 percent year-over-year growth or the 4.9 percent 40-year average, they signal improvement compared to the doldrums of the past decade.

$28 Million Gift Headed To Boston

January 11, 2017       NPT Staff      

The Boston Foundation is preparing to receive one of the largest gifts of its 101-year history. The estimated $28-million donation is from Billeria, Mass.-based education firm Curriculum Associates via the Iowa State University Foundation. The gift represents the fourth donation of more than $20 million in the foundation’s history.

Opinion: Honoring The Donor’s Hard-Earned Money

January 10, 2017       Robert Hartsook      

Congratulations to Wayne State University for an incredible gift of $40 million, securing a new facility and faculty for its business school from Detroit food and sports moguls Mike and Marian Ilitch. The celebration didn’t last long before the uproar began — because the Illitch’s gift was specific about how the funds were to be used and dispersed.

Nonprofit Workplace Challenges Predicted For 2017

January 6, 2017       NPT Staff      

Staffing, workflow, finance and fundraising will be the trends to watch in nonprofit operations during 2017 when it comes to charities and associations.