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Were you one of the 3 million people who retweeted Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded selfie? If so, you helped raise $3 million donation for two national charities.
A manager in charge of detecting fraud Oxfam has admitted to doing just that – to the tune of £64,612 ($108,082.95). Edward McKenzie-Green, 34, of Oxfordshire, England, was Oxfam Great Britain’s head of counter-fraud when he submitted payments to fictitious firms between February and December 2011. He will be sentenced in May.
Despite an uptick in the public trust of charities in the United Kingdom (UK), a new report by the New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) warns organizations not to take this newfound positivity for granted.
Those who once inhabited the Salvation Army’s community center in lower Manhattan won’t recognize the digs in a few years. The Salvation Army (SA) has reached an agreement to sell the building for more than $30 million to a firm that will open a boutique hotel and residence.
The effective management of insurable risk is critical to the financial health of a nonprofit. The traditional lines of insurance of General Liability, Property, Business Auto, Workers Compensation, Directors and Officers and Excess Liability are commonly included in the insurance business plans of nonprofits.
The director of facilities at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta pleaded guilty in April 2013 to embezzling more than $1.1 million from the nonprofit. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, former employee Ralph Clark stole the money from the visual and performing arts center by submitting invoices for bogus expenses, picking the checks up in person, and then depositing them into accounts over which Clark had signatory authority.
The Institute for Philanthropy and The Philanthropy Workshop West legally merged to become The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW), effective March 1.
The Walt Disney Company will no longer support the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) after next year due its ban on gay adult volunteers. A memo from Boy Scouts Central Florida Council board President Robert Utsey to leaders and parents announcing the decision was obtained and posted by Scouts for Equality, an organization that seeks to change BSA’s policies on gay members.
Danielle Brigida is frustrated. As senior manager of social strategy and integration at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in Reston, Va., she found a social media append the organization recently did to be enormously helpful to her work. But, she said, she’s the only one in the organization who uses it.