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  • Sharing Spaces, Costs

    By Patrick Sullivan — December 2, 2014

    Jessica Pliska started The Opportunity Network (OppNet) in her living room in 2003. The organization then bounced around a few office spaces. A grant from the Edwin Gould Foundation in New York City led to an ongoing relationship, which in turn secured OppNet resources and free rent in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in New York City, where the organization has been headquartered since 2011.

  • Tax Policies Top Agenda For Lame Duck Congress

    By Mark Hrywna — December 2, 2014

    Leaders at national nonprofits are unifying in an attempt to make permanent three charitable provisions in the tax code during the lame duck Congress before a new session begins in January.

  • AG Questions Thrift Chain’s Deal With Charities

    By Zach Halper — November 25, 2014

    The Minnesota affiliates of a chain of for-profit thrift shops are under investigation by the State Attorney General’s Office for allegedly misleading donors and shortchanging charities on the value of donated items.

  • CFRE, EFA In Fundraising Credential Deal

    By The NonProfit Times — November 24, 2014

    CFRE International and the European Fundraising Association (EFA) announced a partnership that will further extend fundraising best practices in Europe with collaboration of the two partners’ professional education and certification programs.

  • Hollrah To Head Nonprofit Channel For Intacct

    By The NonProfit Times — November 14, 2014

    Kent Hollrah has left the top job at online fundraising solution firm Orange Leap in Dallas to become senior channel executive – nonprofit at cloud financial software provider Intacct in San Jose, Calif.

  • Infogroup Acquires Specialized Fundraising Services

    By The NonProfit Times — November 12, 2014

    Infogroup, a provider of business data and marketing solutions, has acquired Specialized Fundraising Services in Spartanburg, S.C. (SFS). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Jurisdictions Cuffing Asks About Arrests

    By Sandi Pessin Boyd, Douglas B. Mishkin and Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum — November 12, 2014

    The District of Columbia is about to become the 14th jurisdiction nationwide to “ban the box,” prohibiting employers — nonprofit and otherwise — from asking job applicants to check a box indicating whether they have ever been arrested. Nonprofits with employees in Washington, D.C., that ask an employment applicant questions about criminal history early in the hiring process, or who use criminal history to eliminate an applicant from the employment pool, will be subject to a fine by the D.C. Commission on Human Rights.

  • Lilly School Gets 10th Endowed Chair

    By The NonProfit Times — November 12, 2014

    Global understanding of philanthropy across borders and within cultures is the topic for a new endowment, the Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

  • Survey: Nonprofits Doing Better With Content Marketing

    By Mark Hrywna — November 5, 2014

    The most effective nonprofit content marketers have a documented content marketing strategy that very closely guides efforts, along with a dedicated content marketing group that is successful a tracking return on investment (ROI) and publishes new content daily or multiple times per week.

  • Foundation Giving Hits Record at $54.7 Billion

    By Patrick Sullivan — November 5, 2014

    Foundations paid out an estimated record $54.7 billion in 2013, an increase of $2.7 billion compared to 2012’s record $52 billion. That’s according to a report, “Key Facts on U.S. Foundations,” released by the Foundation Center in New York City. “Giving by the nation’s foundations has surpassed previous record levels,” said report author Steven Lawrence, director of research at Foundation Center, via a statement.


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