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Alzheimer’s Chapters Deadlocked On Consolidation

October 12, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

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The 54 traditional chapters of Alzheimer’s Association deadlocked at 27-27 on a plan to create a single, nonprofit entity out of the national office and its 81 chapters.

The CFO And That Thing You Do

October 8, 2015       The NonProfit Times      

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Many challenges come with growing a nonprofit. One of the trickiest is deciding what kind of financial help one needs, when it’s needed, and what level of professional can best supply it at a given point in time.

Live From NASCO: Training On State Regulation Is Key

October 6, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

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What keeps you up at night? The answer to that question might vary whether you’re looking at from a charity executive’s point of view or that of a state charity regulator. That was among the questions raised during a luncheon discussion between regulators and nonprofit attorneys during the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) annual conference today at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

United Way Revenue Ticks Down

October 6, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

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Three United Way affiliates reported total support of more than $100 million for the 2014-2015 campaign while overall support for United Way was down by 1 percent last year.

10 Things About Fundraising Via Crowdsourcing

October 6, 2015       The NonProfit Times      

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With crowdsourcing campaigns popping up all over the news and social media, nonprofit leaders might be tempted to incorporate the strategy into their organizations’ fundraising efforts. Many already have done so.

Blackbaud Finalizes Deal For Smart Tuition

October 5, 2015       Andy Segedin      

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Blackbaud of Charleston, S.C. has finalized its $190-million acquisition of Smart Tuition, a payment software and services provider for private schools and parents. The deal will fold Smart Tuition’s full product line including Smart Tuition, Smart Aid and Smart for Dioceses into Blackbaud’s K-12 portfolio.

Digital Annual Reports Click With Donors

October 5, 2015       The NonProfit Times      

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Staffers at the Foundation Center held their breath for a few days in 2013, when the organization released its annual report for the fiscal year 2012. That year the New York City-based organization mailed out a slimmed-down print version, but the online version was much more in depth.

ACS’ Direct Mail Relaunch Beats Goal

October 5, 2015       The NonProfit Times      

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New donors declined by 11 percent. New donor revenue dropped by $11.3 million. Had the suspension of its direct mail acquisition program continued, the American Cancer Society (ACS) projected a loss of almost $30 million over five years.

Taxing The Cloud

October 5, 2015       The NonProfit Times      

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Potential changes in how states tax cloud-based services have become a hot topic in the nonprofit sector. While few nonprofits would be in the business of providing cloud-based media for things outside of their mission, nonprofit leaders might be advised to approach any sort of new digitally-provided service or revenue source carefully. As more data, fulfillment and everyday work transfer to the cloud from local servers, state and local tax officers are brainstorming for ways to tax the process. Annette Nellen, a professor at San Jose State University and author at 21stcenturytaxation.com, said the questions concerning the taxation of cloud-based services stem from the fact that sales tax in many states is directly tied to the transfer of tangible property.

New Donors Elusive; Retention Sitting At Just 43%

October 5, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

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Donor churn is improving but charities are still losing three more donors each year than new and returning donors are giving to organizations. Less than half of donors supported the same charity two years in a row, according to a new survey.