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  • The Civil Investigative Demand

    By Mark Hrywna — January 12, 2016

    The stable of lawyers for the Hu­mane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been busy the past year responding to re­quests from a number of state regulators, including Colorado, Oklahoma and Tennessee (in addition to North Dakota a few years ago). Some of those state charity regulators closed the investigations with no evidence of violations.

  • Charity Fuels PayPal To Guinness World Record

    By Mark Hrywna — January 11, 2016

    PayPal was awarded the Guinness World Record title for “Most money raised online for charity in 24 hours,” with users giving more than $45.8 million globally on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, more than doubling the previous record of $19 million.

  • Nonprofits Lose Donor Confidentiality Appeal

    By Mark Hrywna — January 6, 2016

    A California appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked the state attorney general from gaining access to the names of major donors to nonprofits.

  • Year-End Giving Goes Year-Round

    By Andy Segedin — December 31, 2015

    At Langley Memorial Hospital in Langley, B.C., one can scrub in and get behind some of the hospital’s most cutting-edge equipment following years of schooling and medical training or simply by being among its leading donors.

  • Minimum Wage No Small Issue For Nonprofits

    By Andy Segedin — December 31, 2015

    Just 75 cents per hour is all that it took to push a program of one rural Michigan nonprofit from breaking even to deep into the red. LifeChallenge of Michigan in Hillsdale, Mich., operated Tastes of Life, a restaurant program that provided employees looking to find their feet an opportunity to gain real-world work experience.

  • VolunteerMatch’s Salesforce Account Breached By Malware

    By NPT Staff — December 15, 2015

    Malware on a VolunteerMatch computer has led to the unauthorized access of contact information within the organization’s Salesforce account. Compromised information includes email addresses, business addresses and telephone numbers within VolunteerMatch’s business records with Salesforce. As credit card information is not stored in such records, such data was not part of the breach.

  • Nonprofits Impacted Voter Turnout In 2014 Midterms

    By Mark Hrywna — December 2, 2015

    Intervention by nonprofits had the biggest impact on turnout of the least likely voters in the most recent midterm elections, according to a new study.

  • UK Youth Charities To Merge

    By Andy Segedin — November 24, 2015

    Two of the United Kingdom’s leading youth-support organizations intend to merge. YouthNet, a London-based organization providing informational and emotional support for local young adults, and Get Connected, a London-based youth helpline, combined to assist 1.7 million young people in the United Kingdom in 2014.

  • Earned Income Jumps For Nonprofits

    By Mark Hrywna — November 24, 2015

    Revenue increased 7 percent and attendance was up 3 percent for cultural groups in nearly a dozen metropolitan areas from 2009 to 2012, despite a decline in most sources of contributed support, including individual giving.

  • Postal Rates To Stay The Same, Might Even Drop

    By Andy Segedin — November 19, 2015

    The United States Postal Service’s (USPS) leadership has publicly committed to having no general price increases for letter and flat mail in 2016. An overall price decrease for such mailings is possible for later in the year.

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