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Fidelity Charitable Hits Early $1-Billion Grant Mark

March 28, 2018       Andy Segedin      

Fidelity Charitable needed less than two and a half months to reach the $1-billion grantmaking mark this year. The Boston, Mass-based independent charity hit the $1-billion figure with grants from donor-advised fund (DAF) accounts on March 13, according to Nabil Ashour, a Fidelity Charitable spokesperson.

N.Y. Shuts Down Charity Telemarketer

March 26, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The landmark Cancer Fund of America lawsuit by all 50 states and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to pay off for regulators seeking to shut down illicit charities and the fundraising companies that keep most of the money raised for them.

Charities Get Cease And Desist From California AG

March 26, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued cease-and-desist orders against three charities that officials said were deceptive in fundraising solicitations. It is alleged the organizations portrayed program spending percentages as inaccurately high as a result of including noncash contributions. A fourth charity filed to dissolve a day after receiving notice from the state’s highest law enforcement office.

Spending Bill Excludes Johnson Amendment Repeal

March 22, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees has released the text of the $1.3-trillion omnibus spending bill. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which is to fund the federal government through the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, features a number of positives for nonprofits and the populations that they serve.

Charities Get Cease And Desist From California AG

March 22, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued cease-and-desist orders against three charities that officials said were deceptive in fundraising solicitations. It is alleged the organizations portrayed program spending percentages as inaccurately high as a result of including noncash contributions. A fourth charity filed to dissolve a day after receiving notice from the state’s highest law enforcement office.

NPT #MeToo Webinar Shares Nonprofit Best Practices

March 19, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

In a webinar that could be described as ripped straight from the national news headlines, The NonProfit Times convened leaders from the areas of fundraising, law, and risk specialization to discuss the #MeToo movement and its impact on the nonprofit sector during a Thursday-afternoon webinar.

Trump Nominates OneStar CEO To Head HHS Agency

March 10, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Elizabeth Darling, president and chief executive of the OneStar Foundation, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

U Of Chicago Donors Want Their Money Back

March 6, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

A family foundation is seeking the return of almost $23 million, part of a $100-million grant announced three years ago to the University of Chicago to established a world renowned center to study global conflicts.

Donor-Disclosure Requirement Upheld By Court

March 6, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

An appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a legal challenge to New York’s requirement that charities disclose their major donors as part of registration requirements to solicit contributions in the state.

USOC CEO Steps Down Citing Health; Investigation Ongoing

March 1, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is seeking new leadership and a new path forward, less than a week following the conclusion of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The USOC has announced that Scott Blackmun, CEO since 2010, has stepped down. Susanne Lyons, a current USOC board member, will serve as acting CEO.