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Consumers are becoming more skeptical about all the pink associated with breast cancer charities but they’re still more likely to buy a pink product or service during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Americans are increasingly using their smartphones for monetary contributions. A new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project revealed that those who use this method of giving tend to make the decision to donate without much, if any, research.
Philanthropists John and Laura Arnold didn’t have a better way of researching organizations than slogging through each organization’s website, so they created a better way: the Giving Library, a collection of informational videos about nonprofits featuring one of the organization’s executives. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is calling for a second round of submissions (Phase 2) to its Giving Library initiative, begun in August 2012. The foundation will accept applications until February 11, 2013.
Click & Pledge, a Blacksburg, Va., software developer and payment processor for the nonprofit industry, has acquired the assets of Donor Town Square for an undisclosed sum.
The New York attorney general wants nonprofits that fundraised for Superstorm Sandy relief to provide documentation as to what they did the with cash. Some 88 charities had responded as of Dec. 31, and the information was posted on the Bureau’s website. The organizations raised a collective $400 million.
Modern philanthropy is about results, not just money. Consider the partnership between Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the nonprofit MDRC. Goldman Sachs will invest $9.6 million in MDRC to create a program to reduce recidivism by at least 10 percent in adolescents released from New York City’s Rikers Island jail.
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The United States will technically go off the fiscal cliff, triggering automatic tax increases, spending cuts and monetary policy that will impact almost every facet of American finance.
Given the stiff competition for grant funding and the amount of money at stake, the field of grant proposal writing is unfortunately fertile ground for fraud. When someone blows the whistle and the law suit flies, the person who wrote the grant proposal is in the line of fire. And, the organization that submitted the proposal — the applicant organization, is likewise in hot water.
The lack of an agreement regarding taxes and the federal budget has the nation hours away from fiscal carnage so potentially devastating it will make a Herschell Gordon Lewis splatter film look like “Driving Miss Daisy.”
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