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  • With Election Around The Corner, Charities Must Tread Carefully

    By Janice Ryan — September 4, 2012

    The presidential election is less than 100 days away. Federal tax law strictly prohibits 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in activities to support or oppose candidates for public office. However, there are still a number of ways that 501(c)(3)s can be involved in the political process without running afoul of the law.

  • Time, Task And Turf

    By Thomas McLaughlin — September 4, 2012

    “Where you stand is where you sit.”

  • MDA Hopes To Transition Volunteers To Non-Telethon Duties

    By Patrick Sullivan — September 4, 2012

    There was no chance of a donor calling in to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) annual Labor Day telethon and being lucky enough to talk to a famous volunteer. Local and on-air watched national phone banks were eliminated, with telephone operations centralized and in-bound calls handled by centers in the Midwest.

  • Mergers Keep Doors Open, Refocuses Management

    By Mark Hrywna — September 4, 2012

    Chuck Gehring has overseen four nonprofit mergers in his years as president and CEO of LifeCare Alliance in Columbus, Ohio. “It’s important in this economy, in our field, if you don’t try to do something extra, you’re going to be out of business,” he said. “Your traditional revenue sources – United Way, government — are eroding. If you’re going to just keep laying off you’re not able to do anything.”

  • Musical Chairs At Komen, Brinker Stays And Goes

    By Mark Hrywna — September 4, 2012

    A media firestorm regarding pink powerhouse Susan G. Komen for the Cure defunding of Planned Parenthood, and its eventual reversal, started this past February and put the organization in the spotlight for reasons unrelated to its usual marketing prowess.

  • MDA Telethon To Be Mostly On Tape

    By The NonProfit Times — August 31, 2012

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) annual Labor Day telethon airs this Sunday with a new name – the MDA Show of Strength. That’s not the only change.

  • Birthday Boy: Warren Buffett Pledges $3 Billion To His Kids’ Foundations

    By The NonProfit Times — August 30, 2012

    When you have a birthday, the occasion is usually marked by receiving presents from friends and family. Warren Buffett choose to celebrate the 82nd year of his life in a different way, announcing that he is donating shares of his company equivalent to $3.1 billion to his three kids’ foundations.

  • Survey: Church Membership Can Be Fuzzy For Some

    By Patrick Sullivan — August 29, 2012

    Fewer than half of church-going Americans realize their house of worship offers official membership, according to a new study. One-third believe their church does not offer any sort of official membership, 19 percent said they weren’t sure, and 48 percent believe their church offers official membership.

  • Unconventional

    By Paul Clolery — August 28, 2012

    Minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, the Democrats and Republicans will be arguing about taxes at their conventions and on the campaign trail. They will bicker about the merits of tax cuts versus tax increases and revenue enhancements.

  • Storm Knocks Out Nonprofit Conference

    By The NonProfit Times — August 27, 2012

    As Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way across Florida toward the Gulf Coast, it’s prompting cancelations and postponements, including the 21st annual Florida Nonprofit Conference.

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