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When Variety — The Children’s Charity of British Columbia hired Peter Chipman to be its director of planned giving and major gifts in 2001, its legacy giving program raised about $200,000 (Can) annually and was staffed by volunteers. Chipman switched the program to paid staff, and it now generates roughly $1 million (Can) annually for the Burnaby, British Columbia charity.
While some of the nation’s largest charities applauded the decision by The Supreme Court of the United States earlier this summer to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), when it comes to implementation it’s a cloudy picture of what exactly is next.
Legislation in Oregon last year would have threatened tax deductibility of donations to charities that didn’t meet administrative spending thresholds for three years got a lot of attention. Other moves targeting nonprofits have been brought by governors or in some cases administratively, outside the purview of state legislatures.
The federal government’s annual charity drive, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), could be in for major changes should the recommendations from an expert panel be implemented.
The United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) in Vienna, Va., might have 100 fewer member nonprofits by this time next year. New membership criteria, which will take effect in the fiscal year beginning July 2013, require that member organizations have a 35 percent or lower overhead rate and have at least $50,000 in annual revenue from all sources.
A 17.7 percent drop in workplace giving has forced the United Way of Greater Austin (UWATX), formerly called United Way Capital Area, to cut the number of agencies to which it issues grants from 49 to 31, reducing grants by about $1.2 million.
Schwab Charitable, one of the largest donor-advised funds in the country, reported record assets and grants to charity in its most recent fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2012.
A day after Penn State University removed Joe Paterno’s statue from outside Beaver Stadium, the NCAA leveled unprecedented penalties against the football program this morning, including a $60-million fine.
Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) in Alexandria, Va. announced today that longtime president and CEO Enid Borden will step down to join the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) in the same capacity. Her tenure will officially end in the beginning of August.
Nonprofit datahouse GuideStar has selected Jacob Harold as its new president and CEO. The announcement officially ends the national search the organization began earlier this year when Bob Ottenhoff announced he was stepping down from the position.