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  • Nonprofits Make Sure Friends Find Them ‘Pinteresting’

    By Zach Halper — May 1, 2012

    Lindsay Nichols admitted that she was just experimenting when she created the Pinterest account for GuideStar, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that publishes organizational Form 990s and other sector data.

  • Smaller Boards Flexible, Engage All Members

    By Mark Hrywna — May 1, 2012

    Although the board of Do Something was made up of 23 members — right around the sweet spot that most best practices suggest – the Manhattan-based youth volunteer organization still cut it in half.

  • General Ramblings: Taxes Vs. Fundraising

    By Paul Clolery — May 1, 2012

    The images of people begging to be rescued from the roofs of their New Orleans homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are as emblazoned into the memories of Americans as the sight of planes slamming into Towers I and II of the World Trade Center and the television footage of a Secret Service agent jumping on the back of a convertible in Dallas.

  • Don’t Assume

    By Susan Ellis — May 1, 2012

    Leaders of volunteers deal daily with all sorts of misconceptions that seem never to die, no matter how often they are challenged. These include perennial favorites, such as volunteers are free (and you get what you pay for), volunteers pose greater risks than paid personnel, and so on. Perhaps the biggest fallacy of all explains the others: It is the assumption that people automatically know how to work effectively with volunteers.

  • Giving Continues Steady Year-Over-Year Recovery

    By The NonProfit Times — May 1, 2012

    Charitable giving continued signs of resurgence, increasing for the 11th consecutive month during March 2012, and up 2.2 percent in the three months ending in March, according to the latest Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and Index of Online Giving.

  • Blackbaud/Convio Deal Moves Closer

    By The NonProfit Times — April 27, 2012

    Nonprofit technology rivals Blackbaud and Convio could start operating as one company in as few as eight business days after the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) this week closed its antitrust investigation of the merger.

  • Business Students Compete To Attack World’s Problems

    By Mark Hrywna — April 26, 2012

    Million-dollar ideas might be hard to come by but budding social entrepreneurs pitched their best Thursday night at New York Public Library in the culmination of the 3rd annual Hult Global Case Challenge.

  • National Council of Nonprofits Taking Over CLPI

    By Mark Hrywna — April 24, 2012

    The Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) will transfer its training materials, curriculum and program content to the National Council of Nonprofits (NCN) and wind down operations after 14 years of operation.

  • Chuck Colson, John Hoyt Both Dead At 80

    By The NonProfit Times — April 23, 2012

    The nonprofit world lost two influential people in April, one a former Nixon staffer who founded Prison Fellowship Ministries (PFM), and another who led the growth of one of today’s largest animal welfare charities. Charles W. “Chuck” Colson, disgraced-Nixon-staffer-turned-prison minister, died on April 21 in Falls Church, Va., and John A. Hoyt, former president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), died April 15 in Fredericksburg, Va. Both men were 80.

  • Everyone Agrees: The Other Guy Should Give More

    By Mark Hrywna — April 23, 2012

    Just how much money does someone need to earn each year to be considered one of “those people who have a lot money” to support nonprofits? It doesn’t really matter, apparently, as non-donors of any income level consider other people the ones with enough income to give to charity, at least according to a recent survey.

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