The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) is accepting nominations for its 2014 annual NCRP Impact Awards, which honor the most innovative grantmakers in the country.
John F. Hoffman III, a leader and innovative marketer in the telefundaising industry has died. He was 54. Hoffman died Jan. 6 from a brain tumor. Funeral services were today in Akron, Ohio.
A Toys “R” Us holiday seasonal effort garnered $3.9 million and 325,000 toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in 2013. The campaign was close to the Wayne, N.J.-based Toys “R” Us’s historical highs of $4 million in both 2012 and 2011. Those two years also netted 350,000 and 400,000 toys, respectively.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has eased its rules on retroactive reinstatement of tax-exempt status after revocation, effective for applications submitted after January 2. Revenue Procedure 2014-11 (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-14-11.pdf) makes retroactive reinstatement of exempt status easier to receive for organizations where the status was automatically revoked for failing to file a federal Form 990 for three consecutive years.
Nonprofits had a pre-holiday increase in charitable giving during the three months ending in November 2013, though the increase in online giving was slightly less than the same period a year ago.
A federal judge has blocked implementation of a street solicitation ordinance in Boise, Idaho, at least initially agreeing with the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLUI) and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) . U.S. District Federal Court Judge Edward J. Lodge ruled the ordinance violates the First Amendment rights of street solicitors.
Your website is your most visible and visited marketing piece. It says a lot about an organization. Websites are supposed to level the playing field — small versus big — when it comes to generating support and pushing advocacy.
Panera Bread Co. wants to give something back to the communities it serves, and one way it has is to launch a series of “community cafés” where “suggested donations” replace fixed prices on the menu. The concept is fine, but “it is challenging,” said Kate Antonacci, director of social impact initiatives for the Panera Bread Foundation, which operates the Panera Cares cafés.
Richard Batt will retire as chief executive officer at Interfaith Community Services (ICS), the organization announced. The news comes nearly two years after he joined the Escondito, Calif.-based agency.