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  • Weighing The Appetite For Risk

    By Paul Clolery — October 23, 2012

    San Francisco, Calif. — Nonprofit financial managers could have been counting calories and poundage as part of a service project in advance of this week’s Nonprofit Financial Executives Forum sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

    The managers packed more than a peck of pears — 32,976 of them to be precise — helping out at the San Francisco Food Bank. The food bank daily ships 100,000 pounds of food to organizations in San Francisco and Marin counties. They then retired to the hotel for nearly three hours of risk management training.

  • Boy Scouts’ Alleged Pedophile Info Posted On Website

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 18, 2012

    An Oregon attorney has released an estimated 1,200 Ineligible Volunteer (IV) files from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on a website. The files, dating from 1965 to 1985, detail information on alleged child molesters and others the BSA deemed a threat to scouts’ safety.

  • Platform for the Nonprofit Sector

    By Paul Clolery — October 17, 2012

    With the presidential election just weeks away, 22 of the leading executives of the nonprofit sector have a message for both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.

  • TechSoup Global Cutting Staff, Reorganizing

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 17, 2012

    TechSoup Global is undergoing a reorganization that will result in fewer staff positions and a change in strategy for the technology product distribution nonprofit.

  • Armstrong Back-Pedals From His Foundation

    By Mark Hrywna — October 17, 2012

    Days before the charity he founded celebrates its 15th anniversary, Lance Armstrong announced he is stepping down as chairman of the foundation that bears his name. Minutes after the statement was released this morning, sports shoemaker Nike announced it has terminated its contract with him.

  • Charitable Deduction Isn’t ‘Loophole To Close’

    By John Graham IV — October 15, 2012

    In the middle of an acrimonious election season, policymakers in Washington, D.C., are faced with a looming “fiscal cliff” and the very real possibility that their delay in dealing with a number of fiscal policies is finally catching up with the country.

  • Fundraisers’ Relationship Helps Derail $3B Campaign

    By Todd Cohen — October 15, 2012

    Planning for a $3 billion comprehensive campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), an effort that had been expected to begin its quiet phase next summer, likely will be put on hold, for the third time in four years. Fueling the new delay is UNC’s chancellor announcing he would step down at the end of the school year and the school’s vice chancellor for university advancement quitting under pressure.

  • Common Ground Customers Petition For More Time

    By Mark Hrywna — October 15, 2012

    Elizabeth Davis is disappointed. Hired three years ago as the chief operating officer of The Miracle Foundation, Davis said her organization spent roughly 18 months evaluating products and decided to go with Convio’s Common Ground. “We did the work ourselves, with a lot of volunteers and a lot of hard work because we had to migrate data from eight years from a legacy system,” Davis said.

  • United Way Fundraising Up, But Trails Inflation

    By Mark Hrywna — October 15, 2012

    United Way affiliates raised roughly 1.8 percent more public support last year or $3.927 billion — an increase of $69 million compared to 2010. It’s the second consecutive year public support is up after two years of declines, though it trails the rate of inflation in 2011 (3 percent) and early estimates of U.S. charitable giving last year (4 percent, 0.9 percent inflation-adjusted).

  • Nonprofit Postage Hike of 2.5% Awaits PRC Approval

    By Mark Hrywna — October 12, 2012

    Charities can expect rates for nonprofit standard mail to rise by an average of about 2.5 percent next year.


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