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CEO Turnover Continue At Some Komen Chapters

March 15, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

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Two fundraising veterans have been tapped to lead a pair of the largest Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates in the nation. The Greater New York City affiliate and Chicagoland affiliates announced the appointments of new chief executives. Four smaller affiliates also hired new executives during the past two months.

SXSW: CEO’s Passion for Accessibility Shines Through

March 13, 2013       Beth Carpenter      

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As Bre Pettis took the stage for the first keynote of SXSW 2013, two things stood out.

SXSW: Embracing Social Media Failure, Innovation

March 12, 2013       Amy Sample Ward      

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SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas this week is, inevitably, packed with people launching new applications, cool mobile tools, and big brand campaigns. With thousands of people all in one place, it can actually be difficult to find your peers.

SXSW: Tips for Nonprofit News Groups

March 12, 2013       Amy Sample Ward      

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As for-profit news organizations struggle to maintain previous levels of reporting, nonprofit news gathers are proliferating to fill the gap in coverage. “These new nonprofit media outlets are experiencing the same problems that longtime nonprofit publications such as The Texas Observer have been tackling for years,” said Cherilyn Parsons, director of development and strategic initiatives at the Center for Investigative Reporting.

SXSW: New York City’s Data Hacking for Good

March 12, 2013       Amy Sample Ward      

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More and more city governments are working to share data and engage citizens in creating information systems and solutions that support engagement, access to resources, and much more. At SXSW Interactive, Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, shared an update about the city’s attempts to open up data and collaborate with developers and the public.

Nonprofits Tracking Federal Sequestration Impact

March 7, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

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Now that sequestration is here, two nonprofits are keeping tabs on exactly how charities will be affected by the billion-dollar cuts in federal spending.

It’s Here. The Sequester Has Kicked In

March 7, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

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While Congress bickered and ultimately did nothing between January and March, nonprofits worked to educate their constituents on the potentially apocalyptic effects of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester. They urged supporters to contact their legislators and demand they stop the cuts.

Ubiñas To Leave Ford Foundation In September

March 5, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

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Luis Ubiñas will step down in September after six years as president of the Ford Foundation, the second-largest foundation in the world.

Your 403(b)

March 1, 2013       Peter Alwardt      

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has modified and expanded its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) with the release of Revenue Procedure 2013-12. While the new revenue procedure made many changes to EPCRS, one of the most significant changes was the long-promised inclusion of expanded corrections for 403(b) plan failures.

The Race For Revenue

March 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

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Race For the Cure revenue for Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s largest affiliates declined almost 7 percent last year, while the charity reported a 9-percent dip in overall revenues.