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Hackathon To Benefit Atlanta Nonprofits

August 4, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

A month-long hackathon will benefit three Atlanta-based nonprofits, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced today. Teams of coders, developers and engineers will compete to provide mobile solutions for the American Cancer Society, Boys and Girls Club of America, and Points of Light HandsOn Network. The winning team will receive $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Two Aid Workers Being Treated For Ebola

August 1, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Two employees of U.S.-based nonprofits have contracted the Ebola virus while working in the western African country of Liberia. Efforts are under way to transfer Dr. Kent Brantly, a physician with Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, N.C., and Nancy Writebol, a missionary with Charlotte, N.C.-based SIM, back to the United States.

IRS, Minnesota AG Asked To Investigate Bremer Foundation

August 1, 2014       Patrick Sullivan      

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has asked the federal and state authorities to investigate the Otto Bremer Foundation after its three trustees installed themselves as co-CEOs.

Founder Vs. CEO Vs. Visionary

August 1, 2014       Mark Hrywna      

In its first full year of existence in 2009, Pencils of Promise (PoP) raised less than $85,000. In 2012, the New York City-based nonprofit reported revenue of more than $5 million and 2014 should be a banner year as Founder and CEO Adam Braun travels the country promoting his new book and bringing more exposure to the charity.

Big Fines Might Have Little Impact

August 1, 2014       Mark Hrywna      

The largest settlement for alleged deceptive charitable fundraising in U.S. history has people around the nonprofit sector talking about fundraising regulation and where it stands today.

Report: Charitable Giving Will Increase 5.7 Percent In 2014

July 25, 2014       Zach Halper      

Charitable giving is estimated to increase 5.7 percent during 2014, according to the latest report from the Atlas of Giving.

$91 Million For My Brother’s Keeper

July 25, 2014       Mark Hrywna      

More than $91 million in commitments was announced during a town hall on My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative to at-risk minority boys and young men.

Foundations’ Investment Returns Continue to Grow

July 23, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Investment returns at private foundations continued their strong gains last year, rising to an average of 15.6 percent according to a new study by the Commonfund Institute and the Council on Foundations (CoF).

Fidelity Charitable Gifts Exceed $1 Billion

July 17, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Grants by one of the nation’s largest donor-advised funds jumped almost 20 percent during the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, while an increase in mergers and acquisitions activity helped to push a 33-percent spike in contributions.

Memorials Established For Priya Haji

July 17, 2014       Mark Hrywna      

Legendary social innovator and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Priya Haji, who launched four different enterprises during her career, died suddenly Monday night at her home in San Francisco. Early indications are that Haji suffered a pulmonary embolism, according to a statement from her family, though autopsy results are still pending.