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The Lottery: Ya’ Win Some, Ya’ Lose Some

December 17, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

When you buy a lottery ticket you are casting luck to the weather. For several charities it will be sunny skies – another barely has enough for an umbrella if it rains.

Fr. Edward Cappelletti, Religious Fundraising Leader, Has Died

December 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Fr. Edward Cappelletti, former director of the Salesian Missions in New Rochelle, N.Y., has died. He was 93.

Jackpot: Stuttering Foundation Receives 200 Mega Millions Tickets

December 13, 2013       Zach Halper      

How would you react if you had 200 chances to win $425 million? The chances are it would be quite similar to what the employees at the Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA) are feeling: Excitement and anxiety.

Battle Brewing For Detroit Institute of Arts’ Collection

December 6, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) collection was assessed at a fair market value of between $452 million and $866 million, with 11 works on display accounting for 75 percent of the total value range.

Red Kettle Cash Stolen in D.C.

December 2, 2013       Zach Halper      

A knife-wielding thief made off with an estimated $10,000 in cash from one of the Salvation Army’s community centers in Washington, D.C., the proceeds of a weekend’s holiday Red Kettle Campaign.

Corporate Social Responsibility Comes In Many Flavors, Some Not So Tasty

December 2, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Whether it’s the bad rap that capitalism got during the Great Recession or shareholder activism that has turned heads, no longer is it just the realm of do-gooder charities and nonprofits to save the world. For-profit businesses are getting into the act, whether it’s calling it a social enterprise, impact investing, or taking advantage of newly created legal structures such as Public Benefit Corporations (PBC or B-Corporations) or Low-profit Limited Liability Corporations (L3C).

Food Deserts Get Drier In A SNAP

December 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Some might lament that there aren’t enough hours in a day. The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is looking for another week in the month. To make up the potential gap that cuts to the nation’s food stamp program might create, the Dallas, Texas-based organization would have to add another week to each month.