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  • Donation Collection Bin Bill Vetoed

    By Zach Halper — October 9, 2012

    An initiative spearheaded by Goodwill International that would have stopped nonprofits from placing collection bins on private property in California was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor called the bill anti-competitive.

  • What Can You Get For $1? Registration in Colorado

    By Mark Hrywna — October 4, 2012

    Nonprofits that solicit contributions in Colorado and file registration statements – as well as professional fundraising consultants and paid solicitors – will see registration fees drop to $1 for at least the next year.

  • New Boss At United Way Of NYC

    By Mark Hrywna — October 4, 2012

    United Way of New York City will be led by a female president and CEO for the first time in its history. Sheena Wright, a former United Way board member who for the past decade has been president and CEO of Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) in the Harlem section of New York City, will succeed Gordon Campbell in mid-November.

  • Regulators Seek Universal Registration, Filing Methods

    By Mark Hrywna — October 2, 2012

    State regulators are aiming to streamline the oft-criticized charity registration process by creating a single website where charity registration can be done and disseminated to appropriate states. And, a watchdog group is changing the way it looks at standards for for-profit fundraisers.

  • BBCON: Platform Integration A Top Proiority

    By Mark Hrywna — October 1, 2012

    Reaffirming its commitment to a platform, Blackbaud assured clients that integration will be its top priority in the coming year after its acquisition of rival Convio.

  • Health Charities Try To Keep The Competition Friendly

    By Todd Cohen — October 1, 2012

    As vice president for policy, planning and communications at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research (FFPR), Joyce A. Oberdorf saw an opportunity to fill a gap in helping families of patients cope with the disease.

  • Create A High-Performing Board

    By Dennis Miller — September 27, 2012

    The vast majority of nonprofits have great, dedicated and committed executives and wonderful individual board members. Yet, one of the most common questions asked is “how do we create a high performing board as a whole?”

  • Associations Can Run Afoul Of Anti-Trust Rules

    By Robert Davis — September 27, 2012

    Antitrust: Even the name is ominous. And the closer you look at it, the more vaguely menacing it seems. For example, if you violate the antitrust laws, you might rack up millions of dollars in fines, and you might even go to jail.

  • Social Impact Bonds Set Up Unique Venture Capital Market

    By Todd Cohen — September 27, 2012

    Massachusetts became the first government entity in the United States in 2011 to issue a request for proposals for “social impact bonds.” The bonds are a fledgling financing strategy that ex­perts believe could help take effective social programs to scale by tapping into private capital, with government paying investors back only if the programs produce results.

  • Research Examines Nonprofit Political Activity, Advocacy

    By Paul Clolery — September 19, 2012

    After interviews with more than 100 people, three surveys, examination of information from 528 nonprofits and an exhaustive review of existing literature, researchers have concluded that sector leaders have strong but varying opinions about whether organizations should engage in political activity around sector-wide issues.


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