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As the so-called “fiscal cliff” looms in January, charities are wary of not only losing direct federal funding for some programs but also fear being overwhelmed to make up the difference in potentially lost services.
With data being announced in small bites, organizers of #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving launched this past Tuesday, are optimistic the event had an impact.
The long lines and stress associated with last week’s Black Friday are hardly things that make people feel great but, according to a new study there is one thing that lifts peoples’ mood this holiday season: Giving to others.
The latest buzzword is crowdsourcing. It provides many opportunities for nonprofits to tap the power of crowds. If you have a task, question or idea you want to explore, there are many ways to reach and involve people.
DoSomething in New York City sent an email to its mostly youthful members and supporters asking that they get their parents or anyone older than age 25 to take a five-question test. The penalty for each wrong answer is a $10 donation to DoSomething or a nonprofit of the test-takers choice.
In the wake of a disaster such as the recent Superstorm Sandy, many people who do not regularly donate are moved to help by making one-time gifts. Giving to disaster relief is often an emotional and impulsive decision.
Football. Fireworks. Country music. And, now the waiting.
As part of efforts to bring all available resources to bear to support state and local organizations impacted by Super Storm Sandy, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is postponing the filing date until Feb. 1, 2013, for some small tax-exempt organizations affected by Hurricane Sandy to take advantage of transitional relief when applying for reinstatement of their exempt status.
Flexibility and speed of response time enables small nonprofits to punch above their weight classes, so to speak. Donors are flipping through charities like a teenager with an unlimited texting plan.
President Barack Obama won re-election to a second, four-year term a couple of weeks ago but he likely won’t have too much time to bask in the glory, as critical issues that impact the nonprofit sector will need to be dealt with before his inauguration in 10 weeks – if not sooner.
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