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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.

Court Upholds University’s Gift Use

November 22, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

A donor intent lawsuit could be heading to Maryland’s highest court after the state Court of Special Appeals on Thursday reaffirmed a November 2012 Circuit Court ruling in favor of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

Give Miami Day Doubles Year-Over-Year

November 22, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Give Miami Day generated $3.2 million for more than 400 area nonprofits in just 24 hours. The event, held from midnight to 11:59 p.m. this past Wednesday, drew 12,307 unique donations.

Hair-Raising Funds: Red Sox Beards To Benefit Charity

November 22, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Even casual viewers of this year’s World Series – won by the Boston Red Sox – could probably tell you this much about the winning team: They have pretty robust beards. Now, for prices that so far have reached $5,400, fans can own trimmings from two of the players’ beards and at the same time help a national men’s health charity.

Model the Collaboration You Hope to See

November 22, 2013       Niki Jagpal      

You are waking up to your morning fix of coffee and the news before you head into your office to wade your way through a pile of proposals. CNN is reporting on a broken economy, a broken justice system, stymied political process, people protesting and you turn the TV off because it reminds you of something you don’t want to think about.