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  • With Election Around The Corner, Charities Must Tread Carefully

    By Janice Ryan — September 4, 2012

    The presidential election is less than 100 days away. Federal tax law strictly prohibits 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in activities to support or oppose candidates for public office. However, there are still a number of ways that 501(c)(3)s can be involved in the political process without running afoul of the law.

  • Time, Task And Turf

    By Thomas McLaughlin — September 4, 2012

    “Where you stand is where you sit.”

  • MDA Hopes To Transition Volunteers To Non-Telethon Duties

    By Patrick Sullivan — September 4, 2012

    There was no chance of a donor calling in to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) annual Labor Day telethon and being lucky enough to talk to a famous volunteer. Local and on-air watched national phone banks were eliminated, with telephone operations centralized and in-bound calls handled by centers in the Midwest.

  • Survey: Church Membership Can Be Fuzzy For Some

    By Patrick Sullivan — August 29, 2012

    Fewer than half of church-going Americans realize their house of worship offers official membership, according to a new study. One-third believe their church does not offer any sort of official membership, 19 percent said they weren’t sure, and 48 percent believe their church offers official membership.

  • Unconventional

    By Paul Clolery — August 28, 2012

    Minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, the Democrats and Republicans will be arguing about taxes at their conventions and on the campaign trail. They will bicker about the merits of tax cuts versus tax increases and revenue enhancements.

  • One State’s Rules Sparked Fundraising Lawsuit In Another

    By Mark Hrywna — August 21, 2012

    A defendant named in a lawsuit against a veterans’ charity believes the complaint against his firm is a misunderstanding by the California Attorney General and a “misreading of a single statement in state-mandated disclosures.”

  • Survey: Charities Should Spend 23% On Overhead

    By Patrick Sullivan — August 15, 2012

    The difference between what nonprofits should spend and what they actually do spend, is about 14 cents — at least in the mind of the average person.

  • Former Komen NYC Chief Tapped To Lead YWCA

    By Mark Hrywna — August 15, 2012

    YWCA USA today announced its first permanent chief executive officer in almost two years, plucking an executive who led Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s largest affiliate until four months ago.

  • California AG Sues Veterans’ Charity

    By Mark Hrywna — August 10, 2012

    Five years after being the focus of a congressional oversight hearing, a California veterans’ charity is being sued by the state Attorney General’s Office for more than $4.3 million regarding allegations of fraudulent fundraising, self-dealing and excessive executive compensation. 

  • The NPT Power And Influence Top 50 2012

    By Paul Clolery — August 1, 2012

    The NPT Power & Influence Top 50 turns 15 this year so it is time to look back at and forward to some of the sector’s remarkable people. It seems the sector is always concerned about the next generation of leaders. Well, 15 years is a good milestone for assessment and it appears the sector is in great hands.


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