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  • Who Has Money?

    By The NonProfit Times — April 16, 2012

    What does a 90-years-dead Italian economist know about modern nonprofit fundraising? Plenty, according to Josh Whichard, Jeffery Hunt and Kevin Shulman, who spoke about a principle developed by Vilfredo Pareto in the early 20th century, popularly known as “the 80/20 Rule.”

  • Your 403(b) Plan

    By The NonProfit Times — April 16, 2012

    When the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that it was going to start auditing 403(b) plans for the 2009 tax year, the notification, for the most part, received scant attention. After all, it’s pretty common for the IRS to start up a new audit cycle several years after the close of a particular tax year.

  • Blackbaud Files Paperwork For Convio Acquisition

    By Mark Hrywna — April 13, 2012

    In what might be a sign that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) review of the acquisition of rival software maker Convio is coming to a conclusion, Blackbaud today re-filed its Premerger Notification and Report Form.

  • Goin’ Hollywood, Well, Actually Austin

    By The NonProfit Times — April 11, 2012

    Entries are now being sought for the fourth annual Nonprofit Film Festival. Filmmakers have until June 30 to submit a cause-based film to Lights. Camera. Help. (LCH), an Austin, Texas nonprofit that encourages other nonprofits to use film to tell stories.

  • Fewer Criminals Trying To Volunteer/Work At Nonprofits

    By The NonProfit Times — April 11, 2012

    Hit rates for criminal background checks have declined for five consecutive years, dropping from 7 percent in 2007 to 5.3 percent last year and the year before, according to a new study.

  • Daytop Village Files Chapter 11

    By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2012

    One of New York’s largest drug treatment agencies has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after five years of losses and mounting pressure from creditors.

  • New CEO For Council on Foundations

    By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2012

    Vikki Spruill, president and CEO of Ocean Conservancy in Washington, D.C., since 2006, will become the next president and CEO of the Council on Foundations (CoF) effective July 1, 2012.

  • Volunteer Week Is When?

    By Patrick Sullivan — April 9, 2012

    President Barack Obama knows volunteering is important, but apparently the subject is not quite important enough for the staff to fact-check. In a proclamation issued today, the White House erroneously announced April 8 through April 14 as National Volunteer Week (NVW).

  • Advocacy Email Response Rates Jump 28%

    By Mark Hrywna — April 5, 2012

    Email response rates, particularly for advocacy emails, were up last year, according a study released today (April 5). Advocacy emails were up 28 percent, but even overall, response rates for email were up 2 percent among 44 nonprofits surveyed in the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study, by M+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

  • Mortenson To Pay $1 Million In Restitution To Charity

    By Patrick Sullivan — April 5, 2012

    A yearlong investigation by the office of Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock into author and mountaineer Greg Mortenson’s charity, Central Asia Institute (CAI), found that both Mortenson and CAI’s board had been negligent in their management of the nonprofit. As a result of a settlement between Mortenson, CAI and the office of the attorney general, Mortenson must pay CAI back at least $1 million for personal expenditures such as charter flights and clothing. Bullock distributed his office’s investigative report in a press conference today.


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