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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.