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United Way of Greater Milwaukee (UWGM) and United Way in Waukesha County (UWWC), plan to merger to become United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. While the official date of the merger is Feb. 1, “We are beginning integration immediately,” said Lori Holly, director of marketing and communications at UWGM.
Charitable giving to religious-related organizations increased 6.9 percent between 2012 and 2013. That closely mirrors the 6.4 percent increase between 2011 and 2012. That’s according to the Winchester, Va.-based Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability’s (ECFA) 2014 State of Giving Report.
Jessica Pliska started The Opportunity Network (OppNet) in her living room in 2003. The organization then bounced around a few office spaces. A grant from the Edwin Gould Foundation in New York City led to an ongoing relationship, which in turn secured OppNet resources and free rent in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in New York City, where the organization has been headquartered since 2011.
Leaders at national nonprofits are unifying in an attempt to make permanent three charitable provisions in the tax code during the lame duck Congress before a new session begins in January.
The Minnesota affiliates of a chain of for-profit thrift shops are under investigation by the State Attorney General’s Office for allegedly misleading donors and shortchanging charities on the value of donated items.
CFRE International and the European Fundraising Association (EFA) announced a partnership that will further extend fundraising best practices in Europe with collaboration of the two partners’ professional education and certification programs.
Kent Hollrah has left the top job at online fundraising solution firm Orange Leap in Dallas to become senior channel executive – nonprofit at cloud financial software provider Intacct in San Jose, Calif.
Infogroup, a provider of business data and marketing solutions, has acquired Specialized Fundraising Services in Spartanburg, S.C. (SFS). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The District of Columbia is about to become the 14th jurisdiction nationwide to “ban the box,” prohibiting employers — nonprofit and otherwise — from asking job applicants to check a box indicating whether they have ever been arrested. Nonprofits with employees in Washington, D.C., that ask an employment applicant questions about criminal history early in the hiring process, or who use criminal history to eliminate an applicant from the employment pool, will be subject to a fine by the D.C. Commission on Human Rights.
Global understanding of philanthropy across borders and within cultures is the topic for a new endowment, the Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
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