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Michael Brown, co-founder and CEO of City Year, will receive the 2015 John W. Gardner Leadership Award from Independent Sector. The award will be presented at the John W. Gardner Leadership Luncheon on Oct. 29, 2015, concluding the 2015 Independent Sector National Conference in Miami.
Claiming a “yearlong campaign of political harassment and public vilification,” the Humane Society of the United States sued Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently regarding an investigation of the charity. An Oklahoma judge blocked General Pruitt from obtaining all but one contested document that he sought.
Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission (URM) in Los Angeles, advocates for the homeless with fervor and conviction. When he’s looking for a new direct response agency partner, the chosen firm must be able to accommodate that style.
The IRA charitable rollover has new life in a bi-partisan bill introduced today in the United States Senate. The Public Good Charitable Rollover Act of 2015, (S.1159) is sponsored by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Thad Cochran (R-Miss).
It looks as if Charity Navigator is missing a star. The sector watchdog has embarked on a three-year, $8.5 million fundraising campaign aimed at doubling the Glen Rock, N.J.-based organization’s size. To get a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, organizations have to spend 10 percent of their budget or less on fundraising. Charity Navigator has spent about 15 percent since the campaign kicked off this past October.
People often fall into a trap when they look at their 401(k) retirement savings account balances. They see a (hopefully large) bucket of money and start planning indulgences for their golden years, without having a sense of the expenses inherent in those golden years.
San Francisco — Foundation executives need more information in digital technology, its use, access and ‘net neutrality before they can make funding decisions. During an interactive session regarding Internet access, 46 percent of those attending the morning plenary session of the Council on Foundations’ annual meeting said they were interested but needed more information. By the end of the session, the number was up three points but there was much conversation.
The tone of this year’s Council on Foundation’s (CoF) annual conference focused not just on collaboration, but also pushing foundation leaders to take more of a role in instigating ideas that spur the national and local economies and finance. Examples of the “double bottom line” of businesses doing well while contributing to the social sector were showcased during a session called “7 Ideas To Jumpstart The Economy.”
Three quarters of nonprofits reported ending 2014 at break-even or with a surplus but just as many continue to report increased demand for their services.
Spam costs more than $4.99 for a 12-ounce can of the meat surprise at the supermarket. Nonprofits are losing an average of nearly $15,000 per year due to emails ending up in prospects’ electronic spam folders, according to a new study released by digital firm EveryAction. The 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study analyzed 55 nonprofits with email lists of at least 100,000 names.
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