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  • Accord Reached on Mobile Giving Standards

    By Mark Hrywna — February 21, 2012

    Standards of accountability for mobile giving might pave the way for an eventual merger between the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance and the Mobile Giving Foundation but also open the mobile channel to smaller charities, bigger donations and monthly, sustaining gifts.

  • Scout Organizations Get Unwanted Notice

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 21, 2012

    Both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts had an interesting Presidents Day weekend. A California judge has ordered the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to turn over confidential files on volunteers as part of a molestation case brought against the organization by a victim’s family.

  • Blackbaud Extends Convio Tender Offer 10 Days

    By The NonProfit Times — February 17, 2012

    Blackbaud has extended by 10 days its tender offer for arch-rival Convio. The new date for acquisition of all outstanding shares of the Austin, Texas-based online fundraising and technology firm is March 7.

  • Study: Growth Of Online Giving Slowed In 2011

    By The NonProfit Times — February 16, 2012

    Online giving pretty much marked time during 2011, reversing multiple years of double-digit gains. Donors clicked and gave just 0.3 percent more during 2011, according to a new study of Blackbaud.

  • U.S. College And Universities Raised $30.3 Billion

    By The NonProfit Times — February 15, 2012

    Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 8.2 percent during 2011, reaching $30.3 billion, according to results of the annual Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. The Council for Aid to Education (CAE) released the findings. Adjusted for inflation, giving increased 4.8 percent.

  • Federal Budget Proposal Reduces Charitable Deduction

    By Mark Hrywna — February 14, 2012

    Just when nonprofits thought the charitable deduction was safe from President Barack Obama’s plans, a budget that includes limiting the deduction is back in play.

  • Opinion: Komen’s Brinker Must Go

    By Paul Clolery — February 13, 2012

    It is time for Nancy Goodman Brinker to step aside at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The controversy regarding the decision to pull money from Planned Parenthood was ill-advised, mistimed and strategically inept. The blame must be put at her doorstep as founder and chief executive officer.

  • 10 States Leave Behind No Child Left Behind

    By Zach Halper — February 9, 2012

    Ten states will receive waivers from requirements of the oft-criticized federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) initiative. In a conference call with reporters, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz discussed the details of the plan.

  • FDA Fines Red Cross $9.6 Million

    By The NonProfit Times — February 8, 2012

    Fines levied against the American Red Cross (ARC) by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have hit $47 million, with the latest $9.6-million assessment due to various infractions in the handling of blood donations.

  • Former Exec: Komen Was Trying To Move To ‘Neutral Ground’

    By Mark Hrywna — February 7, 2012

    Taking aim at Planned Parenthood for its “vicious attacks” over the past week, Karen Handel said Susan. G. Komen for the Cure was trying to move to “neutral ground” when it decided to discontinue grant funding to the organization.

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