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  • Healthcare Philanthropy Standards Sought

    By Samuel Fanburg — December 14, 2011

    Reporting standards focused on annual gift pledge payments, appropriations and bequests and mature planned gifts will be under the microscope soon from a newly formed council of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).

  • Women’s Giving Networks Gaining Prominence

    By Mark Hrywna — December 12, 2011

    When it comes to decisions about charitable giving, it’s less like “Father Knows Best” or “Leave It To Beaver” and more like “Friday Night Lights” or “The Cosby Show.” Women are at least equal partners — or the sole decision-makers — among high net-worth individuals, according to a study released today.

  • Tarnished Second Mile Charity Starts Layoffs

    By Mark Hrywna — December 8, 2011

    The Pennsylvania charity embroiled in the Penn State University child sex abuse scandal announced layoffs as a result of losing “significant financial support” in recent weeks. The layoffs come just about a month after the scandal first erupted, with release of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s grand jury presentment.

  • Survey: Charity Receipts Up But So Is Demand

    By Samuel Fanburg — December 6, 2011

    Some 41 percent of nonprofits reported increased charitable receipts for the first nine months of this year — up from 36 percent in 2010 — but two-thirds of these organizations reported increased demand for their services as well.

  • Changes To First Class Mail Could Slow Return Gifts

    By Mark Hrywna — December 6, 2011

    Extending the time it takes to deliver First-Class mail could delay how quickly nonprofits receive charitable contributions while an overall plan by the United States Postal Service (USPS) could mean charities have to transport their mail farther.

  • Kids’ Charity Is Damaged By Penn State Scandal

    By Mark Hrywna — December 1, 2011

    Barely a month after an explosive grand jury presentment, investigations into the Penn State University child sex abuse allegations abound in a scandal that within a week cost a half-dozen high-ranking officials their jobs.

  • Bonuses For Performance And Longevity Boost Exec Pay

    By Mark Hrywna — December 1, 2011

    Maybe Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings were on to something in their hit song, Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, suggesting they instead grow up to be “doctors and lawyers and such.”

  • Pick One

    By Jeff Tenenbaum — December 1, 2011

    Volunteers play an essential role in providing important charitable services and constitute a vital link to an organization’s constituency and the public — enhancing or harming a nonprofit’s image and functioning. Using volunteers entails risk, both from and to volunteers.

  • Service can put new leaders on star ‘trek’

    By Ben Duda — December 1, 2011

    This article is from the Special Report “2012: The End Of The World Or Nonprofit Renaissance?”

  • Charity Tied To Former Penn State Coach Is Sued

    By Mark Hrywna — December 1, 2011

    The first of what is likely to be many civil lawsuits against The Second Mile, the children’s charity founded by disgraced former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, was filed yesterday in a Pennsylvania court. Also named as defendants in the lawsuit were Sandusky and Penn State University.

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