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  • Tip-Off … The NCAA Tournament By Dollars Raised

    By Mark Hrywna — March 17, 2015

    Follow The NonProfit Times this month as we take a closer look at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament from a different perspective. In our bracket, teams will advance to the next round based on their fundraising prowess, according to Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey by the Council on Aid to Education (CAE):

  • Domains With .ngo and .ong Now Available

    By The NonProfit Times — March 17, 2015

    Starting today, nonprofits can obtain a website domain names that end in .ngo or .ong.

  • Online Raffles Are Chancy, At Best

    By Richard H. Levey — March 17, 2015

    Online raffles might seem like lower-effort fundraising alternatives to web-based auctions, but even these have their hazards. Raffles, unlike sweepstakes, require some sort of consideration in exchange for a chance to win. Thus, gambling statutes often regulate such events.

  • 5 Nonprofit Myths – And Tall Tales

    By Patrick Sullivan — March 16, 2015

    There’s an old myth in fundraising: Loki will one day kill direct mail. The Tree of Nonprofit Life, Individual Giving, will wither and die, thus ushering in the eternal winter of fundraising Ragnarok.

  • The Great DAF Debate: Timing of payouts continues to spark discussion

    By Mark Hrywna — March 13, 2015

    Hundreds of millions of dollars have been pouring into donor-advised funds (DAF) in recent years. The question for some observers of the charitable world, however, is whether enough has been making its way to the coffers of charities.

  • Vets, Kids Lead Donors’ Giving Choice

    By Paul Clolery — March 13, 2015

    Direct mail donors age 35 and older when given $100 to donate among 10 charities categories would most likely give a majority of the money to either a veterans group or to kids in poverty. And, that predisposition was across the political spectrum from conservatives to moderates to liberals.

  • The Problem of Too Many Prospects or Donors

    By Patrick Sullivan — March 10, 2015

    Too many fundraisers want more donors in the door and don’t care about what happens after the first gift. “They enter the dreaded ‘donor death spiral,’” said Rob Reger, senior vice president at the Irving, Texas office of data firm Epsilon. “That occurs with too many one-time or short-term donors who aren’t loyal to the organization.”

  • Report: Shalala Headed To Clinton Foundation

    By Mark Hrywna — March 9, 2015

    A former member of Bill Clinton’s cabinet is expected to become the next chief executive officer of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • Endowments Could Damage The Sector

    By Paul Clolery — March 9, 2015

    The President of the United States threatens to veto any and all legislation that reduces or even keeps static federal tax deductions for donors. Localities are seeking to strip nonprofits of certain exemptions, particularly property tax relief. It’s only a matter of time before caps are placed on the amounts nonprofits can raise that are eligible to be deductible.

  • Sector Not Paying To Develop New Leaders

    By Patrick Sullivan — March 4, 2015

    Less than one percent of grant dollars were put towards nonprofit leadership development between 2003 and 2012, according to a new report.

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