The NonProfit Times NCAA bracket challenge is back with an expanded field of nonprofit executives jockeying for the crown of wisest charity hoopster this year. We invited last year’s top finishers to return for 2016 as well as the NPT staff – despite their dead-last finish in 2015 – and a few new faces.
Leaders at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) are continuing the fight against HIV by taking a long look at housing, social justice and co-occurring conditions among patients. The priorities are part of a new three-year strategic plan and eye toward AFC’s future that call for evaluating the needs of older adults and long-term survivors of the virus.
If Americans don’t have much in the way of retirement savings, how much disposable income could they possibly have for future giving to charity? A number of recent surveys spell out a potentially grim outlook for the average American when it comes to savings and retirement:
Starting Monday, electronic submissions of Form 990-N will be accepted through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, www.irs.gov, instead of the Urban Institute.
TIAA-CREF, the pension firm for many tax-exempt organizations, has shortened its name to TIAA as part of a multi-layered marketing campaign geared toward emphasizing simplicity, clarity and engagement. The new name is accompanied by a new logo and redesigned website and precedes a national advertising campaign set to launch on Feb. 29.
Natixis Funding Corp. and Societe Generale will pay a combined $56.7 million settlement for fraudulent and anticompetitive municipal bond dividend transaction practices that harmed nonprofits, school districts, municipalities, counties and government agencies. A total of $53,865,000 of the sum will be paid into a settlement fund to be applied toward restitution for the affected parties.
Nonprofit staffers now have a new website to check intermittently throughout the day. Facebook, used by many organizations to share initiatives, network and fundraise, announced late last week that it has launched nonprofits.fb.com.
Nonprofit finance and fundraising teams might not only fail to know what the other is doing, the two might also be speaking different languages and have varying perceptions of their relationship.
Aplos software has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding from San Joaquin Capital. The newly formed venture capital firm specializes in technology companies based in California’s Central Valley. The funding will allow Fresno, Calif.-based Aplos to accelerate and expand product development efforts.