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  • Ongoing Training

    By Susan Ellis — November 1, 2011

    Solid initial training and informative continuing education sessions for volunteers boost recruitment, maintain enthusiasm, and increase retention. But skill development for volunteers is usually separated from training provided to employees.

  • Nonprofit Workers Better At Retirement Savings

    By The NonProfit Times — November 1, 2011

    Workers in the nonprofit sector feel more confident in their retirement prospects than most other workers in part because of features in retirement benefit plans sponsored by institutions in the academic and nonprofit fields, according to a paper published by TIAA-CREF and the PostPartisan Foundation as part of its Campaign for Economic Security.

  • Study: Tax Hikes Would Affect Giving More Than Deduction

    By Mark Hrywna — October 28, 2011

    Allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire after next year would have a greater negative impact on charitable giving than reducing the charitable deduction, according to a new study released today.

  • Scaring Up Revenue For Halloween

    By Samuel Fanburg — October 28, 2011

    While many of the nation’s charities eagerly anticipate the holiday season as their peak time for fundraising, Halloween is prime time for some nonprofits.  For Goodwill Industries International, Halloween has become a welcome opportunity to sell more merchandise and raise more money.

  • Hunger Touches Most New Yorkers In Some Manner

    By The NonProfit Times — October 21, 2011

    A majority of New Yorkers are either hungry or know someone who needs food. New York City stakes a claim to being the greatest city in the world. Yet, more than two-thirds of New Yorkers are concerned someone they know will need help getting and paying for food during the coming year.

  • Charitable Deduction The Focus of U.S. Senate Hearing

    By Mark Hrywna — October 19, 2011

    How much would charitable giving be impacted — and which donors and organizations would be affected most – dominated a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday regarding charitable giving incentives. Amid talk of floors and ceilings on tax deductions and potential tax credits, some warned that now is not the time to experiment with tax policy that affects charities while others favored overall tax reform during “Tax Reform Options: Incentives for Charitable Giving.”

  • Study: Summer Doldrums Hit Giving

    By Samuel Fanburg — October 19, 2011

    Overall charitable revenue grew 6.8 percent for the three months ending August 2011, compared to the same period in 2010. Online giving is on the up swing as well, increasing 6.1 percent for the same period of time.

  • Committee Hearing To Focus On Charitable Giving Incentives

    By The NonProfit Times — October 17, 2011

    Incentives for charitable giving will take center stage on Tuesday as the Senate Finance Committee continues hearings related to tax reform.

  • Backlog, Precedent Stall Tax-Exempt Status of News Groups

    By Mark Hrywna — October 17, 2011

    There were almost 60,000 applications filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last year by organizations seeking tax-exempt status. More than 82 percent – almost 49,000 – were approved. SF Public Press was not among them. Neither was the Investigative News Network (INN).

  • Corporation For National And Community Service Gets New Boss

    By Paul Clolery — October 17, 2011

    Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in Florida, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to head the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The appointment must be approved by the U.S. Senate, which is generally a formality.

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