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