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  • 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.

  • Fundraising Results Unchanged Year Over Year

    By The NonProfit Times — October 15, 2011

    As the fourth quarter of 2011 begins, typically the most important time of year for fundraising, fewer than half of surveyed nonprofits reported fundraising increases during the first half of 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. According to a report by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC), of 813 responding nonprofits surveyed in July:

  • United Way Drives To Diversify Income

    By Mark Hrywna — October 15, 2011

    As United Way continues to diversify funding, the piece of the revenue pie made up of workplace giving continues to shrink.

  • Covenant House’s Mail Donors Remain The Group’s Backbone

    By The NonProfit Times — October 15, 2011

    Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of conversations between Larry May, senior vice president for strategic development at Infogroup in Greenwich, Conn., and leaders in the direct response fundraising industry.

  • New Facebook Profile Gives ‘Causes’ Users More Information

    By Samuel Fanburg — October 15, 2011

    The significant changes to social networking platform Facebook’s profile options regarding a Timeline and Open Graph API technology, allows nonprofits the ability to secure a more permanent spot in a supporter’s online identity.

  • Video Star

    By The NonProfit Times — October 15, 2011

    First as a client and now an employee of Goodwill Industries International, Anthony Cornell has seen all perspectives of the organization. As winner of a contest from CBS’s Undercover Boss, though, Cornell has been recognized as someone who was able to realize his own potential while helping others find their purpose.

  • General Ramblings: Celebrity Buzz

    By Paul Clolery — October 15, 2011

    The Farrah Fawcett Foundation is trying to get ahead of reports that a fraud investigation is under way by posting denials on its Facebook page. According to the posting, attributed to Alana Stewart, president of the foundation, the State of California is conducting a “correspondence audit.”

  • Charitable Deduction Cap Pulled From Bill

    By Mark Hrywna — October 7, 2011

    A proposed cap on charitable deductions for people earning more than $200,000 annually was removed from the American Jobs Act by the Senate majority leader.

  • It’s A Miraculous Turnaround For International Aid

    By Gary Morton — October 1, 2011

    International Aid, Inc., reported shipping a record $116 million worth of health products and reconditioned medical equipment to its partners around the world during its fiscal year that ended this past June 30, marking a sort of resurrection for the Christian relief agency.

  • Online Payment Systems

    By Mark Hrywna — October 1, 2011

    Fundraising used to be pretty simple. Your organization would send a solicitation and you’d wait for those checks to arrive in the mail. It wasn’t exactly as easy as turning on a faucet but it was simple: Mail letter. Receive letter. Cash check.

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