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  • 17,000 Georgia Donors Gave $3.6 Million

    By Mark Hrywna — November 16, 2015

    Georgia Gives Day, the annual day of giving in the Peach State, had another record-breaking year, generating 60 percent more in donations for the second straight year.

  • Nonprofit Hospital Reaches Settlement On Taxes

    By Mark Hrywna — November 12, 2015

    In a tax settlement that could have implications for nonprofit hospitals in New Jersey and beyond, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center agreed to pay the Town of Morristown, N.J, more than $15 million over the next decade, including deferred interest.

  • Federal Programs Can Result In Bankruptcy

    By The NonProfit Times — November 11, 2015

    There was a recent early morning meeting in the offices of a medium-sized nonprofit behavioral health organization in an economically depressed former industrial city. The top three executives were smart, committed, and energetic. The offices were in a rebounding part of the city, and the organization enjoyed a good reputation.

  • Grants Via DAFs Hit Record $12.49 Billion

    By Andy Segedin — November 10, 2015

    Grants made through donor-advised fund accounts hit an all-time high of $12.49 billion in 2014, a 27-percent increase from 2013’s $9.83 billion. Donor-advised fund accounts, which refer to irrevocable, tax-deductible contributions administered by a charitable sponsor with grants recommended by donors, accounted for 7.6 percent of all individual giving and 5.5 percent of all gifts to charities in 2014.

  • Supreme Court Declines To Hear Fundraising Appeal

    By Mark Hrywna — November 10, 2015

    Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States decided against hearing a case challenging a California regulation requiring disclosure of donor information to the state attorney general’s office.

  • Child’s Gender, Family Configuration Impact Giving

    By The NonProfit Times — November 10, 2015

    Fundraisers have traditionally refrained from asking for a donor’s first-born child. The gender of the first-born child might be of some interest, however, as a new study shows that a child’s gender and family configuration impact parents’ charitable-giving tendencies.

  • Watchdogs’ Bite Will Continue To Injure

    By Barbara Nastasi — November 9, 2015

    Plan International USA faced a hurdle a few years back. Watchdog website Charity Navigator had given the organization a two-star rating (out of four) and a donor was prepared to stop giving as a result. During her 2015 Risk Summit workshop, “A Different Perspective: Understanding Charity ‘Watchdogs,’” Kitty Holt, Plan International USA’s ethics and compliance officer, shared tips on how to improve ratings and preserve donors, as the organization was ultimately successful in doing.

  • $2 Million In Facebook Ads Going To Nonprofits

    By Andy Segedin — November 5, 2015

    Two thousand nonprofits will be awarded up to $1,500 each in Facebook ad-credits in the coming months. ActionSprout of Bellingham, Wash., with the support of Facebook, has committed to distributing $2 million in credits this holiday season.

  • Salsa, DonorPro Announce Deal

    By Mark Hrywna — November 5, 2015

    A long rumored deal between Salsa Labs and DonorPro has been consummated, with the two firms announcing what they are calling a merger. The combined companies will be called Salsa Labs and will retain offices in their current locations of Bethesda, Md., and Wexford, Pa., near Pittsburgh.

  • Los Angeles OKs Paying Full Cost Of Contracted Services

    By Mark Hrywna — November 4, 2015

    In a first-in-the-nation move, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a motion to develop new guidelines regarding reimbursement of administrative costs to nonprofits that are contracted to deliver services on behalf of government.


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