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  • The ‘Flickr’ Of An Idea

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 28, 2014

    Organizers of the Atlanta Summit on Global Health this past May were looking for a way to aggregate ideas for solutions to global hunger. It had to be easy to use and, more important, neat, because the responses were bound for the White House. When summit organizers asked Kiera Stein, web content manager for Atlanta-based nonprofit CARE, she immediately thought of Storify.

  • Even Social Ecosystems Have A Caste System For Engagement

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 28, 2014

    Danielle Brigida is frustrated. As senior manager of social strategy and integration at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in Reston, Va., she found a social media append the organization recently did to be enormously helpful to her work. But, she said, she’s the only one in the organization who uses it.

  • Not Gone Fishin’: ACS’s Seffrin Retiring To Do More Work

    By Paul Clolery — February 28, 2014

    John Seffrin, president and chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS), doesn’t golf. “I have no intention of taking up fishing,” he said. Seffrin’s idea of a good time during his impending retirement is fighting non-communicable diseases around the globe.

  • 10 Characters Who Use 140 Characters

    By Mark Hrywna — February 28, 2014

    “Please Upstate NY can I please have more classic rock! #sarcasm”

  • Troubling Numbers In Volunteering Rates

    By Paul Clolery — February 27, 2014

    Statistics released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing volunteering at a 10-year low have some in the industry scratching their heads or backing away from the numbers, including a sponsor of the survey.

  • Congress Gets Nearly 100K Comments On Advocacy Rules

    By Mark Hrywna — February 27, 2014

    Representatives from a spectrum of tax-exempt organizations testified before Congress on Thursday morning, urging lawmakers to scrap proposed regulations for fear that they would brand any social welfare advocacy as restricted political activity.

  • Ex-Nonprofit COO Charged With Theft

    By The NonProfit Times — February 27, 2014

    The former chief operating officer (COO) of an Anchorage, Alaska substance abuse and education advocacy nonprofit has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than  $60,000 from the organization over three years.

  • General Ramblings: Protecting The Deduction

    By Paul Clolery — February 27, 2014

    The dog and pony show on Capitol Hill, commonly known as a hearing regarding the charitable deduction called by the House Committee On Ways and Means, was an irritating exercise that was pretty much worthless. It was so without value that the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) called the discussion an “important, but not very immediate topic.”

  • New Boss At Fidelity Charitable

    By The NonProfit Times — February 26, 2014

    Amy N. Danforth was appointed president of Fidelity Charitable®, an independent public charity with a donor-advised fund program. Danforth spent more than five years as senior vice president of marketing and program for Fidelity Charitable, with responsibility for setting and executing strategy for marketing, analytics and research, investments and program management.

  • Revenue Of Top Run Walk Ride Events Drops $44 Million

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 26, 2014

    First, the good news: peer-to-peer fundraising runs, walks and cycling events are still a billion-dollar-plus industry. Total revenue for the top 30 event series in 2013 was $1.667 billion. The bad news is, those events are collectively down $44.198 million, or 2.58 percent, from 2012’s $1.711 billion.


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