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  • Investigations of charities must comply with the Fourth Amendment

    By Mark Fitzgibbons — May 8, 2015

    Claiming a “yearlong campaign of political harassment and public vilification,” the Humane Society of the United States sued Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently regarding an investigation of the charity. An Oklahoma judge blocked General Pruitt from obtaining all but one contested document that he sought.

  • Finding Your Next Agency Is A Two-Way Interview

    By The NonProfit Times — May 8, 2015

    Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission (URM) in Los Angeles, advocates for the homeless with fervor and conviction. When he’s looking for a new direct response agency partner, the chosen firm must be able to accommodate that style.

  • 403(b) vs. 401(k): Retirement Picture Varies

    By Richard H. Levey — May 8, 2015

    People often fall into a trap when they look at their 401(k) retirement savings account balances. They see a (hopefully large) bucket of money and start planning indulgences for their golden years, without having a sense of the expenses inherent in those golden years.

  • Jargon-aught: Alleviate Overused Statements

    By The NonProfit Times — May 5, 2015

    Singer Taylor Swift made headlines in February when her legal team applied for U.S. trademark protection for many of the titles of her currently popular songs. Trademarking “Party Like It’s 1989” seems reasonable and, let’s face it, nobody’s done that for 25 years, except maybe Rod Stewart.

  • President’s Brother’s Keeper Initiative Launches As A Charity

    By Patrick Sullivan — May 5, 2015

    Speaking from Lehman College in New York City, President Barack Obama yesterday announced the creation of a nonprofit called the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. The organization is a spinoff of a White House initiative aimed at uplifting black and Hispanic boys from preschool through high school.

  • Peter Dobkin Hall Killed In Wrong-Way Crash

    By Mark Hrywna — May 4, 2015

    Prolific nonprofit author and renowned expert on the charitable sector Peter Dobkin Hall died early Thursday morning in a car accident in Connecticut.

  • Giving Hits A Seasonality Lull

    By Patrick Sullivan — May 4, 2015

    The rate of growth of overall giving in the United States has slowed considerably. Overall giving was up 1.7 percent for the three-month period ending in March 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. For the three-month period ending February 2015, giving was up 4.9 percent versus the same period the year before. Online giving held steady in this most recent index at 9.9 percent.

  • Bipartisan IRA Rollover Bill Introduced In Senate

    By Paul Clolery — May 1, 2015

    The IRA charitable rollover has new life in a bi-partisan bill introduced today in the United States Senate. The Public Good Charitable Rollover Act of 2015, (S.1159) is sponsored by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Thad Cochran (R-Miss).

  • MDA Cancels Telethon After Half-Century Run

    By Mark Hrywna — May 1, 2015

    The 58-year run of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Labor Day telethon is over.

  • Salaries And Benefits Improve As The Economy, Market Conditions Foster Year’s Growth

    By Mark Hrywna — May 1, 2015

    Pam Fulk thought the human services field didn’t pay well — until she ran an animal nonprofit. “I’ve been trying to pull up these salaries since Day 1,” said the executive director of Carolina Tiger Rescue (CTR) in Pittsboro. N.C.

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