News & Articles

CFC Might Charge Fee, Plans Rule Changes

June 3, 2013       Zach Halper and Patrick Sullivan      

The federal government’s Office of Personal Management (OPM) is proposing rule changes for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) that would, among other things institute an application fee for charities that want to participate. Organizations have until June 7 to submit public comments to OPM.

Guns Charity Deal Triggers Lawsuit

June 3, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The owner of a social enterprise that sells jewelry to fund arms reduction in Africa is suing the owner of a social enterprise that sells jewelry to fund arms reduction in Newark, N.J.

Amy Sample Ward to Lead NTEN

May 31, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has appointed Amy Sample Ward to the post of CEO. She will begin her new duties on June 1. She has served as NTEN’s membership director since 2011, and her role was expanded to acting community lead in 2012. Based in New York City, Sample Ward will return to her home city of Portland, Ore., this summer to lead the Portland-based organization.

To-Ga. To-Ga. To-Ga

May 31, 2013       Susan Ellis      

‘Tis the season to say thank you to volunteers. With the impetus of National Volunteer Week the third week of April and the Conference on Volunteering and Service this month, students leaving as their semesters end, and various programs winding down for the summer (or gearing up), there’s a calendar full of volunteer recognition luncheons and dinner banquets.

Transformational Gifts

May 31, 2013       Rick Christ      

All giving should be “transformational.” During a recent conference of cancer center development officers, a development director said the organization had just received a “transformational gift” — something on the order of $25 million — as a bequest. While the gift could have been described as “huge,” “stupendous” or even “gargantuan,” the potential “transformational” aspects remained in question.

Online Auctions Can Be The Cat’s Meow

May 31, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Go into any of the 2,700 Goodwill stores and you’ll find a lot of the same types of things: clothing, books, electronics, furniture. What you won’t find are pieces of artwork worth as much as a new car. Items such as an original Salvador Dali drawing donated anonymously to Tacoma Goodwill go onto Goodwill’s auction site, shopgoodwill.com. The Dali drawing sold last year for $21,005.

Part-Time Staff Hours In Flux Due To Obamacare

May 31, 2013       Gary Morton and Patrick Sullivan      

Officials of the Mental Health Association of Morris County fret about how The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) known as Obamacare might affect its operations beginning next year. They’re having trouble with how to meet the law’s implications — including what will be required of the association under the shared mandate for employees’ health insurance.

ACS: Next 100 Years

May 31, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest and oldest cancer-fighting charity, is half­way through a system-wide refocusing to sharpen its mission delivery: saving more lives and curing cancer.

Feed The Children Paid Founder $800K

May 30, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Feed The Children (FTC) has paid its estranged founder $800,000 as part of a legal settlement reached in January 2011.

California Senate Votes To Revoke Boy Scouts’ Exempt Status

May 30, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The state Senate in California is targeting the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) with a bill that ensures equity for all after the organization voted to continue its ban on gay scout leaders while allowing gay youth to join.