News & Articles

Nonprofit Mailer, USPS Settle Workshare Complaint

April 5, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers (ANM) has settled a dispute with the United States Postal Service regarding rules for worksharing discounts. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) accepted the agreement.

AmeriCorps Teams Recalled From New Orleans

April 5, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Two teams of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members have been recalled to their home base in Mississippi in the wake of the murder of one of the team members on the dangerous streets of New Orleans.

Wichita State Wants ‘Angry’ Donors

April 5, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

While Wichita State University (WSU) will be looking to “Play Angry” tomorrow against top-seeded Louisville in the men’s college basketball Final Four, its alumni association is asking donors to “Give Angry.”

Nonprofit Coalition Creates New Charitable Deduction Website

April 4, 2013       Zach Halper      

As budget season in Washington, D.C. begins to heat up, a coalition of nonprofits has created a new website that advocates leaving the charitable deductions out of budget talks between the White House and lawmakers.

AmeriCorps Member Shot Dead in New Orleans

April 3, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

An 18-year-old AmeriCorps member was murdered in New Orleans, La. Joseph Massenburg was shot at the corner of Eagle and Birch streets and was pronounced dead a short time after 11pm on Monday.

Y This is Important

April 1, 2013       Taz Hussein      

The news that Medicare has agreed to pay the cost of the YMCA of the USA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for up to 10,000 qualifying Medicare enrollees over the next three years, as reported on The NonProfit Times’ website, is not just good news for Y. It could benefit the American taxpayer as well, since the initiative is predicted to save Medicare an estimated $4.2 million over the next three years, and potentially $53 million over six years.

General Ramblings: Letter Of The Law

April 1, 2013       Paul Clolery      

A draft of a letter of protest to be sent to the self-proclaimed watchdog group Charity Navigator is making its way around the sector. It regards Charity Navigator’s method for determining whether a charity is a good steward of donor largess.

Charities Push Senate On Restoring Deduction

April 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Some of the nation’s most prominent charities and advocacy groups are asking the U.S. Senate Budget Committee to reconsider changes to the itemized deduction for charitable giving for fear that it would reduce giving by billions of dollars each year.

Americans Took More Deductions In 2011, Hitting $160 Billion

April 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Americans took a collective $160.33 billion in tax deductions for charitable contributions in 2011, an increase of 1.4 percent compared to the $158.18 billion in 2010. The number of tax returns filed that included charitable deductions declined by 0.8 percent, from 38.1 million to 37.9 million.

Fundraising Via Mobile Apps Can Still Be A Challenge

April 1, 2013       Elizabeth Pope      

There’s an app for almost everything, even in fundraising. With mobile devices reaching near-ubiquity, donors want to use their smartphones or tablets to give to their favorite charities. Some nonprofits are optimizing their websites to make it easier for mobile users to donate, others are experimenting with text-to-give programs.