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Certain Words Can Be Very Specific, Or Not

November 5, 2013       Thomas McLaughlin      

There are a few words that leave little ambiguity. Ouch is such a word. Another of those words is “subsidiary” as it is used to describe a type of corporate structure. Here the word “subsidiary” seems to embody a subordinate position.

Protect Giving Day Is A Lobbying Feast

November 5, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofit leaders will once descend upon Washington, D.C., in two weeks for the second annual Protect Giving Day, slated for Nov. 20. The event’s sponsor, the Charitable Giving Coalition, is aiming for at least 200 nonprofit and foundation executives to meet with lawmakers regarding tax reform and the preservation of the charitable tax deduction.

Charity Banks $615,000 From Graffiti Artist’s Tweak

November 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

A Brooklyn-based charity that battles homelessness and HIV/AIDS was the beneficiary of world-famous graffiti artist’s tweak of a simple oil painting, to the tune of $615,000.

The Subsidiary

November 1, 2013       Thomas McLaughlin      

There are certain words that seem to practically cry out their message. One of those words is the term “subsidiary” as it is used to describe a particular kind of corporate structure. Here the word “subsidiary” seems to embody a subordinate position.

General Ramblings: Dueling Missions

November 1, 2013       Paul Clolery      

The recent standoff in Congress that brought the nation’s credit worthiness to the brink has deep and dangerous implications for the nonprofit sector. The three-week federal shutdown is more problematic than cash flow and bills not getting paid.

Donors Want Goals, Passion, Not Technical Talk

November 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

Wealthy individuals and their financial advisors differ widely about their discussions on philanthropy and other things related to charitable giving, according to a new study. And when discussions do veer toward philanthropy, advisors tend to come at it from a technical perspective rather than goals and passion.

Group Hopes To Re-Frame Human Services Using Neuroscience

November 1, 2013       Marty Daks      

Many nonprofits, especially human services, are struggling with reduced funding from government and donors. A solution to the shortfall could involve changing the way that nonprofits explain their missions. It’s a matter of choosing the right words, a process known as framing, and it can affect donors’ thinking.

Guidelines Are Now Available For ACA’s Impact On Nonprofits

November 1, 2013       Zach Halper      

With confusion among the key elements in nonprofit managers’ minds when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released guidelines explaining how to implement the 2010 law’s provisions.

The NPT 2013 Top 100

November 1, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

As charitable giving continued a modest ascent during the economic recovery, the nation’s largest charities continued to generate revenue that isn’t from the formerly tried and true government support and investments.

Scouts Appoint Former Defense Secretary Gates As President-Elect

October 31, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Robert Gates, the former Secretary of Defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has been appointed to the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). He will serve as president-elect and as a member of the executive committee of the Irving, Tex.-based organization’s board.