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Hiked Postal Rates Get Approved

December 26, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved a 4.3 percent exigent rate increase for the United States Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday, but rejected the USPS’s request to make the increase permanent. The exigent increase is in addition to a 1.7 percent hike approved in November to keep pace with inflation. The USPS hopes the new revenue will bring in $1.8 billion per year.

VIDEO: Developing An Effective Career Network

December 26, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Did you receive everything you wanted for Christmas this year? If you are a job seeker and haven’t yet found work, chances are you will answer that question with a “no.” While it’s easy to blame the competitive job market for your difficulties, you should also take a look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are doing everything you can to stay ahead of the competition.

More Grants, Smaller Awards

December 24, 2013       Zach Halper      

The number of grant recipients increased during the first six months of 2013 and the median award size of the largest grant for organizations with government funding was 400 percent larger than that of organizations with no government funding.

Free Webinar: Social Loves Email

December 23, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Thanks again to everyone who attended our last free webinar, “Meeting New Nonprofit Regulations and Standards in 2014.” For those who enjoyed that presentation, we have another upcoming that should pique your interest.

Mass. AG Aims For More Timely Disclosure of CEO Pay

December 20, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

In anticipation of a new reporting requirement in early 2014 for Massachusetts charities, the state Attorney General’s Office yesterday released a report taking aim at CEO compensation – particularly severance payments – at some of the state’s largest nonprofit organizations.

Featured Nonprofit Job Of The Day: Director Of Communications

December 20, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Are you looking for high-quality nonprofit jobs over the holiday season? You’re in luck, then, because our latest featured position offers job seekers the chance to join the Oakwood School as a Director of Communications.

Moving Day For Real Estate Venture

December 19, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The Nonprofit Centers Network (NCN) has left San Francisco, Calif.-based Tides to become a project of Third Sector New England. NCN, a network of nonprofits and philanthropic leaders from the financial, real estate, and public sectors dedicated to creating nonprofit workspace, will open a main office at the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado in Denver as it works to become an independent organization.

Survey: Fundraising Events Discouraging Volunteer Firefighters

December 18, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The retention of volunteer firefighters in Pennsylvania was found to be very low at organizations that sponsored a high number of fundraising events, according to recent survey by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

Top 10 giving strategies for the last week of 2013

December 18, 2013       Andrew Olsen, CFRE      

As this year comes to a close, our thoughts quickly jump from Christmas to the New Year – but do we overlook what’s in between? The week between Christmas and the New Year is the most generous week of the year. And there is still time to consider thoughtful strategies to incentivize giving from your donors. Consider the following top 10 tips: