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The 7 Dos And Don’ts Of Technology

July 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

There’s simply no way to avoid technology these days. This isn’t a problem if the sight of computers and other devices excites you but it can be a bit of a hassle if these things are more likely to give you nightmares.

White House Event Honors Daily Acts Of Volunteerism

July 15, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Points of Light (PoL) will bestow its 5,000th Daily Points of Light award and celebrate previous honorees today during an event at the White House, along with President Barack Obama, President George H.W. Bush, the creator of the Daily Points of Light Award, along with Barbara Bush and Points of Light Chair Neil Bush.

Sage Nonprofit Solutions Rebrands as Abila

July 15, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Sage Nonprofit Solutions (NPS) has been rebranded as Abila, after a $101.2-million deal this past March between a private equity firm and software giant Sage Group in the United Kingdom. The nonprofit element was the largest segment of three in the deal.

Coalition Addresses ‘Blank-Slate” Tax Reform

July 12, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Responding to the idea for overall tax reform to start from scratch, the Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) made its case for preserving the charitable tax deduction in a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Finance.

DMANF Unveils Fundraising Principles

July 11, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) has released its first set of fundraising principles. The principles are effective immediately and cover general principles, use of funds and costs of fundraising, as well as contracts with commercial partners. “The principles really pull together standards and best practices around several areas,” said Xenia “Senny” Boone, DMANF’s general counsel.

Colleges, Universities Recognized With Circle of Excellence Awards

July 11, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Almost 300 awards were bestowed upon some of the best work by colleges and universities in the areas of marketing, fundraising and more last year. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) last month announced the winners of its 2013 Circle of Excellence awards and winners are now available on its website.

Charities Rail Against CFC Proposal

July 10, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Nonprofit executives took to the Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon to express concerns about proposed changes to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The primary issues are the elimination of paper transactions, a vague application fee for participating charities and shifting campaign implementation from a local to regional level.

Former Club President Barred, Must Pay $1 Million In Restitution

July 10, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Charges of self-dealing have left the former president of a New York City arts organization and his cohorts to pay $1 million in restitution and permanently barred from being directors of any charity in the Empire State.

Half Of All Fundraisers Flee

July 9, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

More than half of all chief development officers (CDOs) recently polled served less than two years in their most recent position, according to a study by Campbell & Company. A panel of chief development officers shared how things could and should be during the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Conference on Fundraising (ICON).

Suspect Nabbed in AmeriCorps Murder

July 9, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

One of the suspects in the shooting of AmeriCorps volunteer Joseph Massenburg in New Orleans has been arrested. Glen Emerson, 18, was grabbed and charged with second degree murder, according to the New Orleans Police Department.