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The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents adopted “The Blueprint for Better Governance,” following an episode in the national museum’s history that could very well be a described as a case study in “worst practices” in nonprofit governance.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA), which was signed into law by President George W. Bush this past August, contains provisions that affect nonprofit organizations.
During her stint as director of development at Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, in Mountainside, N.J., Theresa Valentino has experienced firsthand the trials and unpredictable changes of acquiring new donors. With an annual acquisition budget of around $10,000, which entails two mailings, Valentino said there’s little room for mistake.
The days when school children dutifully walked around with a paper pledge sheet, soliciting neighbors, family and friends for money — say, 50 cents for each bowling pin knocked over, 10 cents for each completed lap, or $1 for every book read — are numbered. The paper-based system on which the field of special events was originally built is rapidly being replaced with sophisticated online services.
Tom Riggs points to the hurricane season of two years ago as the moment when he really noticed people moving out of Florida.
Less than a month before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is to release a new draft of Form 990, leaders of the Senate Finance Committee sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson detailing the changes they’d like to see to improve openness and transparency.
Nonprofits can’t just sit back and collect revenue from their monthly donor programs. A sustainer program is a valuable tool but it’s far from a lifetime contract with a donor. Retention of monthly donors is a critical job for nonprofits to study and manage to ensure a program’s vitality.
Volunteer Centers across the country are preparing for change as a merger between two of the nation’s leading volunteer service organizations, the Washington, D.C.-based Points of Light Foundation (PoLF) and Hands On Network (HON) in Atlanta, Ga., grows more likely.
Technology has brought everyone closer together. It’s not just emails going across the globe anymore — that’s so 1990s. These days it’s more like posting videos, social networking, and pretty much almost anything.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has been synonymous with breast cancer detection and awareness. A pioneer in cause marketing, its 125 affiliates represent some 18,000 communities, making it one of the largest networks of breast cancer activists. Its Race for the Cure is one of the most successful fundraising events around. But all that wasn’t enough.
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