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  • General Ramblings: Hey Lay Dee

    By Paul Clolery — November 1, 2010

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been tinkering with its telethon format for the past decade. They have tested additional on-air talent, changed the broadcast’s location, tried to update the set and have lured (slightly) younger talent to the show.

  • The BP Disaster

    By Kate Rogers — November 1, 2010

    Oil has stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, but it’s estimated that 25 percent of the 5 million barrels of oil linger just below the water’s surface, moving with the waves and changing tides.

  • Financial Data Confirms The Worst About 2009

    By Mark Hrywna — November 1, 2010

    This economy is almost like watching a car wreck in slow motion: You know what’s coming; you just can’t do much to stop it. When the economy tanked and the stock markets plummeted toward the end of 2008, it didn’t take a psychic to see what was coming down the pike on Form 990s. This is the year those declines spilled red ink all over charities’ tax forms.

  • Looking To 2020

    By Kate Rogers — November 1, 2010

    Aliens and flying cars might not be in the near future of nonprofits and service, but it is clear that changes are on the horizon.

  • Boston Area Salvation Army Leader Dumps His Second United Way

    By Kate Rogers — November 1, 2010

    It seems a certain major in the Salvation Army isn’t too fond of United Way. For the second time in 10 years, Maj. William Bode, now the divisional commander of the Massachusetts division of the Salvation Army, has disaffiliated with a local chapter of United Way.

  • Gary Bass To Leave OMB Watch To Head Foundation

    By Paul Clolery — October 25, 2010

    Gary D. Bass, founder of governmental watchdog group OMB Watch, is leaving the organization after 28 years. He will stay at the Washington, D.C., advocacy group until November 2011. He’ll leave earlier if a replacement is quickly found.

  • USPS Fires Back

    By Kate Rogers — October 22, 2010

    Nonprofit mailers who breathed a sigh of relief at the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) denial of the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) exigent price request last month should know, the USPS isn’t going down without a fight. Today the USPS announced its decision to appeal the ruling, claiming the PRC misread the statute and applied an “incorrect standard in evaluating the request” for the price increase.

  • Schullers Crystal Cathedral Declares Bankruptcy

    By Kate Rogers — October 19, 2010

    Worldwide mega church Crystal Cathedral Ministries, founded by the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, Sr., during the 1950s, filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, Calif.

  • Bricks Versus Video

    By Kate Rogers — October 15, 2010

    Online courses and distance learning have opened up the doors for nonprofit executives, those in career transition, and graduate students seeking the highest levels of education despite their location. As technology continues to advance, those participating in coursework via the Web can interact with professors and discuss material in real time, bringing personal connection to cutting edge education.

  • Month-By-Month

    By Kate Rogers — October 15, 2010

    Finding the right balance of communication that resonates with donors, but doesn’t suffocate them, is a battle with which nonprofits are all too familiar. With so many ways to engage with an audience, it’s easy to over-correspond these days.

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