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  • Is Your Nonprofit’s Data Safe?

    By The NonProfit Times — October 17, 2012

    Chances are your nonprofit’s database has a plethora of files containing sensitive donor information. With hackers constantly in the headlines, it’s important that you keep your data secure.

    There is no foolproof way to completely secure your files from hackers, but there are ways to significantly reduce the risk of data breach. Jon Biedermann, vice president of Softerware Inc., recommended five practices that can be used when information is stored on an organization’s own computers or with a hosted backup provider.

  • Pittsburgh To Begin PILOT Dialogue With Nonprofits

    By The NonProfit Times — October 17, 2012

    The city of Pittsburgh on Tuesday began new dialogue with nonprofits to develop a system for payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs). The move was urged by state officials.

  • 5 Traits That Will Help You Get You Hired

    By The NonProfit Times — October 17, 2012

    A lot of job search articles, including some on this blog, focus a lot on the things you shouldn’t do when looking for work. These kinds of tips are very useful as a big part of the job hunt is avoiding things that will make you look bad to employers. We shouldn’t forget, however, that it’s also useful to know the things that will make you look good.

  • Wyclef Jean Defends Charity Amid Financial Scandal

    By The NonProfit Times — October 17, 2012

    Haitian-born hip hop star Wyclef Jean is defending his charity, Yele, amid reports the now-defunct organization improperly used funds meant for relief efforts.

  • TechSoup Global Cutting Staff, Reorganizing

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 17, 2012

    TechSoup Global is undergoing a reorganization that will result in fewer staff positions and a change in strategy for the technology product distribution nonprofit.

  • Armstrong Back-Pedals From His Foundation

    By Mark Hrywna — October 17, 2012

    Days before the charity he founded celebrates its 15th anniversary, Lance Armstrong announced he is stepping down as chairman of the foundation that bears his name. Minutes after the statement was released this morning, sports shoemaker Nike announced it has terminated its contract with him.

  • Platform for the Nonprofit Sector

    By Paul Clolery — October 17, 2012

    With the presidential election just weeks away, 22 of the leading executives of the nonprofit sector have a message for both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.

  • The IRS And Permissible Activity

    By Janice Ryan — October 16, 2012

    The presidential election is just a couple of weeks away and people sometimes get desperate as the days get closer. Federal tax law strictly prohibits 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in activities to support or oppose candidates for public office.

  • The Best Nonprofits To Work For 2013

    By The NonProfit Times — October 16, 2012

    UPDATE: With only three more days left to register your organization, I am bumping this post so those who haven’t yet done so can begin the nominating process.

  • 8 Steps To Winning Grant Funding

    By The NonProfit Times — October 16, 2012

    Grabbing the closest available staffer and asking him to write a few sentences about your program is nowhere near the best way to win grant funding. If you want your organization to get the money you think it deserves, then you need a well-thought out strategy.

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