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  • Fundraising Chaos Reigns As Estate Tax, IRA Expire

    By Mark Hrywna — February 1, 2010

    Charities might have another tool returned to their fundraising toolbox this year, but Congress first has to get through an agenda dominated by other issues. Like the estate tax, the IRA Charitable Rollover expired December 31, 2009 and fundraisers following activity in Congress are hopeful it could be extended in early 2010.

  • Charities ZIP Through USPS Reorganization

    By Tom Pope — January 15, 2010

    When a Kansas City, Kan., postal service processing center closed, local mailers had to either drop the mail off at a small post office or take it 11 miles to the Kansas City, Mo. plant.

  • Activism Still Vibrant On US Campuses

    By Michele Donohue — January 15, 2010

    University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students got wind this past April that the school was negotiating with fast food chain KFC to open a location on campus. Animal activist students decided they needed to move on the info.

  • Healthcare Reform and Nonprofits

    By Michele Donohue — January 15, 2010

    Healthcare reform might be a double-edged sword for nonprofits, with some organizations left in the cold while a new explosion of groups to handle aspects of the new laws spring up, creating more competition in the marketplace.

  • Strategic Alliances: 8 Questions To Ask

    By Cass Wheeler — January 4, 2010

    In this current economic environment, you must be asking how you can do more with less. Chances are your financial base is not growing, as you desire, yet the needs of the people you serve don’t decline in a recession. If anything, these needs may increase.

  • Fundraisers Beat Utah Again

    By Mark Hrywna — December 28, 2009

    A judge has rejected the state of Utah’s request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its jurisdiction over professional fundraisers who do not do business in the state. The ruling was from Dale Kimball, United States District Court Judge for the District of Utah, Central Division.

  • CNCS Posts Draft Of Social Innovation Fund Applications

    By Mark Hrywna — December 18, 2009

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has released a discussion draft of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the much-anticipated Social Innovation Fund (SIF). Feedback, due Jan. 15, will be considered for the final NOFA, which is expected by February. SIF grants will be awarded this summer.

  • House Approves Estate Tax

    By Mark Hrywna — December 4, 2009

    Less than a month before the estate tax is set to disappear for a year, The House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would create new rates for 2010 and beyond.

  • Komen Appoints Founder As New CEO

    By Mark Hrywna — December 2, 2009

    Two weeks after its previous leader resigned, Susan G. Komen for the Cure appointed its founder as CEO while separating the duties of president from the position.

  • Car Donation Programs Rev up

    By Tom Pope — December 1, 2009

    The Arc of the United States (ARC) is defying the trend of slacking activity in car donation programs. The 60-year-old civil rights organization just started a car program about a year ago while other programs face 30-percent declines from the economy.


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