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  • National Honors Awarded To Volunteers

    By The NonProfit Times — June 18, 2012

    Nine volunteer programs and participants received the National Service Impact Award today from The Corporation for National and Community Service during the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Chicago.

  • $6.1 Million Damage Award In Defamation Case

    By The NonProfit Times — June 18, 2012

    A Texas District Court judge ruled that a former intern defamed a bat sanctuary nonprofit and its president, and awarded the organization $6.1 million in damages.

  • Inspiration Zone

    By Melanie Lockwood Herman — June 15, 2012

    A risk-aware culture at a nonprofit is one that supports the ongoing discovery and understanding of threats to the organization’s mission, strategic goal, and valuable assets. For this culture to take hold, risk management activities must be considered worthwhile by the organization’s board of directors, the staff team, and the volunteers who support front-line service delivery.Designating a champion for the effort is a proven way to begin the process of getting everyone on board with the purpose, goals and activities of a risk management program and also sustaining the effort over time.

  • June 15 Issue Of The NonProfit Times

    By The NonProfit Times — June 15, 2012


     June is one of those special months for readers of The NonProfit Times. Instead of just one issue, we have two with the release of the June 15 edition.

    While there is no Special Report in this issue, it still hits some important topics in the nonprofit sector. Let’s take a look at the stories within the pages:
    Articles
    • Books Without Illumination: In this age of technology, some nonprofits are ditching e-readers in favor of traditional books. Our intrepid reporter Patrick Sullivan takes a look at some of these organizations.
    • Mobile Bids Changing Auctions: In another piece on technology, contributing writer Gary Morton examines how the rise of mobile technology is impacting how auctions are run.
    • Making Fundraising Truly Mobile: In the latest NPT Executive Session, our editor-in-chief, Paul Clolery, talks with Carrie Ann Munk, Ann Andrews Morris, Jennifer Snyder, and Rick Christ about how nonprofits can use online technology to advance their mission.
    Columns
    • Database Archeology: What are the best ways to sift through your donor databases when it comes to planned giving? This column examines the four best ideas.
    • Challenged Or Driven: John Davidoff of Davidoff Communications wants you to think about whether or your organization is mission-challenged or mission-driven.
    • Who Needs Words?: At the recent Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, Calif., serial doodler Dan Roam shows how pictures truly are worth a thousand words.
    We hope that you will enjoy this latest issue of The NonProfit Times. Check out all of the articles by visiting our website.

  • 8 Things That Make Nonprofits Vulnerable To Fraud

    By The NonProfit Times — June 15, 2012

    Nonprofit boards and executives never want to believe that fraud can happen to their organization. It’s one of those things that happen to the unprepared, they think, surely it can never happen to us.

  • Complete The 2012 Salary And Benefits Survey

    By The NonProfit Times — June 15, 2012

    UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, the deadline to complete the survey has been extended to June 30. That doesn’t mean you should delay, though!

  • Wanted: Director Of Development

    By The NonProfit Times — June 15, 2012

    Do you have a passion for fundraising? The St. Labre Indian Catholic School has a job that is perfect for all experienced fundraisers.

  • Who Needs Words?

    By The NonProfit Times — June 15, 2012

    Whomever best describes the problem is the one most likely to solve it, and whomever draws the best picture gets the funding. That’s the way serial doodler Dan Roam sees it.

  • Challenged Or Driven

    By John Davidoff — June 15, 2012

    Jane Addams Hull House in Chicago, Ill., recently shut its doors after 122 years. It’s not alone in its struggles. For more than a century another nonprofit in that city has worked to combat racism and poverty, using a platform of publishing and community organizing.

  • Database Archeology

    By Michele Donohue — June 15, 2012

    Every nonprofit already has a mountain of data. The donor database often leads to an organization’s own high-potential names and undiscovered planned giving donors. The database is much more than simply an organizational LinkedIn.

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