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When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in November 2013, donors wanted the funds they pledged to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (U.S. Fund) to be spent on life-saving initiatives as quickly as possible. Instead of waiting days or even weeks for large pledges to be released, the U.S. Fund used its Bridge Fund to quickly get $250,000 into the region.
Julian Assange, founder of the nonprofit media organization, WikiLeaks, kicked off the first talk on privacy and security on Day 2 of SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas with “A Virtual Conversation with Julian Assange.” Speaking to a packed audience of more than 1,000 SXSW attendees at the Austin Convention Center, and many more through live video stream, Assange joined via video conference from the Ecuadorian Consulate in London.
A manager in charge of detecting fraud Oxfam has admitted to doing just that – to the tune of £64,612 ($108,082.95). Edward McKenzie-Green, 34, of Oxfordshire, England, was Oxfam Great Britain’s head of counter-fraud when he submitted payments to fictitious firms between February and December 2011. He will be sentenced in May.
Glenn Parker is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society and co-founder of Run for Dad, an event designed to increase awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer. He is also a team building consultant and author of numerous books on teamwork, including the best seller, Team Players and Teamwork: New Strategies for Developing Successful Collaboration, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams are an integral part of our lives. We commonly join sports teams, business teams, community teams and, increasingly, teams participating in charity events. The method of joining a team varies. People typically “try-out” for membership on a sports team, whereas corporate teams are usually formed for a specific business purpose such as developing a new product or improving some aspect of the organization. In the case of these in-house company teams, members are usually assigned to the team by their manager.
Despite an uptick in the public trust of charities in the United Kingdom (UK), a new report by the New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) warns organizations not to take this newfound positivity for granted.
Those who once inhabited the Salvation Army’s community center in lower Manhattan won’t recognize the digs in a few years. The Salvation Army (SA) has reached an agreement to sell the building for more than $30 million to a firm that will open a boutique hotel and residence.
For the seventh consecutive year, President Barack Obama has proposed a cap on all deductions, including charitable deductions, for higher-income individuals.
Following the money is hardly an unfamiliar concept, but leading the way to the money is often and overlooked endeavor in the nonprofit sector.
The effective management of insurable risk is critical to the financial health of a nonprofit. The traditional lines of insurance of General Liability, Property, Business Auto, Workers Compensation, Directors and Officers and Excess Liability are commonly included in the insurance business plans of nonprofits.