News & Articles

Nonprofits Hammered In Federal Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

President Donald Trump’s first federal budget proposes deep cuts in discretionary spending to many departments that impact nonprofits while boosting financial support to defense, homeland security and veterans’ affairs.

IU Offers Online Philanthropy Masters

March 15, 2017       NPT Staff      

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will now offer its M.A. program in Philanthropic Studies to students across the globe. The online program, which will begin during the fall 2017 semester, is accepting applications.

Leaders Gather In N.Y. Seeking Tax Policy Common Ground

March 15, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Leaders of some of the nation’s largest tax-exempt organizations will meet in New York City tonight and tomorrow to discuss federal tax policy in a first attempt to hammer out a consensus on the charitable sector’s plan for lobbying during an era of changes to the tax code.

Bargain Sale Gifts Might Not Be Worth It

March 14, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The words “bargain sale” are magical to almost every consumer, but are they a good deal for nonprofits and donors?

Plaintiff Sues For Harvard Donor’s Records

March 13, 2017       Andy Segedin      

A federal judge has given Harvard University until March 20 to turn over the financial information of a top donor and alum, Charles Spackman. It is unclear as of yet whether the university will comply.

8 Mistakes That Even Good Boards Make

March 10, 2017       Anne Wallestad      

The role of a board of directors is not an easy one. Strong governance and board leadership re­quire dedication and intentionality from each and every board member, as well as from the executive. It’s a big job, which — for most board members — falls on top of an already-maxed-out set of professional responsibilities.

CFC in DC Raises $1 Million More Than Last Year

March 9, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Bucking a trend of declining campaigns in recent years, the annual workplace giving program for federal employees in the Washington, D.C. area eclipsed its $47 million goal and surpassed last year’s total by almost $1 million.

Plaintiff In Unrelated Case Wants Harvard Donor Records

March 8, 2017       Andy Segedin      

A federal judge has given Harvard University until March 20 to turn over the financial information of a top donor and alum, Charles Spackman. It is unclear as of yet whether the university will comply.

American Fundraisers Lag Behind In Texting

March 8, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Text messaging donors and supporters is a far more prevalent practice by nonprofits in Asia (31 percent) and Africa (39 percent) compared with their counterparts on other continents. More than half of those organizations surveyed in Africa (54 percent) accept text donations and 38 percent among those in Asia, according to a new survey.

Operation(s): 5 Things That Are Making Regulators Buzz

March 7, 2017       Tracy L. Boak and Karen I. Wu      

Changes in the way nonprofits operate alter the face of many discussions but a number of the underlying legal issues and compliance considerations seem to be perpetual. Internal operational issues are of great interest to regulators. Among them are five hot-button areas — everything from fundraising to finances to online activity.