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Georgia Gives Day, the annual day of giving in the Peach State, had another record-breaking year, generating 60 percent more in donations for the second straight year.
In a tax settlement that could have implications for nonprofit hospitals in New Jersey and beyond, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center agreed to pay the Town of Morristown, N.J, more than $15 million over the next decade, including deferred interest.
There was a recent early morning meeting in the offices of a medium-sized nonprofit behavioral health organization in an economically depressed former industrial city. The top three executives were smart, committed, and energetic. The offices were in a rebounding part of the city, and the organization enjoyed a good reputation.
Grants made through donor-advised fund accounts hit an all-time high of $12.49 billion in 2014, a 27-percent increase from 2013’s $9.83 billion. Donor-advised fund accounts, which refer to irrevocable, tax-deductible contributions administered by a charitable sponsor with grants recommended by donors, accounted for 7.6 percent of all individual giving and 5.5 percent of all gifts to charities in 2014.
Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States decided against hearing a case challenging a California regulation requiring disclosure of donor information to the state attorney general’s office.
Fundraisers have traditionally refrained from asking for a donor’s first-born child. The gender of the first-born child might be of some interest, however, as a new study shows that a child’s gender and family configuration impact parents’ charitable-giving tendencies.
Plan International USA faced a hurdle a few years back. Watchdog website Charity Navigator had given the organization a two-star rating (out of four) and a donor was prepared to stop giving as a result. During her 2015 Risk Summit workshop, “A Different Perspective: Understanding Charity ‘Watchdogs,’” Kitty Holt, Plan International USA’s ethics and compliance officer, shared tips on how to improve ratings and preserve donors, as the organization was ultimately successful in doing.
Two thousand nonprofits will be awarded up to $1,500 each in Facebook ad-credits in the coming months. ActionSprout of Bellingham, Wash., with the support of Facebook, has committed to distributing $2 million in credits this holiday season.
A long rumored deal between Salsa Labs and DonorPro has been consummated, with the two firms announcing what they are calling a merger. The combined companies will be called Salsa Labs and will retain offices in their current locations of Bethesda, Md., and Wexford, Pa., near Pittsburgh.
In a first-in-the-nation move, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a motion to develop new guidelines regarding reimbursement of administrative costs to nonprofits that are contracted to deliver services on behalf of government.
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