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The New York Attorney General’s Office is aiming to shut down a charity it claims was nothing more than a one-man operation run out of the basement of his home in a residential section of Brooklyn, N.Y., that raised almost $10 million during the past several years.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) needed another set of eyes on a problem. They got more than a dozen at the South by Southwest Eco Conference (SxSW Eco) held in October 2014.
Foundations distributed $1.8 billion to charities worldwide working to promote human rights. The report “Advancing Human Rights: Update On Global Foundation Grantmaking,” by Foundation Center and International Human Rights Funders Group, found a jump of 6 percent in human rights funding compared to 2011. Some 774 committed the monies to nearly 11,000 nonprofits around the world.
BoardSource released the third edition of its seminal document “10 Basic Responsibilities for Nonprofit Boards” today, and readers will notice some fundamental changes. The document has a stronger focus on board members’ advocacy. That’s not an accident.
Henry Woods “Woody” Bowman, a prolific nonprofit researcher and author, died as a result of injuries sustained during a crash involving four vehicles outside Kalamazoo, Mich., on Friday.
Conventional wisdom is to communicate with your donors the way in which they want. Wrong, according to Larry May. Direct response fundraising “is a largely unpredictable, counterintuitive, reliably illogical profession,” said May. “Listening to donors will probably mean you lose revenue.”
The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) has started a small loan fund available for loans of up to $50,000 to its California members. The loans are secured only by the nonprofit’s assets. The organization has $1 million available for loans in the state.
“Rocky” was only on its third sequel, a British duo named Wham! had the number one song of the year (“Careless Whisper”), and Coca-Cola announced it would go back to selling its old formula for Coke. While some of those things are more memorable than others, in that same year, the .org domain debuted.
Markets are transforming, the lines between business, philanthropy and government are blurring, and even these current changes will be completely different a decade from now. Sonal Shah opened the 10th annual Bridge To Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference on Tuesday morning with a keynote focused on the only constant in life – change.
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