News & Articles

Backlog, Precedent Stall Tax-Exempt Status of News Groups

October 17, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

There were almost 60,000 applications filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last year by organizations seeking tax-exempt status. More than 82 percent – almost 49,000 – were approved. SF Public Press was not among them. Neither was the Investigative News Network (INN).

Structured Board Evaluation Keys Engagement

October 17, 2011       Dennis Miller      

The roles and responsibilities of boards and their members have been well researched and written about by experts in the field. Based upon my experience, knowing what to do and actually doing it are two different things. To unlock your board’s true potential, boards need to constantly re-examine their own performance and make the necessary improvements that have been identified through their assessment process.

Fundraising In A Recession Is A ‘Capital’ Idea

October 17, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

The goal was $35 million when the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation (AAMC) began its “Care Like No Other” capital campaign in 2007. It was a bit of a shock, according to Lisa Hillman, AAMC’s senior vice president and chief development officer, when the total rocketed past $44 million.

General Ramblings: Celebrity Buzz

October 15, 2011       Paul Clolery      

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation is trying to get ahead of reports that a fraud investigation is under way by posting denials on its Facebook page. According to the posting, attributed to Alana Stewart, president of the foundation, the State of California is conducting a “correspondence audit.”

New Facebook Profile Gives ‘Causes’ Users More Information

October 15, 2011       Samuel Fanburg      

The significant changes to social networking platform Facebook’s profile options regarding a Timeline and Open Graph API technology, allows nonprofits the ability to secure a more permanent spot in a supporter’s online identity.

United Way Drives To Diversify Income

October 15, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

As United Way continues to diversify funding, the piece of the revenue pie made up of workplace giving continues to shrink.

Charitable Deduction Cap Pulled From Bill

October 7, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

A proposed cap on charitable deductions for people earning more than $200,000 annually was removed from the American Jobs Act by the Senate majority leader.

Developing Your Board

October 1, 2011       Dennis Miller      

The roles and responsibilities of boards and their members have been well researched and written about by experts in the field. Based upon my experience, knowing what to do and actually doing it are two different things. To unlock your board’s true potential, boards need to constantly re-examine their own performance and make the necessary improvements that have been identified through their assessment process.

General Ramblings: Take This Job

October 1, 2011       Paul Clolery      

Think about an answer to the following question: At what point does a “recession” simply become the “economy?” It appears that putting a label on this economy is keeping those with cash on the sidelines, waiting for this magic switch to flip and the economy to be in what some consider a “recovery.”

On Board For Term Limits

October 1, 2011       Mark Hrywna      

Richard Buery admits he has a hard time getting rid of people. But that’s a good thing. “It’s a testament to how great our organization is and how great our work is,” said the president and CEO of Children’s Aid Society (CAS) in New York City.