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  • Study: Corporate Philanthropy Is Falling Short

    By The NonProfit Times — May 2, 2012

    For-profit companies have a deficit when dealing with nonprofits, even though the firms have the ability to make a real difference in their communities.

  • Brown University Doubles Payments To Providence

    By Zach Halper — May 2, 2012

    Brown University agreed to a deal with the city of Providence, R.I., that would double the amount the Ivy League college currently pays to the financially troubled city.

  • The May 1 Issue Of The NonProfit Times

    By The NonProfit Times — May 1, 2012

    With the beginning of a new month comes a new issue of The NonProfit Times. We’re excited to commemorate the beginning of our march towards summer with the release of our May 1 issue! This edition of NPT contains a new Special Report and insights on topics from education to boards. Let’s take a look at what’s inside, shall we?

  • MD Nonprofits To Get Advance Funding

    By The NonProfit Times — May 1, 2012

    Small nonprofits in Montgomery County, Md. will get one-third of their funding up front beginning next fiscal year.

  • Can Pinterest Help Your Job Search?

    By The NonProfit Times — May 1, 2012

    It seems like there is a new social media craze every year. Near the end of 2011, the newest fad was Pinterest, an online pin board where users can post pictures that relate to their interests. The site has continued to gain steam and many businesses and nonprofits are starting to use it.

  • Giving Continues Steady Year-Over-Year Recovery

    By The NonProfit Times — May 1, 2012

    Charitable giving continued signs of resurgence, increasing for the 11th consecutive month during March 2012, and up 2.2 percent in the three months ending in March, according to the latest Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and Index of Online Giving.

  • Don’t Assume

    By Susan Ellis — May 1, 2012

    Leaders of volunteers deal daily with all sorts of misconceptions that seem never to die, no matter how often they are challenged. These include perennial favorites, such as volunteers are free (and you get what you pay for), volunteers pose greater risks than paid personnel, and so on. Perhaps the biggest fallacy of all explains the others: It is the assumption that people automatically know how to work effectively with volunteers.

  • General Ramblings: Taxes Vs. Fundraising

    By Paul Clolery — May 1, 2012

    The images of people begging to be rescued from the roofs of their New Orleans homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are as emblazoned into the memories of Americans as the sight of planes slamming into Towers I and II of the World Trade Center and the television footage of a Secret Service agent jumping on the back of a convertible in Dallas.

  • Smaller Boards Flexible, Engage All Members

    By Mark Hrywna — May 1, 2012

    Although the board of Do Something was made up of 23 members — right around the sweet spot that most best practices suggest – the Manhattan-based youth volunteer organization still cut it in half.

  • Nonprofits Make Sure Friends Find Them ‘Pinteresting’

    By Zach Halper — May 1, 2012

    Lindsay Nichols admitted that she was just experimenting when she created the Pinterest account for GuideStar, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that publishes organizational Form 990s and other sector data.

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