News & Articles

UK Fundraising Gains Wiped Out By Inflation

April 30, 2013       Zach Halper      

It appears there is some trouble brewing for the nonprofit sector across the pond. New data from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) indicated that rising inflation has slowed revenue gains for charities in the United Kingdom.

Baucus To Retire, Was Advocate For Nonprofits

April 23, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) who had some legendary and public battles with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) in defense of nonprofits while a member of the Senate Finance Committee, will not seek reelection in 2014. “I will serve out my term, then it will be time to go home to Montana,” he wrote in a statement on his website.

Scouts Will Propose To Allow Gay Members

April 19, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

The National Council of Boys Scouts of America (BSA) has proposed a resolution that would lift its ban on openly gay members, not merely leaving it to local councils to decide. The resolution would still bar gay adults from serving as leaders.

Social Media Key To Boston Bombing Aftermath

April 16, 2013       Paul Clolery      

At least 3 people are now reported dead and more than 170 people injured as a result of yesterday’s two explosions near the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon. Initial reports by police and other officials of additional devices are incorrect, according to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

Explosions At Boston Marathon

April 15, 2013       Paul Clolery      

At least 3 people are reported dead and nearly 140 injured as a result of two explosions near the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon. A third device was found before it detonated.

Financially Frozen Nonprofit Ice Sculptures

April 15, 2013       Thomas McLaughlin      

Are you frozen, financially, that is? Does it feel as if your organization’s financial portrait is covered in ice? Does every building-related expense seem to go out in agonizingly slow motion? Does the message from your financial statements seem inevitably chilling?

President, Again, Attacks Charitable Deduction

April 11, 2013       Paul Clolery      

President Barack Obama’s federal budget proposal includes a reduction in the deduction for charitable gifts for the fifth year in a row. But, during an interview last night on Fox News, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) agreed with the words used by an interviewer that the budget was “dead on arrival” when it is discussed in Congress.

Digital Is A Fancy Menu With Mystery Ingredients

April 11, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

One visitor out of five to the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) website is accessing the site through a mobile device and one-quarter read emails and follow links to the site from their phones and tablets.

It’s Official: Center On Philanthropy Becomes a School

April 10, 2013       Mark Hrywna      

With the pomp and circumstance that will typically occur next month on college campuses, the nation’s first School of Philanthropy was christened on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Nonprofit Mailer, USPS Settle Workshare Complaint

April 5, 2013       Patrick Sullivan      

The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers (ANM) has settled a dispute with the United States Postal Service regarding rules for worksharing discounts. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) accepted the agreement.