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Statistics released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing volunteering at a 10-year low have some in the industry scratching their heads or backing away from the numbers, including a sponsor of the survey.
Representatives from a spectrum of tax-exempt organizations testified before Congress on Thursday morning, urging lawmakers to scrap proposed regulations for fear that they would brand any social welfare advocacy as restricted political activity.
The former chief operating officer (COO) of an Anchorage, Alaska substance abuse and education advocacy nonprofit has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from the organization over three years.
The dog and pony show on Capitol Hill, commonly known as a hearing regarding the charitable deduction called by the House Committee On Ways and Means, was an irritating exercise that was pretty much worthless. It was so without value that the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) called the discussion an “important, but not very immediate topic.”
Amy N. Danforth was appointed president of Fidelity Charitable®, an independent public charity with a donor-advised fund program. Danforth spent more than five years as senior vice president of marketing and program for Fidelity Charitable, with responsibility for setting and executing strategy for marketing, analytics and research, investments and program management.
First, the good news: peer-to-peer fundraising runs, walks and cycling events are still a billion-dollar-plus industry. Total revenue for the top 30 event series in 2013 was $1.667 billion. The bad news is, those events are collectively down $44.198 million, or 2.58 percent, from 2012’s $1.711 billion.
Despite financial pressure from reductions in government funding and duplication of services, the overall rate of nonprofit mergers remained unchanged during the past decade according to a new study by the Bridgespan Group.
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Faced with a higher volume of grant requests, tighter giving budgets, and narrowed fields of interest, foundations are focusing on impact. “They want results,” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor for The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, “and in making funding decisions, they’re assessing the potential return on investment (ROI) their grant dollars will produce.”