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Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission (URM) in Los Angeles, advocates for the homeless with fervor and conviction. When he’s looking for a new direct response agency partner, the chosen firm must be able to accommodate that style.
People often fall into a trap when they look at their 401(k) retirement savings account balances. They see a (hopefully large) bucket of money and start planning indulgences for their golden years, without having a sense of the expenses inherent in those golden years.
Singer Taylor Swift made headlines in February when her legal team applied for U.S. trademark protection for many of the titles of her currently popular songs. Trademarking “Party Like It’s 1989” seems reasonable and, let’s face it, nobody’s done that for 25 years, except maybe Rod Stewart.
Speaking from Lehman College in New York City, President Barack Obama yesterday announced the creation of a nonprofit called the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. The organization is a spinoff of a White House initiative aimed at uplifting black and Hispanic boys from preschool through high school.
Prolific nonprofit author and renowned expert on the charitable sector Peter Dobkin Hall died early Thursday morning in a car accident in Connecticut.
The rate of growth of overall giving in the United States has slowed considerably. Overall giving was up 1.7 percent for the three-month period ending in March 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. For the three-month period ending February 2015, giving was up 4.9 percent versus the same period the year before. Online giving held steady in this most recent index at 9.9 percent.
The IRA charitable rollover has new life in a bi-partisan bill introduced today in the United States Senate. The Public Good Charitable Rollover Act of 2015, (S.1159) is sponsored by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Thad Cochran (R-Miss).
The 58-year run of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Labor Day telethon is over.
Pam Fulk thought the human services field didn’t pay well — until she ran an animal nonprofit. “I’ve been trying to pull up these salaries since Day 1,” said the executive director of Carolina Tiger Rescue (CTR) in Pittsboro. N.C.
It looks as if Charity Navigator is missing a star. The sector watchdog has embarked on a three-year, $8.5 million fundraising campaign aimed at doubling the Glen Rock, N.J.-based organization’s size. To get a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, organizations have to spend 10 percent of their budget or less on fundraising. Charity Navigator has spent about 15 percent since the campaign kicked off this past October.
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