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  • NFL Punting Exempt Status To Hide Compensation

    By Mark Hrywna — April 30, 2015

    The National Football League’s (NFL) plan to file returns as a taxable entity for fiscal year 2015, voluntarily dropping its 501(c)(6) tax-exempt status, isn’t likely to generate much tax revenue or hit the league’s bottom line.

  • Donations Rolling In For Earthquake Response

    By Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan — April 28, 2015

    In what’s likely the largest disaster relief response since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013, charities are scrambling to get basic needs to Nepal as fundraising ramps up.

  • Live From CoF: The Role of Philanthropy In The Digital Revolution

    By Paul Clolery — April 28, 2015

    San Francisco — Foundation executives need more information in digital technology, its use, access and ‘net neutrality before they can make funding decisions. During an interactive session regarding Internet access, 46 percent of those attending the morning plenary session of the Council on Foundations’ annual meeting said they were interested but needed more information. By the end of the session, the number was up three points but there was much conversation.

  • Disaster Relief Organizations Focus On Nepal

    By Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan — April 27, 2015

    Disaster relief organizations, some of which have been working in Nepal for many years, have mobilized efforts to get humanitarian aid to one of the world’s poorest countries after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck early Saturday morning. Hampering search and rescue efforts was a 6.7-magnitiude aftershock on Sunday. Almost 4,000 people have been killed according to the latest estimates.

  • Live From CoF: 7 Ideas To Jumpstart The Economy

    By Paul Clolery — April 27, 2015

    The tone of this year’s Council on Foundation’s (CoF) annual conference focused not just on collaboration, but also pushing foundation leaders to take more of a role in instigating ideas that spur the national and local economies and finance. Examples of the “double bottom line” of businesses doing well while contributing to the social sector were showcased during a session called “7 Ideas To Jumpstart The Economy.”

  • Live From CoF: Sometimes Just ‘Shut Up And Listen’

    By Paul Clolery — April 27, 2015

    San Francisco — NAACP CEO Cornell Brooks asked a simple question of the approximately 1,200 foundation executives gathered here for the Council on Foundations’ (CoF) annual meeting: “Why can’t we do more with all we have been given?” In a sector laden with data, he entreated those in attendance to “hold close the people on whom the data is collected.”

  • Half Of Nonprofits Can’t Meet Service Demands

    By Mark Hrywna — April 27, 2015

    Three quarters of nonprofits reported ending 2014 at break-even or with a surplus but just as many continue to report increased demand for their services.

  • 12.5% Of Email Doesn’t Get To In-Box

    By The NonProfit Times — April 24, 2015

    Spam costs more than $4.99 for a 12-ounce can of the meat surprise at the supermarket. Nonprofits are losing an average of nearly $15,000 per year due to emails ending up in prospects’ electronic spam folders, according to a new study released by digital firm EveryAction. The 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study analyzed 55 nonprofits with email lists of at least 100,000 names.

  • Clinton Foundation To Amend, Re-file 990s

    By Mark Hrywna — April 23, 2015

    The Clinton Foundation expects to re-file tax forms for the years 2010 through 2012 because of possible errors in reporting contributions from foreign governments. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) also is expected to re-file its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990 for 2012 and 2013.

  • Worth Of A Nonprofit Web Visitor … 61¢

    By Mark Hrywna — April 22, 2015

    Email list size grew but email open rates declined while online revenue was up mainly because of growing monthly giving for some of the largest nonprofits last year. Those are some of the top-line takeaways from the 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study (#3DBench15), which incorporates data from 84 participating organizations for the calendar year 2014.

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