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  • Bot Traffic: Are Your Visitors Using You?

    By George Weiner — March 2, 2015

    “The monthly users are up this year. We did it!” Many nonprofit managers rely on web data to inform and deliver their services, as well as tell the story of organizational impact. Nonprofit websites are used for impact in multiple ways — to increase resource downloads, new registrations/sign-ups, and of course, monthly users.

  • Bridging the digital divide: Vermont gearing up for digital makeover

    By Mark Hrywna — March 2, 2015

    Vermont is known for its maple syrup, craft beer and skiing. Broadband? Not so much. Like most rural areas of the United States, the Green Mountain State struggles with the digital divide.

  • Digital Finance: Dashboard Reporting Designing your cloud-based system for usefulness

    By The NonProfit Times — March 2, 2015

    You know that thoughtful measurement and reporting is important and that the options for aggregating and displaying organizational information have multiplied exponentially during the past decade. It’s smart to get a handle on your current data management and reporting capacity from a technology standpoint before you launch into new reporting.

  • California AG Targets Fundraisers

    By The NonProfit Times — March 2, 2015

    Legislation unveiled by California’s top charity official would add disclosure requirements for paid commercial fundraisers and extend the statute of limitations from five years to 10 years in cases of misconduct.

  • Study: Giving As Diverse As Donors

    By Paul Clolery — February 26, 2015

    Giving at a place of worship is the top venue for donors who are white, African-American and Hispanic. Asian donors, however, are more likely to give to health charities. Local social service and children’s charities are also priorities for Asian donors.

  • Live From DMA: Challenges For U.S. Postal Service

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 26, 2015

    There’s good news and bad news when it comes to the United States Postal Service (USPS), according to Robert Taub, acting chair of the Postal Regulatory Committee (PRC).

  • Survey: Fewer But Larger Gifts By Small Grantmakers

    By Mark Hrywna — February 26, 2015

    Small foundations reported distributing fewer – but larger – grants last year as their average returns and market value grew, according to a new survey.

  • Best Practices, Governance Principles Revised

    By Patrick Sullivan — February 25, 2015

    Independent Sector has updated nearly every one of its 33 Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices, the first set of substantive changes since the document was released in 2007.

  • Nonprofit Accounts At Urban Institute Compromised

    By Mark Hrywna — February 24, 2015

    The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) recently discovered unauthorized access of its Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for some 850,000 organizations. The unauthorized access affected nonprofit users of IRS Forms 990, 990-EZ, and 990-N (e-Postcard). It also affected users of Form 8868 extensions and filings for charities in New York, Michigan and Hawaii.

  • Small Events Prop Up Peer-to-Peer Revenue

    By Mark Hrywna — February 24, 2015

    Some of the largest, most established fundraising events continued to wane in 2014 as smaller events fueled growth among the top 30 peer-to-peer programs.

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