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  • $3.7 Billion Awarded By Small Foundations

    By The NonProfit Times — January 11, 2016

    Leaders at small foundations, which last year awarded an estimated $3.7 billion in grants, say that board and generational success is the most important issue they face.

  • IRS Backs Off On Donor SSN Rule

    By Andy Segedin — January 7, 2016

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Thursday that it has withdrawn a proposal that would have given nonprofits the option of substantiating charitable contribution deductions of $250 or more on behalf of donors. The amendment to the Income Tax Regulations would have placed organizations in the position of collecting donors’ tax information such as Social Security numbers – a concept panned by the likes of the National Council of Nonprofits and Independent Sector.

  • Alzheimer’s Association Loses All Of Southern California

    By Mark Hrywna — January 7, 2016

    The original version of this story has been updated to reflect new information.

  • Nonprofits Lose Donor Confidentiality Appeal

    By Mark Hrywna — January 6, 2016

    A California appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that blocked the state attorney general from gaining access to the names of major donors to nonprofits.

  • Boosting Revenue By Virtually Hugging Donors

    By Richard H. Levey — January 5, 2016

    How much is a hug from Joel McHale, the host of the now cancelled cable-TV show The Soup, worth? To the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Foundation, it was worth several hundred dollars. And, that was from a first-time donor.

  • Nonprofits Report Giving Boost For 2015

    By Mark Hrywna — January 4, 2016

    Fueled by major gifts and corporate contributions, 59 percent of nonprofits reported increased fundraising for the first half of 2015, up from 52 percent during the same time in 2014, according to a new survey.

  • Communicating Message

    By Paul Clolery — December 31, 2015

    The year 2016 has the potential to be 50 miles of bad road for the charitable sector. Presidential candidates will push their tax plans, which in most cases will propose gutting incentives for charitable giving in the name of a balanced federal budget. Current incentives will be allowed to expire as members of Congress refuse to take action during an election cycle.

  • The Rogue CEO

    By Thomas McLaughlin — December 31, 2015

    We begin with the type of dilemma found mostly, but infrequently, in moderate to very large nonprofits. It relies on a complicated mixture of personalities and the unspoken norm that a CEO gets some latitude for personal behavior, even if it makes others uncomfortable. This situation can be so painful that it chases out good managers and discourages competent outsiders from taking their place.

  • Year-End Giving Goes Year-Round

    By Andy Segedin — December 31, 2015

    At Langley Memorial Hospital in Langley, B.C., one can scrub in and get behind some of the hospital’s most cutting-edge equipment following years of schooling and medical training or simply by being among its leading donors.

  • Minimum Wage No Small Issue For Nonprofits

    By Andy Segedin — December 31, 2015

    Just 75 cents per hour is all that it took to push a program of one rural Michigan nonprofit from breaking even to deep into the red. LifeChallenge of Michigan in Hillsdale, Mich., operated Tastes of Life, a restaurant program that provided employees looking to find their feet an opportunity to gain real-world work experience.

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