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A St. Paul, Minn.-based fundraising agency was hit with the largest fine in South Carolina in nearly a decade for assorted alleged violations when it made telephone calls into the Palmetto state for some of the nation’s largest charities.
Fidelity Charitable distributed what the organization called a record number of grants from its donor-advised funds (DAFs) during the first nine months of this year. The organization made more than 370,000 donor-recommended grants, amounting to some $1.6 billion – 27 percent higher than the same period in 2013. San Francisco-based Schwab Charitable also reported an increase of 34 percent in grants for the first nine months of 2014, up to $572.2 million.
Engaging the nosy neighbor and the fact that people between ages 32 and 49 need to be social and connected has propelled a hospital foundation that targeted nothing but estate planning into potential million-dollar gifts.
Real transformation can be a nauseating experience. It probably should be gut-wrenching. And the phrase thinking out of the box has created a new box without actually looking at the nature of the box. The “puritanical” idea that philanthropy assuages guilt holds charities back from transforming the process of mending society’s issues.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules on crowdfunding don’t appear to have much to do with nonprofits. The key word there is “appear.”
The number of employees working for 501(c)(3) organizations hit 11.4 million, or 10.3 percent of all private sector employment in 2012, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Russell James, III, Ph.D., is not advocating gathering your donors into a room where the air is filled with the hormone oxytocin. He’s just saying that an experiment involving dosing donors with a nasal spray of oxytocin led them to give more. It’s up to you whether you want to tamper with the ventilation system at your next special event.
Wealthy donors appear to be getting more optimistic, with more of them expecting to give more to charity during the next three to five years, according to the 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Released today, the study has been written and researched in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
As if 76 million households weren’t enough, it has been learned that the JPMorgan Chase data breach this past summer has even more potential victims: participants in the banking giant’s Corporate Challenge series of charitable races.
Nonprofits will be able to track and compare the diversity of their organizations against others in the sector, through a partnership announced today. “We believe that data about who’s leading, working in and with organizations is just as important as financial and operational data we already have,” said GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold.