News & Articles

Nonprofits Using H-1B Visa Program Face Uncertainty

January 25, 2017       Julius A. Karash      

The H-1B visa program is “certainly is a tool that is necessary to get foreign nationals into the U.S. to be able to conduct research,” said Wayne Carter, president & CEO of Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) in Kansas City, Mo. “We hope there is no change. We’re going to be watching the administration to see how things develop.”

Channeling the Wants and Needs of Users, What Does the Future Hold for Nonprofit Accounting?

January 23, 2017       Andy Segedin      

In the beginning there was heaven and earth. Things like water and light took a little while longer. Nonprofit accounting software providers find themselves somewhere in the middle of the tech week of creation.

Hearing Pending after Judge Blocks New Overtime Rules

January 20, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules affecting exempt and non-exempt employees just a week before they were set to go into effect on Dec. 1.

Budget Cuts Might Hit Less Obvious Social Services

January 19, 2017       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna      

Among the priorities for President-Elect Donald Trump once he’s inaugurated on Jan. 20 has been repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would mean huge changes, as well as tax reform, particularly aimed at lowering corporate tax rates and those for high-income individuals. There’s also the typical concern for charities that cuts in federal funding will hit social services.

BoardSource: Calculating Costs Is Just The Start

January 19, 2017       Andy Segedin      

As watchdog groups, government agencies and donors take closer and closer looks at organizational expenses and the portion of contributions going toward missions, fundraising efficiency has become as important as ever. Simple means of measuring such efficiency is not cut and dried, however.

Measuring Impact Of Charitable Cash Transfers

January 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Undoubtedly you have given cash to someone in need but later wondered, “Did that person buy something to eat or just spend the money at the nearest liquor store?”

Nonprofit Mailers Seek More Data From Postal Service

January 19, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers (ANM) has asked the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to request more information from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and also to change the procedures for its 10-year regulatory review of the rate-making system.

Digital Donors Changing Charitable Communications

January 18, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Digital donors are pushing charities to communicate with them the way they prefer. Millennials identified social media as the preferred method in 43 percent of cases, followed by email at 21 percent. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers both prefer email, 30 percent and 26 percent, followed by social media, 21 percent and 24 percent.

Advocacy Groups Pro And Con To Line Inauguration Route

January 17, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Yasmina Mrabet will be attending Friday’s presidential inauguration — along with almost 25,000 peers. Mrabet is an organizer for the ANSWER Coalition, a protest and civil rights organization that counts itself among more than two dozen groups to have applied for First Amendment permits to demonstrate at the presidential inauguration.

Lilly Endowment Bankrolls $100M In Social Services

January 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Lilly Endowment, Inc., announced $100 million in grants to 15 human service organizations to improve long-term impact through endowments and other strategies. The grants complement the endowment’s regular support of human service organizations through direct grants and grants to United Way of Central Indiana.