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Fidelity Charitable Hits Early $1-Billion Grant Mark

March 28, 2018       Andy Segedin      

Fidelity Charitable needed less than two and a half months to reach the $1-billion grantmaking mark this year. The Boston, Mass-based independent charity hit the $1-billion figure with grants from donor-advised fund (DAF) accounts on March 13, according to Nabil Ashour, a Fidelity Charitable spokesperson.

Acquisition Continues Benevity’s Buying Spree

March 28, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Benevity, a provider of online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management, announced that it has acquired Versaic, a grants, donation and sponsorship management firm.

Spruill Leaving CoF to Head New England Aquarium

March 26, 2018       Andy Segedin      

Vikki Spruill will be returning to the sea as the new president and CEO of the New England Aquarium. Spruill, who has served as president and CEO of the Council on Foundations since 2012, previously served as president and CEO of Ocean Conservancy and was founder and president of SeaWeb, a nonprofit focused on using strategic communication to advance ocean conservation. She will take the wheel at the Boston, Mass.-based aquarium on July 30.

N.Y. Shuts Down Charity Telemarketer

March 26, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

The landmark Cancer Fund of America lawsuit by all 50 states and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to pay off for regulators seeking to shut down illicit charities and the fundraising companies that keep most of the money raised for them.

Charities Get Cease And Desist From California AG

March 26, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued cease-and-desist orders against three charities that officials said were deceptive in fundraising solicitations. It is alleged the organizations portrayed program spending percentages as inaccurately high as a result of including noncash contributions. A fourth charity filed to dissolve a day after receiving notice from the state’s highest law enforcement office.

AmeriCorps Alums Join Service Year Alliance

March 26, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

AmeriCorps Alums will move from the Points of Light Foundation to become a program of Service Year Alliance. AmeriCorps Alums, which had been an enterprise of Points of Light since 2005, is the only national network that connects more than one million alumni of all AmeriCorps programs to resources that support their lifetime of service.

Spending Bill Provides Bumps To Nonprofit Causes

March 23, 2018       NPT Staff      

The federal government is funded, at least through September, as President Donald J. Trump signed a $1.3-trillion spending bill on Friday. The bill includes expenditures relating to health, family, and the arts, that impact nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Spending Bill Excludes Johnson Amendment Repeal

March 22, 2018       Andy Segedin      

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees has released the text of the $1.3-trillion omnibus spending bill. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which is to fund the federal government through the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, features a number of positives for nonprofits and the populations that they serve.

Charities Get Cease And Desist From California AG

March 22, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued cease-and-desist orders against three charities that officials said were deceptive in fundraising solicitations. It is alleged the organizations portrayed program spending percentages as inaccurately high as a result of including noncash contributions. A fourth charity filed to dissolve a day after receiving notice from the state’s highest law enforcement office.

GDPR Basics As May Deadline Approaches

March 19, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

How much do you know about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect on May 25? The new regulations, which center around data privacy and transparency, can be intimidating for organization leaders to read and interpret, especially given what’s at stake — penalties of 4 percent of worldwide turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher, in some scenarios.