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UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) today unveiled the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment. The center, which is dedicated to promoting social change through entertainment and performing arts, is the result of a $10-million gift by Jeff Skoll, social entrepreneur and founder of Participant Media.
Infogroup, a provider of business data and marketing solutions, has acquired Specialized Fundraising Services in Spartanburg, S.C. (SFS). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hedge funds and private equity funds can be wise, lucrative investments for tax-exempt organizations. They are usually organized as limited partnerships or limited liability companies and are treated as limited partnerships for tax purposes, unless the funds elect to be taxed as a corporation. The default treatment as a limited partnership allows the fund to avoid taxation at the fund level and pass the income through to its investors or partners.
The District of Columbia is about to become the 14th jurisdiction nationwide to “ban the box,” prohibiting employers — nonprofit and otherwise — from asking job applicants to check a box indicating whether they have ever been arrested. Nonprofits with employees in Washington, D.C., that ask an employment applicant questions about criminal history early in the hiring process, or who use criminal history to eliminate an applicant from the employment pool, will be subject to a fine by the D.C. Commission on Human Rights.
Neil Nicoll joined a lengthy list of CEOs who are exiting large, influential charities when he announced this past June that at year’s end he would end his nearly decade-long tenure as president and CEO of the YMCA of the USA.
Attendees of Leah Eustace’s and Scott Fortnum’s “Journey Deeper Inside the Donor’s Brain” were asked to fold and then tear shapes out of a piece of paper during the Association of Fundraising Professionals international convention in San Antonio, Texas. When they held their work up, no two matched.
Global understanding of philanthropy across borders and within cultures is the topic for a new endowment, the Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $3 million over three years to data and research nonprofit GuideStar in support of its strategic plan, GuideStar 2020.
Foundations paid out an estimated record $54.7 billion in 2013, an increase of $2.7 billion compared to 2012’s record $52 billion. That’s according to a report, “Key Facts on U.S. Foundations,” released by the Foundation Center in New York City. “Giving by the nation’s foundations has surpassed previous record levels,” said report author Steven Lawrence, director of research at Foundation Center, via a statement.
Jonathan Greenblatt, who has headed up the White House Office of Social Innovation & Civic Participation, will be joining The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in New York City as the new national director.