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Geofilters Are ‘Snapping’ Users Into Participation

October 14, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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Social media was identified early on as a key component to making Red Nose Day, a decades-old British institution, a success stateside. The U.S. team, Comic Relief Inc., piloted a few strategies shortly before the 2015 launch, according to Mitch Hansen, digital director. In the lead-up to Year Two, the U.S. team buckled down and dived-in deeper with its social media strategy.

What Reality TV Can Teach Us about Effective Grant Management

October 13, 2016       Darryl      

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Postal Service Applies For Rate Hike

October 13, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

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The break on First Class postage will be short-lived and Standard Mail will have a new name under a proposal by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

$47 Million To Develop Principled Principals

October 13, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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The Wallace Foundation has launched a $47-million, four-year initiative to improve the training of school principals. Seven universities and their corresponding state and district partners have been selected to participate in the initiative, which will be geared toward improving university principal-preparation programs and analyzing state policies to see whether higher-quality training can be better encouraged statewide.

When The Hole In The Resume Is A Prison Stretch

October 13, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

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With the enormous numbers of American being incarcerated, and the nature of what many nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, it is no stretch to see that the sector could have to deal with applicants with criminal backgrounds.

Tax Foundation: Clinton Tax Plan Might Slow Growth

October 12, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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Secretary Hillary Clinton’s tax plan could hold back 10-year national gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 2.6 percent from what it otherwise would reach, according to models developed by Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based research group. The foundation further projects that the Democratic nominee for president’s plan would drag down wages by 2.1 percent, capital stock by 6.9 percent and jobs by 697,000.

Scandinavia Leads EU In Social Progress

October 11, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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Social progress in Europe is concentrated to the north. Regions from three Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, and nearby Netherlands dominate the first ever European Union Regional Social Progress Index released by Social Progress Imperative (SPI) – taking up the first 30 of 272 total slots, led by:

Authors Propose $1 Billion Philanthropic Bet Against Incarceration

October 11, 2016       Andy Segedin      

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Approximately 12 million Americans cycle through jails every year, with two million incarcerated at any given time. The figure represents one-quarter of the world’s population of incarcerated individuals despite the fact that the U.S. represents just 5 percent of the world’s overall population.

Here’s Proof Of 16 Fundraising Ideas That Worked

October 11, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

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More than 2,000 fundraisers and consultants who use direct response fundraising techniques swarmed National Harbor, Md., a few months back for the annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising conference. Following are ideas from three of the sessions.

Schwab Charitable Took In $1.9 Billion

October 10, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

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Donors to Schwab Charitable jumped grants increased by 17 percent and their value by 15 percent last year. Schwab Charitable’s 2016 annual giving report released last week reported $1.18 billion in total grants and $1.92 billion in total contributions to more than 56,000 organizations.