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Although payroll is an essential function of every organization, it’s easy for nonprofit managers to make it a low priority as they pursue their core missions. Managers at many small nonprofits struggle to meet human resources (HR) needs, lacking the funding for dedicated staff and the experience that comes with it. However, not giving enough attention to HR functions can make staff feel as though they’re being overlooked.
Nonprofit mailers have gotten a reprieve from potentially ruinous rate increases for periodicals. The U.S. Postal Service would have implemented new rates on April 26, but the Postal Regulatory Commission remanded—sent back—some of the increase requests for a second time.
Two North Carolina state senators want nonprofits to pay state and local sales tax. A bill recently introduced to the state senate would lower the total cap on sales tax refunds from $46 million to $100,000, affecting up to 250 of the Tar Heel State’s nonprofits.
Whoopi Goldberg offered up suggestions to shake up gala menus (“More ginger ale, less chicken”), compared fundraisers to Krishnas (“But you’re not a cult”) and even shared some risque donor recognition methods during her keynote at the opening session of the 52nd annual Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Fundraising Conference.
Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of charities met fundraising goals during 2014, the best result since the group began asking the question in 2010 and a marked increase compared to the 63 percent that met goal in 2013.
Being the leader is good, usually, but as several world leaders learned to their cost, a certain amount of restraint can go a long way. It can be a matter of leaders imposing discipline on themselves.
A longtime Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive has been tapped to be the next leader of the Livestrong Foundation. The two Texas-based charities have a few things in common: both have a mission focused on cancer and both have experienced a decline in revenue in recent years, likely the result of donor backlash.
The number of tax-exempt entities jumped almost 13 percent to 1,723,315 during 2014, an increase of 124,302 organizations after marginal movement during the prior three years. The number of applications more than doubled — to 117,538 — during 2014 compared to 2013.
It is a well-known fact within the nonprofit community that many, if not all, nonprofits depend on the United States Postal Service (USPS) for their very existence. For many, the mail is the lifeblood that funds the critical missions that nonprofits pursue. While other segments of our society have drawn much focus for moving away from hard copy mail, the continued reliance on mail by nonprofits doesn’t get much attention.
After more than 20,000 votes cast and more than 150 submissions, the ninth annual doGooder Video Awards were announced the recent Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Austin, Texas.
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