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  • Distance Not Making Donors’ Hearts Grow Fonder

    By Patrick Sullivan — July 7, 2014

    Some 80 percent of Food for the Poor’s lapsed donors stopped giving because they felt distanced from the organization. “Every time we had a meeting, we said the donor is king, but we weren’t acting like the donor was king,” said Angel Aloma, executive director of the Coconut Creek, Fla.-based organization. During the next three years, Aloma said his organization internalized what it meant to make the donor king, starting at the top.

  • IRS Releases New, Shorter Application

    By The NonProfit Times — July 2, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unveiled a new, shorter application for small organizations seeking 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in an effort to reduce paperwork for charities, speed up the application process and focus resources on large, more complex applications.

  • 10 Issues To Address In Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Policy

    By Gene Takagi — July 2, 2014

    The Internet remains the Wild Wild West of information. And even though it all seems available for the taking, you can run into a huge legal issue if you are not careful regarding grabbing and using the data. It can also cost you if people pirate information from your site or if an employee does something on social media that makes you look bad.

  • 3 Myths About Captives

    By Melanie Lockwood Herman — July 2, 2014

    During the hard market phase of the property and casualty insurance market cycle — when coverage is more restrictive and expensive — many nonprofit leaders admit feeling pretty helpless. You might say that one feels “captive” by an industry that is hard to avoid.

  • Controversial Currency Being Converted To Cash

    By Zach Halper — July 2, 2014

    The University of Puget Sound in Taco­ma, Wash., often receives donations from alumni so it wasn’t a surprise to Sherry Mondou, the university’s vice president of finance and administration, when 2007 graduate Nicolas Cary expressed interest in donating to the school.

  • San Diego Humane Society Announces Merger

    By Zach Halper — July 2, 2014

    The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA (SDHSSPCA) will merge with the Escondido Humane Society, forming what is believed will be the largest animal sheltering organization in the country.

  • Catholic Charities USA Seeking New CEO

    By Mark Hrywna — July 1, 2014

    Father Larry Snyder will step down as president of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) at the end of January after leading of the nation’s largest social services agencies for nearly a decade.

  • The NonProfit Times July 1 Issue

    By The NonProfit Times — July 1, 2014

    The just-released July 1, 2014 edition of The NonProfit Times is packed with great content. Here’s a look at what you can expect in this edition of NPT:

  • Charitable Giving Chugs Along, Up 0.9%

    By The NonProfit Times — July 1, 2014

    Charitable giving increased for the second consecutive month, growing a lackluster 0.9 percent overall compared to the same period last year, according to the latest update to the Blackbaud Index.

  • Fundraisers Hit For $24.6 Million In Fines, Restitution

    By Mark Hrywna — July 1, 2014

    In a case that two years ago caught the attention of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the New York Attorney General announced a $24.6-million settlement with direct mail companies that misled donors amid a series of conflicts of interest with a startup charity. It’s believed to be the largest financial settlement for deceptive charitable fundraising in U.S. history.

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