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Johnson Amendment Saved, For Now

December 15, 2017       Andy Segedin and Mark Hrywna      

Repeal of the Johnson Amendment is off the table in tax reform negotiations after the Senate parliamentarian yesterday ruled it violates the Byrd rule.

FCC Pulls Plug On ‘Net Neutrality, Nonprofits To Sue

December 14, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Nonprofit advocacy groups and state attorneys general plan to fight today’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to roll back Net Neutrality rules enacted during the Obama Administration.

#GivingTuesday: Women Make Up The Majority Of Donors

December 14, 2017       NPT Staff      

Women made up the majority of donors on #GivingTuesday, according to new research by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, Ind.

New System Might Spike Postal Rates

December 12, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Postal rates could climb as much as 40 percent during the next five years under a proposal by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC).

Community Brands To Acquire 3 Online Auction Firms

December 11, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Three of the most prominent online fundraising auction firms working in the charitable space are being combined under the Community Brands umbrella, which already includes software firms Abila, Aptify and YourMembership.

Donors Go Online But Also Volunteer, Study Shows

December 11, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

More than 60 percent of donors prefer to give online — four times as much as any other avenue — and half are inspired to give by social media or fundraising events.

Ex-Congresswoman Gets 5 Years For Charity Scam

December 5, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A former Florida congresswoman was sentenced to five years in federal prison for her role in a fraud and conspiracy centered around a fake charity.

Predicting Donors’ Actions Via Behavioral Science

December 5, 2017       Jacklyn P. Boice      

“Make up your mind.” How many times have you heard that expression or said it yourself? The decision-making process is more complex than many realize. As Albert Einstein once said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Final Senate Bill Provides Little For Nonprofits

December 4, 2017       Andy Segedin      

The United States Senate wheeled and dealed Friday night into Saturday morning, voting 51-49 in favor of the most sweeping piece of tax reform in over 30 years. When nonprofit leaders woke up Saturday morning, if they had in fact even gone to bed, few liked what they saw.

Deal Struck In Donor-Advised Fund Scam

December 1, 2017       Andy Segedin      

This story has been updated to include a quote from FJC.