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  • The Real Cost

    By The NonProfit Times — October 2, 2014

    Society holds contradictory attitudes about money and those perceptions affect how people see volunteering, too. Let’s explore some of the most common notions, which you’ll quickly see are quite contradictory.

  • Donor Privacy

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 2, 2014

    Proposed data protections in the European Union have charities on the other side of the pond panicking. The changes include making opt-in consent mandatory for telemarketing and direct mail (currently opt-out), banning the tracking of IP addresses and the deletion — rather than the suppression — of email users who have opted out. The proposed changes, if approved, would go into effect in 2017.

  • Harvard Trumpets Gift, But Mutes The Details

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 2, 2014

    A recent $350 million donation is the largest gift ever received by Harvard University. There was a press conference that was also live streamed. But, the school really doesn’t want to answer any questions about its details.

  • Save The Children Rescued Donors In Its Mail Universe Via Merge/Purge

    By Richard H. Levey — October 2, 2014

    Nonprofit executives in charge of generating names for mail campaigns might have been making their jobs harder. Implementing a few merge-purge best practices can open up new quantities of viable prospects — even from in-house lists.

  • SEC Crowdfunding Rules Pose Challenges, Create Opportunities

    By Julius A. Karash — October 2, 2014

    At first glance, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules on crowdfunding don’t appear to have much to do with the nonprofit world. The rules are designed to make it easier for small businesses and startups to raise capital and provide additional opportunities for investors.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Supervisor Suspected In Revenge Murder And Theft

    By The NonProfit Times — October 2, 2014

    A supervisor at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) who was accused of theft is now suspected of murdering the wife of the executive who confronted him regarding the missing equipment and then killing himself.

  • Featured Nonprofit Job Of The Week: Executive Director

    By The NonProfit Times — October 1, 2014

    As the job market continues to recover from the mess that was the Great Recession, more high quality jobs are becoming available. The latest featured nonprofit job on our Career Center is no exception to this trend.

  • Updated: YMCA Picks New CEO

    By Patrick Sullivan — September 30, 2014

    YMCA of the USA has selected Kevin Washington, current president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Boston, as the new national chief executive. He will take the helm on Feb. 1, 2015.

  • Answer These 12 Questions About Your Organization

    By The NonProfit Times — September 30, 2014

    Developing winning grant proposals requires a deep understanding of your organization. “You’ve got to understand the organization’s capacity, expertise, and place in the community,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles. “And, you must be able to provide a concise, thorough overview of the organization, highlighting its fit with the proposed program.”

  • Survey: Secular, Religious Boards Aware Of Governance Distinctions

    By The NonProfit Times — September 29, 2014

    A growing number of nonprofit executives at religious and secular nonprofits are becoming increasingly aware of distinctions in the governance practices of their organizations. This is according to the results of a new survey from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

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