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Microsoft, Ford and Target are the top three brands in America most trusted to act responsibly. But, worldwide results tell a different story. The 2014 Aspirational Consumer Index, released by BBMG and GlobeScan, surveyed more than 20,000 consumers in 21 countries on six continents to find the most trusted companies.
A bill that would crack down on fraudulent charities found no opposition in the California State Assembly, setting the table for stricter enforcement in the state.
An Australian mayor is saying thanks but no thanks to a donation to his town’s charity after learning the money is the proceeds of a picture of Kate Middleton’s royal wardrobe malfunction.
The New York City Change Capital Fund (CCF), a collaboration of 17 foundations and financial institutions dedicated to the revitalization of distressed New York City communities, has launched an initiative to harness the strength of community development corporations (CDCs) to reduce poverty in high-need New York City neighborhoods.
A new report alleges that New York City’s top nonprofit hospitals spend less than 2 percent on free care for uninsured and poor patients despite receiving millions of dollars in taxpayer aid.
Spring is in full bloom and that means baseball, allergies, barbecues and charity golf tournaments. While you might need to watch for foul balls, the pollen report and undercooked burgers, it’s the last one — golf tournaments — with which nonprofits should be most concerned.
Despite the improving economy since 2009, it’s the same story for nonprofits with government contracts and grants: Governments pay organizations late, do not pay the full cost and impose arbitrary caps on reimbursement and indirect costs.
The Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) raises some $7 million a year for its operations, but for a clinical stem cell trial, the organization turned to crowdfunding. Tisch surpassed its $300,000 campaign goal within four weeks on Indiegogo.com, raising $317,540 from 960 funders (an average $331 per donor).
Have you changed your donor management system’s password lately? If you’ve heard about the Heartbleed bug, you probably did. If you haven’t changed your passwords, do it now. We’ll wait.
It’s almost a time-honored tradition that some charities — and donors — don’t want to talk about. Someone makes a fortune on the misfortune of others and turns to charity to help shine up their public perception.