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  • Top U.S. Firms Not ‘Aspirational’ Worldwide

    By Patrick Sullivan — June 2, 2014

    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.

  • Charity Enforcement Bill Unanimously Approved By California Lawmakers

    By Zach Halper — June 2, 2014

    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.

  • It Isn’t Bottoms-Up For Australian Charity

    By The NonProfit Times — June 2, 2014

    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.

  • Collaborative Effort To Attack NYC Poverty Areas

    By The NonProfit Times — June 2, 2014

    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.

  • Report: NY Nonprofit Hospitals Spend Little On Uninisured Care

    By The NonProfit Times — June 2, 2014

    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.

  • Bogied Prizes

    By Patrick Sullivan — May 30, 2014

    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.

  • Government Doesn’t Pay

    By Mark Hrywna — May 30, 2014

    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.

  • Crowdsourcing: Donors Are Confusing Fundraising With Funding

    By Mark Hrywna — May 30, 2014

    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).

  • Nonprofit Databases Often Too Small For Heartbleed Hackers

    By Patrick Sullivan — May 30, 2014

    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.

  • Turning Away Millions That Could Fund Mission

    By Mark Hrywna and Patrick Sullivan — May 30, 2014

    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.

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