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Kid Cancer Parents Merge Operations...

Two charities founded by parents who lost their children to cancer have joined to continue their battle against childhood cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ASLF) and I Care I Cure (ICIC) announced a merger. The two entities have partnered in the past to fund 24 cutting-edge research projects. “We are seeing more of this consolidation […]

Execs Think Businesses Should Improve Social Issues...

More than eight in 10 executives at large companies believe for-profit organizations should play a significant role in resolving social issues such as diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, according to the 2020 Porter Novelli Executive Purpose Study. A like number — 85 percent — also hold that companies have a responsibility to improve society […]

FASB Talks COVID, Gifts-In-Kind In Latest Update...

Current financial reporting issues and COVID-19 related matters were front and center at the recent semi-annual meeting of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Not-for-Profit (NFP) Advisory Committee. Discussions focused primarily on accounting and reporting of various CARES Act programs, including the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and the […]

Paths to a positive mindset during a pandemic...

How you serve your community continues to evolve, especially amidst a pandemic. As new challenges arise, finding new ways to help yourself and those you serve can make all the difference. Check out how Church Mutual can help you and your organization cultivate connection, practice self-care and find peace of mind through the holidays, COVID-19 and beyond. […]

Grant Proposal Must Include NPO’s Greatest Hits...

Putting together a proposal for a grant is a rigorous process that must be done right achieve results. One element of a proposal that is commonly included is the organization’s history, demonstrating how it has made a difference. In his book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Grant Writing,” Waddy Thompson offers several tips about including […]

New COVID Grants Available in Austin, Suburban New York...

Local governments are stepping in to provide support through grant programs for local charities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Austin Economic Development Department reopened the Austin Nonprofit Relief Grant to reach additional nonprofits in the Texas capital region facing hardships due to the economic impact of COVID-19. The $6.35-million program provides grants of up […]

Research Shows Donors’ 10 Estate Giving Characteristics...

Gender and childlessness have always been among the most leading indicators for charitable gifts in estate planning but new research has identified a top 10 list of lifetime characteristics that are most important in predicting charitable transfers. Russell James, a professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, […]

Bloomerang Secures Growth Equity Partner...

Cloud-based donor management tool provider Bloomerang has received an investment from JMI Equity (JMI), a growth equity firm focused on investing in software companies. The amount of the investment was not disclosed although it is an equity stake in Bloomerang. “We started Bloomerang with a vision to improve nonprofit effectiveness through smart, intuitive technology and […]

Human Resources: Staff Qualities And Social Work...

Maximizing the talent and potential of staff to ensure success of an organization’s mission is of course essential. With this in mind, it is important to remember both that nonprofits differ in their approach to social change and that individuals differ in their strengths and interests. In their book, “From the Ground Up,” Carol Chetkovich […]

Fatal Donor Presentation Mistakes, Remedies...

The average presentation runs approximately 20 minutes. The average presentation seems to run forever. With just 24 percent featuring interaction between the speaker and audience (beyond traditional Q&A), and a dismal 8 percent of presenters asking the audience members to interact with each other, maybe the term should be changed from “presentation” to the more […]