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Equity Funding Slowly Gaining Ground, Study Shows...

Despite all of the headlines and chatter about equity funding, philanthropic support for organizations dedicated to women and girls still makes up a small fraction of overall charitable giving. While there have been some gains, data in the report “The Women & Girls Index: Measuring Giving To Women’s And Girls’ Causes,” shows that women’s and […]

Lived Experience Gaining Gravitas With Funders...

It’s a deceptively simple idea, really. The people who actually have an experience are the ones who can best talk about it and reveal its impact. In the worlds of grant-seeking and grant-making, it’s becoming more common for funders to emphasize the “lived experience” of applicants or grantees. But what does that mean, in practical […]

Boomers Can Easily Spot Emotional Manipulation...

You remember the Baby Boomers. Hey, you might even be one. In case you are unaware, they were born after — and grew up constantly hearing about — World War II. They lived through the ‘50s and ‘60s and went to work in the ‘70s, some more slowly than others. They didn’t grow up on […]

5 Ideas For GivingTuesday Planning...

GivingTuesday, the annual day of generosity to encourage people to do good, is only five weeks away (Nov. 30). That doesn’t mean it’s too late for you and your team to participate, or plan, for the big day. “Playbook: Preparing for Giving Season from Facebook and Network for Good” offers a variety of tips, suggestions […]

Texas Governor Appoints 11 To Texas Nonprofit Council...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has appointed 11 nonprofit leaders to the Texas Nonprofit Council. The 11 appointees make up the council’s entire team. The Texas Nonprofit Council was established in 2013 under then-governor Republican Rick Perry. Members serve three-year terms, with no member serving more than two consecutive terms. According to the bill which […]

Be Alert and Adaptable For Most Impact...

Some grant proposals address single-issue problems with straightforward responses. For children who are reading below grade level, managers might propose a research-based tutoring program. In response to limited community transportation, leaders could propose expansion of its van fleet.  With uncomplicated programs, it’s not difficult to assess whether you’re implementing activities as planned and achieving the […]

Regulators See Uptick in Mergers, Divestments...

Increased divestment of real property, liberalization of guidance on the sale of art by museums, and an uptick in mergers. Those are some of the pandemic-era trends among nonprofits that Yael Fuchs is seeing in her role as co-chief of the enforcement section with the New York State Attorney General’s Office Charities Bureau.  Fuchs provided […]

Success Stories for Nonprofit Leaders...

As a nonprofit organization, you’re likely being asked to serve more people, expand your reach, or scale your programs in some way. But how can you realistically meet that challenge on a budget? Join this executive session to hear from leaders at the Code of Support Foundation and The Barnes Foundation on how they used […]

Code For America Management Voluntarily Recognizes Union...

Unionization among nonprofit workers this year continued with staff at Code for America (CfA) in San Francisco, Calif., an organization focused on closing the technology gap between the public and private sectors, now represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Tech Workers Union Local 1010. CfA management voluntarily recognized the staff union. […]

Episode 45: The Charitable Tax Deduction & Civic Engagement...

Nonprofits have been pushing for a universal charitable deduction for years. The CARES Act created a temporary tax deduction for charitable gifts up to $300 for single or married filers in 2020. Congress extended that into 2021 and increased the deduction to $600 for married couples. Two professors at the University of Virginia proposed a […]