UBIT Benefits Discussed At Capitol Hill Hearing

March 28, 2019       Mark Hrywna      

Charities face a new 21-percent tax in the coming weeks if Congress does not repeal a provision in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The House Ways and Means Committee listened to hours of testimony during a hearing Wednesday morning on “The 2017 Tax Law and Who It Left Behind.”

Moore DM Group Picks Gretchen Littlefield As CEO

March 26, 2019       Paul Clolery      

DM Group has again hired away a leader from a leading firm in the nonprofit direct response industry. Gretchen Littlefield, president of Infogroup Media Solutions, is going to the Tulsa, Okla.-based firm as chief executive officer.

3 Top Officials Out At Southern Poverty Law Center

March 25, 2019       Paul Clolery      

Three top officials of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are now out in what is being characterized as a situation of workplace harassment, hostile workplace complaints and a lack of staff diversity.

Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Co-Founder Dees

March 15, 2019       Paul Clolery      

Morris Dees, the controversial co-founder of The Southern Poverty Law Center, was fired by the organization and the notification was delivered via email. The organization did not specify in a public statement why he was terminated.

Pursuant Buys Data Firm Advizor

March 14, 2019       The NonProfit Times      

The Pursuant Group, the Dallas, Texas-based fundraising firm, has acquired database company Advizor Solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Annual Red Kettle Drive Raised $142.7 Million

March 12, 2019       Mark Hrywna      

Giving to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign was essentially flat across all channels for 2018. End-of-year-donations totaled $433.7 million between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, down 0.85 percent from the $437.4 million reported for 2017, according to an announcement by The Salvation Army national headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

Nonprofit Magicians – Nothing Up Their Sleeves

March 11, 2019       Paul Clolery      

There are competing studies but the results are pretty close – giving increased between 1.5 percent and 1.6 percent during 2018. That puts charities behind the nation’s economic growth, which at this writing is still being tabulated by the federal government but projected to be about 2.6 percent.

Female Fundraisers Still Earn Less Than Male Colleagues

March 8, 2019       Paul Clolery      

There is a 10 percent difference in salaries between male and female fundraisers, according to new research published by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). And, previous surveys indicate that the gender gap has not narrowed appreciably during the past 18 years.

Legislation To Repeal Nonprofit Tax Getting Bipartisan Support

March 7, 2019       Paul Clolery      

Bipartisan legislation to repeal a 21-percent tax on the value of fringe benefits, such as free parking or mass transit assistance, has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The provision was part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Mass Resignations At Nonprofit Where Patient was Raped

March 4, 2019       Paul Clolery      

The C-Suite at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix is pretty much cleaned out with at least 10 executives tendering their resignations in the middle of a scandal where an incapacitated patient was raped, impregnated and gave birth this past December.

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