Humane Society Picks New CEO After Upheaval

January 28, 2019       The NonProfit Times      

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has a new leader, new board co-chairs, and continues work on its bylaws and updated governance principles roughly a year after its chief executive was pushed out amid complaints about workplace sexual harassment.

Foundations, Estates Expected To Fuel Rise In Philanthropy

January 23, 2019       Mark Hrywna      

Charitable giving should grow during the next two years, powered by giving from foundations and estates, according to a new study.

National Service Champion Harris Wofford Dies

January 22, 2019       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna      

Harris L. Wofford, who marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., helped create the Peace Corps and ran the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), died yesterday at the age of 92.

Federal Shutdown Has Nonprofits Opening Services

January 15, 2019       Mark Hrywna      

The partial federal government shutdown became the longest in history over the weekend with hundreds of thousands of “non-essential” federal employees furloughed. Nonprofits have responded in various ways, including setting up food pantries for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents, who are working without pay.

Postal Report Pitches Eliminating Nonprofit Price Caps

January 15, 2019       Mark Hrywna      

A presidential task force has recommended doing away with price caps on mail products, among a number of suggestions included in a report to put the United States Postal Service (USPS) on better financial footing.

Disabled Vet Launches Border Wall Nonprofit

January 14, 2019       The NonProfit Times      

A combat-disabled U.S. Air Force veteran who started a GoFundMe page to help fund building the border wall now the center of a partial government shutdown wants to shift that cash to a nonprofit with the same purpose.

Loose Nonprofit Network Feeds Hungry, Testing Business Models

January 11, 2019       Paul Clolery      

On-the-job training is a standard in the restaurant business. The challenge for Jeff Williams at the Taste Project, a nonprofit restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, is that 80 percent of those working on a day-to-day basis are volunteers.

Nonprofit Comp Target Of New IRS Interim Guidance

January 4, 2019       Paul Clolery      

The partial federal government shutdown, which includes the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), did not stop the IRS from issuing interim guidance on compensation of nonprofit employees and when an organization can get hit with penalties.

Members Of Congress Opening Wallets During Closed Government

January 4, 2019       NPT Staff      

The ongoing partial federal government shutdown could be a boon to some charities. Several members of Congress have pledged their salaries to charities during the shutdown. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives or U.S. Senate typically earns $174,000 per year (which works out to about $725 per day, based on a five-day work week, not counting holidays).

Blackbaud Buys YourCause For $157 Million

January 3, 2019       Mark Hrywna      

Blackbaud has purchased corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software YourCause for approximately $157 million. The acquisition closed yesterday.

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