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Commentary: Closing The Opportunity Gap In America’s Cities...

By Caitlin McCarthy and Mercedeh Mortazavi Economic growth and redevelopment have transformed skylines and neighborhoods in many of America’s cities. Amid all of the changes, however, too many people have been left behind. The urban neighborhoods where low-income people live — especially low-income people of color — continue to suffer from high unemployment, a dearth […]

Opinion: Websites Can Trick People? Really?...

The statement made by Sam Wineburg, Ph.D., in his recent Op-Ed in The New York Times, “The Meaningless of the .ORG Domain,” that .ORG domains are “meaningless” is factually inaccurate. Meaningless: Adj.: To have no meaning or significance. Professor Wineburg of Stanford University correctly states that the .ORG domain has no restrictions. Anyone can have […]

Regulators Revise Market Dominant Mail Proposal...

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has issued a revised notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at modifying the system for regulating rates and classes for Market Dominant products, the organization announced. This revised rule-making takes into consideration comments received after the first rule-making in December 2017, and further consideration by the PRC. The Postal Accountability and […]

Charitable Giving Rebounds, But Still Behind 2018...

Several giving metrics tracked by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) increased during the third quarter of 2019 after a dismal first six months. But, major gifts continue to lag behind 2018 performance and total revenue from gifts is down -4.6 percent, though that metric is improved from -7.3 percent at the end of the second […]

Nonprofits Fight Sale Of .ORG Registry...

More than 600 nonprofit signatories have jumped onto a letter and website urging blockage of the sale of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) to a private equity firm. PIR is responsible for .ORG assignment and preservation of those domains. It was announced on Nov. 13 that the Internet Society and PIR reached an agreement with […]

Opinion: Price Increases Expected After .org Registry Sold...

Two recent – and seemingly connected events – may lead to large increases in the most unlikely of overhead costs: your nonprofit’s domain name. The back-to-back actions of the removal of caps on pricing of .org domains and the subsequent sale of the .org registry to a private equity firm will likely lead to significant […]

New Facebook Fundraising Tools For Giving Tuesday...

A new fundraising sticker for Facebook Stories, a Donate button on Instagram nonprofit accounts, and charity livestreaming on Facebook Gaming are among the new features Facebook rolled out ahead of Giving Tuesday. Facebook announced the new features and products during a press event this morning in Manhattan, where it gathered a panel of executives and […]

Survey: Social Fundraising Not As Easy As It Seems...

Peer recruitment is critical to social fundraising with participants driven by a connection to the mission and enjoyment. And yet, a majority of fundraisers admit to having difficulty asking for money and motivating people to give. First-time participants for a cause fall short of their fundraising goal 40 percent of the time and just short […]

IRS Sets 2020 Priorities For Tax-Exempt Organizations...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has spent the past few years modernizing its data analysis capabilities and that means a probable doubling of determination letters for employee plans during 2020, better investigation of private inurement, and the digitizing of more forms and submissions. The IRS Tax Exempt & Governmental Entities (TE/GE) division will focus on […]

Breaking: 3 Mercy Corps Execs Out, Mishandled Sex Probe...

Three senior executives of Mercy Corps, including CEO Neal Keny-Guyer, are out after explosive allegations that they mishandled reports of sexual abuse by an organizational co-founder not once but at least twice. Keny-Guyer resigned yesterday after a staff meeting at the organization’s Portland, Ore., headquarters which was webcast to staff worldwide. The allegations were made […]