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Save the Children Hacked Twice In 2017...

Save the Children Federation was hit twice by cyber-scammers, according to the organization, with crooks getting away with more than $1 million. Much of the loss was recovered via insurance coverage. The loss was reported on the organization’s most recent federal Form 900 filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in August but first reported […]

Boy Scouts Latest To Seek Protection After Sexual Abuse Lawsuits...

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is considering seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the face of continuing litigation regarding sexual abuse claims, according to a report. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” The Wall Street Journal reported that BSA has hired Sidley Austin LLP “for assistance with a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.” Chief Scout […]

Nonprofit Funding Can Get A Little “Cheesy”...

It’s suggested that pizza is the perfect meal. You have your dairy (cheese), vegetable (tomato sauce), carbohydrate (dough) and it isn’t fried. Apparently, it’s also a great metaphor for the charitable sector and the funding process. Many nonprofit executives don’t find the handcuffs of some funders to be humorous. Well, it’s a little bit funny […]

Feds Try To Explain, Mitigate Parking UBIT...

Nonprofit workers have a lot to deal with but paying for parking soon might not be one of them. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday provided some guidance designed to lessen the impact of last year’s tax reform bill. “Treasury is sensitive to the concerns of the tax-exempt […]

Top GoFundMe Campaigns Hit $58 Million...

The top fundraising campaigns on GoFundMe this year eclipsed $58 million. Released last week, “GoFundMe 2018: A Year in Giving,” identified the largest campaigns of the year. The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund so far has raised some $22.07 million – the most of any organization, individual or group that used the crowdfunding platform. Funds […]

Building 2019 Based On Headaches Of 2018...

The nonprofit sector is all about acceptance, cultural learning and adapting. One such tradition nonprofit executives might want to incorporate in planning for 2019 how a new year – or funeral – is observed in many cultures. Joss paper is often burned during traditional Chinese funerals. In Ecuador, some residents scare away bad luck by […]

Chapter 11 Pauses Lawsuits Vs. USA Gymnastics...

USA Gymnastics (USAG) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, putting on hold scores of lawsuits as well as a move to revoke its status as the national governing body. The Indianapolis, Ind.-based 501(c)(3) organization filed the voluntary petition on Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, which stays all pending actions […]

Sr. Georgette Stepping Down At NCDC...

Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, one of the strongest voices for nonprofit fundraising and for religious service providers, will step down as president and chief executive officer of the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC). She will leave the post in December 2019 and a national search for her successor will begin immediately with the goal of […]

Saying “No” to Funding – An Acceptance Policy Is A Good Idea...

It goes without saying that funding is needed to accomplish mission. However, funding continues to be a nonprofit’s greatest challenge. In this era of funding uncertainty, should an organization take all the funding it can get or are there times when “No Thank You” is the best answer to a funding opportunity? While the impact […]

International Affairs, Arts Lead Giving Growth In Recent Quarter...

International affairs and arts and culture organizations saw the largest increases by far in giving while small nonprofits continued to see double-digit growth in online giving, according to the latest Blackbaud Index. Overall, giving to nonprofits was up 4.1 percent for the three months ending in October, compared to the same time period in 2017. Online […]