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Boys Scouts Move Troop, Pack From Seattle Church

Boys Scouts Move Troop, Pack From Seattle Church By Zach Halper

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) revoked the charter of one of its Seattle affiliates after the group refused to remove an openly gay Scoutmaster from his leadership position, potentially setting up another showdown on the role of gay members in the Scouts. BSA has found a new organization to spon…   Read More »

NPT’s Best Nonprofits To Work For 2014

NPT’s Best Nonprofits To Work For 2014 By Mark Hrywna, Patrick Sullivan and Martin C. Daks

Click here to see the complete list of the 2014 Best Nonprofits to Work For. We also conducted exclusive audio interviews with some of the winners, which you can listen to by clicking here. Ask almost anyone who works at a nonprofit to tell you the best part about working there and the answer ge…   Read More »

IRS Might Punt, For Now, On Lobbying

IRS Might Punt, For Now, On Lobbying By Mark Hrywna

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is likely to go back to the drawing board with new regulations on political activity of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. IRS Commissioner John Koskinsen was quoted in USA Today that the tax enforcement agency is likely to re-write the proposal rules and agai…   Read More »

Judge Rejects New York’s Salary, Contract Caps

Judge Rejects New York’s Salary, Contract Caps By Patrick Sullivan

The New York Department of Health’s regulations on use of funds and executive salary caps, including nonprofits, were struck down this week, with the judge saying Gov. Andrew Cuomo exceeded his authority when he enacted the executive order that launched the regulations. “The DOH’s rationale…   Read More »

Study: Each Email Delivered Worth 1.7 Cents

Study: Each Email Delivered Worth 1.7 Cents By Mark Hrywna

Email lists and online donations continued to grow for some of the most active nonprofits on the web but open rates and response rates declined again last year, according to a new study. The 2014 M+R Benchmarks Study, released today, analyzed data for some of the largest nonprofit online programs…   Read More »

#WomenLeading Philanthropy Seeks To Change Business Models

#WomenLeading Philanthropy Seeks To Change Business Models By Sharon Burns

The #WomenLeading Philanthropy theme of the 2014 Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) Symposium in Chicago last week posed many questions regarding women both as funders and as executives in philanthropy. The largest issues discussed included making a financial impact and when it will no longer be…   Read More »

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Study: Active Management Leads To Higher Endowment Returns

By Zach Halper — April 23, 2014

Active management of endowments is positively related to greater returns in U.S. equities over time. “An active manager is trying to beat the index by making decisions to try and deviate from the index,” said David Belmont, CFA, chief risk officer at Commonfund Institute, Wilton, Conn.

Survey: Bible Readers Give More Than Those Who Don’t

By Patrick Sullivan — April 17, 2014

Americans who read the Bible give more than Americans who don’t — roughly $500 more per year, on average. Bible readers donated a median $600 to nonprofits during 2013, compared to a median of $100 for non-Bible-readers. The more someone is engaged with the Bible, the more they give, with those reporting the highest level of engagement donating a median $1,500, versus $30 for non-readers.

Donors, Board Members Among Fundraiser Fears

By Zach Halper — April 16, 2014

What’s keeping the fundraisers of the Association of Fundraising Professional – Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC) – up at night? According to a new survey, it’s everything from board members not raising money to finding new donors.

Oldest U.S. Grantmaking Association To Change Name

By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2014

The Conference of Southwest Foundations, the oldest association of grantmakers in the United States, announced it is rebranding as Philanthropy Southwest.

Canadian Fundraising Ticking Slowly Upward

By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2014

Overall giving in Canada grew 2.7 percent during the three-month period ending Feb. 28, 2014, compared to the same period one year earlier and online giving grew 7.2 percent.

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