Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Judge: Huguette Clark Estate Cannot Reclaim Hospital Gifts - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Judge: Huguette Clark Estate Cannot Reclaim Hospital Gifts - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "A Manhattan court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Huguette Clark's estate in a bid to recover more than $4 million the reclusive copper heiress donated to the hospital where she spent her last two decades, The New York Times reports."



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Monday, August 24, 2015

The AFP Blog: Board Engagement Beyond Fundraising

The AFP Blog: Board Engagement Beyond Fundraising: "Board Engagement Beyond Fundraising
We’re fundraisers. Our goal is to inspire people to engage with our charities, typically leading to gifts of money and time.

But that engagement can lead to other important activities as well—such as advocacy and lobbying. We cannot forget the impact that public policy can have on our organizations, and in turn, the impact of grassroots support from our donors and supporters."



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Friday, August 21, 2015

Nonprofits Ask Obama to Reverse Rule Allowing Religious Groups to Discriminate - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofits Ask Obama to Reverse Rule Allowing Religious Groups to Discriminate - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Nonprofits Ask Obama to Reverse Rule Allowing Religious Groups to Discriminate
By Alex Daniels
In a letter sent today, a group of 130 nonprofits urged President Obama to rescind an administration policy they say gives blanket protection for discrimination by religious groups that receive federal money."



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Friday, August 07, 2015

Nonprofit Revitalization Act One Year Later | New York Law Journal

Nonprofit Revitalization Act One Year Later | New York Law Journal: "One year has passed since the Nonprofit Revitalization Act, the most sweeping reform of New York's nonprofit laws in decades, took effect, and the early indicators are positive. Nonprofits are adapting to the new statute, implementing necessary governance reforms while benefiting from a more streamlined and modernized regulatory framework. Helpful guidance from the Attorney General's Charities Bureau and some recent amendments, passed but not yet signed into law, will further aid the transition. But the real test is still to come: Will the cultural change within boardrooms that the new law was intended to prompt be realized?"



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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Senate Report Cites I.R.S. Mismanagement in Targeting of Tea Party Groups - The New York Times

Senate Report Cites I.R.S. Mismanagement in Targeting of Tea Party Groups - The New York Times: "ASHINGTON — A Senate committee on Wednesday closed a two-year investigation with unanimous agreement that mismanagement at the Internal Revenue Service led it to improperly target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. But a report by the panel did not suggest that any laws were broken, and Republicans and Democrats were divided over whether White House politics was behind the problems."



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Record Donations to Scholarship Programs Boost School Choice in Arizona | Heartlander Magazine

Record Donations to Scholarship Programs Boost School Choice in Arizona | Heartlander Magazine: "Two Arizona tax credit scholarship programs reached their funding cap limits within a week of each other in early July.

The programs expand school choice for Arizona children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend private schools."



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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

ICO must offer 'absolutely clarity' on telephone fundraising rules

ICO must offer 'absolutely clarity' on telephone fundraising rules: "The Institute of Fundraising has said the Information Commissioner's office must provide "absolute clarity" about telephone fundraising rules, and the two bodies will work together to produce clearer guidance.
The IoF said it will meet with the Information Commissioner’s Office to feed into a review of its Direct Marketing Guidance in the wake of Friday’s Telephone Fundraising Summit - a meeting including representatives from the ICO, the Direct Marketing Association and the Telephone Preference Service last week."



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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Changes To Combined Federal Campaign Pushed Off A YearThe NonProfit Times

Changes To Combined Federal Campaign Pushed Off A YearThe NonProfit Times: "New regulations for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) originally scheduled to take effect in January will be pushed back a year.

“The modernization of the CFC is reliant on an aggressive timeline for development of the tools needed to implement reform, including streamlined campaign administration and oversight as well as the development of new online applications and systems,”"



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Friday, July 17, 2015

Bid to link sports and charity raffles divides California nonprofits | The Sacramento Bee

Bid to link sports and charity raffles divides California nonprofits | The Sacramento Bee: "n a rematch of a previous legislative fight, California is considering a bill allowing nonprofits associated with professional sports teams to conduct raffles at games and handsomely compensate the winner. The measure has divided charities and prompted questions about collapsing the line between giving and gambling."



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