Practice What You Preach

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017

A high profile progressive California public policy nonprofit gets nailed for failing to disclose donations from entities that appear to benefit from its advocacy efforts; my Nonprofit Quarterly newswire today:...

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Nonprofit News Rocks

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017

Nonprofit news outlets continue to make their marks on American journalism as its business model morphs—two excellent examples: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/12/15/us/ap-us-sexual-assault-allegation-kentucky-media.html?elqTrackId=f5940006cdd249d3adce208bdb0731b1&elq=0dde33b5393c4586aa6261ff84e9712b&elqaid=17175&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=7448&_r=1...

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Forbes Top Charities

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

The annual list from the big list maker—United Way is on top again, despite a continued decline in its fortunes:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/williampbarrett/2017/12/13/the-largest-u-s-charities-for-2017/#2509dfe258e1

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Most Donors Prefer to Give Online

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Four times as much as any other avenue — and half are inspired to give by social media or fundraising events, says this study: http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/donors-go-online-also-volunteer-study-shows/

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A DAF Primer

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Ever wonder what exactly are Donor Advised Funds, how they work and what people think of them, both good and bad?...

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Recognizing Great Work

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Nice profile of an important local foundation here in LA (the Weingart Foundation), and the importance of funding capacity building for community-based nonprofits—from a respected national think tank: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/882467/8ea29efef4/1776828671/07d9a849a9/

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Don’t Let This Happen to You!

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Nonprofits in Australia that hold back on critically important advocacy—which means criticizing the establishment on behalf of their causes—because they are afraid of losing support; it’s the opposite, and robust advocacy can bolster both your cause and your fundraising: ...

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Check out the Nonprofit Times

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Current and recent issues; some helpful stuff there:  http://lsc-pagepro.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=458852#{%22issue_id%22:%22458852%22,%22view%22:%22contentsBrowser%22}

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Some Board Leadership Tips

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Good governance is at the root of all nonprofit success, and bad governance is a case of the fish stinking from the head—a couple of good resources here for board leaders and CEO’s: http://www2.smartbrief.com/servlet/encodeServlet?issueid=257519B2-551A-4C1E-A95D-DE19354ED689&sid=ded030a2-e41e-4daa-a5c5-3a342f669868...

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The Latest Analysis of the Tax Bill

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

From the perspective of the leadership of local grant makers here in Los Angeles—Southern California Grantmakers:  http://go.socalgrantmakers.org/webmail/270662/58701082/caf1d224dc824eeb9b079af375d78fa947f84041ce5202b48068224fab5ccdf1

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Please, Spare Me!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

Who’s worse when it comes to over-employing trendy buzz words—academics or nonprofit leaders? Close call. I wish people would stop inventing new words to describe things that have been around since the year of the flood!...

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