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This blog contains assorted news and commentary on the fundraising profession and philanthropy gathered by the AFP Fundraising Resource Center. Other Sites of Interest Section Disclaimer: AFP provides the following listing of hyperlinks to other Internet



Updated: 2017-10-21T19:46:40.904-04:00

 



Counting on Charity: The Fundamental Issue in the Wounded Warrior Project Inquiry

2016-05-18T11:24:42.038-04:00

Counting on Charity: The Fundamental Issue in the Wounded Warrior Project Inquiry: "The Fundamental Issue in the Wounded Warrior Project Inquiry The recent letter released by Senator Chuck Grassley in his examination of the Wounded Warrior Project delves into, and seeks additional clarity on, the organization’s accounting practices, in particular those that give rise to its reported 80.6% program



2016 Charitable Giving Outlook Weakens Amid Market Volatility, Lowered GDP

2016-05-18T11:05:10.507-04:00

Press Release from Atlas of Giving 2016 Charitable Giving Outlook Weakens Amid Market Volatility, Lowered GDP: "DALLAS, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Charitable giving will fall well short of the gains experienced in 2015 as wild market swings and economic uncertainty challenge fundraising results for many U.S. charities, according to a new forecast. In its latest report, the Atlas of Giving



Sen. Grassley and Senate Judiciary Committee Unpersuaded by Wounded Warrior Answers | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

2016-05-18T10:41:42.098-04:00

Sen. Grassley and Senate Judiciary Committee Unpersuaded by Wounded Warrior Answers | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly: 'via Blog this'



The Plan Requires Leaders, Team, Organizational Approach - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

2016-05-18T10:42:12.108-04:00

The Plan Requires Leaders, Team, Organizational Approach - The NonProfit Times: "Looking at the program as a series of steps can make it appear, and be, much less intimidating. Those steps must be taken by both leaders and team members. During the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Fundraising Conference, Kerry-Ann Powell of The Harvest Group offered the necessary steps for



Governance and Accountability: A Different Choice for Nonprofits | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

2016-05-18T10:42:34.127-04:00

Governance and Accountability: A Different Choice for Nonprofits | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly: "Governance is of central concern to nonprofits, yet theories of nonprofit governance are underdeveloped in comparison with corporate governance; and, specifically, it appears that knowledge of governance practices to achieve broadened accountability to multiple



Runners race up One World Trade for charity | New York Post

2016-05-18T10:42:49.334-04:00

Runners race up One World Trade for charity | New York Post: "They took the long way up — for a good cause. About 1,000 people raced to the top of the World Trade Center on Sunday morning to pay tribute to the first responders who put their lives on the line Sept. 11, 2001." 'via Blog this'



Are you too proud to be a toilet roll philanthropist? - FT.com

2016-05-13T13:14:48.293-04:00

Are you too proud to be a toilet roll philanthropist? - FT.com: "T Toilet roll seems an unlikely metaphor for effective philanthropy. Yet I’ve heard of a donor who specifically funds loo rolls in London museums and galleries on the simple grounds that this kind of donation is both necessary and tough to fund. Many donors want to fund the glamorous stuff: front-line programmes, identifiable



How impact investing is changing philanthropy - Technical.ly Baltimore

2016-05-13T08:35:37.972-04:00

How impact investing is changing philanthropy - Technical.ly Baltimore: "Impact investing can lead to new strategies for entrepreneurs and mission-driven businesses. That means room for new people to receive investment. “It cannot just be about the elites. It really has to include everyone,” said Case Foundation President Jean Case, echoing a core belief that’s reflected both in the foundation’s



Clinton Foundation takes steps to be rated by charity watchdog | GantNews.com

2016-05-13T08:22:56.955-04:00

Clinton Foundation takes steps to be rated by charity watchdog | GantNews.com: "The Clinton Foundation’s critics may soon have less ammunition to suggest the organization lacks transparency. The charity has taken initial steps toward regaining a rating by Charity Navigator, a major charity watchdog that assesses over 8,000 organizations on a scale of zero to four stars. The Clinton Foundation,



San Francisco to host new urban innovation lab

2016-05-13T08:02:27.705-04:00

San Francisco to host new urban innovation lab: "With access to a variety public, private, academic and nonprofit entities — two of the world's largest and most influential digital companies, Twitter and Uber, are located across the street from the new Superpublic space — Hirshberg and the team behind the project saw "there was an opportunity to do serious work ... across government agencies.""



How Many Foundations Require Matching Funds, and Why?

2016-05-12T11:08:47.297-04:00

How Many Foundations Require Matching Funds, and Why?: "How many foundations require "matching funds" as a contingency for making a grant? What is the philosophy behind matching funds for grants? When a reader posed this question, I turned to the Foundation Center for answers. It turns out that the Center does not track the number of foundations that require matching funds to receive a grant.



Kimbia CEO to Forfeit Salary in Plan to Address Give Local America Debacle - NonProfit PRO

2016-05-11T14:03:59.148-04:00

Kimbia CEO to Forfeit Salary in Plan to Address Give Local America Debacle - NonProfit PRO: 'via Blog this'



Corporate Branding of National Parks: The Disturbing Link between Philanthropy and Privatization | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

2016-05-11T12:50:17.521-04:00

Corporate Branding of National Parks: The Disturbing Link between Philanthropy and Privatization | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly: 'via Blog this'



Entrepreneurial Nonprofits: Van Gogh Museum’s Ambitious Consulting Program | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

2016-05-11T12:47:53.618-04:00

Entrepreneurial Nonprofits: Van Gogh Museum’s Ambitious Consulting Program | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly: "In every part of the world, elite museums are feeling the pinch. No matter how revered their collections or how august their history, no institution of fine art is without its challenges when it comes to the day-to-day costs associated with managing a



GuideStar Introduces Program Metrics Section for Nonprofit Profiles | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

2016-05-11T12:46:33.524-04:00

GuideStar Introduces Program Metrics Section for Nonprofit Profiles | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly: "GuideStar, the nonprofit repository of information on 2.4 million U.S. nonprofits visited by 7 million people annually, is adding a new way for organizations to report quantifiable data in support of their program achievements. GuideStar Platinum was developed



Overlooked in the Wounded Warrior Project scandal: families who rely on its handouts

2016-05-11T10:16:17.078-04:00

Overlooked in the Wounded Warrior Project scandal: families who rely on its handouts: "As Wounded Warrior Project battles allegations its former executives violated public trust, they face the real fear that donations will start to dry up. Tracy Keil worries that will leave her family with more than $50,000 a month in healthcare expenses." 'via Blog this'



Mass. Nonprofit Employment Outpaces Overall Job Growth

2016-05-11T10:16:58.730-04:00

massnonprofit news ::: "Mass. Nonprofit Employment Outpaces Overall Job Growth" 'via Blog this'



The AFP Blog: Coming Together for the Profession, the Community

2016-05-11T10:17:26.821-04:00

The AFP Blog: Coming Together for the Profession, the Community: "The AFP Edmonton & Area Chapter, along with AFP Canada leaders, have provided a list of services of services and resources for AFP members and others affected by the fires. I’m pleased to pass the information they collected along—you can find the list here." 'via Blog this'



Former Head of Charity Navigator Takes Over at Troubled NY Arts Charity | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

2016-05-10T12:43:56.649-04:00

Former Head of Charity Navigator Takes Over at Troubled NY Arts Charity | Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly: 'via Blog this'



13 Steps To Building Rapport With For-Profit Partners - The NonProfit Times

2016-05-10T10:33:43.689-04:00

13 Steps To Building Rapport With For-Profit Partners - The NonProfit Times"Enlisting the cooperation of businesses to start a cause marketing campaign is a lot like fundraising in general: building rapport with the targeted company is essential even before the partnership begins. A cause marketing arrangement, or commercial co-venture, is more than just a business partnership. Both the



ICYMI: Last One Picked - Millennials Fear Being Left Out - The NonProfit Times

2016-05-10T12:46:24.310-04:00

ICYMI: Last One Picked - Millennials Fear Being Left Out - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "ou’re in the process of organizing a fundraising event. Do you have your venue and entertainment booked? Check. Is your fundraising team hard at work engaging donors and driving up attendance? Check. Are you taking advantage of FOMO? FOMO, or “fear of missing out,” is a colloquialism among



9 Elements of Necessary Infrastructure Development - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

2016-05-18T09:42:25.117-04:00

9 Elements of Necessary Infrastructure Development - The NonProfit Times "Plenty of hard work goes into planning a fundraising campaign, but the hard work doesn’t stop with the idea or the planning. It is necessary to stay on top of things all along the way. Speaking at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Fundraising Conference, Kerry-Ann Powell of The Harvest Group



7 hopeful trends in philanthropy / Nonprofit With Balls

2016-05-10T12:46:42.095-04:00

7 hopeful trends in philanthropy / Nonprofit With Balls: 'via Blog this'



5 Ways We Can Do Philanthropy Better

2016-05-10T08:43:26.183-04:00

5 Ways We Can Do Philanthropy Better: "One of the biggest fallacies of philanthropy is the expectation that money will solve everything and that more money equals greater results. Trillions of dollars are spent globally on social and environmental issues, and very few problems have been solved. Why is that?" 'via Blog this'



One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2016-05-10T12:45:48.385-04:00

One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog: "Instead, this post is about lessons learned for communications pros. And there will be many that come out of this. One big obvious one is that you need the ability to redirect quickly all the traffic your campaigns have generated elsewhere when your primary page or even your whole site goes down.