Nonprofit Currents
Jul. 17, 2013

Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report published
From Rolling Philantropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center
The study, published every two years, examined the compensation, benefits and employment of more than 160 eligible nonprofit organizations in Central Florida. This year's report shows that the budgets of nonprofit organizations have increased along with salaries: more than 70 percent of nonprofits surveyed reported pay increases. The report also found that women are underpaid in executive ranks when compared to their male counterparts.More

A social entrepreneur transforms a nonprofit into a profit-making enterprise
From The New York Times
In 2002, at the age of 18, Saul Garlick started a program to fight poverty by building schools in rural South Africa. By 2004, his vision had broadened and he started an organization, Student Movement for Real Change, to encourage entrepreneurship in Third-world communities.More

Nonprofit software maker Sage Nonprofit changes name
From Austin Business Journal
Austin software maker Sage Nonprofit Solutions Inc. has changed its name to Abila Inc. and plans to hire 30 more workers. Sage Nonprofit, which was once part of the British Sage Group Plc that was founded in 1981, develops software for nonprofit organizations and government agencies. More

North Carolina budget deal removes nonprofit refund cap
From Winston-Salem Journal
The North Carolina General Assembly reached what leaders call "a historic agreement" on tax reform, which includes lowering personal and corporate income tax rates and essentially removing any cap on what nonprofits get in local and state sales tax refunds.More

Google launches program that aims to support nonprofit organizations
From The Guardian
Google has launched a new program, Google for Nonprofits, for organizations in England and Wales. The service allows charities to use for free Google products that businesses have to pay for. Charities that use the program will also receive money in advertising credit to promote their causes across Google's platforms.More

Nonprofit trends: Technology and transformational change
From The Huffington Post
The most recent State of the Nonprofit Industry report tells us that the use of mobile technologies will more than double for most nonprofit organizations this year. 2013 is the year when "testing" the experience is shifting to "delivering" the experience. Really, can this be true?More

Report: 'Bright Lines' suggestions fall short for nonprofit-IRS oversight
From Politico
The Center for Competitive Politics is out with a new analysis heavily criticizing proposed reforms from the Public Citizen changing how the IRS deals with political nonprofits.More

IRS puts open source projects under microscope, spawns nonprofit black hole
From Wired
For the past few years, trying to get tax-exempt status for your open source project has been a non-starter for many. And now we know why.More

Making 'The Case for Community Philanthropy'
From The Mott Foundation
Community philanthropy provides institutional frameworks for expressing and channeling three natural aspirations that people in all societies and cultures have ...More

Report: National Labor Relations Board uncertainty benefits big corporate donors
From Huffington Post
Republican senators who support a lawsuit that could shut down the National Labor Relations Board have received more than $6 million over the years ...More

Looking to share your expertise?
From MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of the Nonprofit Currents, we'd like to include peer-written articles from our members in future editions. As a member of Society for Nonprofits, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.More

Nonprofit manager takes on 14 parish elementary schools
From Philadelphia Inquirer
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput signed documents designating 14 former parish elementary schools in low-income neighborhoods as Catholic "mission schools" operated by an independent network.More

Guide to a few nonprofit groups providing care to veterans
From The New York Times
Over the next several years, the United States government estimates 1 million veterans will leave active-duty military service. Many will need health care or disability compensation. All will go through a process of learning to be civilians again, an often-difficult process.More

Nominations sought for nonprofit contest
Crain Communitcations
This year's Crain's Best Managed Nonprofit Contest is focused on good management practices of nonprofits with budgets of — $3 million or less. Applicants are asked to give examples of how they deploy their mission and resources, among other information. Applications are due Aug. 26. Finalists will be interviewed in person by judges morning of Nov. 5.More